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Hi,

A while ago I asked on this forum if it was better to choose colored tubes or clear tubes+colored coolant. Some people prefered colored tubes other liked colored coolant better.

My question today is :

Have anyone tried a colored tube with a different colored coolant ? How does it look under UV ? If you've tried, can you post some pics please ?

I've read on Dazmode.com that we could create some awesome effects but I havent seen any pics...

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Unique colours can be achieved if you add a different colour water additive than the Feser Tube. With the addition of UV active materials, so-called artificial tracers, the hose begins to glow when ultraviolet light hits the material in the hose. For this effect you only need a CCFL / UV Cold Cathode light tube which is already available from your local Feser Company Reseller or Distributor.
I'm asking because I'm about to buy a green T-virus reservoir and some acid green feser tubes and I wanted to know how it would look with something other than distilled water lol..
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Do not add dyes to your loop or additives.
Just distilled water and pt nuke/ or silver coil
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that doesnt really answer the question i asked. i've been using feser liquid green ( i guess its a premixed water replacement) and its fine.
my question is purely about esthetic


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Hi,

A while ago I asked on this forum if it was better to choose colored tubes or clear tubes+colored coolant. Some people prefered colored tubes other liked colored coolant better.

My question today is :

Have anyone tried a colored tube with a different colored coolant ? How does it look under UV ? If you've tried, can you post some pics please ?

I've read on Dazmode.com that we could create some awesome effects but I havent seen any pics...



I'm asking because I'm about to buy a green T-virus reservoir and some acid green feser tubes and I wanted to know how it would look with something other than distilled water lol..
It will be similar to combining any color within a the color spectrum. The intensity of the color meld will very reliant on the wall thickness of your tubing though. I dont have pictures but a friend of mine has green tubing and red UV coolant and the only color that shows is the luminescence of the green tubing. The only sight of the red uv coolant can be seen through the clear coolant blocks and res.

Out of months of researching my own watercooling setup and personal friends experiences i would stay far away from any colored coolant or dye and use distilled water. The only reason people say uv coolant is better is because it has a much brighter/vibrant uv effect, other then that it will cause nothing but issues with build up over time, unless you drain and clean your loop and blocks every couple months. Nothing will beat straight waters cooling abilities either. Defiantly just go with just colored tubing.
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that doesnt really answer the question i asked. i've been using feser liquid green ( i guess its a premixed water replacement) and its fine.
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using dyes will stain/clog your loop block tubing and etc. Plus feser coolant is over priced vs distilled water 1 gallon for like a buck vs 1liter 19bucks.


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what does he call "uv led" ? im guessing its not uv cold cathod is it ?


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what does he call "uv led" ? im guessing its not uv cold cathod is it ?


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Its literally UV leds. https://www.jab-tech.com/300MCD-5mm-...k-pr-2392.html
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I'd be interested in seeing a blue tube with yellow coolant under uv ... or vice versa


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Hrmm... it may look pretty neat if the lighting was setup right... the biggest issue from the visual standpoint is the the tube may absorb so much of the light, that the dye in the water barely glows at all.... why not just order 1ft of the tube and give it a sample go, rather than building out a whole system only to find out at the end of the project it looks for rubbish...
 
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Either way it would make a greenish looking color. 1000000% stay away from colored coolant not worth the rise in temps and aggravation of build up, residue and staining. Distilled water and PT-Nuke FTW!!
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