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The yellow-green uv is the best
    
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Distilled water is still conductive, its just cleaned of any impuritites... But using that with about 20% glycol (anitfreeze) will work well. You want the glycol for anti corrozion additives in the water.
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The problem is, when you add any antifreeze, it kills the uv effect, I have super bright uv dye, but the glycol is just less reactive or something.

You will have to keep the water clear for bright uv greens, blues, and oranges

You can add things like bleach antiseptic, but I have no idea of what protective substances would have no color
    
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post #24 of 83
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The problem is, when you add any antifreeze, it kills the uv effect, I have super bright uv dye, but the glycol is just less reactive or something.

You will have to keep the water clear for bright uv greens, blues, and oranges

You can add things like bleach antiseptic, but I have no idea of what protective substances would have no color
It doesn't kill the UV...It may dim it, but I've seen plenty of loops with UV dye and Zerex or watter wetter that look fine.
    
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Is the MCT-5 Blue? or Green? or do i have to colour it myself?

Edit: should learn to read... it's UV green then?
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It doesn't kill the UV...It may dim it, but I've seen plenty of loops with UV dye and Zerex or watter wetter that look fine.
It dims it and completely kills the uv effect. It will only be as uv reactive as regular antifreeze, which reacts some, but is dull in color.

Water wetter will stain everything in your loop red. Don't ever use water wetter unless you don't care how things look

Believe what you want, glycol is kinda crummy if you want anything but a soft green. Get smartcoils, you will probably need them anyway
    
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post #28 of 83
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Distilled water is still conductive, its just cleaned of any impuritites... But using that with about 20% glycol (anitfreeze) will work well. You want the glycol for anti corrozion additives in the water.
This is not entirely true, perfectly distilled H2o, ie no impurities at all, is 100% non- conductive. if there are no impurities in the water then H20 molecules are some of the least conductive things out there, it is the immpurities which cause the molecules to create ions (anions and cations) which allow for HIGH conductivity. Strange eh? Pure water = nonconductive, slightly impure water = extreamly conductive.
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post #29 of 83
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Is the MCT-5 Blue? or Green? or do i have to colour it myself?

Edit: should learn to read... it's UV green then?
Yeah it's green.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mister Crowley View Post
It dims it and completely kills the uv effect. It will only be as uv reactive as regular antifreeze, which reacts some, but is dull in color.

Water wetter will stain everything in your loop red. Don't ever use water wetter unless you don't care how things look

Believe what you want, glycol is kinda crummy if you want anything but a soft green. Get smartcoils, you will probably need them anyway
Ok, I'll listen to "the expert"...I think you would fight over a turd.
    
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Yes, basically water + salt = electrolysis

Water + more water is somewhat neutral
    
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