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i guess i'm buying some algaecide then... will it clean up whats currently in my tubes if i add a few drops?
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i guess i'm buying some algaecide then... will it clean up whats currently in my tubes if i add a few drops?

It'll kill it; I don't think it will actually "clean" it out though.
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When you flushed out the rad did you use some white vinegar and did you leave it in there for an hour or two. That green discolouration could be copper oxide left over from the manufacturing process, if you do not get all the soldering flux out it will continue to oxidize. Also when flushing out use very hot water ( not quite boiling ) from tap. thumb.gif
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When you flushed out the rad did you use some white vinegar and did you leave it in there for an hour or two. That green discolouration could be copper oxide left over from the manufacturing process, if you do not get all the soldering flux out it will continue to oxidize. Also when flushing out use very hot water ( not quite boiling ) from tap. thumb.gif

Agreed...

My recent flush craziness!



Your blocks will act like filters too, so you might want to clean those out.
 
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it also takes a while for the silver content in the water to build up and if you are unlucky the algae start growing before critical level of silver is in the water. As far as I know silver does kill algae as well.
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well time to give it a good cleaning before i take the stock cooler back off haha!
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