Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Tetra Aquarium Water Treatments

1. Tetra BettaSafe Water Conditioner

User Ratings: 80 2

Tetra 16837 First Impressions

"Shake well before use."

Use a water conditioner that does not remove ammonia. Fish are aerobic organisms that are susceptible to ROS. Pictures included to see the difference. In the last two months I have seen this product work its gold. This came just in time for my water change day! 4-5 squirts in a sink of water, soak my suit 10 min, wring out and hang to dry. I use in a freshwater aquarium and works well.

  • Tetra BettaSafe Water Conditioner
  • WATER CONDITIONER: Makes tap water safe for bettas and other ornamental fish.
  • REDUCES STRESS: Neutralizes harmful chlorine, chloramines, ammonia and heavy metals in aquarium water.
  • FAST-ACTING: Works in seconds.
  • COMPLETE FORMULA: Use when setting up a new aquarium, with monthly partial water changes and evaporation replacement.
  • USAGE: Use monthly for maintenance.
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1.88 x 3.69 inches; 2.46 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 16837
  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra 16837 Final Thoughts

"New tank syndrome."

Thanks to the Amazon reviewer who mentioned this! Fish would die occassionally every few weeks or so. Fish possess an antioxidant defense system to reduce the negative effects of ROS. I recieved it today at 3pm and applied it around 4pm. DON'T just wait everything will be fine. I wanted to see if it would take the chlorine out of my swimsuit. One planted that has algae problem so bad.

Overall Score
4.7


(4379 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Tetra Aquarium Water Treatments

2. TetraFauna AquaSafe Water Conditioner for Reptiles & Amphibians 3.38oz (75077009)

User Ratings: 81 1

Tetra 77009 First Impressions

"I recommend it."

I read the instructions, measured out the product, and added it to the tank. By the following morning, the water was clear of algae. UV light works on it but not much else. I intend to use this for every aquarium or pond I start. I finally gave in and purchased this product. In the morning I awoke with my fish at the bottom barely able to move. Do not clean the filters, do not change the filters.

  • TetraFauna AquaSafe Water Conditioner for Reptiles & Amphibians 3.38oz (75077009)
  • age_range_description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Item Weight: 4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 1.25 x 2.25 x 4.75 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77009
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Tetra 77009 Final Thoughts

"It really works."

This is my go to water conditioner and stressed fish treatment. I've used it for years with great results. 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. The bottle will last me years as it is huge! I use in a freshwater aquarium and works well. This will give you how many drops is required per gallon.

Overall Score
4.7


(2818 Points)

3. Tetra 77140 EasyBalance PLUS Water Conditioner, 16.9-Ounce

User Ratings: 78 3

Tetra 77140 First Impressions

"Highly recommended."

I have been battling cloudy water in our small aquarium for two months. I've had my fishy for 5 years now and I would say it's ALL because of Fluval. This water conditioner is a life saver! By the following morning, the water was clear of algae. It has been 4 days and our beta is loving the clearer water. This water conditioner is a life saver! No observable signs of stress in the fish.

  • Tetra 77140 EasyBalance PLUS Water Conditioner, 16.9-Ounce
  • age_range_description: all stages
  • Alkalinity and pH stabilizers prevent sudden, dramatic swings in pH that can be harmful to fish
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 3.75 x 8.5 inches; 1.24 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77140
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Tetra 77140 Final Thoughts

"No argument from me."

My water is crystal clear again, and it smells like a healthy fish tank again. Fish seem healthy and active during use. But the septic tank bacteria did nothing. This is my go to water conditioner and stressed fish treatment. Yes I know, they aren't supposed to live that long and no I can't prove it. The water we get here in SoCal is hard with chlorine in it. My water is crystal clear again, and it smells like a healthy fish tank again.

Overall Score
4.6


(2165 Points)

4. 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
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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)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Tetra Aquarium Water Treatments

5. Tetra WaterClarifier Treatment Solution for Freshwater Aquariums

User Ratings: 73 5

Tetra 77136 First Impressions

"Best money can buy."

