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Originally Posted by Caleal View Post
Nothing about distilled water + a silver coil can react with the tubing.
The clouding is caused by plasticizer leaching from the tubing.
I didn't see where the OP posted he only used distilled water and silver kill coil?

Edit: P.S. Silver ions have been shown to react with some plastics, leading to quicker degredation of the plastics and tarnishing of the silver. Also, distilled water is only as good as it is when initially packaged. When exposed to air and other contaminants, it too becomes contaminated.

An easy way to check if any reaction is occurring is to see if the silver kill coil is tarnished in any way. If it is, then a reaction has been occurring for sure.
Edited by un-nefer - 5/23/11 at 12:41am
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Now I am doubting whether to get clear Tygon or not...
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