I really just don't get this anymore. So two days ago I lost all of my ghost shrimp due to an error on my part. The nitrites in my tank spiked way, way up. A Partial water change didn't cut them back down, so I removed my female betta, did a 100% change, and put her back in the next day. Last night the levels were fine, and today I get home (just now), check the water, and they've jumped back up again! Nothing's changed in that tank, and overnight the nitrites have come back up again.
Any theories? About to do a partial change again to see if that helps.. I've used so much water in the past week changing tanks that my parents are going to flay me alive, haha.
I'll fill out the info sheet if you guys want it, by the way.