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I have been running nothing but pure distilled for almost 6 months now with no issues. I don't have a window on my case and run black tube so hard to any biology to start.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by fstfrddy;12799779 
I use distilled water and PT Nuke (copper sulfate). I have had too many issues with antifreeze, water wetter etc. Probably when I change my water the next time it will be straight distilled, even the PT Nuke discolors tubing over time.

I'm also a combatant from the old crapped out tubing wars tongue.gif

I now run reverse osmosis water with 5 drops of Fairy dishwasher, and works like a champion. Bubbles literally "slide" out of the circuit, and I haven't had any more tube crapping out issue.
   
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post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by Arksniper;12797885 
I personally don't know why people who are not going to use sub zero water cooling want to use coolant maybe they think that it will be cooler than water due to the word cool being in it. Really the easiest maintainance and non toxic solution is distilled water and a biocide or kill coil. The issue with coolants and additives far out weight their small benefits.

I know several people who use a small amount of automobile antifreeze (which is propolyne glycol-based) in their loops, because of the anti-corrosion additives. Don't know much about the internals of current water-blocks or rads, but if they're bare copper inside, then that makes sense.
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Originally Posted by luchog;12804619 
but if they're bare copper inside, then that makes sense.

They are. And if you use copper, copper+brass, copper+nickel or copper+silver, it's completely senseless to use anticorrosives, since those avoid galvanic corrosion, not oxidizing of the metals.
   
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thanks for all of the responses, only reason i asked is because i have propylene glycol readily available for free rather than paying for a kill coil or PT nuke, but i may end up getting the kill coil anyway.
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