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I used 5 feet...
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Get ten feet of the clearflex60 because it cost less than 9ft!
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Done and Done.

I found that heating the crappy Home Depot tubing with a hair drier makes it much more malleable, but it starts to kink a little bit, so I am still happy I got the clearflex.


ONE MORE QUESTION: If I wanted my water to be blue, how would I do that? I was going to put in zerex racing coolant like most people suggest but I hate that ugly yellow color. Any thoughts on something I could add to make it blue, in conjunction with the zerex?
    
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Done and Done.

I found that heating the crappy Home Depot tubing with a hair drier makes it much more malleable, but it starts to kink a little bit, so I am still happy I got the clearflex.


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Go to Advanced Autoparts and find some blue anti-freeze. My anti-freeze is green, but I have seen it in blue and red before. That is the cheapest solution.
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Go to Advanced Autoparts and find some blue anti-freeze. My anti-freeze is green, but I have seen it in blue and red before. That is the cheapest solution.

And all antifreeze pretty much does the same and has the same anti-algea properties?
    
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And all antifreeze pretty much does the same and has the same anti-algea properties?
It has similar (if not better) anti-corrosive (spelling?) and anti-algea properties. Remember, think of the car industry and the watercooling industry... Which has more money to dump on R&D of things like this... Chances are the antifreeze is a more advanced formula, and a lot cheaper.
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I don't know about anti-algea in the auto anti-freeze. Afterall, when the coolant reaches 230 degrees or so, not much algea gonna live in there It's definatly not something they ever advertise or talk about.

It is rated for high pressure and high temps, like 10-15 PSI.

The anti-corrosion is top-notch though


With PC cooling's lower temps and lower PSI and flow rate, algea is a real problem, so I would recomend some algea inhibitors no matter what coolant you use.

There are UV dyes to change the color of your water, but auto coolant, as noted, would be much cheaper, I would just still use anti-algea additive.


* - I spent 6 years working in the auto parts industry, from retail to wholesale, and was ASE certified in Parts. Currently work in the auto damage side of insurance.
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What is some cheap algea stuff?
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