So, recently my Betta died from mouth fungus. Along with some of my pygmy cories that I bought. There were six, now there's three. (Although I cannot find all three at a simple glance)
They're residing my ten gallon tank that's been planted. Filtered by the Tetra Whisper 10i, and heated by the Elite Submersible 50w heater.
My nitrites levels were off the roof, I've did several 50% water changes but no change. It's still at 3.3mg/L the highest my test kit can detect, pretty sure it's way higher. So I decided to test my nitrates today, it was at maximum too, 110 mg/L. . .
I don't know what's causing such a high nitrite and nitrate level. I'm pretty sure water changes aren't doing it, can my test kit be faulty? It's probably not faulty, I've re-read the instructions to see if I've screwed up somewhere but no. So should I just re-do my whole tank all over again? Meaning removing the gravel, cleaning the whole tank with 19:1 water to bleach ratio and letting it dry?
D: I really have no idea why my nitrite and nitrate levels are so high. . Argh.