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Yeah, so my baby is starting to crack. How long do you think until it breaks apart and starts leaking? Does anyone else have one? And if you do how long until it started to crack? I have this once since 2007 so this one is close to 4 years old but is starting to crack. Can anyone suggest me a replacement that is close to the same size? I want something that won't eventually crack. But if it doesn't meet my size specifications then I will just be forced to buy myself another one from Petras or something.

The good news is that if it does start leaking I don't have any electronics directly below it because of the way I chose to mount and setup my system.

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post #2 of 15
I would say that you don't really want to find out when
Better replace it earlier.

I myself like the EK tubes, which are very nice.
Depends on the room you have, there are several sizes.
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I would order something asap. Who knows when it will fail but having a replacement could shorten the downtime by alot.
    
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post #5 of 15
just get the 100ml EK res, they are pretty small
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post #6 of 15
Order a replacement and in the meantime wrap some clear packaging tape around it in case it does crack, you'll be able to tell by looking at the tape if it starts to leak.
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Okay, so I looked around for something smaller and I'm considering these:

I have to find a way to mount this but this seems small enough.
EK-Multioption RES X2 - 100 Basic

Tecnofront Nano Reservoir Water Cooling

Tecnofront Visual Trap Liquid Cooling Reservoir Rev 2 w/ Visual Flow Meter

I was considering this but I would have to find a way to re-mount my pump.
XSPC D5 Tank Reservior

Anyone ever used the Tecnofront reservoirs? They look well built and small enough in comparison to the Swiftech MicroRes. I just don't know if they're any good. Most of it is made out of delrin.
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What did you use to clean it? That looks like damage from a strong solvent to me.
    
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What did you use to clean it? That looks like damage from a strong solvent to me.
It's not damaged from solvent. I use only tap water to rinse and then flush it out with distilled water. This MicroRes is 4 years old, I have consulted with veteran water coolers 4 years ago at various watercooling forums and they told me that acrylic MicroRes will eventually crack. I guess they weren't kidding. But it is cracking slowly and there's not much I can do about it except trash it and find a replacement. It's okay though, only cost me $15 for it, however the newer MicroRes version 2 by Swiftech is $25. For that high price I'd rather get something that will last me a bit longer.
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Tecnofront Nano Reservoir Water Cooling

Anyone ever used the Tecnofront reservoirs? They look well built and small enough in comparison to the Swiftech MicroRes. I just don't know if they're any good. Most of it is made out of delrin.
Delrin is a great plastic; strong, handles temps well, easy to thread without having any thread damage, holds liquids well and comes in various colors.

I would prefer the Nano RES. The size is great and the fittings face the same way the cracking acyrlic RES faces. The price looks good too.
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