Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Hydor Aquarium Water Treatments

1. Hydor Prodibio Cure Aquarium Medication Worms and Parasites for Freshwater 6 Vial USA USA

User Ratings: 88

Hydor PRO-00621 First Impressions

"It's CLEAR!"

Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. I have two goldfish and a Corydoras catfish. This is my go to water conditioner and stressed fish treatment. The chloramines contain a small amount of ammonia. It has been 4 days and our beta is loving the clearer water. Easy to dispense the product without mess and easy to use per instructions.

  • Hydor Prodibio Cure Aquarium Medication Worms and Parasites for Freshwater 6 Vial USA USA
  • Prodi bio Cure Aquarium Medication, Worms and Parasites for Freshwater
  • At the end of the treatment period, the use of Bio digest Start (included) allows the regeneration of biological filtration, which helps bring the aquarium back to a healthy state
  • Manufactured in France
  • Manufacture: Central Pet Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 2.75 x 0.75 inches; 1.28 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hydor PRO-00621
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Hydor PRO-00621 Final Thoughts

"Sky high ammonia."

Fish seem healthy and active during use. I love all of the API products, especially their easy to use test kits. I've used every product on the market and this is the most AMAZING MUST HAVE PRODUCT! My water is crystal clear like the first day i filled it and i could be happier. You have to understand when to use this product, and what is is used for. This is my go to water conditioner and stressed fish treatment. I have used this consistently since cycling my small sized fresh-water tank.

Overall Score
4.8


(6 Points)

2. Seachem Laboratories ASM223 Seachem Live Bearer Brackish Aquarium Salt, 600gm

User Ratings: 67 25

Seachem 1120 First Impressions

"I highly recommend this."

The equation is already done for you if you buy Dr. The aquasafe works instantly upon mixing with tap water. UV light works on it but not much else. This product is exactly what it says it is. The aquasafe works instantly upon mixing with tap water. It's an All Natural Product with out of this world results. The top is a measuring tool as well which I was not expecting.

  • Seachem Laboratories ASM223 Seachem Live Bearer Brackish Aquarium Salt, 600gm
  • Suitable for live bearing, brackish water fish and use for routine aquarium freshwater
  • Safe and effective alternative to the sodium chloride based aquarium salts so prevalent
  • Live bearer brackish aquarium salt is a blend of specific salts designed to accurately duplicate the natural environment
  • Features does not burn leaves and roots in a planted aquarium and actually provides many nutrients crucial to healthy plant growth
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 3 inches; 1 Pounds
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Seachem 1120 Final Thoughts

"Fantastic product!"

I used to use AmQuel years ago and then spent years out of the aquarium hobby. This product is exactly what it says it is. One planted that has algae problem so bad. It is just as good when compared to other brands of conditioner. I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water. Crystal clear after changing water and adding this to my 2. I didn't purchase this for an aquarium.

Overall Score
3.8


(7 Points)

3. Potassium Permanganate Live Fish Disinfect Aquariums Clean Water Treatments 10 30 50 70 90 110 G.

User Ratings: 81 6

Unknown First Impressions

"I was getting 30-40 ppm."

It only requires 3 drops per gallon you add to your tank. I have two 36 gallon tanks right now. Use a heater and crank it to 82 degrees again without fish in the tank. This is the 5th since I put in the product and my tank is crystal clear. 1st day, I put product in tank with Fluval Biological Cleaner for Aquariums also. Fish would die occassionally every few weeks or so. I have been using API on his suits for 3 weeks now and so far so good.

  • Potassium Permanganate Live Fish Disinfect Aquariums Clean Water Treatments 10 30 50 70 90 110 G.
  • 99.8% Purity Potassium Permanganate.
  • contained in zipper bags as well.
  • you can choose 10 30 50 70 90 110 grams per orders.
  • Used to clean the aquarium, fish pond or tank fish.
  • Manufacture: Thailand
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Unknown Final Thoughts

"I trust them 100%."

