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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by allikat;13328434 
Did you touch your barbs with your skin at any point? Did you rinse out your tubing and blocks/rads before installing? I doubt your loop can qualify as completely clean if you didn't install it in a clean room.
Mine certainly isn't that clean, so I expect to drain and refill every few months.
And I'd expect even feser tubing can have some chemicals slowly leach out of it over time, I don't know of any tubing you can buy for under $1,000 an inch that's completely non-reactive.

I know what you are trying to say and hell I may just be ignorant in tubing but.... If i pay $1000 a inch, damn stuff better be bullet proof.
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post #12 of 22
i have a kill coil on mine, would it hurt if i add couple of drop if PTnuke to prevent this on my new water?
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post #13 of 22
Most people don´t know that only "flushing" the radiator with for example warm water etc before use is not always enough.

A healthy amount of rads are applied a factory greace before being shipped to the distributors.

The grease will not be resolved by water instantly but in time after the loop has been operated some time it will wear off and create weird growths and or residues.

Companies like Aquatuning sell special grease resolving additives which will get rid of it at the first flush.
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post #14 of 22
I use both kill coil and a copper sulfate solution to ensure nothing funky grows... hospitals also use the same thing for certain sanitary concerns.

EDIT: it's probably from the plasticizer of the tubing you are using... or some other source of contaminant... or the water was already mixed with something else to begin with
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post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by YnoX View Post
I think lower quality tubing leave a strange smell on water over time if your temps are high.
I dont think the quality of tubing makes a difference at all really since I find XSPC tubing so much better than Tygon and its cheaper.
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post #16 of 22
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I dont think the quality of tubing makes a difference at all really since I find XSPC tubing so much better than Tygon and its cheaper.
That's the first time I've heard anything positive about the XSPC tubing. Most people complain about it after a few months of running it, that it turns an odd brown color, so they get rid of it and replace it with tygon or primochill.

I'm running primochill white tubing right now, and while my loop is only a few weeks old, it was easy to work with while building, and is very snug on my barbs (though I still used worm-drive clamps).
post #17 of 22
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That's the first time I've heard anything positive about the XSPC tubing. Most people complain about it after a few months of running it, that it turns an odd brown color, so they get rid of it and replace it with tygon or primochill.

I'm running primochill white tubing right now, and while my loop is only a few weeks old, it was easy to work with while building, and is very snug on my barbs (though I still used worm-drive clamps).
yep... i had to replace it within a few weeks since it started to look like i was pumping diarrhea in my loop


replaced it with some nice primochill
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post #18 of 22
My water smelled a bit funky to when I drained and replaced it, I think it was just from coming in contact with tubing, and blocks and such. because the water kinda smelled like metal and rubber.
post #19 of 22
This is a good thread about what to do with loops that need flushing.

That sad thing is, not many people make plans with their WCing loop to incorporate a drain or a method to flush the loop. A loop should be flushed at least once per year.

My loop has a 1-gallon glass pickle jar for a RES. It's is soooo easy to fill and flush the loop. I find it actually fun when I have to change the fluid out.
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post #20 of 22
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This is a good thread about what to do with loops that need flushing.

That sad thing is, not many people make plans with their WCing loop to incorporate a drain or a method to flush the loop. A loop should be flushed at least once per year.

My loop has a 1-gallon glass pickle jar for a RES. It's is soooo easy to fill and flush the loop. I find it actually fun when I have to change the fluid out.
They make 1-gallon-sized pickles? Jeez, talk about buying in bulk

So what exactly needs to be done to reduce the build up of algae, mold, and whatever the fuhh grows in there?
And Im sure at one point the closed-loop system Corsair provides is gonna have some kind of build up?
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