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Hoping someone can help me with an issue that is more of an annoyance than a real problem I guess. I'm new to watercooling so if this is an overly noob question I appologize. I just purchased the 270 xspc photon, I got everything hooked up and water put in and am at this moment, 16 hours into the 24 hour leak check, part of which has been run with and without the fill cap on to allow the air to leave the tube. I can no longer see water flow in the tubes as the bubbles are out, almost.. The only bubbles left are in the res itself, it looks like a bottle of sprite with the little tiny bubbles just hangin around in the tube like on the sides and around the light tube in the center. Is there a way I can get rid of them? I have tried lightly tapping the tube, I have rocked it side to side and front to back numerous times all to no avail. I don't think they aren't hurting anything as they aren't moving at all and are very very small. But they annoy me for some reason. Anyways, thank you in advance for your time and input.
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If anything like these? they will go over time smile.gif

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Those would be the ones, all up and down the sides, like I said more of an annoyance than a problem but thought I would make sure they weren't hurting anything. Thank you for the help.
post #4 of 11
Yeh give it a few days of running and you will see that they slowly disappear completely.

Here is a pic of mine when I was testing my GPU and I had just had the loop emptied to bypass the GPU which was being tested - Note the bubbles in the res stuck to the glass.

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I then re-emptied the loop and now connected my watercooled GPU - here is a pic of it a few days later - All bubbles have now gone....

There is no need to leave the top of the res open... Just top up with coolant after a few days if required. I prefer to keep my res filled all the way rather than leaving a section of visible air - This way you also prevent any visible deposits forming on the glass where there is no coolant touching.

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I really appreciate the info. One last question, how did yall get your led in the res so bright? Is that the one that comes from xspc or a different one? Mine is supposed tobe uv blue but you can barely tell its even there in the pitch black.
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Yeh - I changed out the LED for a different higher brightness one - Still the same 5mm size though.

Also note that I am using red automotive car coolant which may glow differently to other coolants etc.
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Did you have pump noise issues when bleeding your loop? I'm about 4 hours into my leak test. When first got started, the pump sounded like it was sucking air. I seem to have fixed it, but one of the ways I had to fix it was by moving the wires around on the D5 Vario. Later it made similar noised when I shook some air bubbles loose from the radiator. While it seems ok now, I'd like to exchange quickly if I'm going to have pump issues long term.
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post #8 of 11
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When I started filling my res, and bleeding the big bubbles my pump made a few noises that lasted for about an hour or so. After I got good fluid in the tubes and rad's it got quiet and I havent heard a thing from it since. Ive even gone over to it and put my hand on it to make sure it was till running a few times. Apart from that I really cant offer much help being new myself.
post #9 of 11
Best thing to do when air pockets trouble you - add dish soap. A drop or two. This will lessen the tension and remove air from most of the spots. But if its the res with some air left, then it will normally dissapear over time.
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Costas,
Is that a red led in there?
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