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.
Features & Benefits
So, what are the different features and benefits which this thing brings to you? Let’s take a closer look into the main benefits;
This Poly Filter Pad can be used in different settings. Whether in a marine, fresh water, or reef aquarium, the Poly Filter Pad will do its job just fine. The fact that it is built to be used in both freshwater and saltwater tanks is a big bonus.
The Poly Filter Pad is made with special patented bonded material that is about as tough as any filter pad can get. It is built using a very unique, special, and proprietary process that leaves it impervious to most types of damage caused by chemicals and other substances in the water. When it comes to durability, this is about as good as you can expect from any filter pad.
What It Removes
The problem with some biological and chemical filters is that they sometimes just cannot keep up with the bio load in your aquarium. Things like ammonia, heavy metals, and other materials can build up in the water. This puts your fish at a big health risk and might just kill them. This is where the Poly Filter Pad comes into play. Thanks to its special build it has this uncanny ability to remove many different kinds of contaminants from the water. The Poly Filter Pad can remove ammonia, harmful organics, heavy metals, and all forms of phosphate from the water.
This means that if your normal filter cannot keep up, with the normal filtration media, adding an extra Poly Filter Pad might just do the trick. This thing is about as good as it gets when it comes to removing all kinds of contaminants from the water.
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.
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