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    Aquacomputer Double Protect Ultra
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    AT Protect
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    Something silver from jeweler + distilled water
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post #1 of 10
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So I pulled the trigger and got myself a custom WC loop. But I have a problem. My local dealers do not sell pt nuke or silver kill coils. Naturally distilled water is readily available but I need something to kill algae.

I could order pt nuke or silver coils from an international dealer but the freight would be pretty expensive.

My local dealers sell the following coolants:

Aquacomputer Double Protect Ultra 1l 14.90€

AT Protect UV Blue 1000ml 19.90€ (Yes this **** is expensive)

Nanoxia HyperZero UV Performance Coolant 1000ml 12.40€

Swiftech HydrX Coolant 7.00€

Zalman ZM-G200 Anti corrosive Coolant 16.00€

Coollaboratory Coolant Pro 100ml Concentrate 9.50€

I'm interested in firsthand experience whit these coolants. Do they clog blocks? In case of an leek do they contain some nasty ingredients that will cause more damage than pure water? Stuff like that.

I could also buy WaterWetter form an auto part store but I heard a rumor that it damages acrylic.

And the last option. To go to my local jeweler and buy something silver to serve as a kill coil. My main concern whit this option is silver's purity and surface area.

So water cooling veterans of OCN I humbly await your advice.

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Bottom line got a Mayhems silver coil from http://wcdyes.com
Edited by Bit_reaper - 9/6/11 at 5:40am
    
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A local jeweler may have the necessary silver strips, but may also either not sell it or charge a crazy amount of money for it.

You could also check a local pet store for biocide used in aquariums.
 
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post #3 of 10
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A local jeweler may have the necessary silver strips, but may also either not sell it or charge a crazy amount of money for it.

You could also check a local pet store for biocide used in aquariums.
Getting biocide from a pet store is certainly an option but would this not be kind of an gamble as the properties of that kind of biocide might wary depending on the make? Also the amount of time it would be effective is unknown.
    
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post #4 of 10
You can buy Mayhems Biocide from his website : http://wcdyes.com. That's 3.50 £ for 5 ml of biocide and 2.50 £ for delivery by mail.
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silver coil + distilled water
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You can buy Mayhems Biocide from his website : http://wcdyes.com. That's 3.50 £ for 5 ml of biocide and 2.50 £ for delivery by mail.
Thanks for the link. This site looks promising +rep
    
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post #7 of 10
Silver jewelry isn't pure. Why so many options? Just distilled + coil or nuke.
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Silver jewelry isn't pure. Why so many options? Just distilled + coil or nuke.
Did you read the post
    
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post #9 of 10
Try Mayhem's he is in the UK http://wcdyes.com/shop2/8-biocide
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post #10 of 10
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So my silver coil arrived from http://wcdyes.com today. I'm happy with the price and delivery time and will warmly recommend Mayhem's in the future
    
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