Im going to jump in here with a question - since its related (I hope you do not mind). I need to lower my TA as well, and have been trying to increase PH (currently 7.2) through Aeration before adding Muric Acid to reduce the TA. Will this work? I have been aerating for the past 2 days and have had a very small change, if any, in PH. I think the color is in the 7.3 range now - but the PH test scale is not that finite.
Since my return jets are just holes in the wall (i.e. no eye fitting), I can not use the same method others have had success with. I have a spigot on my filter push-pull valve, so i hooked a hose to that and have a sprinkler pointed at the water. I saw other people doing similar things with limited success.
So is my slow PH increase due to not decreasing with muric acid prior to trying to increase (it seems that order of events does make a difference here), or do I need to simply find a better solution for creating aeration?
Thanks - and again, sorry to butt-in!
Moved to a new topic. Always ask questions in your own topic. JasonLion