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Hello all, I'm new here and need a little advise.

I have a custom loop for my system that is only about 2 months old. I have a kill coil and distilled water and that is all. There is a tinge of green (Probably algeae) in my tubing, but my res is clear.

The questions I have are these... My kill coil is in the res around one of the intake pipes, should I place in in the tubing so the water constanly passes over it (I thought it would be in the current location)?

And is it necessary to take apart the entire loop and clean it out or will the kill coil stop the growth from spreading.

Thank you all for any help.
post #2 of 8
What type of tubing are you using? Generally cheap clear tubing will turn color after a short amount of time due to plasticizor leaking out.
 
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The tubing is Tygon clear, 1/2 ID 3/4 OD if that helps.
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post

What type of tubing are you using? Generally cheap clear tubing will turn color after a short amount of time due to plasticizor leaking out.

^ This. I had a Rasa kit and the clear tubing that came with it did the same thing and just like you I thought it was algae but it fooled me biggrin.gif
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Have you just decided to put the killcoil in? if so & there is algeae i would flush & clean/system out & try putting the killcoil in the outlet tube from the CPU, but i've read that it doesn't matter where you put the killcoil = tube or res.

Edit: it might even be some copper residue? but a flush/clean should fix that, & hopefully it doesn't come back.

Note: I have the same setup = Distilled+killcoil & my loop is about the same age = 2-3 months but the only thing that has happend to my loop is the tubing has gone a pale color, & i'm hoping this sort of thing doesn't happen to my setup either as i used to use "thermaltake coolant" but after research & advice given on OC.Net i decided to go with distilled + Killcoil.
Edited by KEX - 12/3/11 at 7:04pm
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The Kill-coil has been in since the install. But I dont know if enough water is moving over it. I don't even know if that matters much anyway.

I'm about to add a GPU water block so I am going to have to break down the rig anyway. I'll give it a good flush out and hopefully that will resolve the issue and the green wont come back. Thanks for the input fellas. biggrin.gif
Edited by IVFP - 12/3/11 at 7:19pm
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Another solution would be to get some new colored tubing if you're going to be tearing it apart anyway. Might as well do it when it's down. thumb.gifcool.gif
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post #8 of 8
The kill coil in fine where it is you don't really need amazing flow over the coil for it to release the silver particles into the water, then the water flow carries the particles throughout the loop. I will agree with what others have said your clear tubing has clouded and your only fix will be to get better tubing, most commonly recommended stuff I've seen here is Primochill proflex like THIS

I does come in other sizes and as you can see in many colors to suit anyone's taste, or as some might say lack there of biggrin.gif
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