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
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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. Fritz Aquatics FritzZyme Trace Elements for Fresh Water Aquariums

User Ratings: 77

Fritz Aquatics 80332 First Impressions

"I LOVE this product."

I know you are going to worry about your fish DON'T they are fine. Dunkin, my Betta doesn't seem to stress out over my adding this. You need to buy an eye dropper for this. This is definitely worth trying if you have cloudy water. I've always had a love for fish and had a few tanks when I was younger. I could see it working immediately which was pretty wild. Just an idea incase someone doesn't have a spare dropper.

  • Fritz Aquatics FritzZyme Trace Elements for Fresh Water Aquariums
  • A Mixture of Trace Elements and Electrolytes Necessary for Nitrifying Bacteria
  • Provides Essential Trace Elements Necessary for Healthy Biological Activity
  • Fortifies RO/DI and Tap Water Lacking These Crucial Elements
  • Supports Nitrifying Bacteria and Heterotrophic Bacteria
  • Vital to the Development and Health of all Living Things
  • Manufacture: Fritz Aquatics
  • Product Dimensions: 8.68 x 2.56 x 2.56 inches; 12.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fritz Aquatics 80332
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Fritz Aquatics 80332 Final Thoughts

"00 product."

From their own colon or a hole in the ground. The top is a measuring tool as well which I was not expecting. I use mine for my beta fish in a 2 gallon tank and need less than a half a cap full. The live plants even looked like I just bought them. Dealing with biological cloudiness in my tank for some time. I decided to pick it up once again and struggled mightily my first few months. During cycling you will be using often.

Overall Score
4.7


(24 Points)

3. 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)

4. Aqueon Tap Water Conditioner

User Ratings: 82 2

Aqueon 100106005 First Impressions

"It was a viscous cycle."

From their own colon or a hole in the ground. Sure enough they are back to their healthy coloration and didn't end up dying on me. I read another review for this product saying they were using API for this purpose. Do not gravel vac or disturb the substrate. I like API products and this is no different. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. I'm sold on this, I've tried SO MANY and wow.

  • Aqueon Tap Water Conditioner
  • Use when filling aquarium with tap water, performing water changes or adding fish
  • Instantly makes tap water safe for fish
  • Supplement for fish that have been stressed, transported or netted
  • Detoxifies heavy metals, ammonia and other elements that are released from fish waste
  • Convenient dosage cap is included
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 8.4 x 2.5 inches; 1.25 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106005
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Aqueon 100106005 Final Thoughts

"So easy to use."

I have a 5 gallon tank, so that number was waaaay too high for me. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. I wanted to see if it would take the chlorine out of my swimsuit. I've using this for my betta for several years with every water change. It took a couple of days to clear but it works. I use in a freshwater aquarium and works well. I wanted to see if it would take the chlorine out of my swimsuit.

Overall Score
4.7


(2887 Points)

5. API GOLDFISH CARE PACK Aquarium Water Conditioner 1.0-Fluid Ounce Bottle

User Ratings: 68 4

API 46B First Impressions

"I am SO HAPPY!"

I've used it for years with great results. I decant this to a small 5 oz squeeze bottle and leave the rest in the fridge. This is the 5th since I put in the product and my tank is crystal clear. Fish seem healthy and active during use. This is my go to water conditioner and stressed fish treatment. This water conditioner is a life saver! Beats the heck out of those expensive suit cleaners.

  • API GOLDFISH CARE PACK Aquarium Water Conditioner 1.0-Fluid Ounce Bottle
  • Contains one (1) API GOLDFISH CARE PACK Aquarium Water Conditioner 1.0-Ounce Bottle
  • Makes tap water safe for fish
  • Helps keep goldfish aquariums clean by consuming sludge in the gravel bed, and adds beneficial bacteria
  • Includes API GOLDFISH PROTECT and API GOLDFISH AQUARIUM CLEANER for optimal goldfish fish health
  • Use weekly when changing water
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 4.88 x 1.19 x 6.38 inches; 2.82 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 46B
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API 46B Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend this."

Boy, I thought I was having trouble with my filter. Do not clean the filters, do not change the filters. You have to understand when to use this product, and what is is used for. I decant this to a small 5 oz squeeze bottle and leave the rest in the fridge. It didn't kill the fish or cause any problems with the water so I stuck with it. I finally gave in and purchased this product. Fish would die occassionally every few weeks or so.

Overall Score
4.4


(224 Points)

6. Tetra SafeStart Plus To Cycle New Aquariums

User Ratings: 80 3

Tetra 77961 First Impressions

"I am very pleased."

If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. I have a 5 gallon tank, so that number was waaaay too high for me. Use a water conditioner that does not remove ammonia. Pictures included to see the difference. I decant this to a small 5 oz squeeze bottle and leave the rest in the fridge. The afternoon I received this product I added half a dose to each aquarium. The bottle will last me years as it is huge!

  • Tetra SafeStart Plus To Cycle New Aquariums
  • PREVENTS NEW TANK SYNDROME Accelerates of the establishment of healthy bacteria in newly set-up freshwater aquariums
  • REDUCES TOXINS Helps remove dangerous levels of ammonia and nitrite
  • ACCELERATES TANK CYCLING Helps establish a healthy tank from the start for instant results
  • FAST-ACTING Starts working immediately to provide a healthy environment for new fish without a long wait
  • USAGE Treat when setting up a new aquarium after a water or filter change when adding new fish or after medication
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 1.25 x 2.25 x 4.75 inches; 4.19 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77961
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Tetra 77961 Final Thoughts

"I LOVE PRISTINE!"

