Greetings all. We are approaching the end of fixing up our trawler
. One of the partially completed jobs is reviving our Microphor MSD. It has been inactive for quite a few years...an unknown number, but definitely more than 5, probably less than 10.
My father, the resident boatworker, has opened up the tank and vacuumed out about 25-30 pounds of sediment (sandy brown granules). There was no notable mold
, and the bark seems to be in good shape, not brittle.
After seeing that the bark appears to be decent, we want to try and restart the system. We have been told that the suggested chlorine is $270 a bucket and $190 for the aerobic bioculture. This is a pretty expensive experiment
if it does not work out. We hear that pool chlorine pucks will work (albeit not as well), but how about the culture? Has anyone found a more affordable alternative to reactivating the MSD? I was thinking about trying Bio-TabĀ® by Century Chemical, Septic Tank Treatment for Less -- (800) 348-3505
or something similar.