Originally Posted by athenr3134
how long does it take for the nitrate and nitrite to be at the correct levels. well the important ones anyway. oh and the tank is filtered as well.
That's a funny question. I'm afraid it indicates a misunderstanding on your part.
The correct level for ammonia and nitrite is 0.0ppm. You achieve this through partial water changes. IE: a 50% and a 100% change every week. Nitrate should stay below 20ppm (10ppm is even better).
Do you have a liquid test kit for ammonia? That's the most important parameter to watch.