Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Zoo Med Aquarium Water Treatments

1. Zoo Med Laboratories SZMWC2 Reptisafe Water Conditioner, 2.25-Ounce

User Ratings: 86 2

Zoo Med 976405 First Impressions

"I am so impressed!"

I've always had a love for fish and had a few tanks when I was younger. By the following morning, the water was clear of algae. However, be aware that the dosage starts at 20 gallons. In my opinion there's nothing better. In the last two months I have seen this product work its gold. This allows the conditioner time for its anti-heavy metal ingredients to work fully. It's a must for anyone who loves Goldfish.

  • Zoo Med Laboratories SZMWC2 Reptisafe Water Conditioner, 2.25-Ounce
  • Removes chloramines and Chlorine
  • Detoxifies ammonia and nitrites
  • Fast-acting formula
  • Zoo Med Laboratories Reptisafe Water Conditioner
  • The first instant terrarium water conditioner
  • Great for reptile water bowls, chameleon drip water systems, amphibian enclosures and aquatic turtle tanks
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Item Weight: 0.32 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches
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Zoo Med 976405 Final Thoughts

"Did a tank cycle."

I swim 5x week and usually my suits last about 2 months. You need to buy an eye dropper for this. In the last two months I have seen this product work its gold. The bottle will last me years as it is huge! From their own colon or a hole in the ground. It has been 4 days and our beta is loving the clearer water. I'll continue to use this product, especially after a good tank cleaning.

Overall Score
4.7


(1283 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Zoo Med Aquarium Water Treatments

2. REPTISAFE Instant Terrarium Water Conditioner

User Ratings: 83 2

Zoo Med First Impressions

"New tank syndrome."

I have used this consistently since cycling my small sized fresh-water tank. It's a must for anyone who loves Goldfish. I had a parasite problem, and had to heal my fishes scales and fins. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. The top is a measuring tool as well which I was not expecting. I've used it for years with great results. Way to go Fluval keep up the good WORK!

  • REPTISAFE Instant Terrarium Water Conditioner
  • Manufacture: Zoo Med
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 3 inches; 1.13 Ounces
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Zoo Med Final Thoughts

"Would I buy this again."

Fish would die occassionally every few weeks or so. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. During cycling you will be using often. It is much safer to simply to add 3 drops per gallon. Fish possess an antioxidant defense system to reduce the negative effects of ROS. I recieved it today at 3pm and applied it around 4pm. But the septic tank bacteria did nothing.

Overall Score
4.7


(568 Points)

3. Zoo Med ReptiSafe Water Conditioner, 64 oz

User Ratings: 86 2

Zoo Med WC64 First Impressions

"Well, I have a betta."

My tap water is very heavy and this water conditioner does it's magic. I have a great pump and uv light but still had cloudy-ish water. My filter including polishing element could not clear it up. This is my go to water conditioner and stressed fish treatment. Do not clean the filters, do not change the filters. I have a 5 gallon tank, so that number was waaaay too high for me. However, be aware that the dosage starts at 20 gallons.

  • Zoo Med ReptiSafe Water Conditioner, 64 oz
  • Removes chlorines and chloramines instantly
  • Removes heavy metals
  • Stimulates natural slime coat
  • Manufacture: Zoo Med Laboratories
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.3 x 3.7 inches; 4.75 Pounds
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Zoo Med WC64 Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend it."

Dunkin, my Betta doesn't seem to stress out over my adding this. I have used this consistently since cycling my small sized fresh-water tank. Do not clean the filters, do not change the filters. I've had my fishy for 5 years now and I would say it's ALL because of Fluval. The aquasafe water conditioner is a fantastic de-chlorinator. It's an All Natural Product with out of this world results. I have a Fluval tank and only use their chemicals.

Overall Score
4.8


(446 Points)

4. 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
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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)

5. Acurel LLC African Cichlid Salt, Aquarium and Pond Water Treatment, 1-Pound

User Ratings: 62 5

Acurel LLC 6356 First Impressions

"Especially the Soothe."

