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I'm a little disappointed in the UV reaction of red UV tubing. It's not a true red but more on the orange side. Possibly due to red being the lowest or farthest from the uv spectrum? Although the red coolant seems to look fine. This is with Feser Red tubing. I havent tried Primochill.
As far as Blue goes, the Feser 1 blue coolant looks brilliant under uv or even in normal light, however the Feser UV tubing looks quite dark under normal lighting and slightly whitish under UV.
I was considering the blue but I wish the tubing itself in normal light was more of a bright and true blue rather dark blue. Just some thoughts


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My PrimoFlex ProLRT UV Blue is dark normally and a bright blue under UV. Definitely not white under UV.

I think your just getting too fussy now.

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Well...yes I am ;) The Primochill UV Blue must be the culprit. It looked quite white under UV. Like your av. I guess Im being too picky. I already have a liter of Feser 1 Red. Just trying to decide between blue and red. I think I just need to stfu and order my shit already, :mrgreen:


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Hmm maybe your using too much UV lighting? I don't know.

You could always try white lighting instead. It won't make anything "glow" but it should make the tubing seem brighter blue.

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Post Re: Tubing and coolant colors
Have you seen these? Built in inverters CCFL bars. No messy inverters or off-on switches which I hate. Expensive but IMO worth it to cut down on clutter.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/ ... s_id=26652


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You could also use LEDs since they're more flexible.

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Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:14 am
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Post Re: Tubing and coolant colors
jdrom wrote:
You could also use LEDs since they're more flexible.


Are you talking about the little 5mm 3pin connector single leds that can be inserted into the clear led plug on the res? Those suck. I tried them and they don't light up shit.


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You're buying the wrong ones then ;) UV isn't too great, but the blue ones I have are pretty damn bright. I have some Bitspower UV ones in my reservoir and they light it up decently.

But I more meant things like this:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/ ... s_id=27691
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/ ... s_id=25253
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/ ... s_id=21682
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/ ... s_id=29382
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/ ... s_id=24355

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Post Re: Tubing and coolant colors
Thanks for those linkys. Nothing worse than unecessary wires just for a light or 2.

I think I'm going with the Feser Clear tubing 1/2 ID x 3/4 OD (since I have the 1/2 compressions already) and either the Feser 1 UV Red or Blood red. Having some samples in hand sure would be nice.


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Post Re: Tubing and coolant colors
Just stick with the colour tubing you want and leave clear liquid in the loop, saves and gives you so much less mess and hassle :)


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Feser 1/2"ID x 3/4OD red UV with Feser 1 uv Red coolant. It's so purdy. :romance-inlove:


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Just get red tubing :lol: It'll save you a lot of time when you have to clean it all out and replace the tubing....


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Phill wrote:
Just get red tubing :lol: It'll save you a lot of time when you have to clean it all out and replace the tubing....


Too late. :mrgreen:


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Oh I dont doubt I'm too late, just remember what I said for next time then!! :lol:


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Phill wrote:
Oh I dont doubt I'm too late, just remember what I said for next time then!! :lol:

I will next time when you don't wait 6 weeks to reply to my thread. ;)


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Well I cant help it, I'm a busy chap here!! :lol:


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Phill wrote:
Well I cant help it, I'm a busy chap here!! :lol:


You Ukranians work too much. ;)


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I'm just trying to rip up my front and back garden, finish off my PC builds, pay bills off and god knows what else, its not all fun stuff thats for sure!!


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