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Old 10-20-2018, 11:12 AM   #41
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Speaking of conductive electrical grease
It is the best thing i ever found
If i replace any bulbs on the boat, truck or the motorcycle i always coat the terminals
i find bulbs last 3 X longer
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:37 AM   #42
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In the beginning Noflex was designed and marketed for commercial use to control sludge build up in marine and land based treatment aeration systems .

Systems that contain fixed or floating media to increase the surface area inside the tank for bacterial growth

With the use of air blowers (roots) huge volumes of air is forced down under the media.Circulating the tank bottom to top while super charging the liquid with oxygen . Pretty intense movement in tank when you are looking at it .

The system reduces the amount of solids but still here are solids that can not be processed physically ;and build up in the bottom

Should solids build to the bottom layers of the media the aeration process fails.



Don't know if KO works on this kind of sludge but i know Noflex does

Yes i make the Noflex

Thanks for the info. (And sorry about my brain fade yesterday on the Noflex name.) While certainly nothing like the waste treatment systems you are using, I was pretty impressed by the amount of agitation that was created by the bubbler in a 5 gallon bucket.

This may be more info than folks want, but when I was installing the bubbler I noticed that there was still a fair amount of solids in the tank. This was after I had pumped out my tank followed by 2 rinses. I would have rinsed more but another boat was waiting. After installing the tank monitor, I filled the tank with water to check the full level and then had our local mobile pump out the tank this last week. So even after all that, there were still solids floating around in the 1-2” of contents in the tank.

We’ll see how adding aeration affects this over time. I wouldn’t mind continuing to use Noflex if it may help break down any solids.
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I'm on straight holding tanks the ones i was talking about are on the big boys Like US navy .
I played around with the micro bubble stones years ago to remove heavy metals from waste water found they didn't last long for me.

Found that putting a small dust filter on the suction helped.

If you make a system that injects ozone into the stones.
You will get some very interesting results
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As Dave pointed out, aeration prevents odor, but it doesn't prevent sludge, something that No-Flex does that K.O. cannot. So while you shouldn't need anything to prevent odor, Dave might chime in again to advise how often to give the tank a "shot" of NoFlex to eliminate any need to flush out the sludge and clean the internal parts of the aerator, which can be an even bigger PITA to do than cleaning an internal tank sender.


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I'm on straight holding tanks the ones i was talking about are on the big boys Like US navy .

I played around with the micro bubble stones years ago to remove heavy metals from waste water found they didn't last long for me.



Found that putting a small dust filter on the suction helped.



If you make a system that injects ozone into the stones.

You will get some very interesting results

Hehe... sounds tempting but I’ll stick with straight air. Fortunately, not a lot of dust where the pump is. If I can get 5 years out of the pump then I can replace it at about $10/yr.
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Thanks Peggie

About 1/2 oz after you pump the tank should be lots .
It will help the bubbler also by breaking down the waste faster,
Waste will be pretty much all liquid and you will get a better pump out
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The RV folks that can, simply dump a big bag of ice cubes into the holding tank , and go for a ride.

Different toilets (marine are far worse than RV units ) but the holding tank might have some access .

ICE Knocks down the standing soldiers , and pumps out easily.
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This will do everything you need without bubbles. Smells good too.


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This will do everything you need without bubbles. Smells good too.

Thanks for the suggestion, but I think I’ll stick with the Noflex.
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