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    new plaster startup reassurance

    glad i got this 100 test kit, strips were off somewhat as every always says!

    I'm on day 5, water filled late saturday, i've been brushing twice daily, 95% of dust seems gone, i rarely see any brushing now.

    I maintained ph < 7.8 it started jumping daily now so i'm testing each day and adding small batches of ph down if needed i'm around 7.5 now
    TA is around 120.

    Plasterer said wait a week for stabilizer/chlorine but reading marbletite startup docs they only really mention 72 hours or until no more dusting. TFP docs
    pretty much seem more inline with the plaster company

    so today i've slowly started introducing stabilizer and chlorine, no big batches just a bit at a time. stabilier with a sock and only a 10ppm dose, and i'm letting a puck dissolve as i need to increase stabilizer and chlorine slowly (and good opportunity to use up a puck or so as i won't be using those again regullarly!)

    calcium test i'm around 200, my first test on that with the kit may be off, but i'm sure it's 200 or above (florida water) and test strips are always on the 200-250 range. I imagine this will increase as the plaster cures too?

    Sound like i'm on track?
    1987 16k gallons IG, Marbletire Marquis, ,Pentair superflo 1hp, Hayward s244t, Chlorine (working on stenner setup)

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    Re: new plaster startup reassurance

    Yes.
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    Re: new plaster startup reassurance

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    Re: new plaster startup reassurance

    Awesome thanks folks! I'll take a deep breath and relax a few minutes =)
    1987 16k gallons IG, Marbletire Marquis, ,Pentair superflo 1hp, Hayward s244t, Chlorine (working on stenner setup)

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    Re: new plaster startup reassurance

    Good job!
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