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April 20, 2007 10:28:34 PM

What is the easiest way to clean algae out of my waterblocks, pump, etc?

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April 21, 2007 12:23:53 AM

First of all, why is there algae in your loop? Your using distilled water right?

There are certain products made to kill algae, just make sure the stuff doesnt contain chlorine or something else that dissolves plastic. Either that or isopropyl alcohol. Or you could blast the loop with UVC light, that would kill everything in both the loop and the pc. UVC light ages plastic though, and you would definitely want to be out of the room went the light is on.
April 21, 2007 4:08:23 AM

I used pc-ice. When it got a little low I filled it with my roommates distilled water he uses for his humador. It must have gotten something in it though because it exploded almost overnight.

I haven't had any problem killing it... I submerged all my crap in 99% isopropynol and I'm pretty sure that killed it all. Now I'm looking for something to remove it. algae is a tough bastard when it's in a radiator.
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April 22, 2007 1:43:00 AM

I have a buddy who hasn't cleaned out the algae in his coolant for such a long time, he's got a colony of sea monkeys living in his resevoir :D 
April 22, 2007 5:26:31 PM

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I have a buddy who hasn't cleaned out the algae in his coolant for such a long time, he's got a colony of sea monkeys living in his resevoir


That's funny. :lol: 
April 24, 2007 3:54:25 AM

Algae = green = photosynthesis

If there is no light = no algae.
April 24, 2007 4:27:01 AM

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I have a buddy who hasn't cleaned out the algae in his coolant for such a long time, he's got a colony of sea monkeys living in his resevoir :D 


Lol, impossible. Brine shrimp live in salt water.
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