Poly Filter has the capabilities for removing ammonia, it also removes heavy metals, harmful organics, all forms of phosphate and is without equal in the removal of medications after treatment.
40 Parts per Billion filtration!
- Removes all types of impurities including phosphates
- Will not soften water of remove trace elements in solution
- Made from a patented material
- Used in both fresh and salt water
Poly-filter also acts as a revolutionary mechanical filter. Rather than just trapping waste, particles of debris actually cling to the Poly-Filter fibres, allowing water to flow through freely with no clogging, and ensuring no waste is released.
The product was invented by a marine biologist, polymer chemist and medical pathologist. Its purpose was to eliminate the need for carbon, exchange resins and gels by offering a better product to filter and purify both fresh and salt water aquariums. A totally new filter media that would also solve many of the problems associated with breeding and maintaining healthy freshwater and marine tropical fish and invertebrates.
And so the "Poly Filter" was born. A formulation of patented material bonded to a synthetic matrix. By means of a special proprietary process, it is made impervious to salt while being organic-loving to certain materials. It is designed to continuously filter pollutants from the water without removing any desirable trace elements. In addition to its many features, a major benefit is its ability to maintain a nitrogen cycle balance if the biological filter malfunctions. It provides a supplemental means for the removal of ammonia when the biological filter is unable to break down excess ammonia. At that point, the "Poly Filter" absorbs the excess ammonia giving time to the biological filter to adjust to the higher ammonia input levels. All of this occurs without adding anything to the aquarium system to aid the filter and without removing any fish or invertebrates from the aquarium water.
In addition to outstanding capabilities for removing ammonia, it also removes heavy metals, harmful organics, all forms of phosphate and is without equal in the removal of medications after treatment. Medication such as Copper Sulphate and Formalin, Quinine Sulphate, Malachite Green, chelated copper compounds and even antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections. These substances can cause serious toxicity problems for fish after treatment since they remain in solution for long periods of time causing toxic over dosage. The "Poly Filter" rapidly removes most parasite and antibiotic medications without removing or affecting beneficial trace elements. While activated carbon and ion exchange resins have been used for antibiotic removal, many times the fail to remove the medication completely and sometimes can shock the fish. The "Poly Filter" will not shock even the most delicate fish while completely removing the antibiotics.
Another important and patented feature of the "Poly Filter" is its unique ability to change a different colour with the absorption of specific pollutants. It turns blue with a copper salt, light green to aqua with free copper, orange with iron, red with aluminium, yellowish green with ammonia and white to beige to brown to black with the absorption of harmful organics. This unique feature not only assures the hobbyist that the "Poly Filter" is functioning but helps him to monitor changes in water conditions and tells him when to replace the filter.
The "Poly Filter" is a superior product that exceeds the manufacturer's specifications. Quality control is excellent and consistent, and the manufacturer is available for technical assistance in specialised applications. It offers hobbyists decided advantages over all other chemical filtration medias.
In 1998, now more than twenty years since its introduction, the "Poly Filter" is better than ever. It has undergone numerous improvements which in 1997 resulted in a new patent. Some of those improvements include more surface area and faster rates of absorption/adsorption which mean improved functioning efficiency. In addition, it has compiled an impressive amount of test data to substantiate its product claims under U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) standards and test methods. There is no product quite like the "Poly Filter". It Just Makes Keeping Fish Easier!
Poly-Filter reduces the need for a protein skimmer, extends time between water changes and helps regulate pH levels.
Cut it to any shape or roll it into a cylindrical shape to fit any filter.
A small square of Poly-Filter can be used to filter water in a small bowl or aquarium containing Goldfish or Fighting Fish. Simply replace the square when it turns black.
Use it to clean algae off the glass of your aquarium. The Poly-Filter fibres will stick to and completely remove algae rather than just moving it around.