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Funky water colours,what do you add?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by locutus12, 15 Jul 2006.

  1. locutus12

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    someone on here made their water glow and look like a bluey purpleish plasma, any idea what id need to get that effect ? presumably UV cathodes but what would i add to the water ?
     
  2. aardvark

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    if you want something to fluoresce blue you could add some washing powder - not sure if that might get a bit foamy though :p
     
  3. locutus12

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    lol, maybe shove a sock in the resevoir while im at it...
     
  4. ichabod crane

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    UV dye or buy some UV reactive tubing as UV dye clogs blocks like STORM and CASCADE cos of the tiny hole system. and tarnishes/stains tygon really quick
     
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  5. neo-omega

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    you COULD always try mixing food colouring?
     
  6. Jokester

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    Using fluorescent marker pens are very effective from what I hear.

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  7. locutus12

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    now thats just a damn clever idea... im quite impressed :)

    p.s. which one of you evil don lot just nabbed 500 of my posts...
     
  8. aardvark

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    food dyes are not fluorescent.

    and marker pens? i think youll find that most are solvent based and not water based so won't dissolve in water - you might have to shop around to find some water based ones (maybe kids pens??)
     
  9. Jokester

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    Their solvent based so that they dry out quickly when used on paper.

    Someone tested different colours on the forum a year or two ago by basically taking the felt out and dumping it in a jar of water to let it leech out before putting it in their loop. Obviously stainage is a problem but I don't think that's any different to the proper stuff.

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  10. Trip Hazard

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    Or to avoid the whole furring/clogging issue you could get UV reactive tubing.
     
  11. locutus12

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    tubings already bought im afraid.
     
  12. McNutter

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    You could always pish in the water. That would turn it the "funky" colour you're looking for and it's free.
     
  13. Brizzles

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    I used the same method for my loop.

    Soak in small amount of distilled water for 24 hours to get a nice concentrated mix.

    Then add to your loop till you get the desired effect.

    I used flourescent yellow and it worked well with cathodes.

    And from experience it didn't stain the pipes or the res.

    The UV additive i have used before turned the pipes cloudy/milky.

    Cheers,

    Mark