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what the?

Got some Tygon Norprene haven't activated the loop yet, does it do this also???
    
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post #12 of 35
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Originally Posted by MeanBruce View Post

what the?

Got some Tygon Norprene haven't activated the loop yet, does it do this also???
No. Norprene has no plasticizers in it if I recall correctly. As far as growing other forms of life with it, well that depends on the condition of your loop over time
post #13 of 35
the whit crud at the waterline is a contaminant,possibly rad debris or acrylic swarf from a block.

The brown looks organic,possibly because the condensate being stagnant,pull a fitting and check the threads or any other part of the loop with low flow,if there is brown crap in those too then its almost certainly organics
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What if you are a enviormental activist, it might be wrong to kill organics :/?
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post #15 of 35
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No. Norprene has no plasticizers in it if I recall correctly. As far as growing other forms of life with it, well that depends on the condition of your loop over time

First timer here. So far the plan is using EK clear fluid and a Monsoon silver bullet mounted into one of the spare ports on the RX360 v3, and yes the Tygon Norprene and thought I would change the fluid every 4months.

will this be adequate? smile.gif
    
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post #16 of 35
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First timer here. So far the plan is using EK clear fluid and a Monsoon silver bullet mounted into one of the spare ports on the RX360 v3, and yes the Tygon Norprene and thought I would change the fluid every 4months.

will this be adequate? smile.gif

itll be fine. i rotate once every 6 months usually. longer if i feel good about it (read i do not use biocide) i use a 90/10 mix of water/ GM Dexcool (yes call me nuts) but ive been doing it for years and not once have i had an issue, no buildup residue or anything anywhere.
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also with having nickel plated blocks I don't think it's a good idea to run only distilled with kill coil. I would use some of the ek premix or mayhems line.
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Originally Posted by MeanBruce View Post

First timer here. So far the plan is using EK clear fluid and a Monsoon silver bullet mounted into one of the spare ports on the RX360 v3, and yes the Tygon Norprene and thought I would change the fluid every 4months.

will this be adequate? smile.gif

I don't think it's necessary or reccomended to use a silver bullet with the ek premix. the ek coolant has everything you need in it already.
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What if you are a enviormental activist, it might be wrong to kill organics :/?
Call PITA for cruel and painful treatment of algea.
I'm sure they have something in the books for that.
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post #19 of 35
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itll be fine. i rotate once every 6 months usually. longer if i feel good about it (read i do not use biocide) i use a 90/10 mix of water/ GM Dexcool (yes call me nuts) but ive been doing it for years and not once have i had an issue, no buildup residue or anything anywhere.

I might give your GM Dexcool special blend a go, thumb.gif once I'm more confident with the methodology after getting my feet wet, haha. Not using a reservoir so I will have no glimpse into the condition of the fluid except during maintenance.
    
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post #20 of 35
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also with having nickel plated blocks I don't think it's a good idea to run only distilled with kill coil. I would use some of the ek premix or mayhems line.
I don't think it's necessary or reccomended to use a silver bullet with the ek premix. the ek coolant has everything you need in it already.

OK, thank you very much, just saved a little money, also will there be any metallurgic galvanic reactive issues using nickel plated Monsoon fittings with the copper brass rad?

Sorry to hijack this nice man's thread, but you guys just ROCK. biggrin.gif
    
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