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Hey all,

Ive only been watercooling my PC for about 2 months now and have gone to quite the extreme for my first build. I installed a 2 loop system into a DD Waterbox plus. Both loops currently have Feser fluids, 1 green and 1 red. (yes I know, colored tubing is better tongue.gif) The problem I am having is the green is extremely overpowering the red in the UV light and I dont like how it looks.

I baught some primochill Ice, Clear Blue, in hopes to replace the red and have closer to equally matched brightness to the green.

I received the bottle yesterday and after examining the liquid while its still in the bottle, I can see tiny flakes floating around. Almost as if its separated already.

My question is can I run this through a filter before I isntall it into the loop(coffee filter?) or will that cause problems with the fluid breaking down even more?

Also, Im really wanting to put a sponge filter in the reservoir. How do those hold up and can I possibly use a sponge filter desgned for a fish tank?
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Those chunks will get caught in the blocks and affect your loop dramatically. Get rid of the coolant and get the color tubing. I've never heard of someone putting a filter in a reservior but that is what they should make since coolant is bad for your system. Distilled water is the way to go:thumb:
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dyes on the market can be dangerous for loops.

if you prefer coolant just get pc ice clear, which is what i use, along with the colored tubing.

alternatively, check out Mayhem Dyes. their dyes seems to be of a higher quality. may be worth checking out if you're dead set on dye.
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dyes on the market can be dangerous for loops.
if you prefer coolant just get pc ice clear, which is what i use, along with the colored tubing.
alternatively, check out Mayhem Dyes. their dyes seems to be of a higher quality. may be worth checking out if you're dead set on dye.

I would love to use mayhem liquids but I cant seem to find any sellers in the US. Also, Their Auro colors are pretty nice but I would be afraid of that plugging the system also with all the little particles in that. I just saw that they are releasing a UV version of pastels soon. Any links to places in the US that sell them? Thanks.

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Those chunks will get caught in the blocks and affect your loop dramatically. Get rid of the coolant and get the color tubing. I've never heard of someone putting a filter in a reservior but that is what they should make since coolant is bad for your system. Distilled water is the way to go:thumb:

Exactly! This was the reason I ordered Clear Blue. Hoping it would not have dye in it as its clear. but this is not the case. Here is a link to the filters people have been using. looks to me like it is just a normal sponge filter from a fish tank.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=59_439_775
Edited by generallee989 - 2/28/12 at 11:21am
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i used koolance green coolant for about 2 years with minimal buildup, but after cleaning my blocks and pumps i switched to distilled water. if you must have colored liquid i would suggest koolance.
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i used koolance green coolant for about 2 years with minimal buildup, but after cleaning my blocks and pumps i switched to distilled water. if you must have colored liquid i would suggest koolance.

I am tempted to switch to distilled water but I dont like the look of colored tubing. I feel it doesnt give the same effect as clear tubing with colored liquids.

I am a firm believer though that there is always a choice. I have seen some people say that they HAVE TO use colored liquids but I dont see the reasoning to be viable. You dont HAVE TO do anything with these, thats why they are customizable. Just my opinion.

What would your opinion be if I filtered this Primochill Ice before I put it in the reservoir(run through a paper filter). Is it possible to filter it without ruining the coolant?

Also, If I add just streight UV liquid to a clear liquid, will it glow blue'ish?

UV Liquid:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7014/ex-liq-93/Feser_View_Active_UV_Dye_-_50_ml_-_UV_Clear_FV-0020.html?tl=g30c103s185
Edited by generallee989 - 2/28/12 at 11:24am
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I am tempted to switch to distilled water but I dont like the look of colored tubing. I feel it doesnt give the same effect as clear tubing with colored liquids.
I am a firm believer though that there is always a choice. I have seen some people say that they HAVE TO use colored liquids but I dont see the reasoning to be viable. You dont HAVE TO do anything with these, thats why they are customizable. Just my opinion.
What would your opinion be if I filtered this Primochill Ice before I put it in the reservoir(run through a paper filter). Is it possible to filter it without ruining the coolant?
Also, If I add just streight UV liquid to a clear liquid, will it glow blue'ish?
UV Liquid:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7014/ex-liq-93/Feser_View_Active_UV_Dye_-_50_ml_-_UV_Clear_FV-0020.html?tl=g30c103s185

no way, mayhem is way better.

just PM him. he's on here a lot. his name is Mayhem.
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It sounds like you might have got a dodgy bottle. If you are determined to use the Primochill fluid I would contact them about a possible RMA. If you want to go the distilled + UV dye then get some Mayhem's UV Clear Blue, it is supposed to be a lot stronger and brighter than other UV blue dyes. I can reccomend Aquatuning.US as a great e-tailer.

To answer your original question, filtering the coolant will not hurt it. Any dissolved contents will pass through a coffee filter just fine and the filter will only catch the solids, after all that is what happens when you filter coffee. Be aware though, some solids have already come out of suspension, can you be sure that it won't happen again?
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Hey all,
Ive only been watercooling my PC for about 2 months now and have gone to quite the extreme for my first build. I installed a 2 loop system into a DD Waterbox plus. Both loops currently have Feser fluids, 1 green and 1 red. (yes I know, colored tubing is better tongue.gif) The problem I am having is the green is extremely overpowering the red in the UV light and I dont like how it looks.
I baught some primochill Ice, Clear Blue, in hopes to replace the red and have closer to equally matched brightness to the green.
I received the bottle yesterday and after examining the liquid while its still in the bottle, I can see tiny flakes floating around. Almost as if its separated already.
My question is can I run this through a filter before I isntall it into the loop(coffee filter?) or will that cause problems with the fluid breaking down even more?
Also, Im really wanting to put a sponge filter in the reservoir. How do those hold up and can I possibly use a sponge filter desgned for a fish tank?

Hi there i has the same problem with u!! my 2 bottle promochill ice just arrived last week and i already examine it and found tiny flakes floating around!! so until now i dont use it until i got some clear answer about that!! But according to my friends who use nano fluid, he has the same tiny flakes floating around in hes nano fluid, and he got no problem with it until now!! So can anybody help us about this tiny flakes floating around problem??
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Do not use fluids were the inhibitors have broken free of the suspension. RMA is back to PC and get it replaced. Sounds like a bad batch. If you use the stuff it will get worse.
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