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i've got all the componants for my loop just waiting on my mayhem aurora. with one question. i know i can't 'run' tap water in my loop...but would it be acceptable to run tap through it for a day or two till my coolant comes it then i'll go buy some distilled to mix with it?
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I was always told never to run any sort of tap water through it however I was then told that I can run tap water through it as long as it is fully rinsed with distilled water after.

If i was you I would just go buy some distilled water and put it in there and do a leak test, its only 80 cents a gallon or something
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post #3 of 6
I am not a watercooling expert, just completed my 1st loop.

But as long as you take your time and you are using good tubing/fittings, it is very hard to get a leak.

Don't use tap water, just remember to have paper towels when you fill your loop for the first time.

One more thing, think twice before using aurora, I was like you and bought some myself but was lucky I spoke to some watercooling pros and did some research myself before using it.

I still went down the pre mixed route, FESER ONE PURE. And some PRIMOFLEX ADVANCE LRT tubing.

And I am so happy that I did.

If you want colouring so much, why don't you just get some coloured tubing?
Edited by duppex - 11/4/13 at 1:53pm
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Originally Posted by duppex View Post

I am not a watercooling expert, just completed my 1st loop.

But as long as you take your time and you are using good tubing/fittings, it is very hard to get a leak.

Don't use tap water, just remember to have paper towels when you fill your loop for the first time.

One more thing, think twice before using aurora, I was like you and bought some myself but was lucky I spoke to some watercooling pros and did some research myself before using it.

I still went down the pre mixed route, FESER ONE PURE. And some PRIMOFLEX ADVANCE LRT tubing.

And I am so happy that I did.

If you want colouring so much, why don't you just get some coloured tubing?

i was thinking about the white tube...but i'm on a budget and i bought the cpu block from a member here and he threw in all the fittings and clear tube 4 free. i can always use them for now, and when i get some more money can change out the tube, maybe around water change time.

what is the problem with aurora? i read a couple say the color don't look like the video on the site for more than a day or 2, but alot of people say they love it.
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[...] what is the problem with aurora? i read a couple say the color don't look like the video on the site for more than a day or 2, but alot of people say they love it.
Quote:
Mayhem's Aurora Wiki and Guide

WARNING :
Do not use Harsh cleaner to clean your system out before using Aurora. These can damage Aurora and it will stick to you tubing. Preferably use new Tubing when ever possible.
If you have a exit port on you Computer for emptying out you water cooling loop it is better to remove this. E.G

Disappearing Aurora

Aurora just does not disappear. This is a problem caused by 1 of 3 things.

You have not flushed your system correctly. Aurora Sticks to tubing, Rads, and various other components.

Your pump does not have enough pressure or flow to move the fluids around quick enough (e.g 4 rads + 2 blocks on a single 18 watt DDC is expecting to much)

You have bad flow in a reservoir or single component that is causing the pearl to stay inside it or stick.


Aurora is not made for complex systems. It is made for simple loops with 1 or 2 rads and pumps and res.

It has been noted that people using lots of 90 Degree bends are experiencing problems with this liquid. When we tested the liquid we used normal barbs and never used any 90 degree bends in the loops. It has all so been noted people are adding more than 2 to 3 blocks and getting disappointing results again this is down to the user to test the liquid before adding it to a live system.

Aurora is "NOT" made for use in a home system. It has been developed for show System's (modding) and Photo work. If looking for a fluid for a Home system / Gaming system please use Mayhems X1 or Mayhems Pastel range of fluids there are fully tested and working in any kind of loop.

http://www.mayhems.co.uk/front/aurora-guide.html#.UnguhxDLLnk

Nothing's "wrong" with aurora if it's used for its intended use, but YMMV if you intend to use it long-term.

Personally, no dyes or coolants for me. Just distilled and a couple drops of Nuke PHN.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 11/4/13 at 3:49pm
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Nothing's "wrong" with aurora if it's used for its intended use, but YMMV if you intend to use it long-term.

Personally, no dyes or coolants for me. Just distilled and a couple drops of Nuke PHN.

didn't know all that. well its already ordered and on the way. if i would of know it was only a 'temp' coolant i wouldn't of ordered. but since it coming i'm going to go ahead and use it...just not as long as i was thinking.
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