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Help mixing Iron solution

I got given a one pound bag of chelated iron (EDTA) so I figure I should be using this and not buying pre made mixes. I was just wanting someone to check I have calculated this right.

13% Chelated iron dry mix

0.13g available iron per 1g powder

to make a 10g/L or 10,000mg/L stock solution (same concentration as Seachem Iron for easy dosing calculations) I would need

38.45g chelated iron in 500mL water.

Resulting in a 1% available iron solution or 10,000mg/L.

Have I done this correct would hate to kill all my fish and plants for the sake of a free packet of iron.

Cheers Ann
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