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As far as I am concerned, No, I wouldn't think so due to the loop being so simple. What are you thinking?

Personally the next step is to drain and flush with DI water, and check the aquaflow again once the aurora is out of the loop.

TCO

Thinking that you may have a buildup of aurora or an air pocket. I've heard with good flow you can get 6+ months out of the aurora and you seem to have that in abundance, which is what makes it interesting.
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Thinking that you may have a buildup of aurora or an air pocket. I've heard with good flow you can get 6+ months out of the aurora and you seem to have that in abundance, which is what makes it interesting.

I concur.

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OK!!! So I have a report back about the Aurora2 that was given to me for free by mayhems when I built and assembled the S3 (Southern Persuasion)

About a month or so after the inital application of the Aurora 2 (Red) was added, I noticed that the pump speed was decreasing in small incriments. Initially I was at 84 gal/hr.

After a month it had dropped to 75-78 Gal/hr.

Then another month went by and we had flatlined to 67 Gal/hour. After the first month the particles were completely gone. And just red fluid was cycling through.

TODAY! I was going to drain the system and replace with clear distilled. I started to drain the reservoir first. Filled it back up with distilled fluid and cycled the system once. It was still very very dark red. So I drained the res again and a tad amount of air went through the cpu block and to the gpu block. I filled the Reservoir back again with distilled and powered on. I wanted the fluid level to be slightly lower this time around from the inlet of the Res in order to grab a small amount of air on the way through the system.

Low and behold! The System is back to 78Gal/Hr and all of the particles are cycling through the system!




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So are you saying that the air that went through the system knocked the particles loose?
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So are you saying that the air that went through the system knocked the particles loose?

That is completely correct. There is no other explanation that I can come up with. I dropped the level of fluid just below the inlet of the reservoir from the return line of the CPU block, and Voila! Particles.

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Well I guess that's good. The Aurora just looks magnificent with all the particles in circulation!

If I recall correctly you did design the loop with Aurora in mind didn't you?
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Well I guess that's good. The Aurora just looks magnificent with all the particles in circulation!

If I recall correctly you did design the loop with Aurora in mind didn't you?

I did! Though any fluid can run through it of course, but I went with things that wouldn't prevent the flow of the particles (Tried for no dead zones, etc)

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OK!!! So I have a report back about the Aurora2 that was given to me for free by mayhems when I built and assembled the S3 (Southern Persuasion)

About a month or so after the inital application of the Aurora 2 (Red) was added, I noticed that the pump speed was decreasing in small incriments. Initially I was at 84 gal/hr.

After a month it had dropped to 75-78 Gal/hr.
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Then another month went by and we had flatlined to 67 Gal/hour. After the first month the particles were completely gone. And just red fluid was cycling through.

TODAY! I was going to drain the system and replace with clear distilled. I started to drain the reservoir first. Filled it back up with distilled fluid and cycled the system once. It was still very very dark red. So I drained the res again and a tad amount of air went through the cpu block and to the gpu block. I filled the Reservoir back again with distilled and powered on. I wanted the fluid level to be slightly lower this time around from the inlet of the Res in order to grab a small amount of air on the way through the system.

Low and behold! The System is back to 78Gal/Hr and all of the particles are cycling through the system!


TCO

As mentioned in the WCC, I believe your flow rate remained the same.
BUT
The flow meter ports were becoming blocked and were no longer giving accurate readings

Running the water through the loop, with some air has most likely unblocked the ports to a certain degree, if not completely and again flow rate is back up to where it was months ago.

My 2cents.gif anyways biggrin.gif
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Ok! AURORA UPDATE!!

Aurora was put in loop on 8/20/15

I just Removed it on 6/2/16 (Just shy of a Year)

Particles were all still present, but the color (Probably from not flushing the Rad)



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EK Rampage V Mosfet WaterBlock Original CSQ NB Eloops B12 - 2 1300rpm  Phobia 8way 4pin Fan Controller x 2 Ek Single Link CSQ Bridge x 2 
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Bitspower Z Tank (Clear) 250mm x 2 980 WaterBlocks x 2 Ek DDC Pump Top (Acrylic) x 2 Primochill 3/8" x 1/2" OD Clear Tubing 
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Bitspower 12mm Acyrlic Tubing 19" x 4  XSPC 3/8" x 1/2" Compression Fittings x 12 Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Crossover 324K 
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Qnix 2710 Perfect Pixel 1440p  EVGA 1300 G2 CaseLabs SMA8 Darkside 12" Led Lighting  
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i7 7700k Asus Strix Z270i Gaming GALAX 980TI HOF Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 2400  
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Crucial 512 SSD EK Supremacy EVO White Bitspower 150ml Reservoir POM White x 2 Swiftech 18w DDC x 2 
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Bitspower 980ti HOF Waterblock (Clear)  EK SE 240mm Slim Radiator EK XE 240mm Radiator x 2 EK DDC Plexi top x 2  
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Windows 7 Professional NEX Moba White Pro EVGA 650 G2 Caselabs S3 
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i7 6700k 7700k i5 4670k i3 7350k 
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i3 6100 E8500 Core 2 Duo E8400 celeron 356 
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Z170 OC Formula GTX 780 Lightning R9 Nano GTX 980 SC 
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hd5870 matrix G.SKILL Trident Z 3200 C14 Galax HOF OC Lab 2017 Edition EKWB 
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der8auer BEAST CPU pot Windows 10 Windows 7 Windows 8.1 
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Windows XP Dell  CM Storm Nova Corsair 
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Open Bench Table Gigabyte Z97 SOC Force Asus Z97 Impact Asus Maximus IX Apex 
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Asus Rampage Extreme 
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i7 6700k 7700k i5 4670k i3 7350k 
CPUCPUCPUCPU
i3 6100 E8500 Core 2 Duo E8400 celeron 356 
MotherboardGraphicsGraphicsGraphics
Z170 OC Formula GTX 780 Lightning R9 Nano GTX 980 SC 
GraphicsRAMRAMCooling
hd5870 matrix G.SKILL Trident Z 3200 C14 Galax HOF OC Lab 2017 Edition EKWB 
CoolingOSOSOS
der8auer BEAST CPU pot Windows 10 Windows 7 Windows 8.1 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows XP Dell  CM Storm Nova Corsair 
CaseOtherOtherOther
Open Bench Table Gigabyte Z97 SOC Force Asus Z97 Impact Asus Maximus IX Apex 
Other
Asus Rampage Extreme 
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