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[SOLVED] Water Cooling Liquid, and algae help needed.

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Hey guys its Markes12344 again, just a few questions.

Own a Thermaltake Bigwater 760 Plus.
Green tubes, Stock.

Coolant Specs
Ultra-value: UV Sensitive
Major:
- Material Water~94%
- Propylene Glycol ~6%
Other materials:
- Ethylene diamine tetra acetate detetrasodium (ED .TA.4Na)0.1%
- Methy paraben (M.P) 0.1%
- Color pigment 0.002%

Just wondering what i could add to the loop to keep algae away. and what are some good per-caution i should take. going on 6 months now.
Added a 360rad bitpower fittings and more of the same liquid at xmas no res/pump/120rad/block cleaning took place...

Im not sure what is really all ment in my ingredients... like what is algae deteriants and what not.

Should i be adding alcohol or silver coil...

anytips at all?

Thanx for reading Markes12344
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- Material Water~94% Should be distilled water
- Propylene Glycol ~6% Anti-freeze, prevents corrosion
Other materials:
- Ethylene diamine tetra acetate detetrasodium (ED .TA.4Na)0.1% Chelating agent, binds up the calcium and magnesium salts in the water (ie. reduces hardness)
- Methy paraben (M.P) 0.1% Antimicrobial agent
- Color pigment 0.002% Junk

You're good, though I would just use distilled water and 5% of an ethylene glycol based anti-freeze and nothing else.
Almost all commercial anti-freeze is based on ethylene glycol which is poisonous (the "pet safe" anti-freezes are propylene glycol based). And all commercial anti-freeze already has antimicrobial ingredients.
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FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
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Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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post #3 of 4
Your coolant has everything you need. Methyl paraben is widely used preservant for cosmetics and it prohibits microbial growth.

(edit) I wouldn't go for toxic agents like Ethylene glycol. All the ingredients in your coolant seems non-toxic. Both propylene glycol and methy-paraben are used in food / skincare products and you can acquire them easily if you want to make your own coolant.
Edited by Whalemeal - 2/20/13 at 10:55pm
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, Thanx for such a rapid and informative reply, overall very happy to hear what is all said. All but the "toxic warnings" im not too concerned of this, as i myself own no pets. i have no siblings nor child to consume. Plus overall this coolant itself is pre made hassle free and guaranteed to work. No guess work and messy mixing.
Although after a quick re read i think its stated my coolant is drinking Safe...ish. while just using regular rad juice will be toxic...

Conclusion, i feel this thread is solved and am happy to hear i wouldn't need any alcohol or silver coil, or things like that to fight algae and other bad stuff.

Thanx Markes12344
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