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post #1 of 7
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After almost 2 months of having my rig all set up and good to go, I finally went into my reservoir and cleaned out what seemed to be glue stuck to the side of it.

Honestly, it was like a yellowish glue pretty much stuck onto the reservoir. Once I got it wet and used some vinegar, it eventually broke up but I still couldn't get all of it off as it was quite sticky, like adhesive.

While I removed it from the loop, I looked into the TYGON (black laboratory) tubing (supposed to be the best) and saw a light white film on the inside of the tube. I stuck my pinky in and it came right off so it didn't seem like calcium or anything.

I have a silver antimicrobial in there so whatever is on the reservoir shouldn't be living.

I cleaned it all out (for the most part) and put the reservoir back in and here we go again, I see a light film of the yellowish glue starting to form again which I'm sure will eventually get bigger and bigger as much as I leave it alone. Keep in mind: *IT ONLY FORMS AT THE MENISCUS/TOP OF THE WATER LINE!* I do not see it forming below the water or whatnot - only where the water stops.

I can't deal with this every single month. Does anyone have any suggestions on what this might be and how to fix it?
post #2 of 7
It could be plasticizer from the tubing. You could try changing it for Primochill which doesn't seem to leech it.
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post #3 of 7
Isn't that a common problem with tygon hose?
I have the same problem with black xspc tubing,distilled and pt nuke.I didnt have the same problem with white xspc tubing oddly enough.An absolute pain to clean tbh.

I've just recieved a silver coil and some masterkleer hose so hopefully that will sort it.
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post #4 of 7
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That's extremely unfortunate.

I've looked online and while I liked the black look of the tubing, I've found some Tygon model 2001 and 2275 type tubing which is "plasticizer free" in clear. Sadly, I can't find it on FrozenCPU.

Do you know of another website I could look at to purchase this tubing from (without excessive amounts)?
post #5 of 7
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Do you know of another website I could look at to purchase this tubing from (without excessive amounts)?
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...=searchresults

Can buy 10 feet it looks like. I never buy less than 10' tubing because shipping is so high.

I use Masterkleer and it has remained clear since June 2010. Tygon 3603 would cloud. Good luck.
    
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post #6 of 7
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Alright excellent! Thanks a lot

Do you think that the plasticizer (if that is actually the cause of this problem) is contaminating the waterblocks as well? Like I said, it looks to be only forming at the surface of the water.
post #7 of 7
Plasticizer is from the tubing so can be everywhere. If your temps are OK, you can probably change tubing, flush with distilled, and see if you are clear. With all the Tygon tubing used it's hard to believe this affects performance greatly or causes great damage but it can be annoying. Here is a post I made on plasticizers that has a few links. Good luck.
    
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