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sulfuric acid

Posted by jmas65 (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 20, 08 at 15:29

My pool supply shop has sulfuric acid and muriatic acid. The sulfuric is a buck less per gallon, and doesn't fume. Is anybody aware of any negatives associated with using it for pH control? Staining or smells or other reactions to watch out for?

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RE: sulfuric acid

You can use either one for PH control. I put in a link to a new product but I haven't heard any input on this maybe some others on the forum know more about this.

Here is a link that might be useful: C02 injection

RE: sulfuric acid

CO2 has be used for years.

RE: sulfuric acid

My understanding from reading several sources from the University of Florida, etc the safest/best type of acid (for the plant!) is sulphuric acid.

The method I use to make handling sulphuric acid safer is I bought a new 5 gallon fuel container from a hardware store, it's different color than my regular fuel can and I labeled it conspicuously so I wouldn't use it in my lawn mower, and I filled it with about 4.5 gallons of water. I then carefully (taking various safety precautions) transfer two quarts of 33% sulphuric acid which I acquire at an autoparts store. This diluted solution is relatively safe to handle with only basic precautions. I then use it to reduce the pH of my tap water to about 5.2

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