Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Unknown Aquarium Water Treatments

1. 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)

2. Dr. Tim’s Aquatics Ammonium Chloride Aquarium Treatment for Fishless Cycling – Chlorine Free, Fi...

User Ratings: 77 3

DrTim's Aquatics 831 First Impressions

"Highly recommended."

It gets rid of the chlorine in tap water. Sure enough they are back to their healthy coloration and didn't end up dying on me. My water is crystal clear again, and it smells like a healthy fish tank again. I read the reviews, and decided to give this a try. Dunkin, my Betta doesn't seem to stress out over my adding this. I finally gave in and purchased this product. It took a couple of days to clear but it works.

  • Dr. Tim’s Aquatics Ammonium Chloride Aquarium Treatment for Fishless Cycling – Chlorine Free, Fish Tank Cleaner for Saltwater, Freshwater, Reef Aquariums – 100% Natural – 4 Oz.
  • FISHLESS CYCLING AQUARIUM CLEANING TREATMENT: The ammonium chloride solution from DrTim’s Aquatics offers a chlorine-free method for sanitizing new aquaria or when cycling water when fish or coral are not present. This powerful solution makes fishless cycling mess free.
  • REMOVES HARMFUL TOXINS FROM SALTWATER FISH TANKS: Even with regular water changes and maintenance, aquariums and fish tanks produces bad bacteria and it can take up to 30 days to eliminate waste. When using this ammonium chloride solution for fishless cycling with DrTim’s Aquatics One & Only, you can instantly create a bio filter to remove nitrite and toxic ammonia naturally.
  • 100% NATURAL, ECO-FRIENDLY FISH TANK CLEANER: There’s no need to wait when treating your new saltwater aquarium or freshwater fish tank with this ammonium chloride solution and One & Only from DrTim’s Aquatics. This fish tank cleaner eliminates new tank syndrome and does not include sulfur or other offensive odors.
  • AQUARIUM SUPPLIES YOU NEED: Offer your pet fish and corals an environment in which they can thrive with this ammonium chloride solution that cleans with just four drops per gallon. Ammonium chloride from DrTim’s Aquatics is available in 2 and 4 ounce sizes.
  • HIGH-QUALITY AQUARIUM PRODUCTS: DrTim’s Aquatics offers an expansive line of aquarium products used by professionals and residential customers. Based on years of experience in marine biology, DrTim’s Aquatics’ products utilize his vast knowledge and are backed by scientific evidence and innovative research.
  • Manufacture: DrTim's Aquatics, LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.8 x 5 inches; 4.8 Ounces
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DrTim's Aquatics 831 Final Thoughts

"I LOVE this product."

One planted that has algae problem so bad. It's a must for anyone who loves Goldfish. This water conditioner is a life saver! The reviews on people fish dying really spooked me. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. By the following morning, the water was clear of algae. This worked really well for my tank.

Overall Score
4.6


(133 Points)

3. Brightwell Aquatics Reef Code B - Balanced Calcium and Alkalinity Water Conditioner System for Marin...

User Ratings: 74

Brightwell Aquatics RCB500 First Impressions

"Good, or bad."

When they disinfect a repair site, they are normally only using chlorine. This is my absolute favorite conditioner I have used for all my aquatic creatures. I decant this to a small 5 oz squeeze bottle and leave the rest in the fridge. I'll continue to use this product, especially after a good tank cleaning. The aquasafe water conditioner is a fantastic de-chlorinator. Do not gravel vac or disturb the substrate. The bottle will last me years as it is huge!

  • Brightwell Aquatics Reef Code B - Balanced Calcium and Alkalinity Water Conditioner System for Marine Fish & Reef Saltwater Aquariums
  • Simplifies calcium and alkalinity maintenance in your aquarium tank
  • The carbonate-bearing component of a two-part method for dosing calcium and carbonates in the same ratio as that found in natural seawater; to be used in conjunction with Reef Code A
  • Benefits reef-building organisms such as corals, clams, and calcareous algae
  • Contains no phosphate, silicate, or organic material; Made in the USA
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Brightwell Aquatics RCB500 Final Thoughts

"Keep testing the ammonia."

I know you are going to worry about your fish DON'T they are fine. Fish are aerobic organisms that are susceptible to ROS. I love it when a product does what its supposed to. It just hasn't helped with the tint. My water is crystal clear again, and it smells like a healthy fish tank again. I've used it for years with great results. Dunkin, my Betta doesn't seem to stress out over my adding this.

Overall Score
4.7


(100 Points)

4. Kordon Oasis Tidy Turtle - 4 oz (MODEL-39744)

User Ratings: 66 8

Kordon MODEL-39744 First Impressions

"I am SO HAPPY!"

Fish are aerobic organisms that are susceptible to ROS. My water is crystal clear like the first day i filled it and i could be happier. Sure enough they are back to their healthy coloration and didn't end up dying on me. This is my go to water conditioner and stressed fish treatment. Use a heater and crank it to 82 degrees again without fish in the tank. It's water change day so I did this step first then started cleaning the tank. I have two 36 gallon tanks right now.

  • Kordon Oasis Tidy Turtle - 4 oz (MODEL-39744)
  • Kordon tidy turtle 4oz
  • Tidy turtle contains only naturally occurring or beneficial bacteria and augments beneficial microbes already present in the turtle's environment
  • Eliminates unsightly sludge from the aquarium
  • Manufacture: KORDON LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Kordon MODEL-39744 Final Thoughts

"Would I buy this again."

It gets rid of the chlorine in tap water. I was sort of nervous buy this product and trying it out. It took a couple of days to clear but it works. I use mine for my beta fish in a 2 gallon tank and need less than a half a cap full. I love it when a product does what its supposed to. My water is crystal clear like the first day i filled it and i could be happier. 1st day, I put product in tank with Fluval Biological Cleaner for Aquariums also.

