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    I believe there are 2 different types, the Feser Corrosion Blocker and PT Nuke that prevents alage. My system has been flushed cleaned and currently running on distilled water nice and clear. All these years I've been using the Feser corrosion blocker was wondering if it is really necessary to use it again to protect all those waterblocks and Rads from corrosion?

    Or should i try the PT nuke which prevents Alage or even some Silver kill coils ???

    Swiftech hydrX is out for me becos of the green coloring, not my theme

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    I just use Distilled Water and PT Nuke works great for me.

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    I am using Feser One Red for 1,5 years now,never cleaned the system dont know if there are cockroaches in there but i do know there isnt any algae.I guess if only there is direct sunlight to the tubes will have to worry about algae.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    I just use Distilled Water and PT Nuke works great for me.
    Ditto, you had me at hello Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullydog View Post
    I believe there are 2 different types, the Feser Corrosion Blocker and PT Nuke that prevents alage. My system has been flushed cleaned and currently running on distilled water nice and clear. All these years I've been using the Feser corrosion blocker was wondering if it is really necessary to use it again to protect all those waterblocks and Rads from corrosion?

    Or should i try the PT nuke which prevents Alage or even some Silver kill coils ???

    Swiftech hydrX is out for me becos of the green coloring, not my theme
    PT Nuke is colourless with distilled water or silvercoil. So are you goin to change the tubing to solid red?

    I'm not sure if you have to use two silvercoils or one is enough in a system like your

    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    I just use Distilled Water and PT Nuke works great for me.
    you use black tubes.

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    I do use black tubes, helps cut back on the green LOL, the res is clear however.

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    I use distilled water and HydrX for time being. I'll switch to something colorless when I clean the system, although I have another bottle of the green stuff, lol.

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    that was my point if you use solid tube then you worry about clear coolant.

    Bully builds his rig based on colour scheme.

    TBH, you don't have to use PT nuke you can use distilled water with automobile antifreeze coolant, just don't mix put in too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    I just use Distilled Water and PT Nuke works great for me.
    Thanks duffy, i was just wondering if its possible to put in a couple of drop of Feser color dye with PT Nuke + distilled water

    Quote Originally Posted by wheelsdeal View Post
    I am using Feser One Red for 1,5 years now,never cleaned the system dont know if there are cockroaches in there but i do know there isnt any algae.I guess if only there is direct sunlight to the tubes will have to worry about algae.
    Wow! 1.5 years!!! that's a real long time since you last changed your coolant! about time that you change your fluid mate, there is definitely cockroaches in there LOL

    I change mine every 6 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    PT Nuke is colourless with distilled water or silvercoil. So are you goin to change the tubing to solid red?
    I'm not sure if you have to use two silvercoils or one is enough in a system like your
    you use black tubes.
    I've changed to Duralene PVC clear tubings much cheaper than tygons.
    The problem now is do i need both anti corrosion and anti alage additives? Those Feser anti corrosion additive dont come cheap. Whereas PT Nuke only requires a few drops for 1-2litres of distilled water, but i'm not too sure if its okay to use PT Nuke + Distilled water and add some Feser Color dye ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    that was my point if you use solid tube then you worry about clear coolant.
    Bully builds his rig based on colour scheme.
    TBH, you don't have to use PT nuke you can use distilled water with automobile antifreeze coolant, just don't mix put in too much.

    Automobile antifreeze coolants are usually Green in color like swiftech hydraX right?

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    One rig is clear tubes, distilled water, and HydrX. Other is black tubes, distilled water, and HydrX. Honestly didn't feel like splurging for the expensive stuff since HydrX does the job. Colour doesn't bother me, though it wouldn't work if I wanted a red theme, for example. Black tubes are P.I.M.P though

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    I use Primochill it's called PC PURE Extreme non conductive and its been running clean and clear now for several months it comes in color's as well as clear, I'm using UV Blue as it matches my case scheme.
    12 bucks for 32 oz at Micro Center

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullydog View Post
    I've changed to Duralene PVC clear tubings much cheaper than tygons.
    The problem now is do i need both anti corrosion and anti alage additives? Those Feser anti corrosion additive dont come cheap. Whereas PT Nuke only requires a few drops for 1-2litres of distilled water, but i'm not too sure if its okay to use PT Nuke + Distilled water and add some Feser Color dye ??

    Automobile antifreeze coolants are usually Green in color like swiftech hydraX right?
    TBH, I don't really know how they react to each other.

    Do you have mix metal in your loop? If you're 100% sure on aluminum any where then you don't have to worry about corroding.

    mostly are green for automobile antifreeze but I have seen, pink and organe now but they are not UV reacted though. This why I was talking about using solid tube.

    BTW, Hydrx has the same ingridents (Ethylene glycol) in Prestone antifreeze, except Swiftech added UV green to it.

    Keep this in mind if you guys decide to mix your own coolant then just don't use too much ethylene glycol or it will eat up everything make by plastics (o-ring, acrylic...etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    TBH, I don't really know how they react to each other.

    Do you have mix metal in your loop? If you're 100% sure on aluminum any where then you don't have to worry about corroding.

    mostly are green for automobile antifreeze but I have seen, pink and organe now but they are not UV reacted though. This why I was talking about using solid tube.

    BTW, Hydrx has the same ingridents (Ethylene glycol) in Prestone antifreeze, except Swiftech added UV green to it.

    Keep this in mind if you guys decide to mix your own coolant then just don't use too much ethylene glycol or it will eat up everything make by plastics (o-ring, acrylic...etc)
    Thanks Dr WC, i will bear that in mind and I will see how it goes. The most cost effective way wins
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