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OK I will be getting my first water cooling kit from petra's tomorrow. I need to know about the coolant. Should I just use distilled water and pt_nuke? I have heard of people putting a drop of dish soap in the loop but wouldn't that cause bubbles. Then what about algae and stuff like that will I need some more stuff or will the pt_nuke be all I need?
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OK I will be getting my first water cooling kit from petra's tomorrow. I need to know about the coolant. Should I just use distilled water and pt_nuke? I have heard of people putting a drop of dish soap in the loop but wouldn't that cause bubbles. Then what about algae and stuff like that will I need some more stuff or will the pt_nuke be all I need?
i would use distilled and a FEW (2-3) drops of pt nuke

it should work just fine
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1 small drop or two of dawn dish soap is alright, wont cause any bubble action - if it does, then you know you put too much in haha.

you dont need it though, distilled water with a few drops of pt nuke is what 99% of OCN'ers suggest. personally, i use distilled mixed with swiftech hydrx.
    
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sounds good I will just use distilled water and pt_nuke.
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yeah distilled water and some PT_nuke is great.
    
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Yeah...I just finished my first loop. I'm using distilled and pt_nuke and a drop of Dawn. The Dawn acts as a surfactant, breaking up surface tension of the bubbles in your rig. 1 single drop won't cause foaming in the least, and helps get rid of those pesky large bubbles....
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