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. Aqueon Water Clarifier - 16 Ounce (3 Pack)

User Ratings: 72 5

Aqueon Aqueon Water Clarifier - 16 Ounce (3 Pac First Impressions

"So I added pristine."

The afternoon I received this product I added half a dose to each aquarium. 1st day, I put product in tank with Fluval Biological Cleaner for Aquariums also. By the following morning, the water was clear of algae. Good Product, Good Price Gets five stars! I've using this for my betta for several years with every water change. I have had aquariums for 40 years and have always used their product Cycle. When they disinfect a repair site, they are normally only using chlorine.

  • Aqueon Water Clarifier - 16 Ounce (3 Pack)
  • Quickly clears up cloudy water
  • Safe for all freshwater fish and plants
  • After aquarium has cleared, replace or clean the filter cartridge to maintain clear water
  • After use, perform routine maintenance water change to remove any settled particles from the aquarium bottom
  • 3-PACK
  • Manufacture: Aqueon
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 8.4 inches; 1 Pounds
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Aqueon Aqueon Water Clarifier - 16 Ounce (3 Pac Final Thoughts

"I have six tanks."

I hope I made the right decision, Betty is our family pet and is really loved! By the following morning, the water was clear of algae. This product is exactly what it says it is. This water conditioner is a life saver! I like API products and this is no different. The difference is that he was going twice his normal speed. You have to understand when to use this product, and what is is used for.

Overall Score
4.5


(169 Points)

5. Acurel F Water Clarifier 1.06 fl.oz 25ml

User Ratings: 76 4

Acurel ALVF25 First Impressions

"About 2 months now."

Dealing with biological cloudiness in my tank for some time. You need a source of ammonia to feed the bacteria which Dr. I like that it's a large bottle with multiple uses, so that's nice. I do have the aforementioned uv light working on it. The difference is that he was going twice his normal speed. It's water change day so I did this step first then started cleaning the tank. However if you want a stress coat, this is perfect.

  • Acurel F Water Clarifier 1.06 fl.oz 25ml
  • Size: 25 Ml
  • Manufacture: Acurel
  • Item Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 1.5 x 7 inches
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Acurel ALVF25 Final Thoughts

"It really works."

You need a source of ammonia to feed the bacteria which Dr. I love it when a product does what its supposed to. My water is crystal clear again, and it smells like a healthy fish tank again. Sure enough they are back to their healthy coloration and didn't end up dying on me. Use a heater and crank it to 82 degrees again without fish in the tank. I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water. My filter including polishing element could not clear it up.

Overall Score
4.5


(74 Points)

6. TetraAqua AquaSafe Water Conditioner for Goldfish

User Ratings: 77 2

Tetra 16284 First Impressions

"Never works."

Use a heater and crank it to 82 degrees again without fish in the tank. The aquasafe works instantly upon mixing with tap water. Its 9pm and the old cloudy water is now crystal clear! Do not clean the filters, do not change the filters. This water conditioner is a life saver! I could see it working immediately which was pretty wild. I've using this for my betta for several years with every water change.

  • TetraAqua AquaSafe Water Conditioner for Goldfish
  • Dechlorinates and conditions
  • Safe for freshwater and marine fish
  • FAST-ACTING: Works instantly to make tap water safe for fish.
  • USAGE: Add 2 tsp for every 10 gallons of aquarium water.
  • Age Range Description: All Ages
  • Included Components: Tetra 16284 Aquasafe Water Conditioner For Goldfish, 3.38-Ounce, 100-Ml
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 1.25 x 2.25 x 4.75 inches; 4.83 Ounces
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Tetra 16284 Final Thoughts

"Recieved it in 2 days."

It didn't kill the fish or cause any problems with the water so I stuck with it. This water conditioner is a life saver! I've had my fishy for 5 years now and I would say it's ALL because of Fluval. I read the reviews, and decided to give this a try. Sure enough they are back to their healthy coloration and didn't end up dying on me. It took a couple of days to clear but it works. The water we get here in SoCal is hard with chlorine in it.

Overall Score
4.6


(125 Points)

7. KORDON #39446 100% Natural and Herbal Formula Ich Attack-Ich Treatment for Aquarium, 16-Ounce

User Ratings: 64 9

Kordon MODEL-39446 First Impressions

"It's CLEAR!"

Boy, I thought I was having trouble with my filter. Thanks to the Amazon reviewer who mentioned this! Don't know if that made a difference but it didn't hurt. Fish possess an antioxidant defense system to reduce the negative effects of ROS. Dunkin, my Betta doesn't seem to stress out over my adding this. More doesn't hurt anything, but it's just wasted. I've used API water conditioner before and it works well.

