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algae infested liquid cooling, dont know how to empty reservoir

post #1 of 19
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Hi this is my case
I have no idea how to empty out the reservoir without spilling it everywhere. There is some serious algae growth. The pump still works but i need to completely clean everything, where do i start
post #2 of 19
Are you able to pull it out the back, towards the motherboard? If you can do that, pull it out, and lay it down into a bucket out the side of the case.
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post #3 of 19
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Ok ill try that
post #4 of 19
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After i empty it what do i do next
post #5 of 19
Take the tubing out, any water blocks you have out, take the radiator(s) out, and clean em.

You can do this buy running hot water through them, then rinsing them with distilled water (important)

Rather than clean the tubes you're prolly better off just buying new tubing, it's cheap and easier.

Then put it all back together and refill smile.gif
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post #6 of 19
I definitely would not try to salvage the tubes. I would throw them out and get new ones.
post #7 of 19
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I cleaned everything but my radiator is very large and hard to take out. This pc is around 5 yrs old. Is there any way to clean radiator without removing it
post #8 of 19
Once you've put it together, make sure you get new tubing.

Also, to be honest that looks really dirty and I would use Mayhems Blitz Basic Cleaning System to clean it up. Then once it's clean I'd use something like Mayhems XT1 to make sure it keeps running clean afterwards..
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post #9 of 19
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Yes everything is filthy. It has not been maintained at all trying to clean it all
post #10 of 19

I'd pull the cpu block first and with a large bowl in hand cut the hose and like the lines drain into the bowl. 

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