Boy, I thought I was having trouble with my filter. Makes me want to get more aquarium's, lol. It's water change day so I did this step first then started cleaning the tank. Sure enough they are back to their healthy coloration and didn't end up dying on me. I tried it without the water change and really didn't make a difference. During cycling you will be using often. I've used it for years with great results.

  • Acurel LLC African Cichlid Salt, Aquarium and Pond Water Treatment, 1-Pound
  • Simulates natural environment of the great lakes of Africa
  • Provides best aquarium conditions for African cichlids
  • Stimulates fish to grow faster and larger
  • Promotes intensified color
  • For use in all salt water aquatics
  • Manufacture: Acurel (Loving Pets)
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 8 inches; 5 Pounds
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Acurel LLC 6356 Final Thoughts

"Great deal!"

I swim 5x week and usually my suits last about 2 months. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. If you're serious about fish keeping, always quarantine and always use Stress Coat! Pictures included to see the difference. I decant this to a small 5 oz squeeze bottle and leave the rest in the fridge. Fish would die occassionally every few weeks or so. It's a must for anyone who loves Goldfish.

Overall Score
4.3


(33 Points)

6. API 3 Pack Root Tabs Freshwater Aquarium Plant Fertilizer, 10 Tablets Per Box

User Ratings: 73 3

API First Impressions

"No argument from me."

I'm sold on this, I've tried SO MANY and wow. Its 9pm and the old cloudy water is now crystal clear! Dealing with biological cloudiness in my tank for some time. Beats the heck out of those expensive suit cleaners. It took a couple of days to clear but it works. I recieved it today at 3pm and applied it around 4pm. I have been using API on his suits for 3 weeks now and so far so good.

  • API 3 Pack Root Tabs Freshwater Aquarium Plant Fertilizer, 10 Tablets Per Box
  • Contains Three API root tabs freshwater aquarium Plant fertilizer 0.4-Ounce 10-Count box
  • Promotes strong root development for lush plants in freshwater aquariums
  • Contains essential nutrients including iron, Potassium and carbon
  • Helps new aquatic plants get off to a vigorous start and to keep established plants flourishing
  • Pack of 3
  • Manufacture: API
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 0.25 x 6.5 inches; 3 Ounces
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API Final Thoughts

"This product is AMAZING!"

It is just as good when compared to other brands of conditioner. Just an idea incase someone doesn't have a spare dropper. During cycling you will be using often. Do not gravel vac or disturb the substrate. Pictures included to see the difference. It didn't kill the fish or cause any problems with the water so I stuck with it. I could see it working immediately which was pretty wild.

Overall Score
4.5


(51 Points)

7. Seachem Aquarium Water Treatment Set - MetroPlex & Focus (5g Each) by Seachem

User Ratings: 75 5

Seachem First Impressions

"No need to rinse."

I have a great pump and uv light but still had cloudy-ish water. Thanks to the Amazon reviewer who mentioned this! Makes me want to get more aquarium's, lol. He started making bubble nests again which ne never did when it was super cloudy. During cycling you will be using often. I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water. This will give you how many drops is required per gallon.

  • Seachem Aquarium Water Treatment Set - MetroPlex & Focus (5g Each) by Seachem
  • Seachem Aquarium Water Treatment Set - MetroPlex & Focus
  • Antibacterial Polymer for Internal Infections of Fish - Binds Medication to Fish Food
  • Treats Protazoan Parasites and Anaerobic Bacterial Infections (Cryptocaryon, Hexamita, & Ichthyophthirius)
  • For use in freshwater or marine aquariums
  • 2 Medications (5g Each)
  • Manufacture: Seachem
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 1 inches; 2.3 Ounces
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Seachem Final Thoughts

"Then I added pristine."

No observable signs of stress in the fish. More doesn't hurt anything, but it's just wasted. It only requires 3 drops per gallon you add to your tank. I read the instructions, measured out the product, and added it to the tank. Dealing with biological cloudiness in my tank for some time. I have a 5 gallon tank, so that number was waaaay too high for me. This is definitely worth trying if you have cloudy water.

