Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Tetra Pond Aquarium Water Treatments

1. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra Pond 77189
  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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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)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Tetra Pond Aquarium Water Treatments

2. TetraPond Sludge Reducer, Water Treatment, Keeps Pond Water Clean (16736)

User Ratings: 56 8

Tetra Pond 16736 First Impressions

"This product is amazing."

My water is crystal clear like the first day i filled it and i could be happier. Use a heater and crank it to 82 degrees again without fish in the tank. Thanks to the Amazon reviewer who mentioned this! I've used it for years with great results. I swim 5x week and usually my suits last about 2 months. This is definitely worth trying if you have cloudy water. However if you want a stress coat, this is perfect.

  • TetraPond Sludge Reducer, Water Treatment, Keeps Pond Water Clean (16736)
  • REDUCES SLUDGE Breaks down unsightly pond sludge while helping boost your pond’s biological filtration level
  • BENEFICIAL BACTERIA Helps balance your pond’s biological needs with a blend of beneficial bacteria and enzymes for cleaner clearer water
  • CLEAR WATER With Clear-Zyme Technology to keep pond water clean and clear
  • FOR POND MAINTENANCE Ideal for use when setting up new ponds for fall winterizing and for spring startup
  • EASY-TO-USE BLOCKS No need to measure – each block treats 250 gallons of water
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages
  • Included Components: Water Fountains And Accessories
  • Pond-Water-Treatments
  • Manufacture: TetraPond
  • Product Dimensions: 3.63 x 1.63 x 5.5 inches; 4.94 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra Pond 16736
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Tetra Pond 16736 Final Thoughts

"This product is AMAZING!"

This is my absolute favorite conditioner I have used for all my aquatic creatures. Makes me want to get more aquarium's, lol. The equation is already done for you if you buy Dr. This only applies to the 1st application. I recieved it today at 3pm and applied it around 4pm. More doesn't hurt anything, but it's just wasted. I didn't purchase this for an aquarium.

Overall Score
4.1


(666 Points)

3. TetraPond AquaSafe Water Conditioner, Makes Tap Water Safe for Ponds

User Ratings: 86 1

Tetra Pond 16275 First Impressions

"I highly recommend this."

UV light works on it but not much else. I have a Fluval tank and only use their chemicals. I did water changes, but it didn't help. You need a source of ammonia to feed the bacteria which Dr. If you have new tank syndrome then this is the stuff. The top is a measuring tool as well which I was not expecting. The water we get here in SoCal is hard with chlorine in it.

  • TetraPond AquaSafe Water Conditioner, Makes Tap Water Safe for Ponds
  • MAKES TAP WATER SAFE: Pond water conditioner and dechlorinator.
  • REMOVES HARMFUL SUBSTANCES: Takes out chlorine and chloramines and binds and detoxifies heavy metals that can be found in municipal water supplies.
  • IMPROVES VITALITY: Contains iodide for more vitality and readiness to spawn.
  • PROTECTIVE COATING: Liquid formula provides a colloid coating to protect sensitive fish gills and membranes.
  • FOR OUTDOOR ORNAMENTAL PONDS: Use in new ponds or whenever adding tap water.
  • Manufacture: TetraPond
  • Product Dimensions: 4.25 x 6.63 x 10 inches; 7.14 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra Pond 16275
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Tetra Pond 16275 Final Thoughts

"A clean needle works too."

It is much safer to simply to add 3 drops per gallon. My water was cloudy with a very fine misty haze. More doesn't hurt anything, but it's just wasted. This product is exactly what it says it is. I'm sold on this, I've tried SO MANY and wow. This worked really well for my tank. I hope I made the right decision, Betty is our family pet and is really loved!

Overall Score
4.8


(289 Points)

4. Aqueon Pure Bacteria Supplement - 12 Pack (10 Gallon)

User Ratings: 79 4

Aqueon 100537200 First Impressions

"This stuff really works."

Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. I'm interested to see how long it works. It's water change day so I did this step first then started cleaning the tank. Boy, I thought I was having trouble with my filter. This is my go to water conditioner and stressed fish treatment. This will give you how many drops is required per gallon. I even poured in extra to help with the healing.

