Question about my loop

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  1. ElowynOceania

    ElowynOceania Member

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    It appears that I have micro bubbles along the tubing
    https://imgur.com/gallery/WQAtJ
    Are these normal?
    How would I get rid of them?
    First hardline tubing project so yeah
     
  2. juzz86

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    Over time, they will all join together and work their way out.

    No dramas mate :thumbup:
     
  3. StreekG

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    Yeah i am currently waiting for mine to just go away, don't stress about it. What is making me annoyed are the ones i can see in the waterblock, they don't budge
     
  4. juzz86

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    Cycle your pump a few times, and vary flow if possible. A bit of gentle rocking may also help.

    I had the same last pull-down, same old block I've used for ages but bubbles got stuck this time because the loop is a bit fancier than normal (has a VRM block in it now, too). Worked its way out after a few pump cycles and a gentle rock :thumbup:
     
  5. StreekG

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    Nothing seems to work, I've had it on every angle and while some bubbles came out, new ones emerged in there in the tighter passages, I heard something about adding a few drops of dish soap will this help?
     
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    Yes, just one drop though unless your loop is mammoth mate - you don't want too much detergent in there [emoji106]
     
  7. StreekG

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    Thanks i'll try. I had the loop running while i slept and nothing changed so will do just one drop and see.
     
  8. Gmk2

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    What is your pump speed set to - running it up to max makes a huge difference if your not already doing so. You can also check your reservoir - if the water level is low you could be sucking bubbles / air back through the loop. Another trick is to run a long burn in type test and get some heat into the loop - this lowers surface tension (like the soap) and makes it easier for the bubbles to shift.
     
  9. StreekG

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    My pump is on max, it's not running off the mobo but directly off the PSU, will that make a difference?

    Good idea on the stress test I will try that.
     
  10. Gmk2

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    Sounds like your pump is running flat out - connecting directly to the PSU will be full power all the time, the motherboard headers won't increase it further.
     

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