My filter including polishing element could not clear it up. Beats the heck out of those expensive suit cleaners. The water we get here in SoCal is hard with chlorine in it. Its 9pm and the old cloudy water is now crystal clear! I like that it's a large bottle with multiple uses, so that's nice. I hope it makes the swimsuit last longer. I could see it working immediately which was pretty wild.

  • Tetra WaterClarifier Treatment Solution for Freshwater Aquariums
  • FOR FRESHWATER aquariumS Quickly clears cloudy or hazy water caused by overfeeding gravel dust and other minute suspended particles
  • CLUMPING ACTION Causes small suspended particles to quickly clump together to settle or be removed during normal power filter operation
  • WORKS ON SOFT WATER Safe for fish even in very soft water (low kH) conditions
  • USAGE 1 teaspoon treats 10 gallons of water
  • Included Components: Tetra Water Clarifier (8.45 Oz)
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 1.63 x 3 x 7 inches; 10.24 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77136
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Tetra 77136 Final Thoughts

"I recommend."

I love it when a product does what its supposed to. No exaggeration-- literally cleared overnight. This is only temporary till I get a spare dropper. Its 9pm and the old cloudy water is now crystal clear! By the following morning, the water was clear of algae. Do not clean the filters, do not change the filters. I read another review for this product saying they were using API for this purpose.

Overall Score
4.5


(1499 Points)

6. Tetra AquaSafe Plus Water Conditioner/Dechlorinator

User Ratings: 82 1

Tetra 16268 First Impressions

"Mostly for betta's."

It is much safer to simply to add 3 drops per gallon. You need a source of ammonia to feed the bacteria which Dr. API Stress Coat is a phenomenal product. Beats the heck out of those expensive suit cleaners. Just an idea incase someone doesn't have a spare dropper. Thanks to the Amazon reviewer who mentioned this! Way to go Fluval keep up the good WORK!

  • Tetra AquaSafe Plus Water Conditioner/Dechlorinator
  • FOR FRESHWATER AND MARINE aquariumS: Tetra AquaSafe Plus works instantly to make tap water safe for fish.
  • ADVANCED FORMULA: Neutralizes or removes harmful chlorine, chloramines and heavy metals.
  • PROTECTS FISH: Enhances protective slime coat to help wounds heal.
  • CLEAR AND HEALTHY WATER: With natural biopolymers and essential vitamins and minerals.
  • WATER CONDITIONER: Use when setting up a new aquarium, with monthly partial water changes, or evaporation replacement.
  • NEW LOOK: Packaging may vary
  • The added ingredients help to reduce aquarium pollution
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 6.75 inches; 11.36 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 16268
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Tetra 16268 Final Thoughts

"No odor or discoloration."

In my opinion there's nothing better. Crystal clear after changing water and adding this to my 2. This product is exactly what it says it is. The water we get here in SoCal is hard with chlorine in it. I like API products and this is no different. My water was cloudy with a very fine misty haze. The chloramines contain a small amount of ammonia.

Overall Score
4.7


(1193 Points)

7. Tetra Correct pH Tablets 8 Count, For aquarium Water

User Ratings: 74 3

Tetra 77340 First Impressions

"This stuff really works."

I have two goldfish and a Corydoras catfish. This product is exactly what it says it is. UV light works on it but not much else. I decant this to a small 5 oz squeeze bottle and leave the rest in the fridge. I did water changes, but it didn't help. Fish are aerobic organisms that are susceptible to ROS. If you're treating injured fins or introducing new fish, this is for you.

  • Tetra Correct pH Tablets 8 Count, For aquarium Water
  • MAINTAINS NEUTRAL pH: Helps maintain ideal pH levels in aquarium water.
  • REDUCES STRESS TO FISH: Maintaining recommended pH levels is vital to ensuring a healthy environment.
  • EASY TO USE: Holds proper pH for several weeks.
  • CONVENIENT: Each fizz tab is pre-measured and ready for use.
  • USAGE: Test water and use monthly to help maintain your aquarium pH levels.
  • Lower or increase the pH in your aquarium with ease!
  • Maintaining the proper pH of aquarium water is important to ensure a healthy environment.
  • Changes in pH can be caused by the breakdown of waste or local tap water with low pH or low alkalinity.
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Item Weight: 1.38 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 4.13 x 0.88 x 6.88 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77340
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Tetra 77340 Final Thoughts

"I have a 75gal tank."

