How Do I Use Unique Camping + Marine Products?

June 29, 2020

How to use Unique Camping + Marine products - Instructions and useful articles

Key Points: 

  • All of Unique Camping + Marine's RV products are designed to be used in conjunction with proper wastewater treatment practices. Even the best products have to be used correctly. Using our products along with The Unique Method will virtually eliminate all holding tank problems.
  • Unique Tank Cleaner is made to unclog and deep clean your black tank. Follow the instructions given below for success unclogging your black tank!
  • Unique Sensor Cleaner is designed to clean and restore your black tank sensors. Follow the instructions below to completely restore your black tank sensors!
  • Unique RV Toilet Cleaner is made to clean your toilet bowl in your RV and supplement your black tank with beneficial bacteria that will enhance waste breakdown. For more information, see below!
  • Unique Tank Odor Eliminator is designed to remove powerful odors under extreme conditions—like intense heat. 

Here at Unique Camping + Marine, we pride ourselves on providing resources that can help you master your wastewater treatment processes in your boats and RVs, even if you're brand new to the RV lifestyle. We want to make sure that you understand everything you need to know about our products and how they work, which is why we’ll be diving into the specifics of using Unique Camping + Marine products in this article!

Using Unique Holding Tank Treatments

First off, we want you to know that you’ve made the right decision by choosing Unique Camping + Marine products! Not to toot our own horn too much, but we strive to craft the highest-quality products we can. Our products outperform any and all other holding tank products available today. We truly believe in our products, and we’re glad that you do, too!

With that said, it’s crucial that you use RV holding tank treatments in the right way. Otherwise, they won’t perform like they’re supposed to. The fact is that, even if you use the highest-quality product available, you will still have issues if you don’t follow the right wastewater treatment practices. There’s just no way around it.

To ensure that you’re putting the right procedures into practice when using RV Digest-It or Marine Digest-it, we first recommend that you closely follow the instructions on our product labels. These instructions are the result of meticulous testing and real-world application. You can find specific instructions for RV Digest-It and Marine Digest-It here.

Second (and just as important!), we strongly recommend that you follow our proven wastewater treatment guide, The Unique Method. Our method ensures that you will have no issues with nasty odors, disgusting tank clogs, or misreading sensors. The Unique Method has been tested by thousands of RVers nationwide who trust it to provide them with workable, safe, and eco-friendly solutions! All in all, if you want to make sure that Unique Camping + Marine products work best for you, make sure to follow The Unique Method!

Now, with all the preliminary jargon out of the way, let’s jump into the meat of our article! We will examine each product in turn, telling what it’s made for and how to use it.

Using Unique Holding Tank Cleaner

What is it made for?

Unique Tank Cleaner is made to deep clean and unclog your black water holding tank. Tank Cleaner provides a fast-acting solution to break up tough clogs while you sleep. (Tank Cleaner works overnight in most cases.) It requires no driving and contains no overwhelming fragrances or caustic chemicals! This product is significantly more potent and powerful than RV Digest-It, so we recommend using Tank Cleaner for unclogging holding tanks, not RV Digest-It.

How do you use it?

Most tank clogs come from pyramid plugs (literal pyramids of poop in your black tank!). Tank Cleaner will easily digest these clogs. It will also digest and dissolve residual waste and sludge, so you can unclog and deep clean tanks with old, compacted waste. Simply follow the instructions on the label to quickly and easily unclog your holding tank. Here’s a brief overview of these instructions:

  1. Close your black tank valve.
  2. If you can, add several gallons of water to your black tank. The more water you have in your tank, the better Tank Cleaner will work!
  3. Pour one entire bottle of Unique Holding Tank Cleaner into your black tank through your RV’s toilet.
  4. Let sit for 12+ hours. The longer you let Tank Cleaner work, the better your results will be! There is no amount of time that is too long for Tank Cleaner to be left it your tanks. Tank Cleaner will not damage your tanks. In fact, the longer you can let Tank Cleaner work, the better! We recommend 72 hours for optimal clog removal. The solids in your holding tank should be liquefied after the treatment period. 
  5. Open your black tank valve and allow the tank to empty.
  6. If you have a tank rinser (i.e., a flusher), allow it to run for roughly 20-30 minutes. That way, your tank will be rinsed out thoroughly. 
  7. Repeat if necessary.
  8. Close your black tank valve. Only open it when you're dumping so you never have to deal with this problem again!

For a more detailed article on unclogging your holding tank with Tank Cleaner, please touch or click here!

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Using Unique Sensor Cleaner

What is it made for?

Unique Sensor Cleaner is designed to clean and restore misreading black tank sensors. Like Tank Cleaner, Sensor Cleaner contains no overpowering fragrances or nasty chemicals. It uses just bacteria + enzymes to help you end misreading sensor issues for good!

How do you use it?

