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As the title says.

I wont be using any dyes or anything like that. Just straight distilled water.
post #2 of 19
from what ive heard, killcoil, though im sure the experts will chime in any minute
post #3 of 19
i have the same wonder...
post #4 of 19
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I'm really confused confused.gif

I've read this thread and this thread. Both are saying the complete opposites of each other. First states silver killcoil because pt nuke / biocide can cause corrosion while the other states pt nuke because a killcoil can cause corrosion on copper thinking.gif
post #5 of 19
Why not both? They aren't very expensive are they? And I've heard that they both work. One advantage of using both, I would think, is that the Kill-Coil adds killer stuff over time, but the bio-cide takes affect immediately.
post #6 of 19
I had my loop running for about 9months until i did some maintenance, with pure distilled water and a kill coil and had no problems at all. the water was and is still crystal clear all my blocks etc where clean and no growth or rust or anything like that.
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I've had my loop running 6 months know with Kill coil and copper sulfate. Just did my first real cleaning of it yesterday. Not a speck of anything in the blocks, rad, or resivore(SP?). I'd say just use both really.

*edit* I'm running all copper though so Nickel might be different.
post #8 of 19
Both work, but I prefer kill coil because its easier. No way you can mess it up by adding too little or too much. I've had only a kill coil in my 100% distilled water (no dye) for over half a year now and it's still crystal clear. I've heard of people going 2 1/2 years without cleaning and the water is still crystal clear.. though i'd probably still drain it every 1 1/2 years at longest.
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Why not both? They aren't very expensive are they? And I've heard that they both work. One advantage of using both, I would think, is that the Kill-Coil adds killer stuff over time, but the bio-cide takes affect immediately.

To much can also be bad based on what I read. Most don't recommend that apparently. I've personally never tried.
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To much can also be bad based on what I read. Most don't recommend that apparently. I've personally never tried.

Yeah don't just dump a whole bottle of PTNuke/copper sulfate it the system....I use 2 drops at the most with the kill coil. Haven't had a problem.
post #10 of 19
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Alright, thanks guys. Going to grab the silver killcoil.
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