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I am a new member. I'm interested in installing a holding tank monitor. Practical Sailor seems to like the BEP Marine TS1. However, it is new and there's not much information available. Does anyone have any experience with it? Any other systems that people recommend or recommend staying away from? Thanks in advance. Ed
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I just installed a Gobius4 system. It has external sensors. But I have a metal tank so it is the only reasonable option. It uses 4 LED indicators to show empty, 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4. I have an instal review of it on my site. Holding Tank Monitor

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Thanks for the response. My tank is not metal and I think I will look for internal sensors. Ed
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Internal sensors tend to clog almost always regardless of their design. Just consider the contents of the tank to understand why. As your tank is non-metallic, you would be far better off using an external sensor unit, many of which are available.
I can't recommend one specific unit as I have no experience with other types/brands and can't recall the brand.
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Sensatank system is quite good and is even used on a lot of RV applications. BEP Marine TS1 may be out of business according to the cruising forum. Issues getting parts. I installed the Snake River system, it uses outside the tank sensors. It has worked well for yrs...

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A couple pics of the custom holding tank, 12 layers of cloth with epoxy resin, Snake River external sensor system. External sensor system works great!
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We have SCAD system with external sensor...works great

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i use a zircon electronic stud sensor scanner on my fiberglass tank .It is fairly accurate and cost about $30
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Thumbs up Air Pressure....

Of all the tanks on your boat, the HT is the hardest one to measure, reliably, over time. The "stuff" in there can jam floats, and even glob up and confuse some of the electronic senders.
I know of several boats with 20+ year old tank systems from Tank Tender and they work just as good as new.
The Tank Tender - by Hart Systems, Inc.

Read over the operating principle, and perhaps this will work for you too.

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Electrosense

You may also want to check out the monitors from Electrosense.

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