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A fillport and syringe makes it pretty easy to add coolant.

For bleeding, are they installed as the highest point in the water cooled system? If so, does that eliminated most pump mounted reservoirs, in contrast with reservoirs that contrain a pump.

A Danger Den fillport tank is about 100ml. The hose from a case top mount to a bottom mount pump holds about another 50ml. That is fairly close to the 200ml in pump top reservoirs or the 133ml in a Swiftech Micro-Res.
The design of the res helps the bleed, not just the volume. If you look at the Swiftech Micro res, the bubbles get pushed to the back wall and trapped in the upper chamber. In a T-line, the laminar flow keeps the bubbles trapped in the loop for the most part.

I'm using a res because it's built into my pump now. The XSPC design makes it pretty easy to fill and bleed. (I have one for sale in my sig)
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You don't need one.. I'm running to loops with T-lines and bleeding them was fast and easy also.
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I use a kind of tline/res homemade out of a few dollars worth of copper tubing from lowes

The inlet and outlet barbs/peices of copper are 1/2", the body is 1" I believe and I usually fill it to about 3" from the fillport at the top. Works pretty good.

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Don't the end tanks on the radiator, especially the top tank, constitute an reservoir, especially if the reservoir isn't vented anyway?
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