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Believe me it is mixed properly.
I thought that this is an issue with the cathodes but the tubing works so I have no idea why this gives such strange results.
// If mine would look as sweet as yours I wouldn`t complain wubsmiley.gif
BTW: Nice, my stuff is also dwelling in an 810 thumb.gif
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Hi all and thanks for your replies!
//_______________
It is no real dye cause the water stays clear. The only effect is that it is gets a bit blue with UV lights.
But with normal light it is clear
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That doesn't make it not a dye, its just a specialized dye. The stuff they use in the hospital to contrast in a cat scan/mri doesn't change the color of your blood but it is still a dye.

The only way that this is not a dye is if it is actively putting some other material into the water to react to the UV light, but as it is a liquid chances are it is still some sort of dye. Hense why I asked Mayhem "If it is not a dye, then what is it".
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That doesn't make it not a dye, its just a specialized dye. The stuff they use in the hospital to contrast in a cat scan/mri doesn't change the color of your blood but it is still a dye.
The only way that this is not a dye is if it is actively putting some other material into the water to react to the UV light, but as it is a liquid chances are it is still some sort of dye. Hense why I asked Mayhem "If it is not a dye, then what is it".
I think I remember seeing somewhere that it's UV reactive particles mixed with water or something along those lines. Either way it's not dye.
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I think I remember seeing somewhere that it's UV reactive particles mixed with water or something along those lines. Either way it's not dye.

Okay I will buy that, but is that any better for a system?
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Okay I will buy that, but is that any better for a system?
It can't stain water blocks, radiators, reservoirs, or tubing for one.
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It can't stain water blocks, radiators, reservoirs, or tubing for one.

True, but what about build up, gunk. residue etc....
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True, but what about build up, gunk. residue etc....
Dyes don't cause build up, gunk, or residue if they're pure dye with no additives. The dyes simply dye whatever gunk is already in the loop so it creates the misconception that the dye caused it. All that dyes do is what they're intended to do, colour an object. The problem with dyes is that they'll dye everything, water blocks, reservoirs, radiators, and any particles in the loop.
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Its all down to the Light you use and all so what tubing you use. If you using Cheap cold cathodes from china and cheap leds that that only have small wave length then this will be the problem.

@Mr.Eiht No offence taken what so ever. Were happy to see every one try and see how it goes. Nothing is perfect for every one. If you Send me a email to michael at mayhems.co.uk with you address ill ship out another dye to you if you like (uv clear blue 10ml) and you can see if it works any better.

@DarkHayZe we use a Optical brightener in uv clear blue that is not officially classed as a dye (sorry we wont give the full details of winch version as this as its up to others to find out wink.gif ). There are several version of Optical brightener some are used in detergents to make your T-Shirt and Shirts whiter (ever noticed how they glow under UV light) and some are used to make paper whiter and various other things as well. Some Optical brighteners are classed as dyes others are not.

Mick
Edited by Mayhem - 5/22/12 at 2:49am
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Hi Mick, thanks for the generous offer.
I use 2x30cm Revoltec cathodes (~10€). There not many choices. I could get some LEDs but they are even cheaper.
If you can recommend some cathodes that will 100% work please recommend them.
I am not really sure if it is a light issue cause the tubing is showing the desired effect.

So atm I am thinking about getting the UV tubing and just add a bit of your deep blue dye.
It doesn`t hurt if I still have the UV blue/clear in the loop and the UV tubing will give me some "glowing" effect.

You really dont have to waste your time and money and send me something for free.
But I really appreciated the offer and that you are generous. thumb.gif Thank you for that
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Cold cathodes we've tested in the past that worked were made by Sharkoon. How ever i still didn't like the badly made plastic inverter on them. Lamptron CCFL's were a complete fail but thee Alu inverter was excellent (wich can be bought separately).

I mainly use piranha Leds now a days though.
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