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    Default Additives or silver coil

    Hi,
    Should I use the additives or just silver coil with distilled water to prevent growth of the algae in my WCS? I have two pure 0.999 silver stripes with approximate dimensions 120mm (L) x 8mm (W) x 0.5mm (T).

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    Default Re: Additives or silver coil

    i say if you using a lot of nickel plated blocks in your loop go additive. if not either will do. some people use both.
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    Default Re: Additives or silver coil

    Have no nickel blocks, only pure cooper, and I have silver stripes, but the additives will need to import.

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    Default Re: Additives or silver coil

    well if you using all copper the silver coil would be enough but if you want the additives too that's up to you. im assuming you will be using distilled water.
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    Default Re: Additives or silver coil

    Yes, I'll be using distilled water with just silver coil, not coil and additive together.

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    Default Re: Additives or silver coil

    Distilled water, PT Nuke with 1 silvercoil in the loop is what I use in all my systems..

    haven't ran into any issues yet.

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    Default Re: Additives or silver coil

    Distilled water and PT Nuke is all I use and no issues

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    Default Re: Additives or silver coil

    Kill-Coil and PT Nuke doing the same thing or not? If does I can only use kill-coil, it have some advantages: just drop it in your reservoir and forget about it, while the PT Nuke you have to add each time you flushing your WC System. Both of them preventing growth of algae, am I right?
    Conclusion:
    to avoid the complicated process of importing the PT Nuke (and probably having some customs problems), I'll go with kill-coil only.
    Thank you all for your input.

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    Pure CuSO4. Chemistry always wins...

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    Default Re: Additives or silver coil

    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    Distilled water, PT Nuke with 1 silvercoil in the loop is what I use in all my systems..

    haven't ran into any issues yet.
    I use the same thing, haven't run into any issues yet .

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    Default Re: Additives or silver coil

    Same here. I have silver coil and Additive. If you change to using a pre made coolant they already have additives in it. Just drop in kill coil and go. The XSPC kit I bought came with both. They both do the same thing just in different ways. Nothing wrong with hitting it from 2 directions.
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