  • KORDON #39446 100% Natural and Herbal Formula Ich Attack-Ich Treatment for Aquarium, 16-Ounce
  • 100% Organic Herbals based on Naphthoquinones
  • 100% Organic Herbals based on Naphthoquinones
  • Helps prevent and treat Single-Celled External Fish Diseases
  • Equally Effective in Fresh and Salt Water
  • Safe for use with Aquatic Invertebrates
  • Made in U.S.A.
  • Manufacture: KORDON LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 2.25 x 2.25 x 8.5 inches; 1 Pounds
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Kordon MODEL-39446 Final Thoughts

"This a great deal."

However if you want a stress coat, this is perfect. The reviews on people fish dying really spooked me. I know you are going to want to add more chemicals, etc. I've used every product on the market and this is the most AMAZING MUST HAVE PRODUCT! I love all of the API products, especially their easy to use test kits. During cycling you will be using often. I have a 5 gallon tank, so that number was waaaay too high for me.

Overall Score
4.2


(424 Points)

8. TL Reefs Bayoxide E33, GFO Phosphate Remover, Granular Ferric Oxide, for Saltwater Aquariums

User Ratings: 79 5

TL Reefs First Impressions

"I LOVE PRISTINE!"

1st day, I put product in tank with Fluval Biological Cleaner for Aquariums also. You have to understand when to use this product, and what is is used for. I've used API water conditioner before and it works well. I did water changes, but it didn't help. I'm hoping this one works out if not I'm sticking to the one I used before. During cycling you will be using often. Pictures included to see the difference.

  • TL Reefs Bayoxide E33, GFO Phosphate Remover, Granular Ferric Oxide, for Saltwater Aquariums
  • Permanently bonds phosphate and will not leach back into aquarium water
  • Rinse before use. Use 1/2 cup per 50 gallons of aquarium water
  • Monitor phosphate levels and replace when levels begin to rise
  • Manufacture: Lanxess Corporation
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TL Reefs Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend this."

It is much safer to simply to add 3 drops per gallon. I've using this for my betta for several years with every water change. I recieved it today at 3pm and applied it around 4pm. This worked really well for my tank. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. Use a water conditioner that does not remove ammonia. You need to buy an eye dropper for this.

Overall Score
4.5


(38 Points)

9. Aquarium Water Clarifier Algone and Nitrate Remover, 18 Filter Pouches (3 Packages with 6 per Packag...

User Ratings: 76 8

Aquarium Water Clarifier First Impressions

"00 ppm on both tests!"

This only applies to the 1st application. I used to use AmQuel years ago and then spent years out of the aquarium hobby. I finally gave in and purchased this product. I read the instructions, measured out the product, and added it to the tank. I love it when a product does what its supposed to. I've used it for years with great results. UV light works on it but not much else.

  • Aquarium Water Clarifier Algone and Nitrate Remover, 18 Filter Pouches (3 Packages with 6 per Package)
  • Creates crystal-clear water
  • Safe for aquatic plants
  • Clears cloudy water
  • Clears green water
  • 3-PACK
  • Manufacture: Algone
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 1.5 x 4.5 inches; 4 Ounces
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Aquarium Water Clarifier Final Thoughts

"Highly recommended."

1st day, I put product in tank with Fluval Biological Cleaner for Aquariums also. In my opinion there's nothing better. I know you are going to want to add more chemicals, etc. I've had my fishy for 5 years now and I would say it's ALL because of Fluval. I'm amazed, I'm really amazed that this product worked so well. Its 9pm and the old cloudy water is now crystal clear! 2nd day kinda noticed a slight change in water.

Overall Score
4.4


(164 Points)

10. Tropica Plant Care Freshwater Planted Aquarium Soil 9 Liter Bag

User Ratings: 88

Tropica 713 First Impressions

"Never works."

I'm hoping this one works out if not I'm sticking to the one I used before. The live plants even looked like I just bought them. She seems ok with it she is behaving like herself. I've had my fishy for 5 years now and I would say it's ALL because of Fluval. I love all of the API products, especially their easy to use test kits. I like that it's a large bottle with multiple uses, so that's nice. This is my go to water conditioner and stressed fish treatment.

  • Tropica Plant Care Freshwater Planted Aquarium Soil 9 Liter Bag
  • A complete bottom layer, which can be used without any other types of bottom layer
  • Manufacture: Tropica
  • Product Dimensions: 19.69 x 3.15 x 12.99 inches; 19.84 Pounds
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Tropica 713 Final Thoughts

"Never works."

I have a Fluval tank and only use their chemicals. 1st day, I put product in tank with Fluval Biological Cleaner for Aquariums also. I finally gave in and purchased this product. I have had aquariums for 40 years and have always used their product Cycle. I like that it's a large bottle with multiple uses, so that's nice. I tried it without the water change and really didn't make a difference. Don't know if that made a difference but it didn't hurt.

Overall Score
4.8


(101 Points)

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