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post #11 of 30
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Dude, you can spend your money wisely or foolishly that's entirely up to you. I was merely making a suggetion cause pre-made coolants generally suck!!! Their performce is often less than cheap distilled water with nuke. to make it glow you could add a UV active dye or keep the blocks clean and choose a UV active tube which looks much nicer IMO.

you didn't make a suggestion... that was the point.

Back to the topic - I'll drop by frys later today to pick up a UV led strip instead and see how that turns out. I gotta drop by microcenter later anyways so i'll pick up a bottle of the dye and if the led isn't good i'll use that instead. As to the person suggesting MAYHEM's I don't see UV Red so I guess I won't be going that route.

On another note microcenter also carries Hydrx which I actually still need a biocide in my loop (been running all over town trying to find killcoil cause I don't wanna wait for shipping). Would it work fine in that regard or should I just get a killcoil?
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post #12 of 30
UV red is a mix of UV pink + Red. this how all red dyes inc UV Red tubing is made up.

Hope you get every thing sorted.
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so my tubing definitely isn't glowing as planned. is it my tubing thats the issue? because I'm looking at videos of people with UV tubing and it glows BRIGHT
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What tubing do you have all so careful of videos and pictures a lot of people cheat and use UV lamps , UV Light strips (same as disco ones) to get a brighter effect under UV. This is very common with manufacturers to do this and we've noticed it a lot.

There really is not a perfect UV red. Its actually all ways UV pink. There have never been a UV red ever due to the product used to make a glow UV red is Rhodamine B (Acid Red 52 CI 45100). There is another product out there but it can only be used in solvents that is called Red 5B (Solvent Red 242 CI 73300) but once again this is pinkish in colour. If they add to much into UV tubing it becomes brittle or they have to use more plasticizer causing products to there tubing so they it becomes more flexible, so the trade off is very prevalent in you water cooling loop.
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I have a red coolant theme going on in my system. I tried a UV cathode too and didn't like it much. The tubes looked fuzzy pink and there was also a lot of pale blue showing from the clear tubing and the plastic side window in the case.

In the end I just got a string of red led lights for effect and am happy with that.

http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/case_accessories/sleeved_led_kit_-_red
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What tubing do you have all so careful of videos and pictures a lot of people cheat and use UV lamps , UV Light strips (same as disco ones) to get a brighter effect under UV. This is very common with manufacturers to do this and we've noticed it a lot.
There really is not a perfect UV red. Its actually all ways UV pink. There have never been a UV red ever due to the product used to make a glow UV red is Rhodamine B (Acid Red 52 CI 45100). There is another product out there but it can only be used in solvents that is called Red 5B (Solvent Red 242 CI 73300) but once again this is pinkish in colour. If they add to much into UV tubing it becomes brittle or they have to use more plasticizer causing products to there tubing so they it becomes more flexible, so the trade off is very prevalent in you water cooling loop.

heres a video of how the tubing should look

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4rpXthBVXk

heres what mine looks like. i put a bottle of hydrx next to it for comparison. I emailed primochill about this as well as the seller on amazon cause the whole point of me getting different tubing was for the lighting effect.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6636eSDQYE&context=C3971a98ADOEgsToPDskL918DWwT7mYnxoBBHLMZ4F
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[quote name="Mayhem" url="/t/1195650/feser-view-uv-dye-or-uv-coolant/10#post_16129055".

heres a video of how the tubing should look

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4rpXthBVXk

heres what mine looks like. i put a bottle of hydrx next to it for comparison. I emailed primochill about this as well as the seller on amazon cause the whole point of me getting different tubing was for the lighting effect.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6636eSDQYE&context=C3971a98ADOEgsToPDskL918DWwT7mYnxoBBHLMZ4F[/quote]

Very nice build and I like the red
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There sure is a lot of push back on a 10-15 dollar product. I'd say order some dye or coolant and see if you like it. That is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost of a completed system. If it doesn't meet your expectations then you could go into buying UV tubing and replacing all your old stuff. Definitely worth a shot.
 
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There sure is a lot of push back on a 10-15 dollar product. I'd say order some dye or coolant and see if you like it. That is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost of a completed system. If it doesn't meet your expectations then you could go into buying UV tubing and replacing all your old stuff. Definitely worth a shot.

problem is im not even sure which uv tubing would work now. since this was supposed to be UV tubing and it turned out to be garbage.

and thx hog. i wish the tubing would glow though..
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uv red tubing will look red orange not red.
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