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It is alarming to see nitrite levels of 2, you want that to be zero. How long has the tank been set up? Have you calibrated your test kits to be sure the readings are accurate?

If your tank is newly set up, it is obviously not cycled. As Hoppy mentioned, in heavily planted tanks, this is typically not an issue, as the plants will quickly use up any ammonia formed, but if the numbers you see are true, I would bet you do not have enough plants in there to accomplish this.

Major water changes, back off on dosing, and have lots of plants would be where I would start.

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