Overall Score
4.5


(277 Points)

8. Kordon #33162 Novaqua Plus-Water Conditioner for Aquarium, 1-Gallon ONLY

User Ratings: 87

Kordon/Oasis MODEL-33162 First Impressions

"Keep testing the ammonia."

She seems ok with it she is behaving like herself. My water is crystal clear like the first day i filled it and i could be happier. She seems ok with it she is behaving like herself. You need to buy an eye dropper for this. It only requires 3 drops per gallon you add to your tank. Sure enough they are back to their healthy coloration and didn't end up dying on me. I have two 36 gallon tanks right now.

  • Kordon #33162 Novaqua Plus-Water Conditioner for Aquarium, 1-Gallon ONLY
  • Country of Origin : United States
  • Package Weight : 0.02 pounds
  • Cordon no aqua plus gallon
  • Removes heavy metals from tap water
  • Manufacture: KORDON LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Kordon/Oasis MODEL-33162 Final Thoughts

"No need to rinse."

Sure enough they are back to their healthy coloration and didn't end up dying on me. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. Just an idea incase someone doesn't have a spare dropper. It's water change day so I did this step first then started cleaning the tank. From their own colon or a hole in the ground. The reviews on people fish dying really spooked me. One planted that has algae problem so bad.

Overall Score
4.9


(78 Points)

9. Seachem Prime 1000ml

User Ratings: 91 1

Seachem 20 First Impressions

"No need to rinse."

My water is crystal clear again, and it smells like a healthy fish tank again. This water conditioner is a life saver! You need a source of ammonia to feed the bacteria which Dr. I wanted to see if it would take the chlorine out of my swimsuit. Do not clean the filters, do not change the filters. From their own colon or a hole in the ground. Fish are aerobic organisms that are susceptible to ROS.

  • Seachem Prime 1000ml
  • Dechlorinates
  • Detoxifies heavy metals
  • Promotes natural slime coat
  • Removes chlorine, chloramine
  • Manufacture: Seachem
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 2.5 x 2.3 inches; 2.6 Pounds
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Seachem 20 Final Thoughts

"Especially the Soothe."

I've using this for my betta for several years with every water change. This allows the conditioner time for its anti-heavy metal ingredients to work fully. It is much safer to simply to add 3 drops per gallon. I've had my fishy for 5 years now and I would say it's ALL because of Fluval. Just an idea incase someone doesn't have a spare dropper. Good Product, Good Price Gets five stars! You need to buy an eye dropper for this.

Overall Score
4.8


(474 Points)

10. Seachem Laboratories ASM223 Seachem Live Bearer Brackish Aquarium Salt, 600gm

User Ratings: 67 25

Seachem 1120 First Impressions

"I highly recommend this."

The equation is already done for you if you buy Dr. The aquasafe works instantly upon mixing with tap water. UV light works on it but not much else. This product is exactly what it says it is. The aquasafe works instantly upon mixing with tap water. It's an All Natural Product with out of this world results. The top is a measuring tool as well which I was not expecting.

  • Seachem Laboratories ASM223 Seachem Live Bearer Brackish Aquarium Salt, 600gm
  • Suitable for live bearing, brackish water fish and use for routine aquarium freshwater
  • Safe and effective alternative to the sodium chloride based aquarium salts so prevalent
  • Live bearer brackish aquarium salt is a blend of specific salts designed to accurately duplicate the natural environment
  • Features does not burn leaves and roots in a planted aquarium and actually provides many nutrients crucial to healthy plant growth
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 3 inches; 1 Pounds
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Seachem 1120 Final Thoughts

"Fantastic product!"

I used to use AmQuel years ago and then spent years out of the aquarium hobby. This product is exactly what it says it is. One planted that has algae problem so bad. It is just as good when compared to other brands of conditioner. I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water. Crystal clear after changing water and adding this to my 2. I didn't purchase this for an aquarium.

Overall Score
3.8


(7 Points)

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