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Old 10-02-2011, 02:45 PM   #21
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Other forum users claim bleach (part of Geo method) is harmful both to needed bacteria and to holding tank seals. Do you disagree?
Personally, I do not use bleach in my black tank. Not because I care a hoot about the life and loves of bacteria, I just don't think it is necessary. I do use 1 capful of liquid Calgon and 1 capful of Laundry Soap after ever dump.

I have just started using RV-Digest-It (RVD) in my gray tank. I use a "treatment" every 4-5 dumps to keep the grease down. No matter how hard you try, dish soap and grease just seems to stick where you don't want it to. After a RVD treatment; I follow up with the same Calgon and Laundry soap pretreat like the black tank now.

I have never had an odor problem that was not tracked down to be coming from the kitchen sink. Once it was a wet washcloth that was left in a ball in the sink; another was a smelly trap.
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:02 PM   #22
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RV DIGEST-IT the only way to go!
I agree - years ago I got to meet the gentleman that developed the product - he sure knew what natural products work.
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:17 PM   #23
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I finally found some Calgon water softener crystals. I dissolved some of the Calgon product in warm water and poured it in the black tank. I also used 1/2 gallon of bleach and some laundry detergent. The black tank odors are gone! I plan to purchase some RV Digest It also fo future use. I poured the other half gallon of bleach into the grey galley tank. We have another trip next weekend. I will let you know how things work out. I appreciate the replies to this post!
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:34 PM   #24
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Other forum users claim bleach (part of Geo method) is harmful both to needed bacteria and to holding tank seals. Do you disagree?
I don't use bleach with the geo method, just the calgon and laundry detergent. We started using this method on our 2nd trip and haven't regretted it. The chemicals just seemed to mask the odors, and not very well. But if the bleach were harmful to your seals, do you think RV manufacturers would recommend sanitizing your fresh water tank with bleach? I think the small amount you use won't have an adverse effect on seals.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:05 PM   #25
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Other forum users claim bleach (part of Geo method) is harmful both to needed bacteria and to holding tank seals. Do you disagree?
I do! I cant find any science that would support any harm to tank seals regardless of material.

Bacteria, yes! Needed bacteria......... I guess that will remain a subject of debate.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:26 PM   #26
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I do! I cant find any science that would support any harm to tank seals regardless of material.

Bacteria, yes! Needed bacteria......... I guess that will remain a subject of debate.
We haven't had a problem with paper decomposing, etc. And we don't use single ply tissue either. We just buy regular paper from Sam's Club or Costco. We used to use it only for "minor" deposits, but last time we camped we were so far from the toilets that we used it for "major" deposits" as well and we did not have any issues with odor, etc.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:40 PM   #27
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Super digest-it

Do you know if SUPER DIGEST-IT is the same as RV DIGEST-IT? They have it @ ACE Hardware.

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Old 10-04-2011, 08:31 PM   #28
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Do you know if SUPER DIGEST-IT is the same as RV DIGEST-IT? They have it @ ACE Hardware.
While it is made by the same company it is NOT the same product. Super-Digest-It is a DRAIN OPENER not a black tank treatment. They also make a red wine remover and I would not put that in my black tank either.
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Thanks. Any idea where I can find RV DIGEST-IT?
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:19 PM   #30
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Thanks. Any idea where I can find RV DIGEST-IT?
Sorry. I re-read what I wrote and came off badly.
I order mine online from their web site.

www.rv-digest-it.com
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