Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Aquatic Experts Aquarium Water Treatments

1. TankFirst Complete Aquarium Water Conditioner - Fish Water Conditioner, Instantly Removes Chlorine, ...

User Ratings: 77 3

Aquatic Experts First Impressions

"If you are not using Dr."

I have a great pump and uv light but still had cloudy-ish water. However, be aware that the dosage starts at 20 gallons. I hope I made the right decision, Betty is our family pet and is really loved! The aquasafe water conditioner is a fantastic de-chlorinator. This only applies to the 1st application. It took a couple of days to clear but it works. DON'T just wait everything will be fine.

  • TankFirst Complete Aquarium Water Conditioner - Fish Water Conditioner, Instantly Removes Chlorine, Chloramines, Ammonia and Nitrites from Fish Tanks
  • NO AWFUL SMELL! The problem with some other aquarium water conditioners is that they smell horrible. Hobbyists pour these stinky products into their aquariums filled with their favorite aquatic pets and, YES, fish can smell! Our TankFirst water conditioner SOLVES THIS PROBLEM by using a natural additive that is just as effective without the foul odor. Your fish never have to suffer again!
  • CUTTING EDGE FORMULA! Makes tap water INSTANTLY SAFE by removing chlorine, and chloramines; it also detoxifies ammonia. Our complete premium conditioner is perfect for all freshwater, marine, and reef aquariums. Our premium 16.9-ounce bottle treats 1,000 gallons. Use 1 capful or 1 teaspoon per 10 gallons.
  • SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE! Our Premium Water Conditioner is PROVEN and TRUSTED for use with all freshwater and saltwater species including live corals and other invertebrates such as shrimps and snails. Even THE MOST SENSITIVE FISH ARE SAFE and it is the perfect choice for FRESHWATER SHRIMP and live planted aquariums and as a betta water conditioner.
  • REMARKABLE RESULTS! Use our TankFirst fish tank water conditioner when adding water lost by evaporation, during water changes, as well as when ammonia and/or nitrite levels are measurable. For exact details of how to use our water conditioner to remove ammonia see description below.
  • EASY TO USE! Our formula is very forgiving to adding a little too much. Imprecise measuring and small spills won't adversely affect your aquarium or your fish.
  • Manufacture: Aquatic Experts
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Aquatic Experts Final Thoughts

"I love it."

My tap water is very heavy and this water conditioner does it's magic. I have been using API on his suits for 3 weeks now and so far so good. Do not gravel vac or disturb the substrate. I'm interested to see how long it works. Beats the heck out of those expensive suit cleaners. I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water. It's water change day so I did this step first then started cleaning the tank.

Overall Score
4.6


(679 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Aquatic Experts Aquarium Water Treatments

2. KloudAway Freshwater Aquarium Water Clarifier - Clears Cloudy Water, Water Clarifier for Fish Tank, ...

User Ratings: 67 7

Aquatic Experts First Impressions

"I love this product."

I love all of the API products, especially their easy to use test kits. Tim's cultures were obviously very alive and active. I used to use AmQuel years ago and then spent years out of the aquarium hobby. Good Product, Good Price Gets five stars! I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water. Its 9pm and the old cloudy water is now crystal clear! Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium.

  • KloudAway Freshwater Aquarium Water Clarifier - Clears Cloudy Water, Water Clarifier for Fish Tank, Made in USA
  • FAST-ACTING - KloudAway quickly clears cloudy or hazy aquarium water by CLUMPING FLOATING PARTICLES together making them large enough to be trapped by your aquariums' mechanical filter. To remove these particles from the water your aquarium must have a mechanical filter.
  • CUTTING EDGE FORMULA - Our advanced fish tank water clarifier is targeting unsightly particles in water such as uneaten fish food, dust and other debris to produce crystal clear water. KLOUDAWAY DOES NOT WORK ON "GREEN WATER" as algae continues to multiply.
  • SAFE AND EFFECTIVE - Our cloudy water treatment is SAFE FOR all types of FRESHWATER FISH, TURTLES, PLANTS, SHRIMP and OTHER INVERTEBRATES and has no effect on the beneficial bacteria in your aquarium's biological filtration.
  • REMARKABLE RESULTS! Use our aquarium clarifier to maintain sparkling clear water in your freshwater aquarium. For exact details of how to use KloudAway, causes of cloudy water and much more, WATCH OUR VIDEO "Clear Aquarium Water Fast"
  • Water testing is recommended. Cloudy water is often caused by New Tank Syndrome, which can cause dangerously high levels of ammonia and nitrite. Protect your fish from ammonia spikes with TankFirst Water Conditioner!
  • Manufacture: Aquatic Experts
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Aquatic Experts Final Thoughts

"Pet Smart knows nothing."

