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Yes, and you don't have to worry about your cat dying if some leaks on the floor.
owww, thanks
    
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post #12 of 79
5-10% solution for color, anti-corrosion, biocide and pump lubrication

straight antifreeze or 50/50 is too viscous and has less thermal capacity
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5-10% solution for color, anti-corrosion, biocide and pump lubrication

straight antifreeze or 50/50 is too viscous and has less thermal capacity
yeah, i am thinking of having 10% car coolant and 90% distlled on my next build.

So this mixture will prevent the growth of any impurities in my loop?
    
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post #14 of 79
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I think most of the car coolant is pre mixed with water anyway right? Its colour is red and feels like a cola when you touch it.
no, its either 100% antifreeze or 50/50 premixed, which is a rip off. I believe red is the same thing as dexcool (iirc) which can cause some issues(again iirc)
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post #15 of 79
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no, its either 100% antifreeze or 50/50 premixed, which is a rip off. I believe red is the same thing as dexcool (iirc) which can cause some issues(again iirc)
i will have to verify this one as i probably just got lucky on my first one.
    
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yeah, i am thinking of having 10% car coolant and 90% distlled on my next build.

So this mixture will prevent the growth of any impurities in my loop?
or you can just get a biocide and move on...
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so everybody here uses the biocide?
    
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i use engine coolant but i do agree with everyone the more coolant in your loop the worse your temps are. if your going to use coolant mix 8oz or less in one gallon of coolant. i would advise against using dexcool (orange coolant) it clouds up acrylic and tubing really fast and the tubes feel a bit stiffer than usual. i wouldn't trust running it for long. i dont know if it will cause major issues but based on what ive seen i wouldn't want to test it and find out what damage it causes after long term use.
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so everybody here uses the biocide?
its the standard, I use 10% green antifreeze, and a few drops of copper sulfate for just incase
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i use engine coolant but i do agree with everyone the more coolant in your loop the worse your temps are. if your going to use coolant mix 8oz or less in one gallon of coolant. i would advise against using dexcool (orange coolant) it clouds up acrylic and tubing really fast and the tubes feel a bit stiffer than usual. i wouldn't trust running it for long. i dont know if it will cause major issues but based on what ive seen i wouldn't want to test it and find out what damage it causes after long term use.
cool, thanks. i think i will leave that other system running with engine coolant. my son is using it now.

but with my new one, i will think and take your advice guys.
    
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