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Old 11-18-2007
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What if any head chemicals seem to work. My discharge is completely sealed and I only can use a holding tank. Any good advice on using the head and holding tank.
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If you have decent ventilation to the holding tank, you shouldn't need any chemicals. The two major causes of stench in a holding tank system are the bad anaerobic bacteria, which produce the sulphur-containing really smelly compounds as a by-product...and the decaying of salt water micro-organisms in the system. If you flush with fresh water, the second one goes away, and if you ventilate the tank well, the first isn't a problem.
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The other thing chemicals do is break down the "stuff" so you don't have the problem I had last week (I forgot on this last load). It really does work though; I once had to replace a level sensor and even though my nose was a foot from an open 6" port, no smell at all.
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We use a product called "Odorlos". Great stuff.

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If you can find it, TankTamer is a good organic head treatment.
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I second KO, by Raritan I think. West Marine has it on the shelf, or I think you can buy it from the site store.
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