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    Jul 2008
    Seacoast, NH

    How Long Does Aeration Take

    My pH is 7.2 and TA is 70. Want to get pH up to 7.5.

    I've been aerating for an hour by having the 3 eye balls turned up. 2 are bubbling, 1 is throwing the water up in the air about 3 inches. There's been no change in pH. Am I expecting too much? How long would be a reasonable time to leave it before I test again?
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    bobodaclown's Avatar
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    Apr 2011
    Lakeland, FL

    Re: How Long Does Aeration Take

    Give it a day, Or have a pool party with lots of splashing. if you got time and inclination you could make an aerator its a fountain that's turned down to aerate the water.
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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: How Long Does Aeration Take

    It will take a few days with your setup. As the TA gets lower (below 80ppm) it takes longer and longer for the pH to rise.
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