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1) If you want to muck up your loop, get chemicals everywhere every time you do any maintenance on it, have gunk pile up around fittings and all over the insides of your blocks, use biocide and use a silly coolant/dye that you don't need.

2) If you want a clean loop with clean water and no fungal buildup and easy cleaning/draining and maintaining... Use pure distilled water and put a single kill coil in your reservoir. This is the right way to do it.

It honestly astounds and amazes me that people actually think that a loop needs biocide in it. The manufacturers must be laughing all the way to the bank on the millions they make from people who actually buy into biocide/dye/non-conductant coolant hype. If you put your loop together properly, don't mess around with your fittings, replace the water every 6-9 months or so, and properly clean your rads and blocks before use.... Nothing beyond distilled water and a kill coil is needed, plain and simple.


I like the look of colored coolant :( Do I just get colored tubing?

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I strongly recommend avoiding colourant in your water. Over time, as the water evaporates naturally from inside the loop (takes months or so) the viscosity of your water will increase and particles of the colourant will deposit inside, dying any clear parts like a res the colour of the dye (looks gross) and can gunk up your pump, fittings and blocks. It's such a mess, costs more money than pure distilled and can be such a pain. If you ever actually do get a major leak incident, the colourant will stick to everything it touches, so you'll have to rinse down your board with more water before you dry it out... Oh my God, what a mess. Avoid colourant like the plague. Use coloured tubing instead. Seriously.thumb.gif
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1) If you want to muck up your loop, get chemicals everywhere every time you do any maintenance on it, have gunk pile up around fittings and all over the insides of your blocks, use biocide and use a silly coolant/dye that you don't need.

2) If you want a clean loop with clean water and no fungal buildup and easy cleaning/draining and maintaining... Use pure distilled water and put a single kill coil in your reservoir. This is the right way to do it.

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Agree Distilled water and Kill coil is the better and simpler solution overall (hence why I use it) but I would point out that the Silver coil is acting as the biocide. If you arent using that then you need an alternative. I don't think anything wrong with a copper sulfate biocide (PT Nuke/Deadwater) as an alternative in that particular kit.

Defintely agree that dyes are not a good idea. Get some coloured tubing instead. The tubing that comes with the Rasa kit is a bit average anyway and discolours over time.

and yes I think companies charging high prices for a litre of Pure distilled water and a biocide additive is pretty outrageous if not clever marketing by them. for eg. In NZ it costs $39.95 for 1L of the so called special coolant versus $10 for ten litres from the supermarket plus $5 for a kill coil. Too expensive to be flushing your loop with the special water ;-)
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