DON'T just wait everything will be fine. I'm interested to see how long it works. I'm amazed, I'm really amazed that this product worked so well. It has been 4 days and our beta is loving the clearer water. I'm interested to see how long it works. He started making bubble nests again which ne never did when it was super cloudy. I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water.

Overall Score
4.3


(639 Points)

3. Aquatic Experts PondFirst Pond Water Conditioner - Concentrated Instant Dechlorinator for Fish Ponds...

User Ratings: 74 4

Aquatic Experts First Impressions

"Well, I have a betta."

From their own colon or a hole in the ground. If you have new tank syndrome then this is the stuff. I know you are going to want to add more chemicals, etc. It's an All Natural Product with out of this world results. I decant this to a small 5 oz squeeze bottle and leave the rest in the fridge. This water conditioner is a life saver! I hope it makes the swimsuit last longer.

  • Aquatic Experts PondFirst Pond Water Conditioner - Concentrated Instant Dechlorinator for Fish Ponds, Makes Water Safe for Koi and Goldfish, Made in The USA
  • CUTTING EDGE FORMULA! CUTTING EDGE FORMULA! Makes tap water INSTANTLY SAFE by removing chlorine, and chloramines; it also detoxifies ammonia. Our complete premium conditioner is perfect for all ponds, freshwater, marine, and reef aquariums.
  • POWERFUL TREATMENT: Our PondFirst powder 8.8-ounce container treats 60,000 gallons. Use 1 teaspoon per 80 gallons.
  • SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE! Our Premium Water Conditioner is PROVEN and TRUSTED for use with all pond fish, invertebrates such as shrimp and snails as well as all live plants.
  • REMARKABLE RESULTS! Use PondFirst water treatment when adding water lost through evaporation, during water changes, and also when ammonia and/or nitrite levels are measurable.
  • BEST VALUE! Concentrated formula treats 60,000 gallons! Get more treatments out of one container!
  • Manufacture: Aquatic Experts
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Aquatic Experts Final Thoughts

"It was bad."

2nd day kinda noticed a slight change in water. One planted that has algae problem so bad. I even poured in extra to help with the healing. API Stress Coat is a phenomenal product. Don't know if that made a difference but it didn't hurt. No exaggeration-- literally cleared overnight. In the last two months I have seen this product work its gold.

Overall Score
4.6


(99 Points)

4. Brightwell Aquatics Reef Code B - Balanced Calcium and Alkalinity Water Conditioner System for Marin...

User Ratings: 74

Brightwell Aquatics RCB500 First Impressions

"Good, or bad."

When they disinfect a repair site, they are normally only using chlorine. This is my absolute favorite conditioner I have used for all my aquatic creatures. I decant this to a small 5 oz squeeze bottle and leave the rest in the fridge. I'll continue to use this product, especially after a good tank cleaning. The aquasafe water conditioner is a fantastic de-chlorinator. Do not gravel vac or disturb the substrate. The bottle will last me years as it is huge!

  • Brightwell Aquatics Reef Code B - Balanced Calcium and Alkalinity Water Conditioner System for Marine Fish & Reef Saltwater Aquariums
  • Simplifies calcium and alkalinity maintenance in your aquarium tank
  • The carbonate-bearing component of a two-part method for dosing calcium and carbonates in the same ratio as that found in natural seawater; to be used in conjunction with Reef Code A
  • Benefits reef-building organisms such as corals, clams, and calcareous algae
  • Contains no phosphate, silicate, or organic material; Made in the USA
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Brightwell Aquatics RCB500 Final Thoughts

"Keep testing the ammonia."

