how to raise TA quickly


Well-known member
Jul 6, 2016
Gainesville, FL
I have been trying to raise TA from 30 to 80 by adding a couple of pounds of baking soda at a time- and it is progressing very slowly. I believe the reason they recommend not adding a lot is to keep the pH from raising up too high.
Is there a way to raise TA more quickly? e.g. add a lot of baking soda, and also acid to keep the pH in check?

my current TA is 40-50, and pH is around 8.


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TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
Use baking soda. You can add what you need to get from 40 to 80 at once. You will then need to lower your pH to 7.6.