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Too late to add kill coil?

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Setup my loop about a month/2 months ago and realized I forgot to place the kill coil inside. I noticed that inside my res there is tiny specs that are along the walls of it (not too sure what it is). Assuming its algae, would dropping a kill coil right now kill any existing algae/prevent any further growth? Is it a necessity to clean out everything before dropping the kill coil in? I really don't want to take apart my whole loop..

Thanks in advanced.
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The joys of water cooling thumb.gif

I've had my loop apart at least once a month, for the past 6 months biggrin.gif

What you have in the res may not be a growth. Might be left over junk from the radiators. I'd recommend wiping it off before doing anything. It likely won't hurt anything to leave it though.
 
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Is the gunk white? Could be flux, or plasticizer. If its flux you should take your loop apart and rinse your radiator with near boiling distilled watter/vinegar. Do that a few times then rinse it just pure distilled water several times to get rid of tall the vinegar. I would check the water block too see if it needs cleaning. Ive heard stories of the flux getting stuck in the micro channels in the block and hingering cooling performance.

at the very least, I would replace the coolant. I dont think its algea, algea is normally green or brown. Could be bacteria cultures though.
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