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So lately, my tubes have become a bit cloudy. I have only been running this water for about 2 weeks and the second week I put PTNuke in it. I have clear Tygon 1/2" Tubes. The only thing I can think of, besides algae, is if the double heater core was still dirty after I washed it. I don't think I washed it very well. Should I drain?
    
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You may have some nasties living in the loop somewhere, I would drain the loop and rinse everything out with either distilled water or white vinegar and distilled then refill the loop with distilled/ptN mix.
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boiled water & vinegar are your friends
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Ok. Also, I only used 5 drops of PTNuke. That's one more than recommended. Should I use even more this time?

EDIT: Should I boil the distilled water then? (New distilled, not the stuff in my loop)
    
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Ok so 4 drops per liter. If you feel that its needed go ahead
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I think it was 4.
    
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Originally Posted by snelan View Post
Ok. Also, I only used 5 drops of PTNuke. That's one more than recommended. Should I use even more this time?

EDIT: Should I boil the distilled water then? (New distilled, not the stuff in my loop)
Yes boil water and drain. Do this like 2-3 times
EDIT: Or until you see that it has gone away if not use vinegar.
Edited by jach11 - 11/5/11 at 5:39pm
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Ok, I'm gonna leave for vacation in about an hour, I guess I'll do all then when I get back. Thanks guys. +Rep
    
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Ok. Also, I only used 5 drops of PTNuke. That's one more than recommended. Should I use even more this time?

EDIT: Should I boil the distilled water then? (New distilled, not the stuff in my loop)
I would not re-boil distilled water no, you will be reintroducing nasties from your kettle into the purified distilled *edit* I figured you would be putting it in your loop to stay, you can use boiled distilled to clean your loop out but not run on it*edit*. 4 drops of PTn is all that is required per litre of distilled, I wouldn't use anymore unless you have a large loop or ongoing bacteria problems.
post #10 of 24
ok cool have fuN!!
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