As a powerful bacterial and enzymatic cleaner, Sensor Cleaner will easily and quickly digest solid waste and toilet paper that is caking onto your black tank sensors. Simply follow these instructions: 

  1. Close your black tank valve.
  2. Fill your tank with water. (Water must cover your highest sensor to clean it.)
  3. Shake your bottle of Sensor Cleaner very well.
  4. Pour ½ bottle of Sensor Cleaner into your black tank.
  5. Let sit for as long as possible. While there’s no limit to how long you can leave Sensor Cleaner in your tank, we recommend 48-72 hours for optimal cleaning. 
  6. Open your black tank valve and allow your tank to empty.
  7. Rinse your tank very thoroughly.
  8. Close your black tank valve.
  9. Repeat if necessary.

To learn more about what causes misreading tank sensors (in both your black and gray tanks) and how to completely restore misreading sensors in your black and gray tanks, please read our very comprehensive article by touching or clicking here!

Also, always keep in mind that, while your sensors are likely just malfunctioning, they could also simply be broken and need to be replaced!

Using Unique RV Toilet Cleaner

What is it made for?

Unique RV Toilet Cleaner is designed to clean RV toilet bowls. It is not designed to replace your holding tank treatment. Rather, RV Toilet Cleaner cleans your toilet bowl with bacteria and boosts the bacteria count inside your tank to provide additional support to your bacteria-based holding tank treatment. It’s fragrance-free, non-toxic, eco-friendly, and 100% safe!

How do you use it?

Follow these instructions to make your RV’s toilet bowl sparkle:

  1. Put a small amount of water into your toilet bowl and spread it around with a sponge or soft bristled brush. DO NOT use a traditional toilet brush or anything that could scrape or scratch the interior of your RV toilet bowl, as some commodes are made of plastic and are prone to scratching.
  2. Apply RV Toilet Cleaner evenly on the inside surface of your toilet bowl.
  3. Scrub thoroughly with your toilet sponge.
  4. Let sit for a few minutes (don't let it dry out though)
  5. Flush your toilet and rinse it well. 

For an in-depth read about how to clean your RV toilet bowl the right way, please touch or click here!

Using Unique Tank Odor Eliminator

What is it made for?

Unique Tank Odor Eliminator Drop-In Pods are designed to remove toilet odors in extreme conditions. This product works in the coldest and hottest temperatures to completely eliminate odors from black and gray tanks by tackling odors at their source.

How do you use it?

For best results with Tank Odor Eliminator, follow the detailed instructions on the package. In general, Tank Odor Eliminator is very easy to use. Simply supplement your tank with the prescribed dosage of Tank Odor Eliminator during especially hot or cold periods and watch as odors disappear.

If you would like to use Tank Odor Eliminator in your gray tanks, simply drop a pod into a cup or bowl filled with water and let pod dissolve. Then, pour the water and pod contents down the sink, shower, or bath tub drain.

For more information about why your RV may smell like sewage and how Tank Odor Eliminator can help remove these odors, check out this article by touching or clicking here. Additionally, for a comprehensive, meticulous guide to fixing odors in your RV, touch or click here!

One more thing about Tank Odor Eliminator: while our other products are specifically designed to be completely safe for you and the environment, Tank Odor Eliminator stands a little apart from our other products. It’s still a generally safe product, but because it’s a mineral/salt-based product instead of a bacteria/enzyme-based product, there are some risks that come along with using it, which is why we’ve packaged it in a safe, easy-to-use drop-in pod formulation. We always want to be open and honest about our products, so if you want to learn more about Tank Odor Eliminator, please touch or click here to read our full note of transparency. 


Using the right product is a huge part of proper holding tank maintenance, which is why we make only the best products out there! All the same, having lasting success with wastewater treatment also depends heavily on the procedures and everyday care habits you put in place. No product will undo bad care practices, which is why we’ve made holding tank care easy with The Unique Method. We strongly recommend that you both use the right products and follow The Unique Method!

As we stated above, Unique Camping + Marine products come with detailed label instructions that provide comprehensive guidance to all our customers, but if you should have a burning question or concern (or maybe just a quirky comment!), please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at We’d love to walk with you on your RVing journey!

Adopt The Unique Method

You bought your RV so you could enjoy life and spend time with family and friends. The last thing you want to do is waste precious time and money on fixing wastewater holding tank problems. Keeping your tanks in peak operating condition doesn’t have to be hard, confusing, or expensive if you follow our proven process: The Unique Method.

The Unique Method is a comprehensive tank care plan that we developed after years of conversations with real customers facing real problems. The Unique Method provides you with simple, preventative steps to stop odors, clogs, and sensor problems before they start so you can spend less time worrying about your holding tanks and more time enjoying the freedom and adventure of RVing. Try it yourself and see why thousands of campers trust their RVs with The Unique Method every day.

If you need more help with anything covered in this guide or simply have a comment, we’re here to help you anytime!

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