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The septic tank has nothing to do with the mold in the toilet, the mold that you have is a bacterial growth common to toilets, the toilet needs to be cleaned more often or a stronger cleaner needs to be used, the septic tank is a holding tank for gray water.

Mold grows anywhere there is humidity and warmer temperatures. More then likely it's not mold, it's probably just algae if it's IN the water. It's natural when you have well water. You don't really need to worry about it as you can just clean it out with just a brush and water a few times a year. You don't want to put any "Tank Cleaner" chemicals in the tank or toilet bowl if you have a septic tank as it could kill the "Good" bacteria in your septic tank and you could have all kinds of problems.

The home septic tank is for sewage waste that grey water is also stored in. Grey Water is technically just waste water from your sinks, showers, etc.

In an RV you usually have a sewage waste tank separate form a Grey Water tank as you can empty the untreated grey water into most any drain. Where as the sewage waste HAS to be emptied into a regulated sewage waste disposal site.

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