I recently read up on borates and thought this could be helpful for us. We have a pretty decent size waterfall/grotto and two weeping water falls that cause a lot of water agitation. To help combat the pH rise, I figured it could use borates. I followed the instructions and brought it up to ~40 (which was about 30-35 lbs of boratic acid) but I still find myself adding muratic acid every couple days to lower the pH.
While subjective, the water does *feel* good but it isn't providing the benefit I expected it to. Here are my most recent numbers:
Is it best to increase the TA a little now that the borates are added or should I leave it on the low end (which I read was a good idea when adding borates)?