well i have to dose phosphates in my tank, and all i could find was Fleet Phospho-soda. Its nearly the same as fleet enema, but has a couple extra ingredients. So ill run them by u to see what ya reckon bout it, whether it will hurt my fishies and also ya can have a look at my calculations to see if they are correct.
Ok so active ingredients are sodium phosphate mono and dibasic, all good.
but it also contains:
saccharin sodium (Sweetener)
Sodium benzoate (preservative, which im sure is in the "Fleet Enema" as well"
So any issues u reckon with any of these ingredients, considering the small dosage of this product? which is what ill describe now.
Ok so according to the website found HERE
, each mL of the solution contains 12.4 meq of phosphate. Now i couldnt remember exactly how to convert this to mg/mL, but i think u use the phosphates mg/meq value, which is 31.66 (multiply this by 12.4meq)
So this then gives us 394 mg/ml of phosphate
The tank is 10Gal (38L) so adding a bit under 0.1mL will give a phosphate level of 1ppm in the tank. I might dilute the buffer 50% to make measurement a bit easier.
Thanx for any help on this guys, hopefully we have a few chemists in our midsts.