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Poly-Bio-Marine

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.


Warranty

No Warranty

48 Reviews

KURTIS from CO UNITED STATES

10/16/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great Product

I have used these in fresh and saltwater tanks always a good insurance policy to use these.

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ROBERT FUNG from Hialeah, FL UNITED STATES

06/11/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great product

I recently started using this product in addition to carbon and gfo and my water quality has improved! Nitrates and phosphates are lower than they have ever been and my tank is thriving. I give a lot of the credit to this product !

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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VALYNDA TURNER from Jacksonville, FL UNITED STATES

03/15/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Filter

Great job and pick up all nasty stuff.

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ROBERT BARANDA from HOBE SOUND, FL UNITED STATES

10/13/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

EXCELLENT

This is a great filter media to add your your already running filter or sump..Truly polishes the water.. My 90 gal. tank is always crystal clear.. The Poly Filter made it glisten!

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CODI DAW from GRAND PRAIRIE, TX UNITED STATE

08/14/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

Darn good product!

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!

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

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ADRIAN G IBARRA from Hialeah, FL UNITED STATES

08/05/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

Excellent product

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

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JOAN BLAZQUEZ from BOYNTON BEACH, FL UNITED STATE

12/24/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Poly Filter

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

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MEREDITH PRESLEY from MESQUITE, TX UNITED STATES

11/07/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Does it's job

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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ETIENNE JAECKEL from CENTERPORT, NY UNITED STATES

09/10/2014

Experience Level: Beginner

feed back

Works very well.

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ALBERTO SOTO from Mexico, City

03/27/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

All time classic

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

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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