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Old 01-01-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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Poly-fill advisory

Do not use the "poly-fil" brand made by Fairfield and sold at Hobby Lobby. It leaches something. Our tank looks like it has an algae bloom. And every surface in the tank looks like it's been frosted.
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Thanks for the warning.
Did you check to make sure it says hypoallergenic on the bag because that means that there are no chemicals in the polyester?
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:02 PM   #3
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Are you sure It's the poly fil? Do you rinse it before using it?

I read about it online doesn't look to have anything in it.
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I've been using Fairfield Polyfill for years now with absolutely zero issues, there has to be another explanation for your algae outbreak.
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I've been using Fairfield Polyfill for years now with absolutely zero issues, there has to be another explanation for your algae outbreak.
I agree, there's had to some other reason
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:27 PM   #6
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The problem appeared the first time shortly after I first put in the fiberfill. Then it went away after a day of running. Then it reappeared shortly after I replaced the clogged fiberfill. The problem is definitely the poly. Rinsing didn't produce any visible issues. But maybe it takes more than a simple rinse.
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If you could... Pictures would be nice. I can't imagine that the poly fil is causing an algae outbreak throughout the entire tank.
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Algae needs three things in order to grow properly, light, water, and nutrients(food source) like all plant life. I'm sorry but there is no way possible that polyfill is going to contain these basic nutrients needed to tip the scale causing a algae outbreak, sounds like all the ingredients were already in place for the bloom prior to you adding the polyfill.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:22 PM   #9
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I did not say it was an algae bloom. I said it looked like an algae bloom. But that was wrong because I meant to say a bacteria bloom. The water is milky. Milky white water that appears shortly after putting a white material in the filter can't be coincidence.
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I can't get a decent picture of it.
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