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if a kit came with a radiator, but you find something better on the net, like the ones that sell separately, would it be wise to change it, or should you stick with the stock radiator

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That aquarius II uses smaller-than-normal fittings, so you'll have a hard time getting a new radiator to fit. (It uses like 1/4" fittings, and the smallest you can really find in aftermarket stuff is 3/8") Furthermore, that system's main problem is that the pump doesn't move enough water. Trying to get a more powerful pump would help a lot. But if you can mod a new radiator to fit onto the small lines, then by all means go for it.

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Most systems currently use 1/2" fittings, while cheaper/older systems will run 3/8".

 

I had an Aquarius II as well, so I know about the hose setup. I found it was much nicer looking and easier to use if you just cut a short (maybe 4 inch) piece of tubing, and just run it between the two openings used by the backup resevoir. That way you don't have to have that goofy backup thing and it's super-long hoses all over the place. Then I'd just fill it by tilting the pump/res combo on its back, unplugging one of the short piece ends, and using a funnel to put the water in.

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ya the smallest i would reccomend a systems fittings is 3/8" fittings and hose

 

 

but what i did notice is that that hose that came with the aquariusII kit - if you cut that about 3/4" long and use that on the radiator then shove the 3/8" hose over it and put a worm screw hose clamp on it then it works pretty good as a sortof built in adapter

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ya the smallest i would reccomend a systems fittings is 3/8" fittings and hose

 

 

but what i did notice is that that hose that came with the aquariusII kit - if you cut that about 3/4" long and use that on the radiator then shove the 3/8" hose over it and put a worm screw hose clamp on it then it works pretty good as a sortof built in adapter

hmm im not sure i get you MindDrive, sorry, could you give me a example

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WOW! LOL

 

oh ok so if i wanted to get a new radiator, i should do this ok,

thx MindDrive

 

with your experience, do you think i should get a new radaiator for my aquarius 2?

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i would get a new pump/resovoir - the pump is what really keeps the whole kit back - you can find pumps for cheap cause 11-17gph isnt enough - if you were using it to cool a p3 or a k7 then it might be ok but its just not pumping enough fluid to pull away heat..... the radiator isnt that good in the aquariusII but its "ok" good enough - get a faster pump is my reccomendation :) then work from there

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ah ok, got cha

yeah everyone said for me to get a new pump but didnt listen lol

 

what pump would you get?

but if i were to get a different pump wouldnt that effect everything else in the kit? like too much water pressure or something?

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