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Something forming in my reservoir...

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Alright so this stuff started forming in my res the day it was built and started running, i pushed it off as maybe debris. they looked like little clear balls floating round the outer rims of the water in my res. Stopped looking at it for a couple weeks then noticed they were stuck to the wall of my res now and grew into these patches of what looks like a clear crystalish thing on the inner wall. Im using EK-Ekoolant EVO Blood Red, im not sure what this could be and id hate to have to rip it all apart after 2 week of my first water cooling build...any ideas as to what it is or how to fix this?


Edited by saintruski - 2/20/16 at 6:21pm
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no one has ever seen stuff like this before eh? should i just like take it apart and blast all the components with chlorine, and other random chemicals or something, because the EK-Ekoolant EVO was supposed to have all the stuff premixed into it that prevents this according to their site. I have zero idea what im doing first time water cooling. sad-smiley-002.gif

Part list maybe will help?

-EK-RES X4 250

-EK-Supremacy EVO CPU Water Block - Copper/Plexi
-EK-CoolStream XE 480
-EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM - Plexi
-PrimoFlex Advanced LRT
-EK-Ekoolant EVO Liquid Coolant
-No additives because the coolant said not to

-didnt flush radiator prior to buiding, i didnt know i was supposed to till today, but i read that EKWB factory flushed them before packaging thumb.gif)

(yes i realize its is overkill probably just for the CPU, but it was made for my plans to buy 14/16nm gpus and WC cool them and the mobo when they release)

Edit: also i learned with the first res i got real fast alcohol ruins the integrity of the acrylic and the res shatters also big hands dont fit inside very well (its a very long story, but to shorten it the first one didnt come with the manual that clearly stated DO NOT CLEAN WITH ALCOHOL and i greased it to get off the bottom, and i didn't know anything better that removes oils than well, alcohol)...chlorine, bleach and other chemicals should be safe right?
Edited by saintruski - 2/21/16 at 2:58pm
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It's probably whatever that's in the coolant crystallizing since it's no longer dissolved in that part of the reservoir.
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So i could simply drain my system, wipe that crud away and try different coolant? Mayhems looks like a preferred choice around here ill probably give that a shot.
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Did you try e-mailing EKWB with a couple of photos asking if they have a clue about this?
Edited by Frantik3 - 2/22/16 at 12:51am
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Did you try e-mailing EKWB with a couple of photos asking if they have a clue about this?

Not yet i wasnt sure if it was EKWB products, i assumed it was user error first (didnt wash my hands when i changed out the jet plate and insert maybe, didnt flush radiator, cut tubing with dirty scissors who knows)as its my first custom WC build. Until i get a chance to drain it tomorrow and examine the stuff i wont be blaming anyone's products, either way ill probably send them an email, id just like to get a look at it first because if it looks different like a living organism then its probably my fault for introducing something to it. Then again im assuming for being a first timer, again ill send an email either way. Plus they will have more detail and info to go off of and a better picture of it isolated in a petri dish.
Edited by saintruski - 2/22/16 at 1:04am
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Yeah that's what I meant...Don't e-mail to blame them straight out or ask for a refund but to ask if they have seen sth similar from their experience and possibly mention everything you did along the way tongue.gif

I would probably drain the whole thing again and clean it properly this time around and check if this thing reappears..
You could also try with a clear coolant ..no dyes
Edited by Frantik3 - 2/22/16 at 1:13am
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Yeah that's what I meant...Don't e-mail to blame them straight out or ask for a refund but to ask if they have seen sth similar from their experience and possibly mention everything you did along the way tongue.gif

I would probably drain the whole thing again and clean it properly this time around and check if this thing reappears.

I will once i confirm its not just algae or something invasive.

And i plan on it.
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