Originally Posted by xenolith
1. What's the difference between Mayhems Biocide Plus and Mayhems Biocide Extreme?
2. If Biocide Extreme is more effective at killing and preventing bio-growths, can it be used with Mayhems Inhibitor as well?
3. Would it be a bad idea to add a silver coil to the mix as an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink strategy to help keep all those bio-growth baddies away. I just spent the last three days cleaning out a bunch of green sludge, slime, and scale out of a big 360 radiator. I hope to never have to do that again.
Mayhem's Biocide Extreme is an older product, that isn't as effective as Mayhem's Biocide Plus. It contains Copper Sulphate so I would not mix it with the newer "Plus" line of products from Mayhems.
Using Mayhem's Biocide Plus Should be more than enough to keep that nasty crap from growing in your loop again, just make sure to use the right concentrate, you can even though in an extra drop or 2 if you want.
I am pretty sure Biocide Extreme is not compatible with Inhibitor Plus. But Biocide Plus and Inhibitor Plus were made to be used together with Distilled water to be the ultimate solution.
I have never used a silver Kill coil, so I can not advise you one way or the other there. I am maintaining multiple loops right now, over the past several years, and in all of them I use only Distilled Water and Biocide Plus and Inhibitor Plus. I just my yearly flush on 2 of my clients systems, and checked the GPU and CPU Blocks, and they look just as clean as they did on day one, it looks like the flush was completely unnecessary, but its better to be safe then sorry.
As I have never used one, I can't speak to Mayhem's Plus line's Compatibility with them, but I am pretty sure as long as you use the correct mix in your loop, its unnecessary. Good Luck!