Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Python Aquarium Water Treatments

1. Python Multi-Purpose Water Conditioner, 67.6 oz

User Ratings: 85 2

Python 64WC First Impressions

"I was getting 30-40 ppm."

Way to go Fluval keep up the good WORK! During cycling you will be using often. It didn't kill the fish or cause any problems with the water so I stuck with it. I have a great pump and uv light but still had cloudy-ish water. Just an idea incase someone doesn't have a spare dropper. I've used every product on the market and this is the most AMAZING MUST HAVE PRODUCT! In my opinion there's nothing better.

  • Python Multi-Purpose Water Conditioner, 67.6 oz
  • Makes tap water safe for aquarium usage by neutralizing toxins
  • Designed for use with freshwater and marine aquariums
  • Herbal extracts help to calm fish and relieve stress
  • 67.6 fl oz of solution treats 4.000 U.S. gal of aquarium water
  • Part 1 of the Python three step water treatment system
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 3.4 x 6.8 inches; 1.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python 64WC
  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Python 64WC Final Thoughts

"Then go for it."

In my opinion there's nothing better. 2nd day kinda noticed a slight change in water. I've used API water conditioner before and it works well. Fish would die occassionally every few weeks or so. Its 9pm and the old cloudy water is now crystal clear! I'm amazed, I'm really amazed that this product worked so well. I read the instructions, measured out the product, and added it to the tank.

Overall Score
4.7


(124 Points)

2. Tetra AlgaeControl Water Treatments, 3.38-Fluid Ounce

User Ratings: 65 8

Tetra 77184 First Impressions

"I've cycled a 5."

One planted that has algae problem so bad. 4-5 squirts in a sink of water, soak my suit 10 min, wring out and hang to dry. I have used this consistently since cycling my small sized fresh-water tank. I'm sold on this, I've tried SO MANY and wow. I have had aquariums for 40 years and have always used their product Cycle. Do not gravel vac or disturb the substrate. I have a Fluval tank and only use their chemicals.

  • Tetra AlgaeControl Water Treatments, 3.38-Fluid Ounce
  • age_range_description: All ages
  • Item Package Height: 4.75
  • Item Package Length: 1.25
  • Item Package Width: 2.25
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 1.25 x 2.25 x 4.75 inches; 4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77184
  • Treatment Effectiveness
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  • Value For Money
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Tetra 77184 Final Thoughts

"And it did."

This is only temporary till I get a spare dropper. However, be aware that the dosage starts at 20 gallons. By the following morning, the water was clear of algae. Beats the heck out of those expensive suit cleaners. The reviews on people fish dying really spooked me. I like API products and this is no different. It's a must for anyone who loves Goldfish.

Overall Score
4.2


(1920 Points)

3. Seachem MetroPlex Metronidazole Parasite Bacteria SALTWATER FRESHWATER Aquarium

User Ratings: 77 4

ีUSA First Impressions

"Then I added pristine."

I tried it without the water change and really didn't make a difference. I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water. No observable signs of stress in the fish. If either or both ammonia and Nitrite are above 1ppm do not add ammonia. I intend to use this for every aquarium or pond I start. By the following morning, the water was clear of algae. This product is exactly what it says it is.

  • Seachem MetroPlex Metronidazole Parasite Bacteria SALTWATER FRESHWATER Aquarium
  • Does not adversely affect the filter bed and is easily removed with carbon
  • Will treat both internal and external infections regardless of the delivery method
  • Can either be dosed into the water or combined with Focus in a medicated food mix
  • An effective and safe treatment for several protozoan and anaerobic bacterial diseases of fish
  • When used in a medicated food mix, it is excellent for treating parasites in tanks that contain invertebrates
  • Manufacture: ีUSA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ีUSA
  • Treatment Effectiveness
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ีUSA Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend!"

I intend to use this for every aquarium or pond I start. This is definitely worth trying if you have cloudy water. Very good product for an unbelievable price. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. My water is crystal clear again, and it smells like a healthy fish tank again. You need to buy an eye dropper for this. I'm sold on this, I've tried SO MANY and wow.

Overall Score
4.6


(198 Points)

4. Seachem Clarity 250ml

User Ratings: 72 7

Seachem 67101460 First Impressions

"This pristine is amazing!"

1st day, I put product in tank with Fluval Biological Cleaner for Aquariums also. I hope it makes the swimsuit last longer. One planted that has algae problem so bad. Way to go Fluval keep up the good WORK! You have to understand when to use this product, and what is is used for. I know you are going to worry about your fish DON'T they are fine. Fish are aerobic organisms that are susceptible to ROS.

  • Seachem Clarity 250ml
  • Fresh And Saltwater
  • Clears All Kinds Of Cloudiness
  • Plant and reef safe
  • Water clarifier for marine and freshwater
  • Clears all types of clouding
  • Reef and plant safe
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 2 x 1.2 inches; 5.29 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 67101460
  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Seachem 67101460 Final Thoughts

"So easy to use."

