I have successfully lowered my TA from 130 to now between 70-80. I will get it squarely to 70 in the next couple of days and want to add borates. My CYA is high enough now (about 70) that I am running the SWG less so the constant pH rises are likely to be slower, esp with the TA down more.
From what I have learned about borates, they are a buffer and therefore will increase the amount of acid needed to drop pH relative to water without borate added to it. I also know that people have varying opinions about their addition but I want to try them out.
Anything other effects I should be cognizant of *ie making other chemistry more difficult to control) since getting them in is easy but removing them isn't? Trying to measure twice and cut once.
ph 7.0 (reducing TA still)