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I know the rules about not using UV dye in your loop, I ordered some UV tubing because I wanted the look, but the UPS guy is stuck on stupid and was too lazy to look for my street number so they sent my stuff back and now I don't want to wait another week to put my loop together.

So my question is there any real UV alternatives that wont kill my loop? I thought about putting a highlighter core in my res like we do for parties and such in a water bottle for black lights, or even just dump some of the liquid stuff from a hi-lighter?
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I know the rules about not using UV dye in your loop, I ordered some UV tubing because I wanted the look, but the UPS guy is stuck on stupid and was too lazy to look for my street number so they sent my stuff back and now I don't want to wait another week to put my loop together.

So my question is there any real UV alternatives that wont kill my loop? I thought about putting a highlighter core in my res like we do for parties and such in a water bottle for black lights, or even just dump some of the liquid stuff from a hi-lighter?
Why not get crappy tubing from the local hardware store (or call around to plastics places or lab supply companies to see if they've got good Tygon tubing) and just install with that. you don't need UV tubing to complete your loop if you're in a hurry. You're in a hurry to make it functional, no need to hurry to make it look cool. Just run without UV for a while.

Also, using crappy tubing can end up with leaching plasticizers clogging up your loop, and using UV alternatives could have other negative effects not immediately known or noticed, like the colors absorbing into your waterblocks and such.
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I have some tubing already, and I am read to put it together, thats why im asking if anyone has tried it, I just don't want to go through all the work twice just to change tubing and right now I need that rig.
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