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. Fluval Biological Enhancer for Aquarium, 8.4-Ounce

User Ratings: 81 2

Fluval A8349 First Impressions

"I was getting 30-40 ppm."

Don't know if that made a difference but it didn't hurt. Just an idea incase someone doesn't have a spare dropper. I have been battling cloudy water in our small aquarium for two months. I've used it for years with great results. The chloramines contain a small amount of ammonia. Pictures included to see the difference. I have been using API on his suits for 3 weeks now and so far so good.

  • Fluval Biological Enhancer for Aquarium, 8.4-Ounce
  • Powerful team of beneficial bacteria immediately inoculates aquarium water
  • Creates a safe biological habitat for your fish
  • Eliminates ammonia and nitrite
  • Will not harm plants; animals or humans
  • Size: 8.4 oz.
  • Prevents loss of fish
  • All-natural product
  • Bio-floc technology ensures product stability, efficacy and shelf life
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 2.3 x 6 inches; 2.4 Ounces
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Fluval A8349 Final Thoughts

"They eat and poop a lot."

I swim 5x week and usually my suits last about 2 months. Yes I know, they aren't supposed to live that long and no I can't prove it. API Stress Coat is a phenomenal product. I like API products and this is no different. This is the 5th since I put in the product and my tank is crystal clear. I finally gave in and purchased this product. I have a Fluval tank and only use their chemicals.

Overall Score
4.7


(967 Points)

5. DrTim's Aquatics KOI-Pure Clear-UP Natural Water Clarifier – for Ponds, Water Gardens, Fish Tanks,...

DrTim's Aquatics 644 First Impressions

"Keep testing the ammonia."

I know you are going to want to add more chemicals, etc. I have been battling cloudy water in our small aquarium for two months. I tried it without the water change and really didn't make a difference. My water is crystal clear again, and it smells like a healthy fish tank again. During cycling you will be using often. Just an idea incase someone doesn't have a spare dropper. I have a great pump and uv light but still had cloudy-ish water.

  • DrTim's Aquatics KOI-Pure Clear-UP Natural Water Clarifier – for Ponds, Water Gardens, Fish Tanks, Aquariums, Disease Treatment – Eco-Friendly Solution to Clear Waters – Removes Toxins – 32 Oz.
  • THE BEST WAY TO SANITIZE A KOI POND, WATER GARDEN: Produce crystal clear water when adding this Koi-Pure Clear-UP Natural Water Clarifier from DrTim’s Aquatics to your Koi ponds, water gardens, fish tanks and aquariums.
  • REMOVES HARMFUL TOXINS FROM KOI WATER GARDENS, PONDS: The powerful results of this Koi-Pure Clear-UP Natural Water Clarifier are well beyond clear, H20 Pure water. Clear-UP adds beneficial bacteria to your water gardens, ponds and fish tanks and flocs small particles from the water that cloud the aquaria.
  • 100% NATURAL, ECO-FRIENDLY FISH TANK CLEANER: Opt for an all-natural approach to revitalizing the water in your Koi-Pure ponds, water gardens, fish tanks and aquariums with this solution that does not include any harmful chemicals or toxins.
  • AQUARIUM SUPPLIES YOU NEED: Offer your pet fish and corals an environment in which they can thrive with this Clear-UP Natural Water Clarifier for Koi ponds, water gardens, fish tanks and aquariums. Koi-Pure One & Only is available in quantities that include 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: 5 x 2 x 8 inches; 2 Pounds
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DrTim's Aquatics 644 Final Thoughts

"Did a tank cycle."

I have been battling cloudy water in our small aquarium for two months. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. I've using this for my betta for several years with every water change. I've used API water conditioner before and it works well. I have a 5 gallon tank, so that number was waaaay too high for me. I love all of the API products, especially their easy to use test kits. I'm sold on this, I've tried SO MANY and wow.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. Brightwell Aquatics Reef Code A - Balanced Calcium and Alkalinity Water Conditioner System for Marin...

User Ratings: 74 1

Brightwell Aquatics RCA2L First Impressions

"5 stars all the way!"

Ever since I made this purchase, my fish are not dying at all. Fish would die occassionally every few weeks or so. This came just in time for my water change day! I'm amazed, I'm really amazed that this product worked so well. Good Product, Good Price Gets five stars! DON'T just wait everything will be fine. I have a Fluval tank and only use their chemicals.

  • Brightwell Aquatics Reef Code A - 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 B
  • 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 RCA2L Final Thoughts

"I couldn't believe it."

The bottle will last me years as it is huge! I decant this to a small 5 oz squeeze bottle and leave the rest in the fridge. I'm hoping this one works out if not I'm sticking to the one I used before. By the following morning, the water was clear of algae. I'll continue to use this product, especially after a good tank cleaning. My water is crystal clear again, and it smells like a healthy fish tank again. Very good product for an unbelievable price.

Overall Score
4.6


(100 Points)

7. ATM Aquarium Products Paradigm All Natural Dechlorinator for Aquarium

User Ratings: 79

ATM Aquarium Products 870317008030 First Impressions

"Still no big changes."

I have two goldfish and a Corydoras catfish. This is the 5th since I put in the product and my tank is crystal clear. In the morning I awoke with my fish at the bottom barely able to move. This water conditioner is a life saver! I love it when a product does what its supposed to. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. This is only temporary till I get a spare dropper.

  • ATM Aquarium Products Paradigm All Natural Dechlorinator for Aquarium
  • VITAMIN C: Active ingredient naturally dechlorinates
  • BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM: Vitamin C makes healthier fish!
  • APPETITE STIMULANT: Vitamin C helps fussy feeders eat sooner
  • HEALS: Vitamin E helps natural healing
  • Manufacture: Blue Shark LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 1.75 x 1.75 x 6.5 inches; 8 Ounces
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ATM Aquarium Products 870317008030 Final Thoughts

"I trust them 100%."

