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Originally Posted by mtrapuzz View Post

You should be good with just distilled water and PT Nuke PHN.

Buy a gallon of distilled every month or so and drain some of the old water while you dump in the new gallon, and you should never have problems as long as your loop is copper/brass/nickel.

The one problem with this suggestion is that I'll have to re-bleed the loop every month.
If I use my draining loop, I'll have to find an very awkward way to fill the loop again, since the PC sits in a restrictive place where it's not that accessible to fill it.
Maybe every couple of months I'll need to pull it off and drain part of it.... that will become a PITA.

How much do you recommend on draining?
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post #12 of 33
If you don't let the reservoir get dry, you won't need to bleed. I slowly drain mine to near the bottom while the pump runs full and then fill the res up all the way. By the end of the gallon, you have practically new fluid.
post #13 of 33
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EK coolant is my go to and have never had an issue with it. Has all the biocides and anti corrosion additives you need.

Well, that's not the case for me. I'm actually using EK Pre-mix blue coolant. This was bought exactly last year. As you can see from the photo in OP, it's presumed to be bacteria.

Ah, I totally missed that you were already using EK coolant. I would say the problem lies with the tubing or bay res. I see posts about this sort of thing with bay res quite a few times. Probably should pull that out of the loop and change out the tubing. I would personally stick with EK coolant though, that's not the problem as it is a proven good coolant.
 
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If you don't let the reservoir get dry, you won't need to bleed. I slowly drain mine to near the bottom while the pump runs full and then fill the res up all the way. By the end of the gallon, you have practically new fluid.

The problem with this is that I'm about to remove one of the two reservoirs. I'm removing the double-bay res which is the easier access for refill.
If you read my OP, you'd see why.
I'm then left with the tube res which I cannot access for refill. I'll have to refill from the TOP RAD. To do so, I'll have to pull my PC out which leaves me in a bit of a hassle.
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post #15 of 33
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Ah, I totally missed that you were already using EK coolant. I would say the problem lies with the tubing or bay res. I see posts about this sort of thing with bay res quite a few times. Probably should pull that out of the loop and change out the tubing. I would personally stick with EK coolant though, that's not the problem as it is a proven good coolant.

I think using this:
http://www.nulon.com.au/products/Cooling_Systems/.VVvchp-GTMI

But if I consider cost, I'd rather stick to distilled water + biocide. I'm only missing anti-corrosion additive. I don't know where to get them from.

What's the issue with the bay res?
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post #16 of 33
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If you don't let the reservoir get dry, you won't need to bleed. I slowly drain mine to near the bottom while the pump runs full and then fill the res up all the way. By the end of the gallon, you have practically new fluid.

The problem with this is that I'm about to remove one of the two reservoirs. I'm removing the double-bay res which is the easier access for refill.
If you read my OP, you'd see why.
I'm then left with the tube res which I cannot access for refill. I'll have to refill from the TOP RAD. To do so, I'll have to pull my PC out which leaves me in a bit of a hassle.
See my room setup here: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Having 2 reservoirs is generally not recommended and considered another point of failure for the loop. You can get a multi-top for the res, or a T or Y fitting for the top you have.
 
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Having 2 reservoirs is generally not recommended and considered another point of failure for the loop. You can get a multi-top for the res, or a T or Y fitting for the top you have.

Do you have an image for example? I think I know what you mean, but not sure about execution.
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I already have the EK multi port top. But you mentioned T or Y fitting. When you wrote that, I thought to attach something to the top of the tube res which will have a tube extending all the way out for easy filling.
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post #20 of 33
Yeah I just insert a straight 1/4" fitting into the top of my res. Then attach a piece of flexible tubing with a funnel on top to fill.

I use one of these valve to drain my loops. They are expensive buit work well.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/bitspower-black-sparkle-dual-rotary-mini-valve-with-inner-g1-4-extender.html
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