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- Bangkok, Thailand
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Yes. 0.494g is correct if it is truly 65 Gal? You subtract some volume if you have driftwood etc.
In terms of the process you gotta read up on the links in Coralbandit's post to really understand what's going on and what kind of tools you can use if fish look stressed beyond what you would expect to see. I will outline what I have done the two times I have done it so far but please do not take this as me suddenly being the expert on PP!
- I disconnect my sump to be on the safe side, although PP shouldn't kill the cycle (The pond guy in the links do the same...)
- I still need circulation in the tank to evenly spread the PP solution so I add a powerhead
- I pour in the PP solution on top of the powerhead
- Your tank should now have a nice pink look
If any fish are in serious distress during the process you can eliminate PP in seconds with H2O2 at any point in the process. If the water turns brown in less than 4 hours you can supposedly repeat the treatment for a total of 3 times before you do the WC but I have not dared go that far in my initial tries.
Again, please please read up on the post and the links from Coralbandit before commencing with PP use. Although totally safe if done correctly you can do significant damage to your fish if not! You can also read my post on my first attempt - the pictures will give you an idea of how your start and end phase should look like.