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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zoo Med 976405
  • Treatment Effectiveness [star rating='4.9']
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

[star rating="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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zoo Med
  • Treatment Effectiveness [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

[star rating="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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zoo Med WC64
  • Treatment Effectiveness [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

[star rating="4.8"]
(446 Points)

4. DrTim’s Aquatics Reef, Marine, Nano and Seahorse Aquarium Products, 100% Natural Eco-Friendly Fish...

User Ratings: 74 6

DrTim's Aquatics 400 First Impressions

"No worry fish care!"

The afternoon I received this product I added half a dose to each aquarium. The live plants even looked like I just bought them. Use a water conditioner that does not remove ammonia. This will give you how many drops is required per gallon. This is my go to water conditioner and stressed fish treatment. During cycling you will be using often. My filter including polishing element could not clear it up.

  • DrTim’s Aquatics Reef, Marine, Nano and Seahorse Aquarium Products, 100% Natural Eco-Friendly Fish Tank Cleaner, Clarifies Water, Removes Toxin, Blocks Bacteria, Organics and Optimizes Water Quality
  • THE BEST WAY TO SANITIZE A REEF, NANO AND SEAHORSE AQUARIUM: One & Only from DrTim’s Aquatics quickly converts waste in aquariums and fish tanks to a non-toxic form. Utilize this powerful solution when setting up new fish tanks, while cleaning filters or adding new fish or after a water change.
  • REMOVES HARMFUL TOXINS FROM REEF, NANO AND SEAHORSE 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. Not with Reef, Nano and Seahorse One & Only because this solution instantly creates 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 Reef, Nano and Seahorse aquarium or fish tank with One & Only. 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 One & Only for Reef, Nano and Seahorse fish tanks and aquariums. One & Only is available in quantities that include 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 and 128 ounces.
  • 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: 2 x 1.25 x 4 inches; 2.08 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DrTim's Aquatics 400
  • Treatment Effectiveness [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

DrTim's Aquatics 400 Final Thoughts

"I have guppies."

Beats the heck out of those expensive suit cleaners. I read the reviews, and decided to give this a try. You have to understand when to use this product, and what is is used for. My fish didn't appear negatively effected by it either. The aquasafe works instantly upon mixing with tap water. My fish didn't appear negatively effected by it either. If you have new tank syndrome then this is the stuff.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(774 Points)

5. Aquarium Pharmaceuticals 30B pH Down Aquarium pH Adjuster, 16 oz., Model Number: 17163020301

User Ratings: 76 1

API 30B First Impressions

"Sky high ammonia."

I've used API water conditioner before and it works well. Use a heater and crank it to 82 degrees again without fish in the tank. The afternoon I received this product I added half a dose to each aquarium. I use mine for my beta fish in a 2 gallon tank and need less than a half a cap full. Ever since I made this purchase, my fish are not dying at all. 1st day, I put product in tank with Fluval Biological Cleaner for Aquariums also. No observable signs of stress in the fish.

  • Aquarium Pharmaceuticals 30B pH Down Aquarium pH Adjuster, 16 oz., Model Number: 17163020301
  • Contains one (1) API pH DOWN Freshwater Aquarium Water pH Reducing Solution 16-Ounce Bottle
  • Lowers freshwater aquarium water pH with a phosphate-free formula
  • Does not promote algae growth with pH adjustments and is safe for plants and fish
  • Slowly neutralizes alkaline substances that cause high water pH
  • Test water weekly and use to correct pH level in freshwater aquariums
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 8.75 inches; 1.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 30B
  • Treatment Effectiveness [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

API 30B Final Thoughts

"I am very pleased."

You have to understand when to use this product, and what is is used for. Ever since I made this purchase, my fish are not dying at all. If either or both ammonia and Nitrite are above 1ppm do not add ammonia. I decant this to a small 5 oz squeeze bottle and leave the rest in the fridge. It only requires 3 drops per gallon you add to your tank. Very good product for an unbelievable price. This product is exactly what it says it is.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(652 Points)

6. AZOO Nano-tech Snail Treatment 120ml for Freshwater and Aquatic Plant Aquariums

User Ratings: 30 16

Azoo First Impressions

"Break down organics."

