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Can I leave my loop idle for 3-6 months? (Distilled water plus PT-Nuke)

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So I will be going back to school this September, and will not be able to turn on the computer on/circulate the loop everyday like I do now.

Is it ok to leave the loop stationary for a good couple of months? I am using distilled water and 1.5 drops of copper PT-nuke (antimicrobial).

Before, I changed the liquid from Red Feser dye junk to this becuase I thought that leaving the dye stationary in the loop for long periods of time would cause some problems.

I don't see how water can cause any problems for the pump, i.e. clogging, but I am not sure. I could see the copper bunching up into balls and clog something, but there is not a lot inside anyway.

What do you guys think?


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post #2 of 11
I don't see it being an huge issue since you're using PT Nuke, but It's always safer to drain and clean in my opinion.
Edited by theAlexandria - 7/27/11 at 7:48am
    
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post #3 of 11
Good job removing the dyes. Those do have issues.

As for water and PT-Nuke, the loop should be just fine.
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post #4 of 11
just ask a family member to keep a eye for abnormalities. That could be a sleep factor for some
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Azarah;14366807 
just ask a family member to keep a eye for abnormalities. That could be a sleep factor for some

this sentence alone, gives me thinking ahead, that there might be a problem with that liquid:)

I'd personally drain the loop and clean it.
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post #6 of 11
Should be fine but I would drain and refill after the 'sitting' period, before you get her going again.
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post #7 of 11
Id drain it to be safe.

Then bring the power cord with you so it doesnt get turned on
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mastical;14366988 
Id drain it to be safe.

Then bring the power cord with you so it doesnt get turned on

+1 ... if it's gonna be off for a couple months straight, just drain the thing and use it as an excuse to do a routine cleaning of your loop.
    
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post #9 of 11
Drain, clean and refill before you leave?

Alternatively, drain and clean, then disassemble your rig.
Edited by linkin93 - 7/27/11 at 11:18am
post #10 of 11
3 months,do nothing,6 months that rig would be drained
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