I intend to use this for every aquarium or pond I start. I'm sold on this, I've tried SO MANY and wow. I use in a freshwater aquarium and works well. Easy to dispense the product without mess and easy to use per instructions. I have a 5 gallon tank, so that number was waaaay too high for me. I hope it makes the swimsuit last longer. I had a parasite problem, and had to heal my fishes scales and fins.

Overall Score
4.4


(389 Points)

5. Fluval Hagen Biological Enhancer for Aquariums

User Ratings: 85

Fluval A8352 First Impressions

"I have six tanks."

The top is a measuring tool as well which I was not expecting. I read the reviews, and decided to give this a try. I used to use AmQuel years ago and then spent years out of the aquarium hobby. I was sort of nervous buy this product and trying it out. UV light works on it but not much else. I recieved it today at 3pm and applied it around 4pm. I'm interested to see how long it works.

  • Fluval Hagen Biological Enhancer for Aquariums
  • Immediately establishes safe biological aquarium environment
  • Powerful responsive ammonia and nitrite elimination
  • Prevents fish loss
  • Allows immediate introduction of fish
  • For Fresh and Saltwater Use
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 6.9 x 8.3 inches; 4.08 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval A8352
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Fluval A8352 Final Thoughts

"Give it a shot."

I'm hoping this one works out if not I'm sticking to the one I used before. I've used it for years with great results. I wanted to see if it would take the chlorine out of my swimsuit. I recieved it today at 3pm and applied it around 4pm. Tim's cultures were obviously very alive and active. It is just as good when compared to other brands of conditioner. This only applies to the 1st application.

Overall Score
4.8


(87 Points)

6. Aqueon Betta Bowl Plus Water Conditioner & Dechlorinator [3-Pack]

User Ratings: 79 3

Aqueon 6020 First Impressions

"00 product."

I've used every product on the market and this is the most AMAZING MUST HAVE PRODUCT! Good Product, Good Price Gets five stars! I'm interested to see how long it works. I love all of the API products, especially their easy to use test kits. One planted that has algae problem so bad. It is much safer to simply to add 3 drops per gallon. I've using this for my betta for several years with every water change.

  • Aqueon Betta Bowl Plus Water Conditioner & Dechlorinator [3-Pack]
  • Instantly makes tap water safe for fish and plants
  • Developed specially for smaller bowls and aquariums
  • Ideal for use with bettas
  • Contains trace elements to promote proper health, Color and natural slime coat protection
  • Made in the USA
  • Manufacture: Aqueon
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 3.2 x 3 inches; 13.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 6020
  • Treatment Effectiveness
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Aqueon 6020 Final Thoughts

"Crystal clear in fact."

It is just as good when compared to other brands of conditioner. If you're treating injured fins or introducing new fish, this is for you. I use mine for my beta fish in a 2 gallon tank and need less than a half a cap full. One planted that has algae problem so bad. This came just in time for my water change day! I love all of the API products, especially their easy to use test kits. Don't know if that made a difference but it didn't hurt.

Overall Score
4.6


(142 Points)

7. API WATER SOFTENER PILLOW Aquarium Canister Filter Filtration Pouch 1-Count Bag, size 5 (49A)

User Ratings: 61 9

API 49A First Impressions

"Very little was eaten."

This is only temporary till I get a spare dropper. He started making bubble nests again which ne never did when it was super cloudy. She seems ok with it she is behaving like herself. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. I tried it without the water change and really didn't make a difference. I like that it's a large bottle with multiple uses, so that's nice. The reviews on people fish dying really spooked me.

  • API WATER SOFTENER PILLOW Aquarium Canister Filter Filtration Pouch 1-Count Bag, size 5 (49A)
  • Contains one (1) API WATER SOFTENER PILLOW Aquarium Canister Filter Filtration Pouch 1-Count Bag
  • Softens hard water
  • Reduces general hardness by lowering calcium and magnesium
  • Easy-to-use pre-dosed pouch fits most canister filters on the market for freshwater aquariums
  • Use when starting or maintaining an aquarium when testing indicates hardness above the desired level, can be reused after it is recharged
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 1 x 7.38 inches; 2.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 49A
  • Treatment Effectiveness
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API 49A Final Thoughts

"Best money can buy."

I've used it for years with great results. However, be aware that the dosage starts at 20 gallons. But the septic tank bacteria did nothing. When they disinfect a repair site, they are normally only using chlorine. The water we get here in SoCal is hard with chlorine in it. More doesn't hurt anything, but it's just wasted. Yes I know, they aren't supposed to live that long and no I can't prove it.

Overall Score
4.2


(845 Points)

8. EcoBio-Block 2-Pack Stone for Aquariums, Medium - Natural Water Clarifier and Odor Remover, Treats 3...

User Ratings: 60 10

EcoBio-Block EMS-M2 First Impressions

"It's CLEAR!"

