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Can any of you recommend a good tubing brand, so i can avoid clouding and/or Plasticizer?

Until now I've found out that people have had good experience with XSPC High flex tubing, but I wanted to hear what opinions you guys had on the subject.


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I've been using XSPC High Flex since my first build 3 or 4 years ago, some lengths used that entire time, some have been replace. Never had an issue with plasticizer or clouding and you can't tell which ones have been running from day 1 and which have been replaced. Others recommend Primochill Advanced LRT
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I've been using XSPC High Flex since my first build 3 or 4 years ago, some lengths used that entire time, some have been replace. Never had an issue with plasticizer or clouding and you can't tell which ones have been running from day 1 and which have been replaced. Others recommend Primochill Advanced LRT

I'm either gonna be running with UV green tubing or clear tubing with UV dye.


What additives have you used in your setup to avoid algae etc??
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I'm using the UV Orange tube with orange Mayhems dye to give the res some color so dye had no adverse effects. For antimicrobial, I used a Silver Kill Coil, which also had no adverse effects.
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post #25 of 43
Personally I would prefer Primoflex Advanced LRT, but the XSPC tubing is decent.

Generally with pre-mixed coolants you don't need any antimicrobial additives, but if you go distilled, I would suggest a biocide like PTNuke (or any other copper sulfate kind, e.g. IandH or Mayhem's) or PTNuke PHN (benzalkonium chloride) as mandatory, and optionally a silver killcoil.
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From what I've read, regular PTNuke can be used for loops with or without dye but PTNuke PHN should only be used for loops without dye.
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Quote:
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From what I've read, regular PTNuke can be used for loops with or without dye but PTNuke PHN should only be used for loops without dye.

Oh I was talking about pre-mixed coolant (as in Mayhems Pastel or X1 and such).

I believe PHN is better in general but as you said it shouldn't be used with dyes.
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Oh I was talking about pre-mixed coolant (as in Mayhems Pastel or X1 and such).

I believe PHN is better in general but as you said it shouldn't be used with dyes.
Right, pre-mixes have everything you need in them already.
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Ill probably use distilled water and add some pool cleaner to avoid bacteria and algae but im struggling to find some anti corrosion I can use.

Then I only need to find some green UV additive or dye .
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I'd shy away from pool cleaner since some of the chemicals in it could be harmful to some parts of the loop. Not really sure what exactly is all in pool cleaner so I may be wrong. I would just stick with either a Kill Coil or fluid additive, like PTNuke or Mayhems Extreme Biocide.

And here is some Mayhems UV Green dye thumb.gif

As for corrosion inhibitor, it's probably not really necessary. You'd really only need it it you're running mixed metals, mainly aluminum. But copper, nickle, and brass all play pretty well together.
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