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    Re: ATF: Cyclone - Rusting Holding Tanks

    Hi All: after further investigation, I have found the problem. It can be serious. It is called struvites and can cause some serious issues with RV holding tanks. Check out this link: http://youtube/tanktechsrx.


    I am surprised that the people at Heartland would not have known about this.

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    Re: ATF: Cyclone - Rusting Holding Tanks

    Quote Originally Posted by MarlinCryer View Post
    Hi All: after further investigation, I have found the problem. It can be serious. It is called struvites and can cause some serious issues with RV holding tanks. Check out this link: http://youtube/tanktechsrx.


    I am surprised that the people at Heartland would not have known about this.

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    In 7 years of reading almost every post on this forum, which is probably tens of thousands, I'm pretty sure you're the first person to mention struvites.

    How did you determine this to be the cause of your problem?


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    Re: ATF: Cyclone - Rusting Holding Tanks

    Are you sure it's rust, I mean it's possible to have, um...well, deposits, that harden in layers that may discharge in a small sheet-like manner. I just can't think of anything in the tanks that would generate significant amounts of rust. Maybe get a high pressure treatment on the tanks.

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    Re: ATF: Cyclone - Rusting Holding Tanks

    What tanks are you referring to? The fresh water tanks or the grey/black tanks. In one of your posts here, you referring to the grey and black tanks.

    I have seen this SALES guy before ( the one in the youtube ). Struvites are formed in an anaerobic digester. I don't think that a black tank can be referred to an anaerobic digester. And another thing, if this is coming from a black tank, it could be anything.

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    Re: ATF: Cyclone - Rusting Holding Tanks

    Wow, it looks like you are wanting to place blame on someone for a problem you are having with a possible natural occurring phenomenon.
    As mentioned in an earlier post after reading tens of thousands of posts this is the first time that struvites has come up.
    And if you see things coming out of your tanks, what problem is that causing.
    If you noticed the rusty chunks in the hose, do you think that they may have developed in the hose? Bad water? Incomplete flush of the hose? Wire skeleton in the hose exposed and rusting?
    Just trying to find an answer.

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    Re: ATF: Cyclone - Rusting Holding Tanks

    Based on what I found doing a search, it does appear that the OP is afflicted with struvite formation.




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    Re: ATF: Cyclone - Rusting Holding Tanks

    No, Dan, I mentioned struvites some time back and recommended a solution which is the Web site that the OP mentions. They are real and while his thoughts that he had rust issues is a little far fetched the struvite issue is not. I suggest reading the advertisement he mentions.

    The YouTube site:https://www.youtube.com/user/TanktechsRx

    Or : http://tanktechsrx.com/the-tanktechs-story/


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    Re: ATF: Cyclone - Rusting Holding Tanks

    There are several you tube videos on the web about struvite in RV's. However if you notice, all of them are originated by Tanktech. Makes you wonder. While there may be something to it, I think that continual maintenance with sound practices should prevent this.

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