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^ ^ Lets see how it goes.. I wont be able to order for at least another week.. Norway wants 6000 dollars in back taxes (doe to an error, I wasnt told until it was "too late") hoping to get it sorted so that THEY will pay ME 500-1000 dollars instead.

They know the error is there, but wont do anything about it course "the complaint window of 6 months has closed" WHAT?
How can I complain about something Im not aware of? Taking it to a lawyer or reviser or something..
Hoping for the best, and when / if I win, im gonna celebrate with this stuff smile.gif and some upgrades to my car, but its too cold to work on cars right now.

As an electrician, I have been bending plastic pipes in about the same way as you need do with acrylic, just no heat needed smile.gif so I have a good starting point there I hope.
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i'm with kpoeticg and no additives or silver. i use mayhams XT-1 and i love it. i don't have to worry about ph levels or biocides. just mix and pour. i did add blue dye(mayhams as well) just because i had some left over. i like the look of no dye as well. start with no dye and add dye later if you decide to change. it's a little harder to go the other way and go from dye to clear.
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It's really a matter of preference. You can definitely just use Mayhem Dye with Distilled + Silver
I'm personally not a fan of mixing metals, so i prefer premix. No Nickel or Silver in my loop
I only have copper and brass in my system.. silver isnt too fare from those! so no problems in mixing those.
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i'm with kpoeticg and no additives or silver. i use mayhams XT-1 and i love it. i don't have to worry about ph levels or biocides. just mix and pour. i did add blue dye(mayhams as well) just because i had some left over. i like the look of no dye as well. start with no dye and add dye later if you decide to change. it's a little harder to go the other way and go from dye to clear.
yea, we are all different smile.gif I personally like this.. I just pour in distilled.. thats it! nothing else smile.gif and my water is 100% clean

*Edit
Mayhems Pastel - 1L costs 25-30 dollars here (cant find x1.. probably more expensive anyways?)
1L of distilled is 1dollar
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Copper and brass aren't considered mixing metals. Silver can throw off the PH AFAIK. Not an expert on the topic though

    
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Copper and brass aren't considered mixing metals. Silver can throw off the PH AFAIK. Not an expert on the topic though
This is probably true.. will have to check my PH at some point, just to check.. but that can be preventet by replacing coolant (1 dollar vs 25-30) once a year or so.. witch will probably be my renewal schedule anyways. tongue.gif

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an aweful lot of edits here ;D
I forgot about the dye.. 1 dollar + dye costs.. witch is 10 dollar for 15ml (how much would I need for 1L of water?)
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Yeah flushing from time to time isn't really something that you can get around. The Silver would give you a reason to check all your blocks for corrosion when you're flushing though, which is something alot of people do anyway

    
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ouch on that cost. i can't argue with your logic with that kind of cost where you are. i think i got my bottle of XT-1 for 12 USD. i would probably go with straight distilled too if it cost that much here. whatever you chose, i will be following your build as i am excited to see acrylic in your XB
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1 bottle of dye should last you a while. Especially red. But you also mentioned that you wanna add blue to make blood red. So that's 2 bottles of dye + silver vs premix.

    
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Yea smile.gif I will have ketchup ready for that wink.gif

AFAK, corrosion wont occur below .20-.25.. brass and silver is .25, so yea.. there is a risk. If I see corrosion, I will consider moving to premix.
I guess I will know when im putting in the acrylic.
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1 bottle of dye should last you a while. Especially red. But you also mentioned that you wanna add blue to make blood red. So that's 2 bottles of dye + silver vs premix.
yea tongue.gif maybe blue.. but we are talking 1-2 drops for 1L so one bottle of blue will last me 100 years, lol tongue.gif not so sure about the red though.
to sum up.. my first time purchase (silver, red, blue and distilled) would be about the same, maybe a bit more expensive vs X1.. but after that, I only need the distilled and maybe red dye every 2-4 year.
At any rate.. both options are good!
Mine may require inspection of blocks and be cheaper. but 1 dollar vs 25 dollars a year? who cares tongue.gif our systems are WAAY to expensive to go up in the small amounts. I just like this option smile.gif
 
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Are you really gonna have the same colors & setup that  long from now though? This hobby is more of an obsessive addiction that is subject to constant change :D

I'd personally just get the Premix in the color that you want this year. That's just an opinion though

 

As far as the corrosion, Nickel and Copper in the same loop have corroded many times for many people and that's only .05. Also, pretty much all fittings are either brass or nickel plated brass.

    
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