How to raise TA?

smooth2222

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Oct 26, 2010
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#1
I use muriatic acid to lower PH, overtime my TA is starting to get too low. so i just use baking soda to raise the TA up? and continue to use muriatic acid to lower the PH?

seems like they are just fighting each other, but i assume the baking soda adds more TA than PH.
 

Smykowski

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#5
smooth2222 said:
running a 7.2- 7.4 PH to keep the staining off the fiberglass wall.
What kind of staining?

In short, 7.2 is very aggressive for pH maintenance. Most people keep it in the 7.6-7.8 range. That said, there are "chemistry reasons" to keep it that low, and if you're in that boat, the TA additions will be a frustrating byproduct.
 

smooth2222

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Oct 26, 2010
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michigan
#6
took my TA from 80 to 100, will slowly go back down as i add MA to lower the PH when it rises again.

lower PH 7.2-7.5 will help keep the staining off the fiberglass.