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They both seem to get the job done. Is one better or safer than the other? Does anyone use both?
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They both seem to get the job done. Is one better or safer than the other? Does anyone use both?
Silver is just much easier to use, no measuring needing or worry of degradation overtime. 'Set and forget' pretty much.
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I use a .9999 silver wire wrapped around a standard .999 silver coil in my reservoir, use Tygon Silver (lined) tubing (one of the best overall options for tubing, IMO) and store my distilled water in its original container with another .999 silver coil inside. Non-toxic (relatively), silver works for me (so far).
Edited by adamlau - 1/24/11 at 11:38pm
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Honestly I have only ever used the same silver coil in all of my loops... its got a small amount of oxidization, which cleans up well just rubbing with your finger. Its been in distilled water for 2 and a half years, and I've never seen any signs of biological life. It does make your distilled water smell funny, and you probably wouldn't want to drink it afterward... But then the same goes for biocide... I have also never had to add more or measure the quantity of silver, nor has my silver managed to somehow "seperate" from my distilled water like biocides eventually would.
    
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I use a .9999 silver wire wrapped around a standard .999 silver coil in my reservoir, use Tygon Silver (lined) tubing (one of the best overall options for tubing, IMO) and store my distilled water in its original container with another .999 silver coil inside. Non-toxic, silver works for me (so far).
Man I wish Tygon had some colored wire. Either way, does FrozenCPU offer this type of wire? I was looking for Tygon but can't quite find what I'm looking for.

Where did you get yours?
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I've never tried PT Nuke. I went with a silver kill coil and haven't had any problems since. You'll be good with either though
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post #9 of 12
I've never been able to figure out where I'd put a killcoil in my loop. Nuke is easy, and a tiny bottle lasts a long time, even if you remodel every month or so.
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kill.coil , dropped it in my bay res and forget about it
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