I intend to use this for every aquarium or pond I start. I have been using API on his suits for 3 weeks now and so far so good. The top is a measuring tool as well which I was not expecting. I like that it's a large bottle with multiple uses, so that's nice. This is only temporary till I get a spare dropper. I've had my fishy for 5 years now and I would say it's ALL because of Fluval. I recieved it today at 3pm and applied it around 4pm.

Overall Score
4.5


(81 Points)

4. Kolar Labs GFO Bayoxide E33 Phosphate Remover – for Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums, Reef Tanks...

User Ratings: 48

Kolar Labs First Impressions

"This a great deal."

I'm interested to see how long it works. Dealing with biological cloudiness in my tank for some time. I use in a freshwater aquarium and works well. I did water changes, but it didn't help. The chloramines contain a small amount of ammonia. I have been using API on his suits for 3 weeks now and so far so good. Fish possess an antioxidant defense system to reduce the negative effects of ROS.

  • Kolar Labs GFO Bayoxide E33 Phosphate Remover – for Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums, Reef Tanks, Promotes Coral Health
  • HIGH QUALITY: High-quality, ultra-pure virgin Bayoxide E33 granular ferric oxide (GFO) with reduced fines; Removes phosphates from water
  • FIGHTS ALGAE: Reduces and prevents algae by removing their phosphate food source
  • SAFE FOR ALL AQUARIUMS: Works in saltwater and freshwater aquariums, reef tanks, ponds and more
  • USE INSTRUCTIONS: Works great in reactors, filters socks, canister filters, and filter cartridges. Give a quick rinse to remove any dust from shipping prior to use
  • MANUFACTURED BY LANXESS in Germany to rigorous quality, performance, and drinking water purity standards for years
  • Removes phosphates quickly on contact
  • Also removes silicates, arsenic and many heavy metals
  • Reduces and prevents algae growth
  • Manufacture: Kolar Labs
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Kolar Labs Final Thoughts

"Crystal clear in fact."

I finally gave in and purchased this product. 4-5 squirts in a sink of water, soak my suit 10 min, wring out and hang to dry. Fish would die occassionally every few weeks or so. Now our fish have grown and we've added live plants. I hope it makes the swimsuit last longer. The reviews on people fish dying really spooked me. Sure enough they are back to their healthy coloration and didn't end up dying on me.

Overall Score
4.4


(9 Points)

5. Aqueon Shrimp Tank Plus 4 Fluid Ounces

User Ratings: 75 4

Aqueon 100536241 First Impressions

"Just fly around the tank."

I'm interested to see how long it works. I love all of the API products, especially their easy to use test kits. I love all of the API products, especially their easy to use test kits. The difference is that he was going twice his normal speed. My water was cloudy with a very fine misty haze. It's water change day so I did this step first then started cleaning the tank. The aquasafe water conditioner is a fantastic de-chlorinator.

  • Aqueon Shrimp Tank Plus 4 Fluid Ounces
  • Developed specifically for aquariums with shrimp and crayfish
  • Neutralizes harmful chlorine, chloramines, ammonia and heavy metals in tap water
  • Use when preparing tap water for new aquariums, performing water changes, or when adding water due to evaporation
  • Formulated with trace elements that are beneficial proper health and color expression
  • Convenient dosage cap is included - Add 5mL (1 tsp) for every 1 gallon of temperature adjusted tap or purified water
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Item Weight: 5.2 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 1.7 x 5.4 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100536241
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Aqueon 100536241 Final Thoughts

"Well, I have a betta."

I use in a freshwater aquarium and works well. My fish didn't appear negatively effected by it either. Do not gravel vac or disturb the substrate. Don't know if that made a difference but it didn't hurt. I have a 5 gallon tank, so that number was waaaay too high for me. Makes me want to get more aquarium's, lol. It has been 4 days and our beta is loving the clearer water.

Overall Score
4.5


(57 Points)

6. Dimilin-X Koi & Goldfish Treatment: Anchor Worm Fish Lice Flukes diflubenzuron

User Ratings: 65 7

Dimilin-X First Impressions

"00 ppm on both tests!"

