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While applying the fesser base corrosion blocker should I do it when the loop is filled up into the res or should I empty the distilled water into some sort of plastic bin and apply it there? Is it important to apply the fesser base corrosion blocker exactly 2% or is it fine if I add a little more?


Either will work, out of loop or in loop though personally I would do it out of the loop. The 2% marker is what Fesser recommends with their setup, people use Ethylene glycol in higher concentrations in their loops all the time, but high concentrations of E.G. have supposedly caused acrylic to have micro-fractures. I'm pretty sure the Photon res is glass though, but don't quote me on that. So if you add a bit too much I wouldn't worry, but if you have like 5 liters of coolant in your loop, which is unlikely, I wouldn't use less than the recommended amount.
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Ok. Thanks for the response. I am finally out of questions smile.gif. Thank you everyone for the help and suggestions.
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Glad you feel secure in your decision mazooni. I personally had a corrosion problem when running water and silver only, but it was due to this anodized aluminum fillport.

My loop had a long T-line but no reservoir, so it needed additional water every 6 months or so. There were zero problems until the second time I topped it up (i.e. 12+ months later); I added too much and the water level rose all the way to the fillport. When I looked at it a few weeks later, there were bits of corroded aluminum in the T-line. Since I didn't have time to fix it properly, I just removed the excess water with a rolled-up paper towel, and added some glycol-based anti-corrosive (Swiftech HydrX). That was about two years ago and the loop is still running with no further problems - except the temperature increase that comes from the green HydrX dye gunking up the waterblocks (which was why I stopped using it in the first place). I'm getting around to rebuilding this loop in the next few weeks so I may post some pictures if there's anything to see.

In conclusion:

  1. I will not be using an anti-corrosive in the new loop.
  2. I will be swapping out the aluminum fillport for a delrin one - as nice as it looked, it wasn't worth the extra caution it obviously required.
  3. I would have no problem recommending only water and silver, it just works.
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I am still confident with my decision smile.gif. I will definitely post some updates on this thread when it is complete. I am pretty sure you are not suppose to mix the swiftech hydrx with water it is a fluid of its own. I did think of one more question biggrin.gif. Why is it that lots of people complain about corrosion and algae in custom loops and no one ever complains about closed loop?
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I am still confident with my decision smile.gif. I will definitely post some updates on this thread when it is complete. I am pretty sure you are not suppose to mix the swiftech hydrx with water it is a fluid of its own. I did think of one more question biggrin.gif. Why is it that lots of people complain about corrosion and algae in custom loops and no one ever complains about closed loop?

Custom loops are closed loops... well mostly, the term you're looking for is AIO CLCs.
All in one closed loop coolers are factory sealed, and have ethylene glycol or propylene glycol based coolant with factory corrosion inhibitors and biocides in them, so it's all factory protected. They also perform pretty poorly compared to custom loops. XD

Closed loop means it's self contained, and doesn't interact with the outside environment. Open loops would be something like an evaporation cooler where the coolant actually comes into contact with outside air.
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Thanks for the response. Now I am out of questions again smile.gif.
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I am pretty sure you are not suppose to mix the swiftech hydrx with water it is a fluid of its own.

They recently started selling "HydrX PM" (for Pre-Mixed) but the regular one is an additive - you'd need 10+ bottles to fill a small loop if you weren't diluting it. :-)
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How is koolance liq-705 for a liquid? I was originally going to use koolance liq-705 but ups lost the order so I changed my mind to distilled. Is it a good liquid? Main reason I was going to use it in the first place is because then I would be valid for warranty on my pump and water block.
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