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Hello,

I got some distilled water to put in my loop and i was wondering about how fast the corrosion will set in. I just bought this corrosion blocker and it isnt arriving untill late next week. My question is, if I fill up my system now and run it, do I have to worry about corrosion since there is no additive. The additive is arriving Wednesday; should I be worried about corrosion till that time? Should I wait on filling it up untill I have the corrsion blocker?

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post #2 of 25
I would wait just cause I wouldn't want to jeopardize anything. However, I'm not a watercooling guru so maybe someone else has a different idea. Just my two cents.
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What all is in your loop? IE, exactly what blocks, radiators, res etc. etc.

You only need to worry about corrosion if you are mixing copper and aluminum. If all your components are copper, brass, acrylic, or delrin, you won't have to worry about it at all. I do recommend a biocide like pt nuke to take care of algae though.

Galvanic corrosion will NOT happen in a regular all copper/brass metals loop.
post #4 of 25
A week won't hurt anything especially if you're running a similar metals system as in all copper/brass/nickel/plastic.

If you're mixing aluminum in there like a Apogee GTX, Stealth, Koolance aluminum something, or TT something along with copper/brass...then you'll probably have problems sooner or later regardless.

I don't like it, but I know alot of people that run nothing more than distilled a a few drops of biocide.
    
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Originally Posted by Martinm210 View Post
A week won't hurt anything especially if you're running a similar metals system as in all copper/brass/nickel/plastic.

If you're mixing aluminum in there like a Apogee GTX, Stealth, Koolance aluminum something, or TT something along with copper/brass...then you'll probably have problems sooner or later regardless.

I don't like it, but I know alot of people that run nothing more than distilled a a few drops of biocide.
Agreed. I always use pentosin G11/G12 anyways, but I don't think he'll need it just running straight distilled and a biocide. Only if he wants some color.
post #6 of 25
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Here is my loop:

Ek Supreme-Black Ice GTX-Thermochill Pa160-a Danger Den fillport-and an arycrillic reservoir- and a DD5 Vario pump
post #7 of 25
Nope, you're good. No aluminum
post #8 of 25
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OK sweet, so do I even need it at all?

Do I just need anti-algae then, and coloring if I want it?
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Who makes the best coloring, in terms of brightness, overall hue, and UV brightness, and longetivity?

Does anyone have any ideas?
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I love feser dye.
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