Black flim on toilet tank

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by karenb, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. karenb

    karenb New Member

    Oct 20, 2011
    Alderson, WV
    I, too, have a low flow toilet and the tank has that black film on it and now it is interfering with the flushing mechanism. It is always getting stuck and it keeps running. I am on well water and have lime, iron and sulpher deposits. What can you do to prevent thi?. We clean it, but it comes back quickly....
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

    Feb 6, 2011
    Information Technology
    NW Ontario, Canada
    It sounds like managnese and it along with the iron should be treated with an iron filter. Is what you call sulfer from a bacteriological source and have you tried shocking the well and house plumbing?
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