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Q for you ... where did you pick up the 3mm aluminium plate? CaseLabs, Local dealer, Other?

Luckily we have been recovering some outdated hardware at work some which had some nice blank aluminium cover panels. I managed to grab a whole bunch of them as I always thought they may come in handy one day....!

A cut or two with a jigsaw, some careful filling, sanding and painting results in a brand new looking assembly.

Good for you ... but ... that isn't really going to help me biggrin.gif. Guess I'll have to google a solution. Thanks for the reply.
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Good for you ... but ... that isn't really going to help me biggrin.gif. Guess I'll have to google a solution. Thanks for the reply.

Damn... If you were residing down under I could have posted you some for next to nothing.
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This looks very yummy =D
So the inlets at the top are only going to be used for filling? Or did I misunderstand?
Edited by NE0XY - 12/5/15 at 1:59pm
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I'm loving the flow meter incorporated into the loop.
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This looks very yummy =D
So the inlets at the top are only going to be used for filling? Or did I misunderstand?

Yes that is pretty much it.

The top connections serve two purposes - One is to allow for easy filling of both reservoirs as you rightly noted and the other more important function is that it acts as a balance pipe to allow both reservoirs to share the same pressure which allows the fluid levels in both to stay exactly the same.

I will highlight the rear tubing runs later when I connect all the gear at the rear.

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I'm loving the flow meter incorporated into the loop.

I was originally looking at incorporating my larger King Instrument rotameter but that was just way too tall - So a cheap Chinese one was substituted in its place.

Off interstate tomorrow (training for the week) so probably will not get a chance to update this thread until later next week.
Edited by Costas - 12/6/15 at 1:39am
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Yes that is pretty much it.

The top connections serve two purposes - One is to allow for easy filling of both reservoirs as you rightly noted and the other more important function is that it acts as a balance pipe to allow both reservoirs to share the same pressure which allows the fluid levels in both to stay exactly the same.

I will highlight the rear tubing runs later when I connect all the gear at the rear.

I also have two reservoirs but I think I like your setup more =P Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

In a previous build I used a photon reservoir but the pump version, I remember that the LED was a pain, really hard to attach in a good position and didn't give an even lighting. Hopefully that's been fixed coz they look marvellous =)
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I remember that the LED was a pain, really hard to attach in a good position and didn't give an even lighting.

Yeh on the combo unit the LED goes in on an angle so It does not have all its focused light hitting the acrylic rod optimally. On the stand alone res the LED fits directly from underneath and its lens faces the acrylic centre tube directly at it so it illuminates much better.

BTW - I really like your blue coolant...! It gives all your silver items that 'pop' so to speak due to the contrast between them and the coolant.

I have not made a decision on coolant colours as yet.
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Yeh on the combo unit the LED goes in on an angle so It does not have all its focused light hitting the acrylic rod optimally. On the stand alone res the LED fits directly from underneath and its lens faces the acrylic centre tube directly at it so it illuminates much better.

BTW - I really like your blue coolant...! It gives all your silver items that 'pop' so to speak due to the contrast between them and the coolant.

I have not made a decision on coolant colours as yet.

Thank you =)
The picture quality isn't that good though =P I'm not super pleased with the coolant, it's Mayhems UV Blue but there is absolutely NO uv glow in it, and I did two rounds of their blitz pro cleaning things so ye... But I'm moving to a new apartment soon so I'm going to have to change coolant then, probably going to get one of their "normal" blue ones. I really Like pastel blue also but not sure it would fit with the reservoirs =P With the internal lighting that is^^
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I used the mayhems X1 clear blue UV, it did glow for about 4 months, but I did not like cleaning the gray goo out of my water system loop after 8 months.
https://imageshack.com/i/mjwa36j
it looked cool going in, but I will never use it again.
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Update:

Thread updated with notes & photos of the rear interconnecting tubing runs - refer to Post #4.
Edited by Costas - 1/26/16 at 8:10pm
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