Arcadia polyfilter

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21 Jun 2016 21:44 #1 by robert (robert carter)
Hi , has anyone used this and if so what are your thoughts on it . I put a piece of it in the coldwater sump ,it certainly seems to clear the water and my water tests tonight before the 20% water change were ammonia zero, nitrite zero , and nitrate 10. So reckon its doing the job , however it is quite expensive and just how long it will last i dont know . Your reviews please

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21 Jun 2016 22:11 #2 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
Highly recommended as part of an essential emergency kit.

The colour changes will tell you something about what is being adsorbed.

I am a big fan of solid phase agents to remove various chemicals out of the water.

ian

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21 Jun 2016 22:18 #3 by robert (robert carter)
What about using on an ongoing basis in my sump is it worthwhile

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21 Jun 2016 22:28 #4 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
It gets exhausted (= reaches it maximum capacity).

Now, it is possible that once exhausted it can then continue as a media for the growth of beneficial bacteria..............but once it is black then it best to bin it.
I have used it as an exhausted piece of additional filter media............but I can't really tell someone else to do that.

Other solid phase chemical removal agents include activated carbon (good....but has some limitations), ammonia adsorbing zeolites (really great), and nitrate removing agents such as JBL NitraEx (great great............that can be re-generated easily but can't be used for marines).

ian

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21 Jun 2016 22:45 #5 by robert (robert carter)
Thanks Ian ,will run with the piece i have, and see how long it lasts before deciding

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22 Jun 2016 22:53 #6 by nomad (pat murphy)
Would polyfilter neutralise dosing the likes of plant micro and macro ferts for feeding plants and would there be a negative effect to the likes of easylife the likes of FFM,active charcoal etc...

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23 Jun 2016 08:50 #7 by robert (robert carter)
hi nomad, my impression is that it only takes the nasties out of the water , I am currently using it in my new cold water tank that has the koi fry in , the only planks are candian pond weed so no ferts or liquid carbon going in . just trying to keep water parameters perfect so the fry will get maxium growth

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24 Jun 2016 05:52 #8 by Sukahn (Shane Doorley)
I'm thinking of getting this now, just to make sure my larger tank stays healthy all the time.

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24 Jun 2016 14:47 #9 by Homer (Kevin)
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Used, ie. exhausted polyfilter is an excellent media on which to grow various mosses.

Kev.

The Glass is always greener on the other side.


It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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24 Jun 2016 14:48 #10 by Homer (Kevin)
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Excellent media by the way, its just too bloody over priced!.

Kev.

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It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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