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Old May 9, 2014, 03:01 PM
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I've always used DI and a silver and 2 weeks ago i decided to try some pre mixed color. I decided to go back to DI and just use Mayhems X1 dye and i was wondering if i should change my tubing before adding the new fluid. Ive never used dyes either so excuse me for the questions. My dyes will arrive tomorrow should i mix it before adding it or just add drops like if i were adding PT nuke into the res? Thanks
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Old May 9, 2014, 06:00 PM
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depends how long your loop has been running and what tubes you used.
personally, I would go out and get new tube regardless, cause rebuilding loops is fun,
and Mayhems can be fussy - it really likes fresh, clean systems from the get go.

as for adding the X1, i've seen it go either way. drop it in the rez, with pump running, till you get the color you like,
or for if you know the volume of liquid in your loop, you can premix the concentration in a beaker.
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Old May 9, 2014, 09:37 PM
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What kind of tubing and what colour dye? You generally do not want to use any other antimicrobial when using dye. It will affect the PH and may affect the colour of the dye.
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Old May 10, 2014, 01:24 AM
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It's been running 2 wks. I just opened it up. The tubes are already stained. I have extra tubing here from when I built it.

So not recommended to have silver with the x1 dye?

Part of me wants to just stick to just pure distilled water. But I really want to experiment with dyes finally.

I normally run my loop 3 times and 3 drains before I add the final distilled water that would stay. Any recommendations for cleaning up to premixed fluid that was in there? Besides waiting for it to be clear. Should I run a 80/20 vinegar through it? Any tips on this would help. I'm really new to premixed and dyes
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Old May 10, 2014, 03:30 AM
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best use color tubing if want color

and not use vinegar at all in loop
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Old May 10, 2014, 08:07 AM
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What brand of tubing?

Make sure you wash the radiators out well.

If you use vinegar then you need to was out with baking soda to neutralize the acid. Then rinse thoroughly with distilled.
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I'm trying out xspc for the first time I've always just used Tygon tubing.
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Try to find a bottle brush and clean out the tubing if possible. There could be plasticizer buildup.
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I'm replacing it. I'd rather not cheap out for saving tubing
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Stay away from dyes, they discolor everything. I stopped using dye in favor of colored tubes. I prefer the Primo tubing myself.
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