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hi guys, well im on liquid, and im annoyed at how fast my tubes turn yellow, i use the best distilled water, i use good uv dye, fesser one i beleive its called, in uv green, now i just heard of that killcoil, so does this silver really work that well? will it keep my tubes clear/clearer? will it have any impact that way?, because the only thing i could think of to cause this stuff would be a form of algae, last time i replaced my tubes, i could rub the yellow crap off, so id assume it is a form of algae, so how well does it actually work?, thanks!
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Your tubing turned yellow because of the dye, it's that simple.

If you use strict distilled water (which we try to urge all water coolers to use) and an additive such as kill coils or PTNuke, you shouldn't have any growth whatsoever. Also keep your rig away from sunlight.
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The silver ions in the water prevent cellular respiration, killing anything that enters the loop.
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ok so saying its not algae at all? because when i pulled my hoses off it felt just like a form of algae, and when it dried it came off in such a way, didnt seem to me like a coating so much from the uv dye, well i mean i figure the uv dye plays a part with some sorta algae, but your saying its jus the dye all together? and my computer is in a darker location in a basement, and straight distilled, well i was told you need atleast some sorta additive to lube the waterpump....
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ok so saying its not algae at all? because when i pulled my hoses off it felt just like a form of algae, and when it dried it came off in such a way, didnt seem to me like a coating so much from the uv dye, well i mean i figure the uv dye plays a part with some sorta algae, but your saying its jus the dye all together? and my computer is in a darker location in a basement, and straight distilled, well i was told you need atleast some sorta additive to lube the waterpump....
no, you don't need anything to " lube " the pump. just dump the dye, get a coil or pt nuke and you'll be set for not having to deal with foggy tubing again.
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no, you don't need anything to " lube " the pump. just dump the dye, get a coil or pt nuke and you'll be set for not having to deal with foggy tubing again.
eh i dont care really bout the foggy tubing, lol was just seeing if this is a way to preveent/ reduce the effect, i like my uv glowing rig , when it turns yellow its not as good, but still glows bright
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this younger generation and thier stupid led lights and neon dye's. diaf!
    
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eh i dont care really bout the foggy tubing, lol was just seeing if this is a way to preveent/ reduce the effect, i like my uv glowing rig , when it turns yellow its not as good, but still glows bright
What do you think your tubing is now.... foggy....
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You want UV, buy UV tubing. Get rid of your dye. Use distilled + ptnuke/silver.
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You want UV, buy UV tubing. Get rid of your dye. Use distilled + ptnuke/silver.
yeah, now thats something that would work lol
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