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Kent Marine Poly Ox Red Slime Remover

Kent Marine Poly Ox Red Slime Remover

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Kent Marine Poly Ox Red Slime Remover Information

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Poly Ox is an organic material oxidizer. It does not contain any algaecide. It assists in preventing growth of various cyanobacteria (commonly called red or blue-green slime algae) by simply removing their food source. It will oxidize leftover food, and dissolved and suspended organic matter. This will increase the water quality and provide a better environment for your fish and invertebrates!

First Read Considerations for use below!
Freshwater: Add one dose only at 1 teaspoon (1 capful or 5 ml) to 4 teaspoons per 10 gallons (40 liters) of system capacity depending on bio-load. Can be repeated at 7 day intervals.
Marine (reefs and fish-only systems): Add one dose in the morning and one dose in the evening of 3 drops (use an eye dropper) per 10 gallons (40 liters) of system capacity for up to 10 days [this is equivalent to 1/4 teaspoon (1/4 capful or 1.25 ml) in a 60 gallon tank, twice a day]. Carefully observe inhabitants each time. If invertebrates close up at all, then half the dosage and use longer if necessary. DO NOT EVER OVERDOSE! Product can be squirted, slowly, on affected areas using a plastic syringe, and this is sometimes faster and more effective. This method also doses the entire tank, as well. Do not use again until time to dose again and do not exceed the above recommended dosages overall.

Considerations for use:
Poly Ox is strong and should be handled with care! It stains skin and clothing! Tank water can temporarily be discolored. If used indiscriminately, Poly Ox can kill inhabitants, so follow the directions! Poly Ox must not be used on systems less than 30 days old or immediately after major water changes (>30%). There must be enough organic matter either dissolved or suspended in the water to necessitate treatment. While using, carefully observe inhabitants. If animals seem stressed, discontinue use immediately. If immediate termination of treatment is desired, a single dose of Kent Ammonia Detox in the same amount of the last addition of Poly Ox will deactivate this product. Wait 2 days after the addition of new animals to continue use. Do not use with chelated copper medications particularly Copper Power brand!

The marine method is completely safe for invertebrates and marine fish. This method takes time, so be patient! True algae will not be affected by Poly Ox. Continue running skimmers. Do not use with ozone, and wait 1 week after ozone use to apply. If you have a redox meter, do not exceed 460 mv! It is recommended that you suspend carbon or resin filtration during use. A large partial water change and a fresh charge of Kent Marine Reef Carbon is recommended at the termination of treatment. After carbon use, apply the appropriate Kent Essential trace mineral for your system.

If in eyes, flush with water for 15 minutes, including under lids. If ingested, give large quantities of water. CONTACT A PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY! Contact with skin stains, wash off immediately. Not for human consumption. Not for fish used for human consumption. For ornamental fish use only. Keep out of reach of children! Do not use with chelated copper medications particularly Copper Power brand!

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Kent Marine Aquarium Supplies
Kent Marine was established by aquatic hobbyists who saw a need for products that aid the user in creating the most natural enclosed marine and freshwater environment possible. From vitamin and mineral supplements to nutritional products and filter media, Kent Marine set the benchmark and was one of the first in the aquatic industry to provide these unique solutions. For the past 15 years, Kent Marine has been committed to providing effective ways to keep beautiful, healthy aquariums. Through continuous research, testing and development, new products like salt mix, scrapers and reverse osmosis filtration were brought into the Kent Marine family.
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Kent Marine Poly Ox Red Slime Remover Reviews

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Reviewers Rating Great

4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: have used before with good success on black hairy algae Unable to find at local retailer

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poly ox

Reviewers Rating Below Average

Posted: 9/14/2010 from WELDON SPRING, MO UNITED STATE
2.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Dosage is in drops. It is a pour bottle? I used it between doses of RX P as reccomended. I did not see any results.

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flat out bust!

Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory

Posted: 8/10/2009 from BAYONNE, NJ UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: i bought this thinking that since it's cheaper than the redslime chemboyd that this will be great but i've used this for quite some time and couldn't even notice and difference with the red slime. it just turns your tank purplish red after application. i've used it for a few days and nothing's changed. Go for the actual redslime remover in powder. they work the best. this is just a hype.

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pretty good

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 7/15/2009 from SURPRISE, AZ UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I have been keeping SW fish since 2001, this is the second time treating Red Slime. First time I used Blue Life, which worked great, the cyano was gone within 2 days, it did play havoc on the skimmer for quite a while though. The Kent was much slower to work, but did eventually take care of the slime, it took a good 10 days, and didn't effect the skimmer. I also noticed my live rock lost some color making me wonder how much benificial bacteria I lost with the Kent product. All in all I would use the Blue Life next time, but the Kent worked as well.

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Red Slime

Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory

Posted: 6/9/2009 from HOLLY SPRINGS, NC UNITED STATE
1.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: After 5 days of application, the red slime is worse. It appears not to work. I'll give it another week before I try something else

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poly ox red

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 5/10/2009 from FORKED RIVER, NJ UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: Well let me first say thank you to marine depot for the fst shipping it got here in two days .my tank has about 25 fish in it and this red slime was killing anything that was green .Fish were stressed and dying .My fish were like family to me so i called marine depot and they said to try this poly ox well with in two day of using it my red slime days were over now that i found this product im telling the worlod about it easy to use and really work ...Thank you

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poly ox

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 12/21/2007 from SANFORD, NC UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: great - but the lid had a leak.

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