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Old 05-05-2016, 08:02 PM   #31
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A lot of people love the stuff.

I had some trouble with my tanks. The repairman who came had decades of experience, and was recommended by a friend. I told him that I had tried the GEO method, so he gave me lecture. He said that those who use GEO rave about it, but when he gets an old RV to resell, the tanks cleaned by that method are in the worst shape, and he usually has to replace them. The GEO method was costing me more than the chemical drop ins did, which is to say about $3/week. I turned to an organic solution that costs about $0.69 per use, and is supposed to completely clean the tanks to the point of removing all struvite buildup and restoring the utility of the indicator lights. I'm a full timer, and since starting this have dumped the tanks twice in the last month. I plan to write a detailed post when my indicator lights work again. The manufacturer claims that eventually they will.
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Old 05-05-2016, 08:57 PM   #32
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I turned to an organic solution that costs about $0.69 per use,
What is the product?
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Old 05-05-2016, 09:47 PM   #33
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Not to derail this thread but Borax is good on the ground for a Ant repellant.
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:00 AM   #34
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TankTechsRX | Totally Green, Totally Clean!
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:01 AM   #35
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I would be hesitant about this "cleaner" as it seems "scam-ish" to me.

Look at these sites and compare to the claims on the web site.

TankTechsRX | Totally Green, Totally Clean!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Struvite
Struvite is what the web site claims is fouling the sensors and tank.

Homepage | HydroFLOW USA, Water Conditioner, Cost Savings, Hydropath, Water Treatment, Sustainable
This is what the industry uses to remove Struvite from pipes.
Which I think is complete BS regarding RV holding tanks.

TankTechRX is sold by individuals ("Distributors") to other individuals for profit; similar to Amway's business model. There are no "stores" that sell this product (even though they have a "store finder" on their web site).

Since the product is advertised for 40 dollars per liter, I question the $0.69 per usage quote as well. 1 liter is 34 ounces. If you use 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) for each treatment, that is $1.20 per usage (provided you buy the big bottle). It is $2.00 per ounce if you buy the 8 ounce bottle ($1.00 per tablespoon).

I can not believe that 1 tablespoon of anything will clear an "RV tower of doom" in my lifetime.

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OK, I found "Distributors" (including a few RV stores) in California (mostly southern CA) and Arizona.

There is one in the Houston area that also is a private home.

Eileen, where did you get your tanks repaired?
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Used to do the geo method every time.. Then I realized the sensors stills did not work. I did the Geo method from when the trailer was brand new so I hope the tank was clean from the start!

I know use the blue streak, do not trust the sensors and used one of the Valterra flush kings. When I see the tank is getting topped off from the "black hole" I dump.
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Used to do the geo method every time.. Then I realized the sensors stills did not work. I did the Geo method from when the trailer was brand new so I hope the tank was clean from the start!

I know use the blue streak, do not trust the sensors and used one of the Valterra flush kings. When I see the tank is getting topped off from the "black hole" I dump.
I found an annual treatment with a bacterial/enzyme digester like RV-Digest-It, Rid-X for RVs, or even TanktechRX if you want to spend that much money, is enough to keep the sensor buttons from touching the walls.

A more permanent solution is to replace the sensors with Teflon stand off/covered sensors like Horst Mircacle Probes - Get accurate reading on your RV's holding tanks
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I found an annual treatment with a bacterial/enzyme digester like RV-Digest-It, Rid-X for RVs, or even TanktechRX if you want to spend that much money, is enough to keep the sensor buttons from touching the walls.

A more permanent solution is to replace the sensors with Teflon stand off/covered sensors like Horst Mircacle Probes - Get accurate reading on your RV's holding tanks
Yes the Horst probes really do work. I use the GEO method but also do regular tank cleaning. Lucky I have a setup at home where I can do that. And once or twice a year use 'RV Digest It' for a few days. Tanks stay really clean.
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I had the Horst Probes on my minilite. They worked OK. Still ended up with junk. We just learned to know other ways to know when we are full. We also learned the average time we can get between dumps.
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