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Best "water wetter" agent?

post #1 of 20
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I have been looking through past threads to try and determine the best water wetter for a loop. I know "water wetter" per se is NOT recommended. I however, have the 454x2 pump/res combo and I need something to help with the microbubbles. I think if i can reduce the surface tension of the water it will work. I tried the two drops of dish soap some people recommended but even with a bled loop that quickly turned into a foamtastic nightmare. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 20
I used washing up liquid but had to use about 1 table spoon, if that didnt work for you then im not sure, try and slow the pump down or add restriction?
post #3 of 20
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Originally Posted by tht-kid;13453628 
I used washing up liquid but had to use about 1 table spoon, if that didnt work for you then im not sure, try and slow the pump down or add restriction?

Well I have no speed control over my pumps. I am already running an evga gtx 480 hc stock block, a 240 rad, an ek supreme hf, and a 360 rad in that order. That seems like sufficient restriction
post #4 of 20
And why would 'water wetter' not be recommended? aside from the smell.
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Originally Posted by wimcle;13453693 
And why would 'water wetter' not be recommended? aside from the smell.

It apparently coats the entire system in some kind film that gunks the loop up and nearly impossible to get out.

I just had a AHA moment, what if i used dishwasher soap. Not dawn but the stuff you put in your dishwasher. I know it is specifically designed NOT to foam. Do ya guys think that would work?
post #6 of 20
Two small drops of blue Dawn liquid soap. Worked for me!
post #7 of 20
Aside from actual water wetter (which I wouldn't ever use) the dish washer detergent (like a couple drops) that you mentioned is the probably going to be your best bet as an additive. Personally I don't think that there are any tangible gains to be had from it. I'd just use a kill coil and straight distilled and be done.
 
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Originally Posted by iamwardicus;13454553 
Aside from actual water wetter (which I wouldn't ever use) the dish washer detergent (like a couple drops) that you mentioned is the probably going to be your best bet as an additive. Personally I don't think that there are any tangible gains to be had from it. I'd just use a kill coil and straight distilled and be done.

I just want to be rid of the microbubbles.
post #9 of 20
2-3 drops of Dawn dish soap.
post #10 of 20
wouldn't the microbubbles go away on their own when the water doesn't have any oxygen left
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