Quick TA, Ph question

ka8yiu

Gold Supporter
Aug 11, 2016
170
SW FL
#1
Let's see if I'm following this:

Raise TA: add baking soda
Raise Ph: add borax
Lower TA and Ph: add acid
Raise Ph, lower TA: aerate
 

Donldson

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In The Industry
Jun 12, 2009
3,299
NW Ohio
#3
You have a tablet feeder in your signature, if you are using that you may need to include:

Raise pH and TA: add Sodium Carbonate (aka soda ash or washing soda)

Since pucks are highly acidic using them often requires raising both pH and TA regularly.
 

tim5055

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 11, 2014
10,096
Franklin, NC
#4
You have a tablet feeder in your signature, if you are using that you may need to include:

Raise pH and TA: add Sodium Carbonate (aka soda ash or washing soda)

Since pucks are highly acidic using them often requires raising both pH and TA regularly.
Oops, missed the tab feeder.

Time to retire that bad boy!
 
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ka8yiu

ka8yiu

Gold Supporter
Aug 11, 2016
170
SW FL
#5
I thought aeration did as said above, but I saw a post contradicting that. Just making sure.

The tab feeder is only used if I need to raise CYA. I keep it toward the lower end so it is useful if I plan to be out of town.

Tnx