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So I have a XSPC D5 Dual Bay Reservoir and I'm using distilled water and I just noticed there is this blue crap around the window for checking the water level.


If anyone can tell me what the hell it is I'd appreciate it. Also I did use Dead-Water when I set the loop up.
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Although Ii am sorta new to water cooling, I have read many many times, no matter how clean/distilled/dead your water is, it's never a good idea to use straight water. You need something with a biocide and coolants aren't as harsh (what I heard anyway) on the plastics in the loop. Perhaps something is growing inside? How long have you been running your loop?
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Although Ii am sorta new to water cooling, I have read many many times, no matter how clean/distilled/dead your water is, it's never a good idea to use straight water. You need something with a biocide and coolants aren't as harsh (what I heard anyway) on the plastics in the loop. Perhaps something is growing inside? How long have you been running your loop?

I used a biocide, it actually came with the kiT thanks to FrozenCPU.com and the loop has been going for about 2 months. Not 24/7 though.
Edited by Hellsrage - 10/20/14 at 2:52pm
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Strange colour for organic build up. What colour are your tubes?
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Strange colour for organic build up. What colour are your tubes?

UV orange.
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Edited by bigmac11 - 6/1/13 at 5:33pm
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Looks like Plasticizer or flux to me. Did you flush your rad before assembly?

Yeah, I cleaned everything before I put it together.
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Anyone else have any ideas what this stuff is?
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Looks like Plasticizer or flux to me.

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What do I do if it is that stuff? Is it harmful to the loop?
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