Boat Holding Tank FAQs

No. Any boat sanitation device that draws in seawater will benefit from using our product, as it does an excellent job controlling microscopic sea life and marine organic compounds that will be introduced into the system.

Because pumping the tank completely dry is difficult if there is no wind to lay the boat over and angle the drainpipe downwards. They consider it easier to not use it, leading to unsafe alternative practices that sometimes result in unexpected swimming sessions. All sailors should be relieved (pun intended) to know that our product actually works better if it isn’t pumped out all the way, and that it cleans out the tanks just as well when used every day as once a week.

Very little, and all of it is completely harmless. Mostly probiotics and water, plus some molasses, rice bran, mineral powder, sea salt and a proprietary organic herbal blend. It doesn’t react with anything, it is safe to get on your skin, it has no fumes to hurt your lungs or eyes, heck, you could even drink it safely, although we don’t recommend it—we have special formulas for our human gut products.

It depends on how big it is. The basic measure for your very first dose is one ounce of product for every ten gallons of tank capacity. Exact measurements are not necessary, because the live probiotics will eat and grow until all of the biological matter in the tank is consumed, no matter how big or little the initial dose is.

In fact, after that first dose, you should be able to cut the amount in half or even more once the product has the tank cleaned out. This is especially true if you leave a few inches in the bottom of the tank whenever you drain it.

We don’t really “manufacture” it, we grow it, and we do that in Kansas City, Missouri in the historic 18th and Vine district. We are a wholly American-owned-and-operated business.

Absolutely not. This product is 100% all-natural, and actually benefits the environment in every way, starting with how it is made and packaged down to how it interacts with nature. Our probiotic compound will help improve the performance of any septic system or water treatment facility it is introduced into, and is completely harmless if spilled, whether in water or on land.

Some yes, some no. Enzyme and bacteria-based products won’t have any effect, but they also are not needed and mixing them with our product would be a waste of time and money. Chemical-based treatments will inhibit our product’s effectiveness even if it doesn’t ruin it so using them both at the same time is a bad idea. Any products that have bronopol or formaldehyde will cause serious damage to the probiotics and should never be used with them.

Nothing. If you get it on your skin, it should improve the health of the colonies of beneficial bacteria that we all have on our bodies. Spills should be treated the same as you would spilled water.

Because our product is a live consortium of microbes that we want to keep strong and healthy in your tank. Leaving a few inches of water behind means that you can use much less product to maintain the cell counts.

It is not required, though. If you would rather drain or pump your tank dry, that is fine. You will need to add a gallon or so of fresh water after you are done, along with a few ounces of product to start the process of colonizing all over again. It just works faster if you leave a little “dirty” water behind.

It should help it out, at least a little bit. Our company has an entire division devoted to selling very similar products to the wastewater treatment industry. You do, however, have to put quite a bit more in to do that kind of treatment, so even if you dumped your tank directly into the sewer it probably wouldn’t have much effect one way or the other.

Tanks dosed with our product can be dumped directly into home septic systems if needed, and this, too, will be beneficial.

No, just don’t use too much. Volume of paper is much more important than what kind of paper it is. The product should easily break down the fibers in household TP but keep usage to a minimum if you don’t want to root it out again someday. Tobacco products, chewing gum, feminine hygiene products, wipes and other UFOs (unsanctioned foreign objects) should not be flushed away. Nothing besides TP and light cleaners should go down the toilet or drain that you can’t safely consume yourself.

It will keep them clean and unclogged for as long as you use the product. There is nothing in this product that will harm plastic, glass, metal, wood, or anything else that it might come into contact with besides paper or cardboard, which it will make soggy, but are luckily not used for making fixtures and valves.

Aside from physical cleaning, there are three ways to try and clean tanks—chemicals that burn, enzymes that digest, and probiotics that consume. The difference is that chemicals are hazardous, bad for the environment, don’t work for more than a few days and often encourage the mineralization of struvite. Enzymes break down solids into sludge, but the sludge remains, clogging up pipes and making tanks heavy. Only probiotics completely consume the solids, leaving nothing but discolored water behind.