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I can't seem to find biocide or kill coil stuff locally up here in vancouver, canada.

would I be able to use this?

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...54906#prodTab1

My setup, yet to arrive is gtx 580 EK wb plexi/nickel
EK Supreme HF acetal nickel
EK bay spin res acetal Plexi.

I just listed whats involved in my loop to make sure I don't put anything that would cause harm to plexi as I've heard some additives can cause plexi to become brittle.

if one I've linked doesnt work any other alternatives? shipping for kill coil or biocide from majority of online stores down in the states exceeds the cost of the product itself lol. around 20 bucks for shipping for 6 dollar kill coil

can I mix this with distilled water? I heard this thing has some sort of biocide in it

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=28053&...ure=Primochill
Edited by mekaw - 2/9/11 at 5:28am
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post #2 of 15
Just go to a jewelry store and ask for a length of *pure* silver wire. That is all that a KillCoil is. It needs to be .999 thereabout, sterling will NOT due as it doesn't give off a high enough concertration of ions.
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post #3 of 15
Hey, on ebay there's many pure silver wire products for lampworking, I just bought some 20 inches for 3.50$ shipped..
    
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post #4 of 15
UV lighting can also help, but I think it requires far more powerful UV's than exist in PC cathode lighting.

Killcoil or silver @ .999 (like mentioned) of some sort will help.
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post #5 of 15
you can also do what i do, which is completely safe, a few drops of swimming pool algaecide,does the same job
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would this work also?

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=33746

bitspower true silver barbs
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In theory it would work, but its silver plated. My understanding is that it needs to be .999 silver or pretty damn close. Plating would 'cover' the barb, but how pure is the plating?
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In theory it would work, but its silver plated. My understanding is that it needs to be .999 silver or pretty damn close. Plating would 'cover' the barb, but how pure is the plating?
from searching, there was another thread, supposedly .999 silver according to bitspower rep
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Your looking to get a piece of .999 pure silver with a weight of at least 1-1.5 grams for a typical loop
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