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Is it ok to mix red dye to my water?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by RKOver, May 23, 2009.

  1. RKOver

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    I use Feser pure distilled water currently but the dye, do I just add some in the reservoir and watch it all turn red?
     
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    Dye is crap, it will build up in any block with a tight pin matrix, cloud up the tubing, the res, kill the flow and cause you to have to take the whole loop apart to clean it.

    The best dye for distilled water is liquid food coloring.
    If you want something UV reactive, get UV reactive hose.
     
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    Any of the products here should do just nicely, though the only red one is UV reactive. But regular old liquid food coloring should work just fine for distilled water, like worthy said. Just a couple drops is all you need.
     

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    Is there any red dye or even the Feser red bottles that I could use so it don't build up crap and cause cloud ike you mentioned, worthy?
     
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    I used UV dye, but it was made specifically for water cooling systems, and was designed not to build up.

    I used the dye instead of just UV tubing, was so i can easily spot leaking water with a UV light.
    It allowed me to correct a rookie mistake that almost cost me a video card.

    "The plug wasn't tight enough."

    Remember kids, always test your water cooling kit before and after installing it into your computer. And when testing after you install it, run the kit by itself with your computer off.
     
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    Feser have their own liquids:
    http://www.feser-one.com/site/product_info.php?cPath=69&products_id=268

    I don't think that they will build up any crap lol otherwise their marketing team would have done a suicidal act :p
     
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    Yeah I ordered that same UV red bottle last night along with 2 Asaka red cathodes :banana:

    So that red dye wouldn't or SHOULDN'T build up crap?
     
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    As long as you follow the instructions, I would say: wouldn't. Then again, strange things do happen sometimes :p
     
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    I prefer red water/dye instead of actual red tubing. I hope it will look nice with the red cathodes top and bottom.
     

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    I'm not sure if I've put too much dye in or too less. I'll have a picture uploaded in about 30 minutes.
     
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    where's d piccie? :p :p
     
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    Uploading.
     
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    I've used half the bottle of the red UV dye... have I used too much or is it right?
     

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    i think it looks ok :)
     
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    Well, its recommended you only put in a few drops at a time. Say, no more than 5 drops in the res. I think you put way too much in personally, its all bubbly and you won't get good temps until all those bubbles are gone.
     
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    True, it does look a bit too much :p

    Then again have you seen a notable rise in temps? If not leave it as it is. If yes, then drain some from the reservoir and top it off with distilled water...
     

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