Originally Posted by nickbaldwin86;12602881
That is great or you could have just taken the proper measures from the beginning and not have to worry about the bacterial algae
Originally (as a newbie) I thought the glycol in the cooling fluid would prevent anything growing but that was not the case.
Bacteria are persistent, they will grow anywhere given enough time, even in my current system the tubing is starting to turn green (after 8 months and 1 water change at 4 months.) I am using distilled water, petra tech additive and a silver coil and yes the kit was prepped properly before installation with diluted bleach/ and or boiling water. I think that cheap tubing may be at fault as I have Primochill tubing in the loop as well and that is remaining clear.
Davs, the dye I was using was blue, but the crap in the block and tubing was green, the sludge in the bay reservoir was cloudy white. I suspect it was algae as I used to have a fishtank like myrandomspaces and the gunk was pretty similar to the stuff in there.
Of course prevention is better than cure guys (and gals). Proper preparation prevents hassle later on!