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Old 28-02-2013, 13:49   #16
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Re: Deep-Cleaning Water Tanks

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My wife is disgusted by our water tanks so i put 3 inspection ports on our 200 gallon tanks. She was right. They are disgusting. I even discovered that they are leaking (For the ones who are about to tell me to replace them, forget about it. It's a morgan 41. You pretty much have to remove the top of the boat.) The tanks are made of aluminum. I read everywhere to use chlorine but i want to deep clean it so I was thinking muriatic acid (my wife doesn't like that one) or aluminum brightner. For the repair I was hoping to use putty for water tank that I found at pepboys applied to the inside of the tank.

Any suggestions appreciated.
When I converted to electric propulsion five years ago I no longer had need for the 30 gallon fuel tank. So I first wiped it down with paper towels and simple green followed by using a Scunzi steam cleaner:
THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: IN THE TANK: Part 2, Steaming Ahead!
Should be a piece of cake to clean the water tank spotless without chemicals or bleach if you have good access using a steamer.

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Old 15-03-2013, 17:46   #17
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Re: Deep-Cleaning Water Tanks

I have used my power washer (on the low setting) to physically 'scrub' the tank and then I use a chlorine mix to sanitize it. This gets rid or most stuff except the little bit of sand that always seem to be found in water tanks (possibly from filtration systems at the city). I also cycle the water every week by using the tank water while at the dock.

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