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Old 06-17-2012, 08:39 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by webspinner View Post
Hopefully it isn't poo since this is a fresh water tank.
Oh! Well, all bets are off.

Zep put the word "fresh" only down at the end of the post; my Sov is about the same age as his, and the black tank looks a lot like his fresh tank, however the ridge down the middle should have twigged me to the fact that it's the fresh tank.

No Geo plan for the fresh tank, IIRC. Even ice would be awkward to get in there.

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Old 06-17-2012, 10:19 AM   #16
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They do make a cleaning kit for fresh tanks you can pick up at an rv deal. They work pretty well. I used one on my old tank when we first got the AS.( lets just say it had growth, worst than yours) I ended up replacing the tank a few years later though.


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Old 06-17-2012, 12:04 PM   #17
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Bleach won't hurt the tank for short term exposure. It is probably HDPE. The suggestion of using warm water and vinegar is a good one after the bleach and is what I use to remove rubber taste from my Camel Bak water bladder. Using a milder solution of bleach say 10 ppm would be great for a yearly sterilize. You should be able to find out the ratio to produce 10ppm from household bleach somewhere online. I would use a couple gallons of bleach for your tank minimum. Pool shock is another alternative.

If you can get some strong hydrogen peroxide that will work great and won't leave a taste. Some folks on here use a peroxide mixture to clean their shower stalls.

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Old 06-17-2012, 12:48 PM   #18
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Zep, I would not recommend pool products. Pool products are meant to not degrade quickly. I think if used, you will end up smelling chlorine for a long time. Regular house hold bleach will do just fine for you. Throw in some ice and you should be able to use it to scour the film off. You could always buy a new tank and not worry about any of it. That is the route I have taken twice now in your very situation...

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