  • Aqueon Pure Bacteria Supplement - 12 Pack (10 Gallon)
  • Easy to dose gel ball
  • Live beneficial bacteria that breaks down harmful waste
  • Cannot be overdosed
  • Helps maintain clear water
  • Safe for all freshwater aquariums
  • Add one PURE per 10 gallons of tank water each week. Add two PURE per 10 gallons of tank water when starting a new aquarium
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 4.76 x 0.98 x 5.98 inches; 0.9 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100537200
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Aqueon 100537200 Final Thoughts

"This stuff really works."

Dunkin, my Betta doesn't seem to stress out over my adding this. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. Pictures included to see the difference. 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. But the septic tank bacteria did nothing. Fish possess an antioxidant defense system to reduce the negative effects of ROS.

Overall Score
4.6


(99 Points)

5. Acurel LLC Aquarium and Pond Water Treatment

User Ratings: 57 15

Acurel LLC 15 First Impressions

"I am so impressed!"

Its 9pm and the old cloudy water is now crystal clear! Boy, I thought I was having trouble with my filter. It took a couple of days to clear but it works. Dealing with biological cloudiness in my tank for some time. The afternoon I received this product I added half a dose to each aquarium. The difference is that he was going twice his normal speed. If you're serious about fish keeping, always quarantine and always use Stress Coat!

  • Acurel LLC Aquarium and Pond Water Treatment
  • Features absorptol which pulls vitamins and nutrients directly into fish
  • Helps fish live longer
  • stimulates appetite
  • Safe for all fresh and saltwater fish, invertebrates and plants
  • Use for ornamental fish only
  • For use in all fresh and salt water aquatics
  • Manufacture: Acurel (Loving Pets)
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 1.5 x 7 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Acurel LLC 15
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Acurel LLC 15 Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend!"

Fish possess an antioxidant defense system to reduce the negative effects of ROS. Fish would die occassionally every few weeks or so. The difference is that he was going twice his normal speed. This product is exactly what it says it is. In my opinion there's nothing better. In the morning I awoke with my fish at the bottom barely able to move. Sure enough they are back to their healthy coloration and didn't end up dying on me.

Overall Score
3.9


(32 Points)

6. Max Water 6 Stage Reef Aquarium Reverse Osmosis System/Reverse Osmosis System/RO Water Filtration Sy...

User Ratings: 86

Max Water First Impressions

"No odor or discoloration."

I have a Fluval tank and only use their chemicals. The water we get here in SoCal is hard with chlorine in it. I read the reviews, and decided to give this a try. I do have the aforementioned uv light working on it. I wanted to see if it would take the chlorine out of my swimsuit. Makes me want to get more aquarium's, lol. Pictures included to see the difference.

  • Max Water 6 Stage Reef Aquarium Reverse Osmosis System/Reverse Osmosis System/RO Water Filtration System/RO Water Purifier 75 GPD RODI System + HM Inline TDS Meter
  • Waste Ratio 1 RO : 2 Waste , Pressure Gauge, No Power Required
  • Removes 92% - 98% of contamination from the incoming water
  • Operational water pressure 45 to 75 PSI City water.
  • For well water supply; please add a booster pump even if your pressure set between 50 to 70 PSI
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warrant, Manufactured in Canada
  • Protects the RO Membrane from dogging with three stages: Polypropylene Sediment, Granular Activated Carbon (GAC), and Carbon Block (CTO) filters.
  • The semipermeable RO Membrane is the main filter of the system and removes up to 99% of contaminants from the pre-filtered water.
  • Manufacture: Max Water
  • Part Number: BEE7667B-8112-4EFE-8795-05047080C375
  • Item Weight: 33 pounds
  • Color: Clear
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Max Water
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Max Water Final Thoughts

"No argument from me."

I have a great pump and uv light but still had cloudy-ish water. If you have new tank syndrome then this is the stuff. I love all of the API products, especially their easy to use test kits. I've had my fishy for 5 years now and I would say it's ALL because of Fluval. I hope it makes the swimsuit last longer. 1st day, I put product in tank with Fluval Biological Cleaner for Aquariums also. No observable signs of stress in the fish.

Overall Score
4.9


(4 Points)

7. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hikari Usa Inc. 42178
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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)

8. Rally PRO

User Ratings: 47 23

Rally PRO 13030 First Impressions

"I have a 75gal tank."

