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I will just hope for the best. Never had problems been running with different Res years ago similar as now, now I just added Citric Acid and I got corrosion.

I wouldn't recommend the Koolance QDCs over the ones I showed you. The problem with QDC's is that they stop the flow as they have this little wall. I mean the water hits the wall and goes around it, I would prefer the water to flow straight through the barbs.
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Citric acid will clean at first the metals in your system, then it will start to oxide them over time. I would recommend you flush the system first to remove any sediment, and possibly run G11 or G12 coolant mix with distilled or RO/Di water at a 8 to 1 ratio to stop any corrosion. The coolant has corrosion inhibitors, so it will stop or neutralize any issues from the citric acid.
     
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Haha wow, time to take chemistry again lol.

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This is the first I've heard of citric acid doubling as an anti-corrosion agent. I'm guessing this is the reason why.

What was the reasoning behind adding acid to your loop?
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LOL acid is corrosive, perhaps, to use it temporarily to dislodge any residues and corrosion in the loop, like you would with your car radiator and vinegar.
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