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Ive switched to just distilled water with feser base (ethylene glycol) and nothing else. Ill let you guys know how it goes a few months from now. I might also add, I have changed all the blocks in my loop from pure copper to nickel (en) plated copper.

I dont trust silver anymore, and I dont trust copper sulfate. Also, from what other people have said, premixed coolants are garbage so I wont be using those either. Nothing but distilled and ethylene glycol. Ratio is 50:1 distilled:glycol.

So far so good, but it has only been a few weeks.
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@AliceInChains, I assume you mean Feser Base corrosion blocker (which is EG + concentrated inhibitors) that you add 2% to distilled water?...keep us posted what your blocks look like over months. That is what I would use if I had nickel water blocks and wanted to preserve the nickel plating without having to change fluid every few months or hope I got lucky. And since 98% distilled, wont affect temps at all.

I like the look of nickel, and if I found an inhibitor that works well, may in future use it, havent decided yet. But im sticking with copper til people like you find out what consistently works biggrin.gif
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Interesting, good information..thumb.gif

Some more for you here
http://www.canada-shops.com/stores/ecopurewater/c25931.2.html
"Unfortunately, product testing has not shown silver impregnated AC to be much more effective in controlling bacteria than normal AC filters. Only in the first month of operation did there appear to be any advantage to using an AC filter that contained silver."

http://wqpmag.com/Treating%20Bacteria%20in%20Drinking%20Water-article10126
"There is a lot of talk on the effectiveness of traditional silver impregnated carbon in treating bacteria growth. In a study performed by North Dakota State University in February 1992, it was discovered that after one month of use, the silver impregnated activated carbon filter had practically diminished its effects on prohibiting bacterial growth. All silver ion impregnated filter"

http://www.apswater.com/article.asp?id=268&title=About_Silver_Impregnated_Carbon_-__Useless_Sales_Tactic
"Unfortunately, product testing has not shown silver impregnated activated carbon to be much more effective in controlling bacteria than normal activated carbon filters. Only in the first month of operation did there appear to be any advantage to using an activated carbon filter that contained silver."

http://elkhorn.unl.edu/epublic/pages/publicationD.jsp?publicationId=293
"Some filters are impregnated with silver to try to prevent bacterial growth, but studies indicate that this practice makes little difference in reducing bacteria. Any advantage seen from the silver is only apparent in the first month of use"

Notice they refer to
a)"silver ion impregnated filter"
b) "prevent bacterial growth" as opposed to algea growth which is what you really should worry about...and you will use copper for that.

Silver does not dissolve in pure water, even in polluted water they will use electrolysis to release the ions
http://www.lenntech.com/processes/disinfection/chemical/disinfectants-copper-silver-ionization.htm
"Copper-silver ionization is brought about by electrolysis. An electric current is created through copper-silver, causing positively charged copper and silver ions to form."
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Only time i had issues with silver was using EK nickel blocks. Solution: no more ek nickel products thumb.gifbiggrin.giftongue.gif
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Edit : Sorry for bumping this thread. Seems like I'm having yellowing but it could just be to the tubing.
Edited by Creator - 9/27/12 at 10:23pm
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