You need to buy an eye dropper for this. My tap water is very heavy and this water conditioner does it's magic. My water is crystal clear like the first day i filled it and i could be happier. I have been battling cloudy water in our small aquarium for two months. Use a heater and crank it to 82 degrees again without fish in the tank. This water conditioner is a life saver! Just an idea incase someone doesn't have a spare dropper.

Overall Score
4.6


(606 Points)

7. Hikari Usa AHK72238 Ultimate Water Conditioner for Aquarium, 1-Gallon

User Ratings: 89 5

Hikari Usa Inc. 42170 First Impressions

"Recommend."

Dunkin, my Betta doesn't seem to stress out over my adding this. The water we get here in SoCal is hard with chlorine in it. The bottle will last me years as it is huge! This is my absolute favorite conditioner I have used for all my aquatic creatures. I use in a freshwater aquarium and works well. The afternoon I received this product I added half a dose to each aquarium. I recieved it today at 3pm and applied it around 4pm.

  • Hikari Usa AHK72238 Ultimate Water Conditioner for Aquarium, 1-Gallon
  • Hikari ultimate gallon
  • Ultimate is the world's first full-function water conditioner
  • Everything you need in one bottle to maintain a superior environment for your aquatic pets
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hikari Usa Inc. 42170
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Hikari Usa Inc. 42170 Final Thoughts

"I recommend."

I read the reviews, and decided to give this a try. I'm sold on this, I've tried SO MANY and wow. Tim's cultures were obviously very alive and active. In the last two months I have seen this product work its gold. Do not gravel vac or disturb the substrate. I hope I made the right decision, Betty is our family pet and is really loved! I like API products and this is no different.

Overall Score
4.7


(39 Points)

8. Seachem Pristine Aquarium Treatment

User Ratings: 82 2

Seachem 001437 First Impressions

"My fish kept dying."

I've used API water conditioner before and it works well. I know you are going to worry about your fish DON'T they are fine. It has been 4 days and our beta is loving the clearer water. In my opinion there's nothing better. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. In the morning I awoke with my fish at the bottom barely able to move. This water conditioner is a life saver!

  • Seachem Pristine Aquarium Treatment
  • Performance driven at affordable prices
  • Made in the USA with quality materials
  • Field tested to ensure nothing but the best for your pet
  • 250ml
  • Manufacture: Seachem
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 4 inches; 8.82 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 001437
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Seachem 001437 Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend!"

I swim 5x week and usually my suits last about 2 months. This came just in time for my water change day! 1st day, I put product in tank with Fluval Biological Cleaner for Aquariums also. I hope it makes the swimsuit last longer. This worked really well for my tank. I hope it makes the swimsuit last longer. He started making bubble nests again which ne never did when it was super cloudy.

Overall Score
4.7


(1901 Points)

9. Kent Marine Tank Clarifier 16 oz

Kent Marine First Impressions

"Did a tank cycle."

I had a parasite problem, and had to heal my fishes scales and fins. I hope I made the right decision, Betty is our family pet and is really loved! I read the instructions, measured out the product, and added it to the tank. I like that it's a large bottle with multiple uses, so that's nice. One planted that has algae problem so bad. Very good product for an unbelievable price. My water is crystal clear like the first day i filled it and i could be happier.

  • Kent Marine Tank Clarifier 16 oz
  • Does not contain nitrates or phosphates
  • Dosage: for 55 gallon tanks there is a six day period in which you you use a total of 10.5 tsp (52.5 ml).
  • Manufacture: Kent Marine
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Kent Marine
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Kent Marine Final Thoughts

"Of course."

In the morning I awoke with my fish at the bottom barely able to move. The aquasafe works instantly upon mixing with tap water. Thanks to the Amazon reviewer who mentioned this! It just hasn't helped with the tint. I love all of the API products, especially their easy to use test kits. I'm hoping this one works out if not I'm sticking to the one I used before. API Stress Coat is a phenomenal product.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. Fluval Sea Total Clear for Aquarium Treatment, 6.1-Ounce

User Ratings: 44 11

Fluval A1506 First Impressions

"Sky high ammonia."

I have two goldfish and a Corydoras catfish. We use it when we clean& change out water. 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. My water is crystal clear like the first day i filled it and i could be happier. This product is exactly what it says it is. Don't know if that made a difference but it didn't hurt.

  • Fluval Sea Total Clear for Aquarium Treatment, 6.1-Ounce
  • Establishes and maintains a clean and healthy aquarium environment
  • Supports a vibrant aquarium life
  • Does not affect pH, KH and general hardness levels
  • Use as an everyday filter media or to remove specific toxic metals and organic compounds
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 3.7 x 3.9 inches; 8.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval A1506
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Fluval A1506 Final Thoughts

"New tank syndrome."

If you're serious about fish keeping, always quarantine and always use Stress Coat! I read the reviews, and decided to give this a try. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. Easy to dispense the product without mess and easy to use per instructions. The afternoon I received this product I added half a dose to each aquarium. I intend to use this for every aquarium or pond I start. I read another review for this product saying they were using API for this purpose.

Overall Score
3.7


(23 Points)

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