Overall Score
4.2


(26 Points)

5. 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
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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)

6. Tetra Lifeguard All-In-One Freshwater Aquarium Treatment - 96 Tablets (3 Packs With 32 Per Pack)

User Ratings: 76 5

Tetra First Impressions

"Suggested buy!"

From their own colon or a hole in the ground. I have been using API on his suits for 3 weeks now and so far so good. I decant this to a small 5 oz squeeze bottle and leave the rest in the fridge. I could see it working immediately which was pretty wild. My fish didn't appear negatively effected by it either. I have been using API on his suits for 3 weeks now and so far so good. This is my absolute favorite conditioner I have used for all my aquatic creatures.

  • Tetra Lifeguard All-In-One Freshwater Aquarium Treatment - 96 Tablets (3 Packs With 32 Per Pack)
  • 96 tablets (3 Packs with 32 per Pack) Tetra Lifeguard All-In-One Freshwater Aquarium Treatment
  • All in one treatment
  • Attacks a broad range of external fish diseases - bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic
  • Convenient pre-measured tabs -One tablet treats 10 gallons for five days.
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 3 inches; 1.5 Ounces
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Tetra Final Thoughts

"Mostly for betta's."

Sure enough they are back to their healthy coloration and didn't end up dying on me. If you have new tank syndrome then this is the stuff. From their own colon or a hole in the ground. API Stress Coat is a phenomenal product. Sure enough they are back to their healthy coloration and didn't end up dying on me. My water is crystal clear like the first day i filled it and i could be happier. I'm sold on this, I've tried SO MANY and wow.

Overall Score
4.5


(96 Points)

7. 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
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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)

8. API Turtle Sludge Destroyer, 8-Ounce [2-Pack]

User Ratings: 82 1

API 441D First Impressions

"Still no big changes."

This will give you how many drops is required per gallon. I like API products and this is no different. 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. It's an All Natural Product with out of this world results. I know you are going to want to add more chemicals, etc. Use a heater and crank it to 82 degrees again without fish in the tank.

  • API Turtle Sludge Destroyer, 8-Ounce [2-Pack]
  • 2 8-ounce bottles Turtle Sludge Destroyer
  • Cleans aquariums using beneficial bacteria
  • Helps reduce aquarium maintenance for clearer water
  • Breaks down organic waste and debris for clean water
  • Also helps eliminate odors and create cleaner water in vivariums
  • Manufacture: API
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API 441D Final Thoughts

"I love Seachem."

I read the reviews, and decided to give this a try. I tried it without the water change and really didn't make a difference. The aquasafe works instantly upon mixing with tap water. This water conditioner is a life saver! I've always had a love for fish and had a few tanks when I was younger. Use a water conditioner that does not remove ammonia. Ever since I made this purchase, my fish are not dying at all.

Overall Score
4.7


(242 Points)

9. Koolermax AR-122 6-stage RO+DI Aquarium Reef Reverse Osmosis Water System 150 GPD New Complete

User Ratings: 75 3

Koolermax AR-122 First Impressions

"New tank syndrome."

From their own colon or a hole in the ground. Good Product, Good Price Gets five stars! The afternoon I received this product I added half a dose to each aquarium. My water is crystal clear like the first day i filled it and i could be happier. The aquasafe works instantly upon mixing with tap water. Boy, I thought I was having trouble with my filter. In the last two months I have seen this product work its gold.

  • Koolermax AR-122 6-stage RO+DI Aquarium Reef Reverse Osmosis Water System 150 GPD New Complete
  • 6 stage RO DI water system for Aquarium, aeroponics, misting, hydroponics, ultra pure water applications
  • Use high capacity 150GPD RO membrane and generate 120 gallons per day on average household water supply pressure
  • 1st stage sediment filter, 2nd & 3rd stage carbon filter, 4th stage TFC-150 RO membrane, 5th & 6th stage color changing DI filters
  • The system comes complete with all filters, tubing, instruction, under-the-sink installation hardware and extra garden hose adapter
  • This system is designed and assembled in Santa Ana, CA, USA. We have been making RO systems for 23+ years. The systems we built are reliable and guaranteed to perform
  • Manufacture: Koolermax
  • Part Number: AR-122
  • Item Weight: 17 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 6 x 16 inches
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
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Koolermax AR-122 Final Thoughts

"If you are not using Dr."

If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. The aquasafe water conditioner is a fantastic de-chlorinator. Makes me want to get more aquarium's, lol. Tim's cultures were obviously very alive and active. In the last two months I have seen this product work its gold. I'm hoping this one works out if not I'm sticking to the one I used before. I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water.

Overall Score
4.6


(120 Points)

10. Seachem MetroPlex Metronidazole Parasite Bacteria SALTWATER FRESHWATER Aquarium

User Ratings: 77 4

ีUSA First Impressions

"This stuff really works."

It just hasn't helped with the tint. I've using this for my betta for several years with every water change. He started making bubble nests again which ne never did when it was super cloudy. If you have new tank syndrome then this is the stuff. Crystal clear after changing water and adding this to my 2. This will give you how many drops is required per gallon. However if you want a stress coat, this is perfect.

  • 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
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ีUSA Final Thoughts

"A MUST BUY!"

I have used this consistently since cycling my small sized fresh-water tank. This came just in time for my water change day! But the septic tank bacteria did nothing. Ever since I made this purchase, my fish are not dying at all. I've always had a love for fish and had a few tanks when I was younger. It is much safer to simply to add 3 drops per gallon. Beats the heck out of those expensive suit cleaners.

Overall Score
4.6


(198 Points)

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