I have been using API on his suits for 3 weeks now and so far so good. Fish seem healthy and active during use. From their own colon or a hole in the ground. However, be aware that the dosage starts at 20 gallons. This product is exactly what it says it is. I intend to use this for every aquarium or pond I start. The aquasafe water conditioner is a fantastic de-chlorinator.

  • Dimilin-X Koi & Goldfish Treatment: Anchor Worm Fish Lice Flukes diflubenzuron
  • Dimilin -X Koi & Goldfish Treatment: Anchor Worm Fish Lice Flukes diflubenzuron
  • Manufacture: Sugar Creek Fishery
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Dimilin-X Final Thoughts

"Wonderful product."

Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. I read the instructions, measured out the product, and added it to the tank. The equation is already done for you if you buy Dr. It has been 4 days and our beta is loving the clearer water. This only applies to the 1st application. Way to go Fluval keep up the good WORK! I've used API water conditioner before and it works well.

Overall Score
4.3


(76 Points)

7. Fritz Aquatics Dark Water Almond Leaf Extract for Betta's 4 oz

User Ratings: 45 27

Fritz Aquatics First Impressions

"They worked."

It only requires 3 drops per gallon you add to your tank. Pictures included to see the difference. This is definitely worth trying if you have cloudy water. No observable signs of stress in the fish. Beats the heck out of those expensive suit cleaners. Fish are aerobic organisms that are susceptible to ROS. It is just as good when compared to other brands of conditioner.

  • Fritz Aquatics Dark Water Almond Leaf Extract for Betta's 4 oz
  • Natural Water Conditioner for Betta's.
  • Contains Concentrated Tannis from Indian Almond Leaves.
  • Great for Betta's, Shrimp and other Fish.
  • Naturally Lowers pH and Creates Blackwater Conditions.
  • Manufacture: Fritz Aquatics
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fritz Aquatics
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Fritz Aquatics Final Thoughts

"No need to rinse."

If either or both ammonia and Nitrite are above 1ppm do not add ammonia. The live plants even looked like I just bought them. We use it when we clean& change out water. My water is crystal clear again, and it smells like a healthy fish tank again. I'm sold on this, I've tried SO MANY and wow. This worked really well for my tank. Do not gravel vac or disturb the substrate.

Overall Score
3.6


(4 Points)

8. GloFish Water Conditioner Makes Tap Water Safe for Aquariums Betta Fish, 2 fl. oz, 2 FZ, Model Numbe...

User Ratings: 77 3

GloFish AQ-78302 First Impressions

"I love Seachem."

I use in a freshwater aquarium and works well. My fish didn't appear negatively effected by it either. Very good product for an unbelievable price. If you're serious about fish keeping, always quarantine and always use Stress Coat! I tried it without the water change and really didn't make a difference. The reviews on people fish dying really spooked me. Makes me want to get more aquarium's, lol.

  • GloFish Water Conditioner Makes Tap Water Safe for Aquariums Betta Fish, 2 fl. oz, 2 FZ, Model Number: AQ-78302
  • WATER CONDITIONER: Makes tap water safe for GloFish Bettas
  • PROMOTES HEALTH: Removes harmful chlorine, chloramines and heavy metals found in tap water
  • HELPS REDUCE STRESS: Allows your GloFish Betta to thrive and display full coloration
  • MAKES TAP WATER SAFE: Use when setting up a new aquarium, with partial water changes or evaporation replacement
  • BRINGING COLOR TO LIFE: GloFish fluorescent fish and products create a complete underwater fluorescent experience
  • Manufacture: GloFish
  • Item Weight: 3.1 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 1.44 x 1.44 x 4.13 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GloFish AQ-78302
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GloFish AQ-78302 Final Thoughts

"Then I added pristine."

He started making bubble nests again which ne never did when it was super cloudy. Beats the heck out of those expensive suit cleaners. The top is a measuring tool as well which I was not expecting. Sure enough they are back to their healthy coloration and didn't end up dying on me. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. I know you are going to want to add more chemicals, etc. In my opinion there's nothing better.

