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So I got biofilm adhering to my hose and res. and most likely is inhibiting the rad. Part of this clean is because I'm replacing my DIY rad with a RX240, and because the biofilm. I have biocide, silver coil and made sure I have no metals that will negatively interact with each other. However, I have clear tubing and no UV source, and have not checked the Ph for some months, maybe four?

So I have the rad and pump cleaned with non corrosive cleaners, distilled and deionized water w/ vinegar and small polished aquarium aggregate for cleaning the res.. Now I just need to get tubing. I can go to a supply store in my area and get either A-60-G @ 3/8"ID x 5/8"OD, or AS00027 @ 3/8"ID x 1/2"OD. I'd think that 'AS00027' would be the best for a watercooling system that is not always Ph balanced. Knowing that AS00027 is only going to significantly reduce biofilm adherence to tubing and not outright stop it; how does neoprene(A-60-G), in regard to biofilm, act?
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I am assuming that that tubing is from a hardware store not a watercooling one, I don't know anything about that tubing but you'll probably be better off getting tubing from a water cooling store, also to help prevent biofilm us in your loop some PT nuke, a silver kill coil, a coolant which has biocide in it or any other biocide that's ok for a WC loop.
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If you want tubing that wont stain or leach plasticizer, I recommend Primochill Advanced LRT. Also, there is no need to use silver kill coil AND PT nuke, they both serve the same purpose. If you have bare copper blocks, I don't recommend using vinegar as it can stain the block/cause blackness. I know of people who use neoprene tubing and it works well for them
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I am assuming that that tubing is from a hardware store not a watercooling one, I don't know anything about that tubing but you'll probably be better off getting tubing from a water cooling store, also to help prevent biofilm us in your loop some PT nuke, a silver kill coil, a coolant which has biocide in it or any other biocide that's ok for a WC loop.

A-60-G is Tygon Neoprene. Available at most PC waercooling shops, same with the AS00027; Tygons Antimicrobial line. I use a biocide, as was mentioned; I looked at the bottle and I did buy PTn. The above also states the use of a silver coil and that I use distilled/deionized water.
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Knowing that AS00027 is only going to significantly reduce biofilm adherence to tubing and not outright stop it; how does neoprene(A-60-G), in regard to biofilm, act?

Got anything on that?
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A-60-G is Tygon Neoprene. Available at most PC waercooling shops, same with the AS00027; Tygons Antimicrobial line. I use a biocide, as was mentioned; I looked at the bottle and I did buy PTn. The above also states the use of a silver coil and that I use distilled/deionized water.
Got anything on that?

Ok I don't deal with tygon tubing myself but it's supposedly quite good, The most important thing to prevent and biological growth in your system is to clean each part properly first.
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