ATip For Your Water Tank

Submitted: Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 12:37
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I often read comments from those with water tanks complaining of taste issues and 'floaties' in the water.
I have a 60 Lt stainless tank in the Troopy and every 12 months in November I clean it out using a high concentration of "Nappysan" or its cheaper Aldi equivent.
It works a treat and an easy solution to a perennial problem. Normally mix about 2/3 cups of nappysan to 4 lt of warm water(not an exact science) I then poor the mix into the water tank which may already have 30/40 Lt of water already in it .I then run the water throught the lines and leave it for a day or two(again not an exact science) until it then suits you to empty the tank, then flush out the tank and refill with clean water. I then add a water purified to reduce the chance of algea growth.I use a product from 'Whitworths' the discount boat supplier called Starbrite Water Conditioner. This works really well for me, never any problems from tainted water.
I'm sure there are other methods What do you do to combat this problem??

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Reply By: Sigmund - Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 13:26

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 13:26
Sounds pretty thorough.

You can use a bleach solution as well. Same stuff - sodium hypochlorite.
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Follow Up By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 15:25

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 15:25
Yep, that's the stuff sodium whatsit..... salt stuff
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Follow Up By: landseka - Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 21:29

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 21:29
The active ingredient in Nappy Soakers is Sodium Percarbonate. I and many others use it in caravan toilet cassettes to break down the 'solids'.
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 13:32

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 13:32
I give mine an occasional flush out with Milton sterilizing stuff that is used to sterelise baby bottles, dummies etc. No lingering chlorine taste with that.
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 14:39

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 14:39
When I was making home brew, I used Milton as my steriliser. I would put around 250mm into the brewing tub and let it stand for 24hours. Then it went into a tub that I soaked the stubbies in for 24 hours.

As far as the tank in the van, I never drain it, just keep it full. Never had any tainted water yet - if the light can't get in, the gremlins don't grow.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 16:51

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 16:51
An alternative is silver and hydrogen peroxide.

http://www.bestwaterfilters.com.au/tank-cleaning/

(We have a BEST filter inline in the fill hose.)
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Reply By: sweetwill - Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 07:21

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 07:21
And another one or Milton if its safe for babys it will do me.
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