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Old December 10, 2011, 06:18 PM
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Default GAH! Algae in my loop!

Well it's been 3 weeks since my loop has been setup, and algae has already made loop a home for itself. I am running 30/70 ethylene glycol and distilled water mix, and its still blooming.

I'm waiting on a couple parts to come in before I flush the loop, in the mean time can anyone give me some tips?
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Old December 10, 2011, 06:35 PM
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Why do you think there is algae?
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There are green algae growing on the walls of the tubes, looks identical to the algae that grows on the side of the aquarium.
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Old December 10, 2011, 07:22 PM
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What about your reservoir? Is it green as well?
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Nope, seems to be fine, I'm going to double check
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Old December 10, 2011, 09:25 PM
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You used cheap tubing more than likely. It is plasiticizer. Replace it w/ a good tubing like Primoclear LRT.
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Well it's been 3 weeks since my loop has been setup, and algae has already made loop a home for itself. I am running 30/70 ethylene glycol and distilled water mix, and its still blooming.

I'm waiting on a couple parts to come in before I flush the loop, in the mean time can anyone give me some tips?
loose the EG and go with PG the white bottle is less toxic, by the way why using 30/70 mix ?

mixed metal loop? rad outside in the snow?
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Old December 10, 2011, 09:27 PM
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Well, I needed some toxicity in the water to prevent algae growth, but clearly it wasn't enough.

If it is indeed because of cheap tubing and doesn't affect cooling performance then I am good with it

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If it's in your loops, it's gumming up your blocks too. Change it out.
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geoc mite be cheap anti-freeze geling up
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