Overall Score
4.6


(43 Points)

9. ATM Aquarium Products Colony Nitrifying Bacteria Freshwater for Aquarium

User Ratings: 64 10

ATM Aquarium Products 870317004000 First Impressions

"I have a 75gal tank."

Makes me want to get more aquarium's, lol. She seems ok with it she is behaving like herself. DON'T just wait everything will be fine. It's water change day so I did this step first then started cleaning the tank. Makes me want to get more aquarium's, lol. I know you are going to worry about your fish DON'T they are fine. I read the reviews, and decided to give this a try.

  • ATM Aquarium Products Colony Nitrifying Bacteria Freshwater for Aquarium
  • CYCLES: The one that works, effectively imports actual true nitrifying bacteria
  • AUTHENTIC: Other products don't contain the right species of bacteria, Colony Freshwater does!
  • STRAINS: Nitrosomonas & Nitrobacter for primary ammonia and nitrite consumption in the freshwater environment
  • INSTANT: Add fish same day, not weeks later
  • PROVEN: Used and approved by commercial aquariums
  • Manufacture: Blue Shark LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.5 x 5 inches; 4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ATM Aquarium Products 870317004000
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ATM Aquarium Products 870317004000 Final Thoughts

"This pristine is amazing!"

You have to understand when to use this product, and what is is used for. The bottle will last me years as it is huge! It's water change day so I did this step first then started cleaning the tank. 2nd day kinda noticed a slight change in water. I did water changes, but it didn't help. By the following morning, the water was clear of algae. You have to understand when to use this product, and what is is used for.

Overall Score
4.2


(238 Points)

10. Seachem Stability Fish Tank Stabilizer - For Freshwater and Marine Aquariums 250ml

User Ratings: 85 2

Seachem 116012607 First Impressions

"Suggested buy!"

DON'T just wait everything will be fine. I love it when a product does what its supposed to. This came just in time for my water change day! I'm sold on this, I've tried SO MANY and wow. I'm sold on this, I've tried SO MANY and wow. 4-5 squirts in a sink of water, soak my suit 10 min, wring out and hang to dry. Makes me want to get more aquarium's, lol.

  • Seachem Stability Fish Tank Stabilizer - For Freshwater and Marine Aquariums 250ml
  • TANK STABILIZATION: Seachem Stability will rapidly and safely establish the aquarium biofilter in freshwater and marine systems, thereby preventing the #1 cause of fish death: "new tank syndrome".
  • TREATMENT: Stability is formulated specifically for the aquarium and contains a synergistic blend of aerobic, anaerobic, and facultative bacteria which facilitate the breakdown of waste organics, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate.
  • BACTERIA GROWTH: The necessary conditions for the growth of Stability's bacterial strains encompass a very broad range. When other bacteria begin to die off (usually from high organic loads caused by the unknown death of an organism), Stability simply becomes more effective.
  • USE: Shake Seachem Stability well before use and turn off UV/ozone filter. Use 1 capful (5 mL) for each 40 L (10 US gallons) on the first day with a new aquarium. Then use 1 capful for each 80 L (20 US gallons) daily for 7 days. Fish and other aquatic species may be introduced at any time as long as the dosage is maintained for 7 days.
  • SAFE: The bacteria employed by Stability are non-sulfur fixing and will not produce toxic hydrogen sulfide. Stability is completely harmless to all aquatic organisms as well as aquatic plants, thus there is no danger of overuse.
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Item Weight: 10.2 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.8 x 1.2 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 116012607
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Seachem 116012607 Final Thoughts

"A clean needle works too."

I intend to use this for every aquarium or pond I start. Boy, I thought I was having trouble with my filter. My water is crystal clear like the first day i filled it and i could be happier. I tried it without the water change and really didn't make a difference. The afternoon I received this product I added half a dose to each aquarium. If either or both ammonia and Nitrite are above 1ppm do not add ammonia. If you're treating injured fins or introducing new fish, this is for you.

Overall Score
4.7


(1018 Points)

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