I do have the aforementioned uv light working on it. If you're treating injured fins or introducing new fish, this is for you. It's an All Natural Product with out of this world results. I've used every product on the market and this is the most AMAZING MUST HAVE PRODUCT! I read the instructions, measured out the product, and added it to the tank. I use mine for my beta fish in a 2 gallon tank and need less than a half a cap full. This came just in time for my water change day!

  • Rally PRO
  • Rally PRO is a copper free treatment for freshwater and marine fish with bacterial fin rot, gill flukes or marine parasites (e.g. Marine Velvet, or Clownfish disease).
  • Reef Safe.
  • Safe for all fish, corals and invertebrates.
  • Safe for Nitrosonomas, Nitrobacter and other bacteria essential for biofiltration.
  • Manufacture: Ruby Reef
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Rally PRO 13030
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Rally PRO 13030 Final Thoughts

"This stuff really works."

If you have new tank syndrome then this is the stuff. Tim's cultures were obviously very alive and active. Do not clean the filters, do not change the filters. You need a source of ammonia to feed the bacteria which Dr. This is definitely worth trying if you have cloudy water. This is my go to water conditioner and stressed fish treatment. The afternoon I received this product I added half a dose to each aquarium.

Overall Score
3.5


(4 Points)

9. API Quick Start Nitrifying Bacteria, for Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium

User Ratings: 83 2

API 89E First Impressions

"Then go for it."

Crystal clear after changing water and adding this to my 2. I know you are going to worry about your fish DON'T they are fine. I've used API water conditioner before and it works well. API Stress Coat is a phenomenal product. The aquasafe works instantly upon mixing with tap water. I have had aquariums for 40 years and have always used their product Cycle. I like API products and this is no different.

  • API Quick Start Nitrifying Bacteria, for Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium
  • Contains one (1) API QUICK START Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Nitrifying Bacteria 16-Ounce Bottle
  • Allows instant addition of fish when starting a new aquarium
  • Reduces compounds harmful to fish when used routinely
  • Helps prevent fish loss in freshwater and saltwater aquariums
  • Use when starting a new aquarium, when adding new fish and when changing water and filter media
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 8.75 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 89E
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API 89E Final Thoughts

"I have guppies."

I tried it without the water change and really didn't make a difference. It is much safer to simply to add 3 drops per gallon. The chloramines contain a small amount of ammonia. I'm sold on this, I've tried SO MANY and wow. Use a heater and crank it to 82 degrees again without fish in the tank. Use a heater and crank it to 82 degrees again without fish in the tank. Sure enough they are back to their healthy coloration and didn't end up dying on me.

Overall Score
4.7


(3936 Points)

10. API PIMAFIX Antifungal Freshwater and Saltwater Fish Remedy

User Ratings: 75 4

API 10J First Impressions

"Wow my tank is so clear."

In my opinion there's nothing better. You need a source of ammonia to feed the bacteria which Dr. Easy to dispense the product without mess and easy to use per instructions. Fish possess an antioxidant defense system to reduce the negative effects of ROS. Now our fish have grown and we've added live plants. It didn't kill the fish or cause any problems with the water so I stuck with it. No exaggeration-- literally cleared overnight.

  • API PIMAFIX Antifungal Freshwater and Saltwater Fish Remedy
  • Contains one (1) API PIMAFIX Antifungal Freshwater and Saltwater Fish Remedy 16-Ounce Bottle
  • Rapidly and safely treats fungal infections on body and fins of fish
  • Contains all-natural extract from West Indian Bay Trees to help with fungus and cottony growth
  • Helps heal internal and external bacterial infections in freshwater, saltwater and reef aquariums
  • Use daily for a week when treating infections
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 2.76 x 2.76 x 8.66 inches; 8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 10J
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API 10J Final Thoughts

"Really good product!"

This will give you how many drops is required per gallon. Fish possess an antioxidant defense system to reduce the negative effects of ROS. API Stress Coat is a phenomenal product. I'm sold on this, I've tried SO MANY and wow. I read another review for this product saying they were using API for this purpose. But the septic tank bacteria did nothing. It didn't kill the fish or cause any problems with the water so I stuck with it.

Overall Score
4.5


(2016 Points)

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