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post #11 of 27
just for future reference, buying coolant for your loop is a major waste of cash.
Most Grocery stores in teh US sell distilled water by the gallon for 2-3$ (3 out of 4 stores within 5 miles in my area carry it for 2-3$ per gallon).
When you buy coolant, they just use distilled water and additives...

Also just pop a kill coil in the res and youll be good to go.

Running the "reverse osmosis purified water (its Sams Club brand, similar to Dasani with minerals added back in) " is not too good for your blocks so i hear. and im sure with just distilled water you may see a little temp drop.
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Thanks for your reply, but you didnt really answer the question.
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post #13 of 27
Probably left over Primochill PC Ice in your loop mixed with the water you used preventing any bacteria from growing. The reason we used distilled is because it is pure, has no minerals in it like other water. Minerals can cause buildup in your loop, it wont hurt it but it can cause problems if you do get buildup.
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Originally Posted by Furball Zen View Post
Thanks for your reply, but you didnt really answer the question.
Well I did and I didn't.

Chances are that the conditions in your loop were not suitable for bacterial / algal growth (it is a word, I was surprised too). This is great for you, but not always the case in every loop.

It does actually work, as in silver does actually kill microbes. It is not always needed if the conditions in your loop do not support growth.

So in your case, no, this time you did not need a KillCoil. Next time you might.

I'm going to stop there lest the tautology police catch me (it is also a word, and a good one)
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post #15 of 27
I just stole all my grandmother's silver jewelery and dumped it in my res. seems to work
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post #16 of 27
Umm... isn't the point of reverse osmosis to remove everything from the water so it's pure?
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post #17 of 27
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Umm... isn't the point of reverse osmosis to remove everything from the water so it's pure?
RO water is NOT 100% mineral free. There's still cations ie Na+, Mg2+, Ca2+ & organic stuffs inside RO.
Distilled is pretty close to 100% purity.
post #18 of 27
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RO water is NOT 100% mineral free. There's still cations ie Na+, Mg2+, Ca2+ & organic stuffs inside RO.
Distilled is pretty close to 100% purity.
I get this, but what about Reverse Osmosis + De-ionized (referred to as RO/DI). Proper DI material has both cation and anion absorbing/adsorbing resins in it I understood. I don't understand how distilled can be more pure than RO/DI, based on that the TDS when measured with a conductivity probe ususally yields lower numbers on a properly functioning RO/DI system than on straight distilled from the store. I've got a properly functioning RO/DI system at my house that gets 0ppm/0TDS when measured at the tap (~125ppm/TDS when measured at the tap water source), and I'd love to use it, but everyone on here has me scared that I'll be doing something wrong. Maybe the right minds to answer the question are here watching this thread.
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Originally Posted by Dr.GumbyM.D. View Post
I get this, but what about Reverse Osmosis + De-ionized (referred to as RO/DI). Proper DI material has both cation and anion absorbing/adsorbing resins in it I understood. I don't understand how distilled can be more pure than RO/DI, based on that the TDS when measured with a conductivity probe ususally yields lower numbers on a properly functioning RO/DI system than on straight distilled from the store. I've got a properly functioning RO/DI system at my house that gets 0ppm/0TDS when measured at the tap (~125ppm/TDS when measured at the tap water source), and I'd love to use it, but everyone on here has me scared that I'll be doing something wrong. Maybe the right minds to answer the question are here watching this thread.
Dionized = RO
post #20 of 27
Distilled + silver is ALL u need.
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