I finally gave in and purchased this product. I used to use AmQuel years ago and then spent years out of the aquarium hobby. She seems ok with it she is behaving like herself. Very good product for an unbelievable price. It's an All Natural Product with out of this world results. Its 9pm and the old cloudy water is now crystal clear! I'm sold on this, I've tried SO MANY and wow.

  • EcoBio-Block 2-Pack Stone for Aquariums, Medium - Natural Water Clarifier and Odor Remover, Treats 30 to 80 Gallons
  • Volcanic rock containing beneficial bacteria colonies, disperse about every 30 minutes. Clarifies cloudy water and eliminates odors
  • Speeds up nitrogen cycle, with 100% pure bacteria in spores which germinate in early, middle and late stages, only germinating in the presence of organic waste.
  • Reduces need for frequent maintenance by continually replenishing beneficial bacteria for 1 and a half to two years
  • Safe for all fish, reptiles, amphibians and other aquatic life
  • Simple to use, no mess aquarium care in fresh or salt water. M size treats tanks from 30 to 80 gallons.
  • Manufacture: ONEdersave Products LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 3.75 x 3.75 x 2.31 inches; 2.28 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EcoBio-Block EMS-M2
  • Treatment Effectiveness
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

EcoBio-Block EMS-M2 Final Thoughts

"It will last a long time!"

However if you want a stress coat, this is perfect. My fish didn't appear negatively effected by it either. When they disinfect a repair site, they are normally only using chlorine. I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water. One planted that has algae problem so bad. It only requires 3 drops per gallon you add to your tank. By the following morning, the water was clear of algae.

Overall Score
4.1


(86 Points)

9. Seachem Pond Prime Water Conditioner

User Ratings: 84 1

Seachem 116243308 First Impressions

"A clean needle works too."

The difference is that he was going twice his normal speed. The water we get here in SoCal is hard with chlorine in it. Way to go Fluval keep up the good WORK! Easy to dispense the product without mess and easy to use per instructions. The difference is that he was going twice his normal speed. UV light works on it but not much else. The reviews on people fish dying really spooked me.

  • Seachem Pond Prime Water Conditioner
  • CONDITIONER: Seachem Pond Prime is a complete conditioner that works to provide essential ions and stimulates natural slime coat in any pond.
  • REMOVER: Use 1/8 cup (2 tablespoons) of Seachem Pond Prime for each 600-700 US gallons to successfully remove chlorine or chloramine from your fish’s environment.
  • DETOXIFIER: Seachem Pond Prime will detoxify any ammonia or nitrite that live in your pond. To detoxify high concentrations of ammonia or nitrite, use 1/4 to 1/2 cup for each 600 gallons.
  • USE: If you are setting up a new pond, adding, or changing water, then Seachem Pond Prime should be the first choice conditioner to create and control a safe pond environment.
  • SAFETY: To detoxify nitrite in an emergency, up to 5 times the normal dose of Seachem Pond Prime may be used. If the water temperature is > 30 °C (86 °F) and chlorine or ammonia levels are low, use a half dose.
  • Complete and concentrated conditioner for decorative ponds
  • Removes chlorine, chloramine
  • Detoxifies ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 2.4 x 1.5 inches; 1.1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 116243308
  • Treatment Effectiveness
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  • Value For Money
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Seachem 116243308 Final Thoughts

"I was very surprised."

My water is crystal clear again, and it smells like a healthy fish tank again. He started making bubble nests again which ne never did when it was super cloudy. Easy to dispense the product without mess and easy to use per instructions. Use a heater and crank it to 82 degrees again without fish in the tank. It's an All Natural Product with out of this world results. I know you are going to want to add more chemicals, etc. Do not gravel vac or disturb the substrate.

Overall Score
4.8


(366 Points)

10. Python Multi-Purpose Water Conditioner, 67.6 oz

User Ratings: 85 2

Python 64WC First Impressions

"I was getting 30-40 ppm."

Way to go Fluval keep up the good WORK! During cycling you will be using often. It didn't kill the fish or cause any problems with the water so I stuck with it. I have a great pump and uv light but still had cloudy-ish water. Just an idea incase someone doesn't have a spare dropper. I've used every product on the market and this is the most AMAZING MUST HAVE PRODUCT! In my opinion there's nothing better.

  • Python Multi-Purpose Water Conditioner, 67.6 oz
  • Makes tap water safe for aquarium usage by neutralizing toxins
  • Designed for use with freshwater and marine aquariums
  • Herbal extracts help to calm fish and relieve stress
  • 67.6 fl oz of solution treats 4.000 U.S. gal of aquarium water
  • Part 1 of the Python three step water treatment system
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 3.4 x 6.8 inches; 1.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python 64WC
  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Python 64WC Final Thoughts

"Then go for it."

In my opinion there's nothing better. 2nd day kinda noticed a slight change in water. I've used API water conditioner before and it works well. Fish would die occassionally every few weeks or so. Its 9pm and the old cloudy water is now crystal clear! I'm amazed, I'm really amazed that this product worked so well. I read the instructions, measured out the product, and added it to the tank.

Overall Score
4.7


(124 Points)

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