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Weird residue/build up floating at the top of my reservoir

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I just put together this loop about 2.5 months ago and today I noticed there's a weird build up floating on the top of the water.
I thought I took all the right steps in preparing my loop by flushing the radiator a million times with vinegar and the same with the CPU block.

I used a silver kill coil in the reservoir but no PT nuke as I thought both were not necessary. I used only distilled water and no coolant.

Any ideas on what this could be? Do i need to redo the loop already to prevent any damage?

Thanks! 700
Edited by yuisporing - 2/29/12 at 9:19am
post #2 of 5
After flushing your waterblocks with vinegear did you thoroughly flush it with distilled water?
What metal are your waterblocks in your loop?
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It looks like residue from the res, I would advise taking it apart and checking/clean your blocks and flushing everything again. smile.gif

This happens in closed systems sometimes, you think you worked everything out but there's some stubborn little buggers in there.
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rinse the res out with hot water with a drop or two of detergent. put one tube on both barbs, fill the res about half full of mixture, put the cap on tight and just shake it tell it is clean. Take the tube off and cap and flush the res with hot water tell ALL detergent is removed completely. run hot water throughout the rest of your system, blocks, tubing etc.

Should clean right up... thumb.gif
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With some patience, you may be able to suck that crap out with a syringe, then keep an eye on it for more later.
 
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