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post #11 of 24
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I would not re-boil distilled water no, you will be reintroducing nasties from your kettle into the purified distilled. 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.
i have done it before and it worked fine...
post #12 of 24
All of the loops that I have assembled over the years with Tygon tubing have become cloudy (in varying degrees) when I use PT Nuke.

The only way I have found to make them clear again is with kinetic cleaning.

I use a long chopstick (it's like 18") and a cloth. I push the cloth through the tubing with the chopstick (kinda like cleaning the barrel of a firearm).
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post #13 of 24
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i have done it before and it worked fine...
Its fine for cleaning the loop out but I wouldn't suggest you run on it long term.
post #14 of 24
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Its fine for cleaning the loop out but I wouldn't suggest you run on it long term.
i didnt say run it with boiled water. I said clean with boiled water....
Well i guess we all feel stupid now
post #15 of 24
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Ok, so I'll drain my loop. Use the chopstick technique. Rinse it a couple times. Then refill it.

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post #16 of 24
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Ok, so I'll drain my loop. Use the chopstick technique. Rinse it a couple times. Then refill it.

Thanks
are you adding anything else other than PT Nuke+ Distilled Water??
Is your rig faced in the sun light?
post #17 of 24
As an alternative to Ptnuke you could also try using an IandH Silver Kill Coil, that wont stain your tubes at all.
post #18 of 24
The clouding of Tygon tubing is no connected with algae in the loop. I mean it will get yellowish if you have some inside the loop. But the point is, it is the main drawback of Tygon tubing. It becomes yellowish (cloudy) after some time, no matter what you do and what premixes or biocied you use.

I suggest, get a diffident tubing.
post #19 of 24
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The clouding of Tygon tubing is no connected with algae in the loop. I mean it will get yellowish if you have some inside the loop. But the point is, it is the main drawback of Tygon tubing. It becomes yellowish (cloudy) after some time, no matter what you do and what premixes or biocied you use.

I suggest, get a diffident tubing.
This. If you have a bacterial infection youd see it in BOTH your res and your lines (assuming you have a res).
post #20 of 24
It does not really matter whether you have algae or bacteria or any other living stuff inside your loop, Tygon tubing will get cloudy after some time. It is inevitable!
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