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Is it safe to dye the water with juice?

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Yodums

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No idea where you guys get water dye, but I wanted to know if you can die water with juice. I was planning to use like blueberry-raspberry juice, for the water rig I'll have..
 

Diggrr

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I don't know about that one bud, Juice has biological type junk in suspension...seams that would just invite algea growth and such.

I've used plain old food coloring with good results, picked it up at the grocery store in the baking section. Add it a drop at a time though, cause it goes a long way.
 

Bull

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Yodums you don't want to do that. You might drink too much and your processor will fry. lol

Sorry I just had to say that and I agree with Diggrr.
 
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Yodums

Yodums

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I guess I'll pick up blue food coloring :D

Thanks for all your suggestions.

PS: What are the color of you rwater?

Yodums
 

KingB

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Juice has got sugar in it. Most nasty little bugs like warm moist places and when you give them a food supply like sugar your are asking for alot of uninvited guests.
 

Silver

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Yodums....you are pushing the edge now....sugar content.... bacterial growth.... not to mention I would think you would be looking at a mild acidic....Yodums, tell me you jest:eek:
 

Diggrr

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My closed loop system was colored, I'm running a bong for the winter, so no coloring right now. It was green, kinda looked like I got too crazy with the antifreeze, but it was dye.


I like actually like the blue color of the KoolAid, a deep saphire blue, but I would NOT use that...it's acidic as heck.
 

IFMU

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I would agree with the overall thoughts on the juice for coloring. Food coloring type stuff would also work decently enough, but I like the Dye Lite... I havent actually USED it yet, although I have just bought some and recieved it about 2 days ago and will go into my system once its ready. Now as far as some place to go to get some, www.caseetc.com ~ great site, lots of stuff... Here is a direct link to the exact spot for the Dye Lite. Lucks to you either route you choose to go!~!
 

Silver

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RoadWarrior said:
Just thinking, Kool-Aid powder doesn't have sugar in it, and it SOUNDS like it will work real well :D

Lotta unecessary chemicals though.

I do not know so I am not being sarcastic. Would the vitamin c in it cause a problem long term?
 

michael westen

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what a bout clothing dye they are real strong you just need a littel of it and you can get it at any "drugstore" (dont no if i translated that right :)
 

FIRESTARR357

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AHHH silver i really hate to butt in on this thread but i just saw you're CPU oc can you please post you're sandra scores i really wanna see a TB's score running that fast
 

Caffinehog

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You could try soaking the innards of different colored highlighters in water. A plus with those: Black-light reactive!!!
 

Lou Natic

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Or instead of water you could use the liquid in those glow-sticks. Transparent tubes, black-light, and a window and you are set.

But if you're deadset on juice, get organic. No preservatives or additives. ;)
 

Barryng

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DO NOT use juice. If you use anything but demineralized or distilled water you will find that impurities will percipitate out on the heat transfer surfaces. The heat transfer properties of these impurities (calcium, magnesium, sugar, etc) suck big time. After a short time the ability of your system to remove heat will be significantly degraded.

I would not add food coloring either because it simply adds impurities to the system. A lot of effort goes into engineering and building cooling systems that work well so it is completely beyond my comprehension why the color of the heat transfer medium is more important.