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Water Tank Cleaning and Pump Out ?

I have to clean my water tank, got the post about chlorine etc.. thinking about maybe a first pass using the CAMCO TastePure as they are REALLY dirty.
However i got 140Gallons of water in 4 tanks. Vendor at WestMarine suggested to Pump it out instead of just draining through the faucet (and in the marina water). Well, i dont want to use the waste hose for my water tank, do i ?
is this kind of product (or chlore) really that bad do dump in the water in those quantities ? he suggested to go through the waste tank (from the faucet to the head) and then to the pump out... looks kind of complicated... any advice ?
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It won't hurt anything to drain them through the faucets into the marina. Then clean the tanks as mentioned here in a number of threads - with chlorine and white vinegar, etc.

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You should run the chlorine solution through the lines as well as the tanks. Quite often the lines are as much a problem as the tanks.
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