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noramly its vinegar followed by bicarb then water, in that order.

@Mick

okay I ran part 2 for 26 hours and after flushing with 3 gallons of DI water I had a pH test of 6.2 which means I'm on the aesthetic side so what now do I go get some bicarbonate and run through it I need the info so I can fill my loop I don't want to put the pastel into my loop until you give me the go ahead
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Hey guys, I just built my system and I'm using Mayhem's Aurora Tharsis Red. It's the older version and it looks stunning! Pics soon I promise. However, I wanted to ask if I should/could add Mayhem's Biocide Extreme to the loop? I want to prevent any colour change etc so any advice would help.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but mayhem liquids should already contain biocides.
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Hey guys, I just built my system and I'm using Mayhem's Aurora Tharsis Red. It's the older version and it looks stunning! Pics soon I promise. However, I wanted to ask if I should/could add Mayhem's Biocide Extreme to the loop? I want to prevent any colour change etc so any advice would help.
They already contain biocides so you should be good but Aurora will gunk up your blocks and it is not meant to be run in a system for more than a couple weeks. They are working pn a more permanent version of it but i do not believe that will be available for some time. I would recommend running pastel in your loop for the time being and maybe by the time you have to refill your loop the new aurora will be out.
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Hey guys, I just built my system and I'm using Mayhem's Aurora Tharsis Red. It's the older version and it looks stunning! Pics soon I promise. However, I wanted to ask if I should/could add Mayhem's Biocide Extreme to the loop? I want to prevent any colour change etc so any advice would help.

Colour change occurs when the pH is unbalanced, biocide extreme will lower the pH further increasing the chance of color change. Aurora is Mayhems X1with pearlecent nanoparticles so it has all the biocides and additives you need to keep your loop running clean. Don't add anything to it other than water to top it off and dyes if you want a stronger colour.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but mayhem liquids should already contain biocides.

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They already contain biocides so you should be good but Aurora will gunk up your blocks and it is not meant to be run in a system for more than a couple weeks. They are working pn a more permanent version of it but i do not believe that will be available for some time. I would recommend running pastel in your loop for the time being and maybe by the time you have to refill your loop the new aurora will be out.

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Colour change occurs when the pH is unbalanced, biocide extreme will lower the pH further increasing the chance of color change. Aurora is Mayhems X1with pearlecent nanoparticles so it has all the biocides and additives you need to keep your loop running clean. Don't add anything to it other than water to top it off and dyes if you want a stronger colour.

Thanks for all the super quick replies guys. I am aware that Aurora is technically a 'showcase' liquid but my loop is a really simple one and it looked so cool that I tried it. I'm prepared to give my loop a thorough cleaning if/when the particles drop out at a very fast rate. Everything should hopefully be fine though.
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They already contain biocides so you should be good but Aurora will gunk up your blocks and it is not meant to be run in a system for more than a couple weeks. They are working pn a more permanent version of it but i do not believe that will be available for some time. I would recommend running pastel in your loop for the time being and maybe by the time you have to refill your loop the new aurora will be out.

It won't gunk up anything, the particles can fall out of suspension and leave a powdery residue but will under no circumstance create the infamous gunk. The new version of Aurora is finished and has already shipped but they're stream lining it into current inventory so wewon't be able to get ut until stores run out of the old stuff.
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I can't believe I have to bump this. tongue.gif@ZytheEKS, can you reply to my post below? smile.gif

I want to add that I follow martin's guide on flushing blocks & radiators. It's already over a year now - including a couple of draining but re-using the same coolant every time (filtered using filter paper when refilling). The Pastel Blue Berry still look like new, either in tubing or in reservoir. No change of colour whatsoever. If distilled water is ridiculously expensive, I recommend follow this guide. Can't go wrong with this guide.
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Both radiator flux & corrosion can cause pH imbalance right? Anyone know what colour blue berry turn to when pH imbalance? Cyan?

I only use tap water & distilled water (rinse 2 - 3 times) when cleaning my HL Black Ice GTS 360 & XSPC EX240 radiators. My understanding that I don't need to flush using baking soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) if it's new radiator, right?

I'm going to rebuild my loop this week but going to use distilled water until I received additional Pastel later, ETA 1 month. Current Pastel Blue Berry is not enough when I add another radiator in the loop. So my question is, do I need to flush my radiators with baking soda & distilled water prior filling my loop with Pastel?

I bought pH test strips in case I need it later. tongue.gif
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I can't believe I have to bump this. tongue.gif@ZytheEKS, can you reply to my post below? smile.gif

I want to add that I follow martin's guide on flushing blocks & radiators. It's already over a year now - including a couple of draining but re-using the same coolant every time (filtered using filter paper when refilling). The Pastel Blue Berry still look like new, either in tubing or in reservoir. No change of colour whatsoever. If distilled water is ridiculously expensive, I recommend follow this guide. Can't go wrong with this guide.

You want to flush ESPECIALLY if it's a new rad. Depending on what brand of rad you get it could have debris in it, many manus don't clean out the flux after soldering it together so a new rad may have an increased chance of flux getting caught in the loop. HW Labs tends to be REALLY good about not having debris in the rad, but there's still the flux issue.

As far as I'm aware all pastel coolants tend to turn a brownish color in the presence of a wacky pH value, maybe Cyphon will know better on that though.

With a new radiator I'd turn your tap on as hot as it can go, 20% lemon juice to 80% hot water, put it in the rad, and play bop it for a few minutes, drain, then flush wtih the bicarb.
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okay I ran part 2 for 26 hours and after flushing with 3 gallons of DI water I had a pH test of 6.2 which means I'm on the aesthetic side so what now do I go get some bicarbonate and run through it I need the info so I can fill my lookI don't want to put the pastel into my loop until you give me the go ahead

lol well thats not bad but it should be 7.2 PH ;/ Have you calibrated your test meter
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