I know you are going to worry about your fish DON'T they are fine. Fish are aerobic organisms that are susceptible to ROS. I love it when a product does what its supposed to. It just hasn't helped with the tint. My water is crystal clear again, and it smells like a healthy fish tank again. I've used it for years with great results. Dunkin, my Betta doesn't seem to stress out over my adding this.

Overall Score
4.7


(100 Points)

5. Seachem Cuprisorb, 2.1 Ounces, Aquarium Water Treatment for Copper and Heavy Metal Remover

User Ratings: 78 3

Seachem First Impressions

"I was very surprised."

I love it when a product does what its supposed to. I read the instructions, measured out the product, and added it to the tank. 4-5 squirts in a sink of water, soak my suit 10 min, wring out and hang to dry. This is my go to water conditioner and stressed fish treatment. By the following morning, the water was clear of algae. Fish would die occassionally every few weeks or so. I hope I made the right decision, Betty is our family pet and is really loved!

  • Seachem Cuprisorb, 2.1 Ounces, Aquarium Water Treatment for Copper and Heavy Metal Remover
  • 3 2.1-ounce packets Cuprisorb
  • Regenerable aquarium filter media
  • Ideal for emergency copper removal
  • Powerful adsorbent of copper and heavy metals
  • Each packet treats up to 60 US gallons
  • Manufacture: Seachem
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Seachem Final Thoughts

"About 2 months now."

I have a Fluval tank and only use their chemicals. I had a parasite problem, and had to heal my fishes scales and fins. This is my go to water conditioner and stressed fish treatment. I read the reviews, and decided to give this a try. The bottle will last me years as it is huge! I swim 5x week and usually my suits last about 2 months. This is definitely worth trying if you have cloudy water.

Overall Score
4.6


(146 Points)

6. API Aquarium Algae Remover

User Ratings: 68 8

API 87E First Impressions

"I have six tanks."

I've used every product on the market and this is the most AMAZING MUST HAVE PRODUCT! Fish would die occassionally every few weeks or so. Use a water conditioner that does not remove ammonia. I read the reviews, and decided to give this a try. I'm amazed, I'm really amazed that this product worked so well. I've had my fishy for 5 years now and I would say it's ALL because of Fluval. I have been using API on his suits for 3 weeks now and so far so good.

  • API Aquarium Algae Remover
  • Contains one (1) API ALGAEFIX Algae Control Solution 16-Ounce Bottle
  • Controls algae growth and keeps aquarium glass, ornaments and plants clean
  • Fast-acting and effective on "green water" algae blooms, string or hair algae and others
  • Safe for freshwater fish and plants when used as directed
  • Dose every three days until algae is under control then dose weekly
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 6 inches; 3.2 Ounces
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API 87E Final Thoughts

"I love this stuff!"

My filter including polishing element could not clear it up. I know you are going to want to add more chemicals, etc. I like API products and this is no different. I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water. We use it when we clean& change out water. Fish would die occassionally every few weeks or so. I even poured in extra to help with the healing.

Overall Score
4.3


(4037 Points)

7. TetraPond Algae Control Treatment For Use With Fish & Plants

User Ratings: 67 9

Tetra Pond 77189 First Impressions

"He was fine in no time."

More doesn't hurt anything, but it's just wasted. You need to buy an eye dropper for this. I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water. The water we get here in SoCal is hard with chlorine in it. This only applies to the 1st application. This water conditioner is a life saver! It only requires 3 drops per gallon you add to your tank.

  • TetraPond Algae Control Treatment For Use With Fish & Plants
  • Controls green water and string algae
  • Use in ponds with plants
  • For algae blooms, string and hair algae, blanket weed
  • Effective at combating algae blooms
  • Controls string and hair algae
  • Controls weed blanket
  • Safe for ornamental plants and fish
  • 8.4 ounces treats up to 3,000 gallons
  • Manufacture: TetraPond
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 5 x 10 inches; 2.24 Pounds
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Tetra Pond 77189 Final Thoughts

"My fish kept dying."

