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    No t/a..ph way low..

    Fc 0
    Cc.5
    Ph 6.8 or lower it was yellow
    Ta 0 never added a drop it was red
    Ch 70
    Cya 30

    This is what I opened to where do I start?
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    Re: No t/a..ph way low..

    Start raising the PH as soon as possible. Keep adding borax or soda ash, or PH Up until you get the PH to at least 7.0. That may take a lot more than you expect because your PH is most likely way below 6.8 and the test simply can't measure down that low.
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    Re: No t/a..ph way low..

    Well I started by adding 6 cups how long should I wait to test again?
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    Re: No t/a..ph way low..

    30 minutes to an hour between doses is long enough for borax or soda ash.
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    Re: No t/a..ph way low..

    Thanks Dave. I will prolly be calling u sometime in
    The near future to order some regs. Getting low on a
    Few plus I need a speed stir. 2 years doing
    The regular way is getting old lol
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    Re: No t/a..ph way low..

    Fc 0
    Cc.5
    Ph 6.8 or lower it was yellow
    Ta 0 never added a drop it was red
    Ch 70
    Cya 30
    with these results how much borax should i be adding???If i change the t/a to 0 it changes the equation..I have added 4 lbs plus 3 cups out of another box..
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    Re: No t/a..ph way low..

    I think you should just keep adding borax and testing after 30-60 minutes until your pH comes up.
    Add a pound (which should raise pH by 0.23) and test. If still not up, add another pound and test.
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    Re: No t/a..ph way low..

    Ok so i got my ph up in range and started shocking just one more queston what about the rest of the readings??
    Fc 17
    Cc1.5
    Ph 7.5
    Ta 40
    Ch 70
    Cya 30
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    Re: No t/a..ph way low..

    Your TA is a little low. Id' raise it to about 80 ppm.

    Other than that, just keep it at shock level as often as you can.
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