It has been 4 days and our beta is loving the clearer water. My tap water is very heavy and this water conditioner does it's magic. I'm hoping this one works out if not I'm sticking to the one I used before. I could see it working immediately which was pretty wild. I use mine for my beta fish in a 2 gallon tank and need less than a half a cap full. I read the reviews, and decided to give this a try. I have been using API on his suits for 3 weeks now and so far so good.

Overall Score
4.5


(1105 Points)

8. 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)

9. Tetra 16172 AquaSafe Fish Tank Water Conditioner, 8.45 fl oz

User Ratings: 85 1

Tetra 16172 First Impressions

"I love this product."

If you're serious about fish keeping, always quarantine and always use Stress Coat! I use in a freshwater aquarium and works well. I tried it without the water change and really didn't make a difference. If either or both ammonia and Nitrite are above 1ppm do not add ammonia. I tried it without the water change and really didn't make a difference. I even poured in extra to help with the healing. It's water change day so I did this step first then started cleaning the tank.

  • Tetra 16172 AquaSafe Fish Tank Water Conditioner, 8.45 fl oz
  • CONDITIONS aquarium WATER: Essential care formula protects fish and reduces stress.
  • MAKES TAP WATER SAFE: Monthly treatment with partial water changes removes harmful chlorine.
  • INSTANT RESULTS: Works quickly to make tap water safe for fish.
  • ESSENTIAL WATER CARE: Use when setting up a new aquarium, with monthly partial water changes or evaporation replacement.
  • USAGE: Add 2 teaspoons for every 10 gallons of aquarium water.
  • NEW LOOK: Packaging may vary
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 1.63 x 3 x 7 inches; 6.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 16172
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Tetra 16172 Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend this."

I did water changes, but it didn't help. This is my go to water conditioner and stressed fish treatment. Fish possess an antioxidant defense system to reduce the negative effects of ROS. In my opinion there's nothing better. It is much safer to simply to add 3 drops per gallon. I have had aquariums for 40 years and have always used their product Cycle. Boy, I thought I was having trouble with my filter.

Overall Score
4.8


(593 Points)

10. Tetra Cleaning Bacteria for Clean Aquariums & Healthy Water

User Ratings: 74 3

Tetra 77997 First Impressions

"It will last a long time!"

It's a must for anyone who loves Goldfish. Tim's cultures were obviously very alive and active. This only applies to the 1st application. I tried it without the water change and really didn't make a difference. I could see it working immediately which was pretty wild. Tim's cultures were obviously very alive and active. This allows the conditioner time for its anti-heavy metal ingredients to work fully.

  • Tetra Cleaning Bacteria for Clean Aquariums & Healthy Water
  • BENEFICIAL BACTERIAL BLEND: Replenishes beneficial bacteria to help filter pollutants in aquarium water.
  • BIOLOGICAL BALANCE: Works to keep your aquarium healthy and biologically balanced.
  • FOR SUPERCHARGED FILTRATION: Cleans gravel and removes sludge and ammonia.
  • CONVENIENT: Use the cap to measure and dose.
  • USAGE: Use monthly, or when setting up a new aquarium, after a water or filter change, or when adding new fish to ensure healthy water conditions.
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 1.18 x 3.25 x 5.5 inches; 4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77997
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Tetra 77997 Final Thoughts

"Until this mirical!"

I have a 5 gallon tank, so that number was waaaay too high for me. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. If you're serious about fish keeping, always quarantine and always use Stress Coat! It gets rid of the chlorine in tap water. Fish would die occassionally every few weeks or so. I use mine for my beta fish in a 2 gallon tank and need less than a half a cap full. I read the reviews, and decided to give this a try.

Overall Score
4.5


(499 Points)

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