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Will bacteria form in my wet tubing?

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I test ran my pump today and I just used tap water. I figured it would be fine as i wasnt leaving it in there forever. there are drips of water inside my tubing and the inside of the pump is wet. I will not be putting my liquid in with all of its chemicals and distilled water for a couple of days. is this bad? should I run a hairdryer on cold to dry this stuff out or is it fine? Thanks!
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Yes but once you put it into the loop and use XT1 or whatever you chose to use, it'll kill it so it won't cause harm. You could just pour little bit of the distilled water through the pump etc so it's not the tap water there and forget the hair-dryer.
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You need to flush the whole loop really good with distilled. You shouldnt run tap water in your loop and certainly don't let it dry in there. There are all kinds of additives in tap water that will leave deposits.
 
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Yes but once you put it into the loop and use XT1 or whatever you chose to use, it'll kill it so it won't cause harm. You could just pour little bit of the distilled water through the pump etc so it's not the tap water there and forget the hair-dryer.
I have Ekoolant which i believe has the necessary chemicals. I dont have distilled water right now. I do have a reverse osmosis purifier so i can use that to rinse it out i guess because people use that in their loops instead of distilled water.
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