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EK Bay Spin Reservoir & Small Bubbles after PT Nuke

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Well yesterday I had finally received my PT Nuke PHN. I added 5 drops to the reservoir and after a little while started to get a bunch of small air bubbles in my reservoir? Is this normal? I've left it running for about 14 hours uncapped and they're still there.


Also how do I get rid of that small triangular area that fogs up in the reservoir. I might just get rid of this reservoir and get the XSPC Dual Bay Res for D5's if I can't fix this,
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It is an urban myth that leaving the reservoir cap off gets rid of air bubbles. Even when bleeding, leave the reservoir cap on. The bubbles will be gone within a week or so.

Leaving the cap off can actually let air into the loop which is most likely the reason the bubbles haven't subsided.

In regards to the "fog", is it condensation? If so, it's completely normal. The reason it appears is that the ambient temperature is cooler than the water temperature and subsequently the temperature inside of the reservoir.
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Fog is normal, no easy way of getting rid of it.

Bubbles are normal, they should work their way out after a while.

One thing about those reservoirs is the possibility of drawing bubbles back into the loop, this only really happens if your flow rate is very high. I can't really see from the video if this is the case in your loop, but it looks like there might be a bit of air going back into the the loop. There are a few ways to reduce this, either move your outlet to one of the other ports, use some aquarium sponge near the outlet to trap the bubbles or reduce your pump speed.
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just thought I'd respond to the "fog" - I had the same res in my previous build - it is simply condensation that occurs. As the waterfall - effect doesn't allow the water to flow over all of the glass, the untouched part fogs up. Turn off the pc or slow down your pump and you'll see the fog disappear.
    
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