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Dude, clearly water cooling isn't for you if you don't know about this stuff already. I suggest you just do your homework from somewhere you trust, cleary this thread is not somewhere you trust, so either give up on watercooling, or find somewhere you trust to get your information.
Edited by Piraal - 8/9/16 at 6:28am
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Dude, clearly water cooling isn't for you if you don't know about this stuff already. I suggest you just do your homework from somewhere you trust, cleary this thread is not somewhere you trust, so either give up on watercooling, or find somewhere you trust to get your information.

This. And once you have algae growth and its not all killed, it will keep coming back. Usually cleaning with vinegar/water mix kills everything. Most people can't tell the difference between algae and just flat out something else.

You must have other issues at play if you ended up having algae with EK coolant. Any type of colored coolant (which has some serious chemicals in it already) is enough to now allow for biological growth.
    
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I seen a guy run 2% milk and orange juice in his waterloop. You'll be fine with just distilled water and the kill coil. I just use distilled with 3 drops of PT Nuke, a bottle I've had for 5+ years, and is still mostly full... lol

Pics or it didn't happen:thumb:

I've never seen an issue with a water loop caused by using 50/50 premix automotive crap.

Silver coils have caused corrosion/issues
Aggressive biocide has caused issues.
Straight water works well for a while, but tends to grow things.

I did have an issue when I ran cheap water wetter+distilled water. My nickel GPU block had bare copper showing though in a few spots after a week/2. mad.gif
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If a nickel block was showing copper in two weeks then it is defective product, it would take years with zero maintenance for silver to corrode nickel, they are literally right beside each other on the anodic index.
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Pics or it didn't happen:thumb:

I've never seen an issue with a water loop caused by using 50/50 premix automotive crap.

Silver coils have caused corrosion/issues
Aggressive biocide has caused issues.
Straight water works well for a while, but tends to grow things.

I did have an issue when I ran cheap water wetter+distilled water. My nickel GPU block had bare copper showing though in a few spots after a week/2. mad.gif

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Pics or it didn't happen:thumb:

I've never seen an issue with a water loop caused by using 50/50 premix automotive crap.

Silver coils have caused corrosion/issues
Aggressive biocide has caused issues.
Straight water works well for a while, but tends to grow things.

I did have an issue when I ran cheap water wetter+distilled water. My nickel GPU block had bare copper showing though in a few spots after a week/2. mad.gif

Yea just youtube jayztwocents haha, he didnt run it full time he just ran it to test bench.

EKWB has for years told people not to use a silver coil with nickel plating, simple solution. Use straight copper blocks.
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If a nickel block was showing copper in two weeks then it is defective product, it would take years with zero maintenance for silver to corrode nickel, they are literally right beside each other on the anodic index.

And its not full nickel obviously its just nickel plating, if the plating and/or nickel are of poor quality it can certainly happen in a few months even a few weeks depending how long per day your pc stays on.
    
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post #97 of 117
Like I said, if the nickel plating is flaking off, then it is defective. Silver is just as far from nickel as copper is from nickel. So if anyone is saying silver isn't safe because some defective product proves it, they are just saying anything plated is not safe because it could be defective. It has nothing to do with metal incompatibility. I have been using copper, and silver in the same loop(s) since I started watercooling, and have never had a problem with corrosion, or algae. I do maintenance every six months(give or take a few weeks).
Edited by Piraal - 8/9/16 at 8:43am
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Dude, clearly water cooling isn't for you if you don't know about this stuff already. I suggest you just do your homework from somewhere you trust, cleary this thread is not somewhere you trust, so either give up on watercooling, or find somewhere you trust to get your information.

I agree
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Pics or it didn't happen:thumb:

I've never seen an issue with a water loop caused by using 50/50 premix automotive crap.

Silver coils have caused corrosion/issues
Aggressive biocide has caused issues.
Straight water works well for a while, but tends to grow things.

I did have an issue when I ran cheap water wetter+distilled water. My nickel GPU block had bare copper showing though in a few spots after a week/2. mad.gif

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Should never be listened to, spews falsehoods and stupidity and is frankly usually WRONG he is not a factual person but an entertainer.

I don't regularly watch, just happened to see this episode where he used the milk and orange juice as coolants... Was entertaining. Never once had the idea that I should also try this... ha ha
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Why even use Glycol when straight distilled is a better cheaper and more environmentally friendly solution? mellowsmiley.gif

And NO you don't want to run it through acrylic or PETG. Eventually it will cause issues. PETG especially. I wouldn't risk it at all given distilled is so cheap imho. wink.gif

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