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goldish flakes in loop?

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just looked at my res checking to see if there was anything floating around in there, and there appears to be little flakes on the acrylic part of my res a little golden in color.
I'm running the parts in my sig rig with distilled water and some jungle no more algae with 2-3 drops.
the no more algae contains:
diuron 0.67%
copper sulfate pentahydrate 0.05%

tried to get a good picture of it:
post #2 of 22
llooks like it flaked off of the inside of a fitting??? could be brass maybe
post #3 of 22
Goldschlager?
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post #4 of 22
If it is a closed system, how do you get good fish flakes in it? Do you have a fishtank that is near your fill up station?
post #5 of 22
How old is your loop? If it's new, some particulate matter can be expected. Try a flush, if they come back, it could be corrosion; are all your metal fittings and blocks made of the same material?
post #6 of 22
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llooks like it flaked off of the inside of a fitting??? could be brass maybe
could it of flaked off inside the rad? fittings are all nickel plated besides the two silver ones connected too the res and pump, hopes it is just the rad and curious as to why this is its first time showing been running for at least 2 months now, and it was initially flushed quite well.
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Goldschlager?
flakes aren't that big
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How old is your loop? If it's new, some particulate matter can be expected. Try a flush, if they come back, it could be corrosion; are all your metal fittings and blocks made of the same material?
loop is a little over 2 months now been pulled apart a couple times for a case switch and a gpu block added, metals wise there is copper, nickel plated copper and i'm pretty sure the rad is brass with 2 pure silver plated fittings.
edit: yes rad is brass.
Edited by mr. biggums - 11/6/11 at 8:47pm
post #7 of 22
its prob the rad then... its no biggy it happens you can just flush it out put new water in there and away you go
post #8 of 22
Probably brass filings left over from the manufacturing of your rads
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post #9 of 22
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if thats the case, dam flushing of it didn't initially work or at least work too the point i wanted.
post #10 of 22
welkl things always degtread over time its possible your rad has lost a bit of coating after runign for 2 months
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