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Old June 20, 2009, 07:03 PM
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Old June 20, 2009, 08:10 PM
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i might drain my loop to remake it for my new x3 build

i have build that rig last july and i have tunr it on maybe 2-3 hours a week since then. i dont see any clouding but its not drain yet, i will keep you post about it ....

i have flush with hot water from the sink the rad for 30min, before puting my rig togeter, i did rince all block with hot water for 5-6 min but nuthing more,

i have a mcp655 + tline + PA120.3 + dtek v2 + dtek v2 gpu

i have use ditilated water + PTnuke + yellow dye,

tubing it masketer 1/2 i think, i will check the bill to see if im right or not

i have heard somewhere that black light help the prevent algea to build in your rig, so i have install 2 12'' black light

like i said rig have been on for 2-3 hours/week since last july and stayed off the rest of the time ....
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not sure if this will help or not but ive tried allot of clear tubing for aquatic applications most of that home depot vinyl type tubing seems to cloud when exposed to UV light, different types also become hard... all water I used was untreated well water with a PH of about 6.2 so no chemicals at all.. stuff that was never exposed to UV light but had water flowing never clouded and stayed soft...

Oh and no copper was in the system as that would have killed the fish.

Im pretty sure you can buy spray cans of I think ammonia to clean out a new rad before installation.. like for automotive applications... say a transmission cooler or something..
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I just dissasembled all my system and I's like to report that I have same white stuff inside barbs as inside tube.
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what about using silicone tubing? Its very flexible and its already milky so there wouldnt be an issue with clouding but would still let you see the colour of coolant.
Just an idea, thinking about trying this myself when i get everything together.
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I just dissasembled all my system and I's like to report that I have same white stuff inside barbs as inside tube.
Good to know. It will probably be in your blocks as well. I am going to take the piece of tubing I have and bring it to a damn lab and get them to test it to see what the hell it is once and for all. There is a reaction going on that I just cannot seem to point the finger at yet. But there will be some finger pointing just give me some time and as much info you guys can on your builds that did cloud. The more details the better as it could help link a commonality that might have been overlooked somewhere.
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There is a reaction going on that I just cannot seem to point the finger at yet. But there will be some finger pointing just give me some time and as much info you guys can on your builds that did cloud. The more details the better as it could help link a commonality that might have been overlooked somewhere.
Just for reference I was running testing rig on Distilled water w/o any additives at all, because I did changed water with every new variation of setup.

Perhaps copper inside the rad or blocks is oxidized with air on the water? Lab test would be awesome...
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take a sample of fluid and a bit of the hose to a water shop, most of them have a microscope and can take a look and see if there is a bacteria/algae or whatever in the system. could be its eating the hose.

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take a sample of fluid and a bit of the hose to a water shop, most of them have a microscope and can take a look and see if there is a bacteria/algae or whatever in the system. could be its eating the hose.

Maybe you have created new life!
I doubt about algae after a couple weeks of use with 5 water changes.
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I doubt about algae after a couple weeks of use with 5 water changes.
+1 as well. In 3 weeks done 4 water changes. Heck one with a friend from another forum. Definitely not algae unless it's some super algae that grows in a short amount of time and only eats the tubing. That would be weird.
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