eh , this was a long time ago. like Nexopia long time ago and I had really no idea what I was doing. Even tho I was using petra nuke , I would always have algae building up in my loop . Where do you buy your stuff these days?
What do you think of this rez : https://www.lian-li.com/o11d-distro-plate-g1/
Personally I haven't bought anything in 4+ years as I went back to air cooling. But I was buying everything @ Performance-PCs generally. But likely only because they also had the modding stuff I also needed.
I think the acrylic distribution plates look great. But I can't comment on how they'll work out long term.