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After 2 months my red has turned ... purple? No idea why, nothing in the loop changed. I will be draining the loop next week when my gpu blocks come in and i will post pics. I have left over coolant from the initial mix and its color has not changed. However the coolant in the loop changed only very recently (less than 1 week). Deminiralised water + Mayhems red + blue + Liquid Utopia. I'm not to fussed, im just wondering what happaned. Anyone got any idea's?

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Are you using all Crystal Links? Have you checked you ph levels?
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Im using crystal links + duralene tubing, i havnt checked PH levels, i will check them soon.

What is a good PH to maintain?
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You want to be at 7
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As said to run red you need to maintain your system PH levels. Some rads we’ve been testing use solder that leaches acid into the system and this in turn makes red turn purple / pink. This is nothing to do with the dye but it is one hell of an indicator that you system is not correctly balanced.

If you would like a colour that can take such a hard life then your better going blue unless you sort out and flush you system correctly.
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You really weren't joking about the pink staining tubes, but I like how it looks now better in the stained tubes then the clear. Short clear one going into 250 res.
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You really weren't joking about the pink staining tubes, but I like how it looks now better in the stained tubes then the clear. Short clear one going into 250 res.

I thought you were using chameleon there for a sec.
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no, lol here is a picture of tube that was dyed with UV pink with some deep purple in it.

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post #528 of 15457
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no, lol here is a picture of tube that was dyed with UV pink with some deep purple in it.

That might be plasticizing that has been colored by the dyed liquid. I had the same residue left when I was using the deep purple and a few types of clear tube. In the end, i just quit on clear tube and I'm using colored tube.







I'm just waiting on one final main component before i add a few drops of Deep Blue biggrin.gif Can't wait wheee.gif
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The pink dye is based on a product called "Rhodamine" there are sevral varients of this e.g Rhodamine B or Rhodamine 6G . How ever the prouduct is what is know by chemists as UV Red dye and if a product it goes into is porous, it will then take up the dye and stain it.

This is one of the reasons we are slowly removing it from many of our product lines.
Edited by Mayhem - 9/30/12 at 10:09am
post #530 of 15457
Hey guys. I just checked my PH levels and its a 5 :S. according to my mum (chemist) very acidic and bad for my loop. I was wondering what i should do to proceed? Add more drops of Liquid Utopia? I am not sure which side of the scales Liquid Utopia sits on (acidic or alkaline?). Cheers for the info guys, what would you suggest i do from here? Im planning on splitting my loop so i will be draining and refilling loop with fresh coolant and dye, but for future how do i maintain a ph level of 7?
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