During cycling you will be using often. I have a Fluval tank and only use their chemicals. If you're treating injured fins or introducing new fish, this is for you. I did water changes, but it didn't help. Dealing with biological cloudiness in my tank for some time. Thanks to the Amazon reviewer who mentioned this! Very good product for an unbelievable price.

Overall Score
4.2


(760 Points)

8. Hikari Usa AHK73316 Salt water Ich-X for Aquarium, 16-Ounce

User Ratings: 59 14

Hikari Usa Inc. 42178 First Impressions

"Break down organics."

Crystal clear after changing water and adding this to my 2. Good Product, Good Price Gets five stars! I'll continue to use this product, especially after a good tank cleaning. I love it when a product does what its supposed to. I do have the aforementioned uv light working on it. UV light works on it but not much else. It only requires 3 drops per gallon you add to your tank.

  • Hikari Usa AHK73316 Salt water Ich-X for Aquarium, 16-Ounce
  • Hikari salt water ich x 16oz
  • Your pet will love it
  • Salt water ich x ich treatment with more, treats ich 1oz treat 60 gallons for salt water
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Hikari Usa Inc. 42178 Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend it."

I have been battling cloudy water in our small aquarium for two months. If you have new tank syndrome then this is the stuff. Crystal clear after changing water and adding this to my 2. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. I know you are going to worry about your fish DON'T they are fine. I have a Fluval tank and only use their chemicals. UV light works on it but not much else.

Overall Score
3.9


(44 Points)

9. Fritz Aquatics Pro Concentrated Chlorine & Chloramines Remover

User Ratings: 82

Fritz Aquatics 97016 First Impressions

"I LOVE PRISTINE!"

Ever since I made this purchase, my fish are not dying at all. My water is crystal clear like the first day i filled it and i could be happier. I've used API water conditioner before and it works well. 4-5 squirts in a sink of water, soak my suit 10 min, wring out and hang to dry. It's an All Natural Product with out of this world results. Very good product for an unbelievable price. I'll continue to use this product, especially after a good tank cleaning.

  • Fritz Aquatics Pro Concentrated Chlorine & Chloramines Remover
  • Instantly remover chlorine and chloramine
  • Safe for freshwater, saltwater, reefs and ponds
  • Concentrated, economical formula with simple dosing
  • 1-ounce treats 1,000 gallons
  • Essential for water changes
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Fritz Aquatics
  • Product Dimensions: 8.68 x 2.56 x 2.56 inches; 1.5 Pounds
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Fritz Aquatics 97016 Final Thoughts

"Never works."

The water we get here in SoCal is hard with chlorine in it. DON'T just wait everything will be fine. I use mine for my beta fish in a 2 gallon tank and need less than a half a cap full. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. It's an All Natural Product with out of this world results. This worked really well for my tank. I have a Fluval tank and only use their chemicals.

Overall Score
4.8


(34 Points)

10. Acurel LLC African Cichlid Salt, Aquarium and Pond Water Treatment, 1-Pound

User Ratings: 62 5

Acurel LLC 6356 First Impressions

"Especially the Soothe."

Boy, I thought I was having trouble with my filter. Makes me want to get more aquarium's, lol. It's water change day so I did this step first then started cleaning the tank. Sure enough they are back to their healthy coloration and didn't end up dying on me. I tried it without the water change and really didn't make a difference. During cycling you will be using often. I've used it for years with great results.

  • Acurel LLC African Cichlid Salt, Aquarium and Pond Water Treatment, 1-Pound
  • Simulates natural environment of the great lakes of Africa
  • Provides best aquarium conditions for African cichlids
  • Stimulates fish to grow faster and larger
  • Promotes intensified color
  • For use in all salt water aquatics
  • Manufacture: Acurel (Loving Pets)
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 8 inches; 5 Pounds
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Acurel LLC 6356 Final Thoughts

"Great deal!"

I swim 5x week and usually my suits last about 2 months. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. If you're serious about fish keeping, always quarantine and always use Stress Coat! Pictures included to see the difference. I decant this to a small 5 oz squeeze bottle and leave the rest in the fridge. Fish would die occassionally every few weeks or so. It's a must for anyone who loves Goldfish.

Overall Score
4.3


(33 Points)

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