I've used every product on the market and this is the most AMAZING MUST HAVE PRODUCT! I've used API water conditioner before and it works well. I read the instructions, measured out the product, and added it to the tank. It is much safer to simply to add 3 drops per gallon. I hope I made the right decision, Betty is our family pet and is really loved! I was sort of nervous buy this product and trying it out. Easy to dispense the product without mess and easy to use per instructions.

  • AZOO Nano-tech Snail Treatment 120ml for Freshwater and Aquatic Plant Aquariums
  • Manufacture: AZOO
  • Product Dimensions: 1.38 x 1.38 x 5.31 inches; 5.29 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Azoo
  • Treatment Effectiveness [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='2.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Azoo Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend it."

Its 9pm and the old cloudy water is now crystal clear! I have had aquariums for 40 years and have always used their product Cycle. Dealing with biological cloudiness in my tank for some time. The aquasafe works instantly upon mixing with tap water. I have two goldfish and a Corydoras catfish. Don't know if that made a difference but it didn't hurt. You need to buy an eye dropper for this.

Overall Score
3.2

[star rating="3.2"]
(20 Points)

7. 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
  • Treatment Effectiveness [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

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

[star rating="3.7"]
(23 Points)

8. JBJ Automatic Top Off Water Level Controller for Aquarium

User Ratings: 71 13

JBJ Lighting ATO First Impressions

"Never works."

I've had my fishy for 5 years now and I would say it's ALL because of Fluval. I do have the aforementioned uv light working on it. UV light works on it but not much else. Crystal clear after changing water and adding this to my 2. The equation is already done for you if you buy Dr. One planted that has algae problem so bad. The equation is already done for you if you buy Dr.

  • JBJ Automatic Top Off Water Level Controller for Aquarium
  • Equipped with two float sensors that activated with in seconds when your water level drops
  • Refills your sump or tank to reaches your set point
  • Electronic controller allows for two modes of operation with a total of three different set up scenarios
  • item package weight: 1.0 pounds
  • Manufacture: Transworld Aquatic
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 6 x 6.5 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JBJ Lighting ATO
  • Treatment Effectiveness [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

JBJ Lighting ATO Final Thoughts

"They worked."

Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. She seems ok with it she is behaving like herself. More doesn't hurt anything, but it's just wasted. I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water. Fish possess an antioxidant defense system to reduce the negative effects of ROS. I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water. If you're treating injured fins or introducing new fish, this is for you.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(188 Points)

9. Jungle Start Right Complete Water Conditioner

User Ratings: 87 1

Jungle NL064W First Impressions

"Really good product!"

If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. He started making bubble nests again which ne never did when it was super cloudy. We use it when we clean& change out water. Just an idea incase someone doesn't have a spare dropper. I used to use AmQuel years ago and then spent years out of the aquarium hobby. It's a must for anyone who loves Goldfish. However, be aware that the dosage starts at 20 gallons.

  • Jungle Start Right Complete Water Conditioner
  • Complete Water Conditioner With Soothing Aloe
  • In addition
  • Start Right with aloe vera leaves aquariums clean and clear with no deposits or residue around plants or filters
  • For Freshwater and Saltwater
  • Manufacture: Jungle
  • Product Dimensions: 0.75 x 2 x 3.38 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jungle NL064W
  • Treatment Effectiveness [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

Jungle NL064W Final Thoughts

"Highly recommended."

Fish possess an antioxidant defense system to reduce the negative effects of ROS. This will give you how many drops is required per gallon. 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. UV light works on it but not much else. If you have new tank syndrome then this is the stuff. From their own colon or a hole in the ground.

Overall Score
4.8

[star rating="4.8"]
(283 Points)

10. 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
  • Treatment Effectiveness [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

[star rating="4.7"]
(2818 Points)

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