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Dilute fleet enema ?

According to other threads found through the "search" function 1ml of fleet enema would raise PO4 in 131L tank to 1ppm. Correct so far ?

Now my tank only holds 8.5G (~32L). So i'd have to dose about 0.24ml for 1ppm PO4 (please keep checking these calculations).
Thats pretty hard to do - i have nothing that reliably measures liquids below 1ml.

So could i mix a solution like i did for KNO3, K2SO4 etc ?

Lets say - 50ml of fleet enema into 200ml of water - and then dosing 1ml of that stock solution to have 1ppm in my tank. I don't have a PO4 test kit so i'd like to get the numbers right to not kill my fish.

If the numbers are correct - what type of water ? Distilled or tap ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I dilute the fleet enema down to 10%. 1ml of this will raise po4 by 1.77ppm in a ten gallon. If you dilute it down to 5%, 1ml will equal ~1ppm in your 8.5 gallon tank. Mix 10ml fleet with 190 ml of water to make this solution. I used the fertilator, so someone please correct me if my numbers are off. I use tap water to mix mine and haven't notice any problems, and I have liquid rock here.
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According to other threads found through the "search" function 1ml of fleet enema would raise PO4 in 131L tank to 1ppm. Correct so far ?
Yep.

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Now my tank only holds 8.5G (~32L). So i'd have to dose about 0.24ml for 1ppm PO4 (please keep checking these calculations). Thats pretty hard to do - i have nothing that reliably measures liquids below 1ml.
Easiest way around this would be to go to a pharmacy and ask for a 1 mL insulin syringe.

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Lets say - 50ml of fleet enema into 200ml of water - and then dosing 1ml of that stock solution to have 1ppm in my tank.
This would make a 1 in 5 solution (20% Fleet). To make a 1 in 4 solution, mix 50 mL Fleet in 150 mL water.

Your uptake will vary depending on a lot of factors so you will need a test kit soon.

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I used the fertilator, so someone please correct me if my numbers are off.
Yoink, the Fertilator has a known bug with respect to calculating Fleet doses. I checked your numbers and they aren't jiving with my calculations. Can you have a look at my posts in this thread:
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/al...eet-enema.html

Recalculate your dosing (there are a few different ways to do so, I find Chuck's calculator the easiest, once you get the hang of it) and let me know if any questions. I really wish they'd fix that bug, or just remove Fleet from the Fertilator altogether.
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