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Poly Filter

Poly Filter

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Poly Filter Information




The POLY-FILTER is for filtering and purifying both fresh and salt water aquariums. It is a formulation of a special patented material bonded to a synthetic matrix. By means of a unique proprietary process, the POLY-FILTER is made impervious to salt and is also organic loving to certain materials. It can absorb and adsorb contaminants and other toxic materials found in nature or added to fresh and salt water with or without fish and invertebrates. Medication added to fresh and salt water aquariums for treatment of diseased fish will automatically be removed by the POLY-FILTER after serving their intended purpose before the medication can produce a toxic effect on the fish.

The POLY-FILTER is non-toxic and harmless to biological filtration because it allows a sufficient amount of ammonia to reach the biological filter in order to sustain the bacteria culture. The POLY-FILTER provides a supplemental means for removal of ammonia when the biological filter is unable to break down the excess ammonia and its concentration increases rapidly. Then the POLY-FILTER adsorbs the excess ammonia while the biological filter readjusts to higher ammonia input levels. Changes color when exhausted. 4" x 8".

Poly-Filter
Operating Instructions

Freshwater Application:
Add Poly-Filter to any holder or apparatus at any time.

Establishing Marine/Reef system:
Add Poly-Filter so water can pass through it.
For Maximum Filtration: Eliminate all water bypass.

Poly-Filter in established marine & freshwater systems:
  • Conventional power filter: Place Poly-Filter on bottom plate. Cover with gravel or floss. Do not restrict flow.
  • Plastic undergravel filters: Place Poly-Filter on top of the undergravel plate. Cover filter and plate with gravel.
  • Canister-type power filters: Place Poly-Filter in the chemical filter compartment. Add floss according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Medication removal (parasite and antibiotic treatments):
Remove Poly-Filter from water before any type of medication is added. Follow medication instructions issued by the manufacturer. After treatment is complete, place Poly-Filter back in the water to remove traces of medication. Test water for safe levels. When safe, remove discolored Poly-Filter, dry and save for next medication. Place new Poly-Filter in the water for removal of conventional organics and water purification.

Adding vitamins and trace elements:
Remove Poly-Filter from water before adding vitamins or trace elements. After 12 hours place Poly-Filter back into water. Poly-Filter will not remove calcium, magnesium, strontium, barium or alkalinity supplements. Poly-Filter will not remove trace elements included in marine salt mixtures.

General maintenance comments:
Poly-Filter turns color when removing medications. Aqua to Dark Blue: Copper or Copper salts. Orange: Iron. Bright Red: Aluminum. Bright Yellow: Ammonia, Amines or Solvents. Dyes: Color of the solution when added i.e. Methylene Blue: Pale Blue. Malachite Green: Light Green, Tannins/Humic acid: Dark Brown, Organic Wastes: Light Tan progressing to Dark Brown. Poly-Filter extends time between water changes. Add de-chlorinated water to make up for evaporation loss. If pH shifts below acceptable level change water and add a new Poly-Filter. Heavy slime producing water conditioners can surface coat Poly-Filter and interfere with absorption performance. In marine water, soak in 3% hydrogen peroxide then rinse (in freshwater) well. In freshwater soak in 10% marine salt water solution then rinse (in freshwater) well.



Specifications

4 x 8 filter pad


Manufacturer Info

Poly-Bio-Marine
In 1976, Poly-Bio-Marine, Inc. developed, patented and commercialized a truly unique product, the "Poly Filter". It was specifically designed for chemical filtration in the aquarium.

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Poly Filter Reviews



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Darn good product!

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Posted: 8/14/2015 from GRAND PRAIRIE, TX UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I have high nitrates due to some over feeding. Along with water changes, these "cut to fit" filter pads filter out a lot of the nitrates in a fraction of the time of doing just water changes. My nitrates were cut in half after the first two weeks at a weekly change. Once my nitrates get back under control, then I will only have to change these every two weeks vs. weekly with a monthly water change. So far, we are going in the right direction and these filter pads helped a lot!


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Excellent product

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Posted: 8/5/2015 from Hialeah, FL UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Pro's: Excellent product! Con's: Pricy


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Posted: 12/24/2014 from BOYNTON BEACH, FL UNITED STATE
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Great stuff it takes a day or two to see change at least for me it does.


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Does it's job

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Posted: 11/7/2014 from MESQUITE, TX UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I've been using this product for 5 months now. I started using it to battle a small algae problem in my tank. So far, it seems to be doing it's job. It lasts for a few weeks and turns a nasty color, then just take it out and swap out a new one. It would probably work better if I changed it out more often, but I'm too cheap to do that. I would recommend to anybody with an algae problem or in need of a good filter.


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Posted: 9/10/2014 from CENTERPORT, NY UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: Works very well.


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All time classic

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Posted: 3/27/2014 from Mexico, City
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I´ve been using this product since long time ago, and always I receive the same results, great product for any kind of aquarium.


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Posted: 3/18/2014 from WEST SACRAMENTO, CA UNITED STA
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This stuff is great! Have a small fresh water tank and 90g salt water. Had some minor algae issues in both, but no more! Both tanks showing decrease in less than a week! Definitely will continue to use. Had slight fluctuation of pH in my saltwater tank but now reading better than before! Great produce and easy to use.


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Happy Water

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Posted: 3/8/2014 from OCALA, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I have used Poly Filter for years. The poly filter keeps my freshwater tanks in check. Filters out all the bad and leaves the good. Just read the back and know the color changes.........I change mine once a month. Very happy with this product. MarineDepot web was so easy and great service.


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Posted: 9/9/2013 from FALLBROOK, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Good filter, it can be cut to fit almost any tank system, I would recommend that at least try it for a month. It can be cleaned then flipped over and used again. That's what I do.


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Excellent Product!

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Posted: 7/30/2013 from CEDAR PARK, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This product is a must have - especially for smaller tanks!


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