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I've been looking at this reservoir for a while now because I'm planning to liquid cool my cpu, but I would really like to install some LED lights in it. I know the clear version has holes specially drilled to support LEDs, but the black acetal version does not. Is there any way that I could install some LED lights in the acetal version? Because I feel like the black acetal version would look a lot better in my build rather than the clear plexi version.

Here's what I'm looking at:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8584/ex-res-146/EK_Dual_Bay_SPIN_Reservoir_w_Flow_Meter_-_Acetal_Black.html?tl=g30c97s168#blank
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Depending on where you put your drain, you will have either one or two open fittings on the Bay Spin res. You can use one or two of these plugs. Scroll down the page. There are multiple color options thumb.gif

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30/c101/s743/list/p1/Liquid_Cooling-Fittings-Accessories-Fitting_Plugs-Page1.html
 
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Depending on where you put your drain, you will have either one or two open fittings on the Bay Spin res. You can use one or two of these plugs. Scroll down the page. There are multiple color options thumb.gif
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30/c101/s743/list/p1/Liquid_Cooling-Fittings-Accessories-Fitting_Plugs-Page1.html

What Angrybutcher linked. Then get some prewired 5mm LEDs. They won't really light up the res that well though (especially the UV ones). I speak from experience. I've got the bayspin and have had red, white, blue, and uv leds in it. White was the most noticeable by far.
    
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So if I were to get some clear blue UV reactive dye, the uv lights wouldn't work very well in the res?

Also, if I did do that, wouldn't that mean that the lights would be in the water? Couldn't that cause the distilled water to become conductive or cause the lights to short?
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The LEDs are attached to the back side of the plug. They never touch the water thumb.gif
 
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So if I were to get some clear blue UV reactive dye, the uv lights wouldn't work very well in the res?
Also, if I did do that, wouldn't that mean that the lights would be in the water? Couldn't that cause the distilled water to become conductive or cause the lights to short?

Nope...not at all. Clear/UV Blue will be barely noticeable. The only decent reaction I got from the LEDs was from a high concentration of UV tracer line (UV Green dye used for detecting automotive leaks). So I'm gonna make an educated guess and say that UV Acid Green will be the only color with a decent enough reaction from a few 5mm LEDs.
    
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Nope...not at all. Clear/UV Blue will be barely noticeable. The only decent reaction I got from the LEDs was from a high concentration of UV tracer line (UV Green dye used for detecting automotive leaks). So I'm gonna make an educated guess and say that UV Acid Green will be the only color with a decent enough reaction from a few 5mm LEDs.

Check out FrozenQ's bay reservoirs with the CCFL UV Cathode instead. It will give you a better reaction imo.

Edit wth...too sleep deprived to be posting XD
    
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Check out FrozenQ's bay reservoirs with the CCFL UV Cathode instead. It will give you a better reaction imo.
Edit wth...too sleep deprived to be posting XD
Yeah, I was thinking about getting one of those. I really liked the flow meter and waterfall effect on the EK reservoir, but I guess I don't absolutely need that. The extra lighting with the FrozenQ reservoir would probably look better anyway, plus I can hook my pump up directly to that reservoir with a pump top. I might just have to get that one because it would look really cool, and it would really streamline my water loop.

I'm just hoping the UV light will react with the Mayhems UV Clear Blue Dye (both inside my case and in the reservoir for that matter). Does anyone here have any experience with that dye?

Skip to around 5:54 to see the dye I'm planning on using:
Edited by Vortex88 - 2/4/12 at 3:22pm
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