Originally Posted by fishy62
how do I add 1 ppm
(parts per million) is pretty much a proportion. But first off, read this, it answered most of my questions...
The (almost) Complete Guide and FAQ to Fishless Cycling
Second, measure how much ammonia is in your aquarium currently using your API Master Saltwater Test Kit. Notice the measurements are in PPM
. Note how much ammonia is in there, and add a very small amount, maybe 1/8 tsp. Then wait about 30 min and test again. Note how much ammonia increased by. Use this to either decrease/increase how much you add so that you add 1 PPM
. Since you are going by colors, its not very accurate but it's it will give you a good idea.
Finally, see how long it takes for the ammonia to turn into Nitrite and than Nitrate.
I've never done this with fish in the tank, so hopefully someone can chime in about that. I would suggest taking them out and put them in a Quarantine tank if possible.
Other than that, good luck!