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D-tek Visible Blue UV dye not last long? weird

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sojumk

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Well i finally got the visible Blue UV dye from D-tek and first i used 4drop and let the water circulate and after a few circulation no more visible blue...
so i added another 10 drop and for a 1min i was able to see the blue and gone again...
this time i added another 1/4 of the bottle and lasted 5 min and it's really vague now...

maybe i should add another 1/4 of the bottle of it...it doesn't effect the temp at all so i don't really care...

so my point is not so visible after all
 

anvil82

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sojumk said:
well i wanted to just look blue without the light so that's why i bought visible Blue :)

lol, sorry my bad I didn't see that.

If you didn't care about the uv part though, wouldn't food coloring have worked the same, and been much cheaper?
 
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sojumk

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anvil82 said:


lol, sorry my bad I didn't see that.

If you didn't care about the uv part though, wouldn't food coloring have worked the same, and been much cheaper?

would that be fine? it wouldn't start any bacteria growth or anything would it? :eek:
 

anvil82

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sojumk said:


would that be fine? it wouldn't start any bacteria growth or anything would it? :eek:

I am not really sure. If you have some type of coolant/corrosive protector, then bacteria shouldn't grow.

I'm still new to this water cooling stuff.

I'm learning as well. :D
 

Mike K

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The D-Tek visible blue dye is very faint without a UV light, so yes that is normal. So now if you do add a UV light, it will be very very strong.:)
 

X2sandman

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i wanted to see how well my circulation was so i put like 3 drops of blue food coloring in and it is fine and has been for like 3 months