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post #11 of 49
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Originally Posted by AliceInChains View Post

Not to thread jack, but is it safe to run with a kill coil and copper sulfate? I know someone is going to say it is unecessary, but a single kill coil didnt work for me last time. Maybe I should try two coils? I did rinse with vinegar/distilled before hand. I always make a habit of doing that. Cleans the copper parts quite well too I might add.

I run with copper sulfate & a kill coil. I also use 10% anti-freeze though.
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post #12 of 49
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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains View Post

http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/index.php?cPath=67_79

Whats better to use? PHN or the PT biocide? does it really matter? i use PHN and deionised water
post #13 of 49
I was told that using PTNuke or Kill Coil can possibly break down the nickel plating on blocks. No personal experience. Just what I was told.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?271881-Official-EK-statement-Nickel-Plating-Issues
Edited by LuckyDuck69 - 1/27/12 at 6:04pm
post #14 of 49
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Whats better to use? PHN or the PT biocide? does it really matter? i use PHN and deionised water

PHN is suitable for straight distilled or deionized water.
PT is suitable for premixes (but there is no problem running it with DI water)
post #15 of 49
Thanks, wasnt sure if i was using the right biocide rolleyes.gif
post #16 of 49
Thread Starter 
wow getting varying responses here it seems...so many different options I guess.

So, when I get the nuke early next week I will just

1. flush with distilled vinegar overnight,

2. flush with distilled water

3. add distilled and pt nuke or whatever hotly debated biocide I can find.



that it? Water in the res is still perfectly clear at the moment, so hope that lasts.


I thought I was being paranoid washing my funnel with distilled before use, clearly I was not paranoid enough lol.
    
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post #17 of 49
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wow getting varying responses here it seems...so many different options I guess.
So, when I get the nuke early next week I will just
1. flush with distilled vinegar overnight,
2. flush with distilled water
3. add distilled and pt nuke or whatever hotly debated biocide I can find.
that it? Water in the res is still perfectly clear at the moment, so hope that lasts.
I thought I was being paranoid washing my funnel with distilled before use, clearly I was not paranoid enough lol.

Sound like a well thought out plan to me. thumb.gif
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post #18 of 49
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well its not really well thought out since you guys gave me all the thinkins. Just trying to confirm thats a legit process. Would really rather not be using the vinegar, but whatever it takes to not have to clean my loop in 1 month. rolleyes.gif

I know they use UV lights in some chillers and dehumidfiers to kill micro-bio hax. I think a UV light behind a clear resevoir would be neat and functional. Anyone done this? I read you have to be careful to have a powerful enough UV light or you will only be helping the algae grow. LINK

Also how about high strength hydrogen peroxide? I have used it in hydroponics to kill algae and it works great, the problem in hydro is that peroxide eventually dissipates in the resevoir because it is an open system so u have to keep adding it back. I wonder if it would not dissipate in a closed WC loop. LINK

I read stories of ppl using snake oil, pt nuke, silver coils and still getting algae so, wondering about alternatives that I know work for sure.
Edited by kyle382 - 1/28/12 at 6:05am
    
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http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/index.php?cPath=67_79

Thanks, so will silver coil last for ever or does it eventualy break down?

edit--> Also incase silver lasts forever why should I choose koolant additives when silver does same job?
Edited by grandpatzer - 1/28/12 at 6:09am
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Here read what Martin (Look at page 2 ) LINK says about it. I think he know more about watercooling than anyone that has posted in this thread. Including myself biggrin.gif
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