The top is a measuring tool as well which I was not expecting. We use it when we clean& change out water. API Stress Coat is a phenomenal product. I use mine for my beta fish in a 2 gallon tank and need less than a half a cap full. I have a Fluval tank and only use their chemicals. One planted that has algae problem so bad. Thanks to the Amazon reviewer who mentioned this!

Overall Score
4.8


(31 Points)

8. Max Water 6 Stage Reef Aquarium Reverse Osmosis System/Reverse Osmosis System/RO Water Filtration Sy...

User Ratings: 86

Max Water First Impressions

"So easy to use."

We use it when we clean& change out water. I'm hoping this one works out if not I'm sticking to the one I used before. The equation is already done for you if you buy Dr. My water is crystal clear like the first day i filled it and i could be happier. In my opinion there's nothing better. My tap water is very heavy and this water conditioner does it's magic. I've used it for years with great results.

  • Max Water 6 Stage Reef Aquarium Reverse Osmosis System/Reverse Osmosis System/RO Water Filtration System/RO Water Purifier 75 GPD RODI System + HM Inline TDS Meter
  • Waste Ratio 1 RO : 2 Waste , Pressure Gauge, No Power Required
  • Removes 92% - 98% of contamination from the incoming water
  • Operational water pressure 45 to 75 PSI City water.
  • For well water supply; please add a booster pump even if your pressure set between 50 to 70 PSI
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warrant, Manufactured in Canada
  • Protects the RO Membrane from dogging with three stages: Polypropylene Sediment, Granular Activated Carbon (GAC), and Carbon Block (CTO) filters.
  • The semipermeable RO Membrane is the main filter of the system and removes up to 99% of contaminants from the pre-filtered water.
  • Manufacture: Max Water
  • Part Number: BEE7667B-8112-4EFE-8795-05047080C375
  • Item Weight: 33 pounds
  • Color: Clear
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Max Water Final Thoughts

"Wow my tank is so clear."

The chloramines contain a small amount of ammonia. Do not gravel vac or disturb the substrate. I hope it makes the swimsuit last longer. This is definitely worth trying if you have cloudy water. I read the reviews, and decided to give this a try. This product is exactly what it says it is. From their own colon or a hole in the ground.

Overall Score
4.9


(4 Points)

9. Fitz Aquatics Fritz pH Lower for Fresh and Salt Water Aquariums

User Ratings: 61 10

Fritz Aquatics 80355 First Impressions

"00 ppm on both tests!"

It took a couple of days to clear but it works. Ever since I made this purchase, my fish are not dying at all. But the septic tank bacteria did nothing. I like API products and this is no different. I use mine for my beta fish in a 2 gallon tank and need less than a half a cap full. The afternoon I received this product I added half a dose to each aquarium. Crystal clear after changing water and adding this to my 2.

  • Fitz Aquatics Fritz pH Lower for Fresh and Salt Water Aquariums
  • Easily Lower the pH Levels in Aquariums
  • Increases Acidity
  • Reduces Alkalinity
  • Correct pH Improves Biological Filter Efficiency
  • For Use in Fresh Water and Salt Water Aquariums
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Fritz Aquatics
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 1.68 x 1.68 inches; 6.4 Ounces
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Fritz Aquatics 80355 Final Thoughts

"This stuff really works."

My water is crystal clear again, and it smells like a healthy fish tank again. 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. If you're treating injured fins or introducing new fish, this is for you. UV light works on it but not much else. I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water. Fish would die occassionally every few weeks or so.

Overall Score
4.2


(152 Points)

10. Seachem Flourish Freshwater Plant Supplement

User Ratings: 78 2

Seachem 116051606 First Impressions

"No argument from me."

I've used every product on the market and this is the most AMAZING MUST HAVE PRODUCT! This is my absolute favorite conditioner I have used for all my aquatic creatures. I even poured in extra to help with the healing. I swim 5x week and usually my suits last about 2 months. My filter including polishing element could not clear it up. I've used it for years with great results. 2nd day kinda noticed a slight change in water.

  • Seachem Flourish Freshwater Plant Supplement
  • SUPPLEMENT: Seachem Flourish is a comprehensive plant supplement for the natural freshwater aquarium, containing a rich assortment of important micro elements, trace elements and other nutrients.
  • ELEMENTS: In order to benefit your aquatic plants and help your freshwater environment thrive, Seachem Flourish contains calcium, magnesium, iron, and other important elements.
  • WATER TREATMENT: For best results, use 1 capful (5 mL) of Flourish for each 250 L (60 US gallons) once or twice a week. For smaller doses, please note that each cap thread is approximately 1 mL. Refrigeration is recommended 3 months after opening.
  • SOLUTION COLOR: It is normal for the color of Seachem’s Flourish to vary by batch as the solution color is dependent on the temperature at which the product was blended. This variation in color is of no consequence to the function of Flourish.
  • SAFETY: Seachem Flourish is safe to use for invertebrates such as shrimp, but is designed to be used in conjunction with other macro and micro-nutrient supplements in aquariums only.
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.3 x 1.2 inches; 8.82 Ounces
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Seachem 116051606 Final Thoughts

"It was a viscous cycle."

I've always had a love for fish and had a few tanks when I was younger. I have a 5 gallon tank, so that number was waaaay too high for me. The live plants even looked like I just bought them. I decided to pick it up once again and struggled mightily my first few months. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. The difference is that he was going twice his normal speed. The afternoon I received this product I added half a dose to each aquarium.

Overall Score
4.6


(3034 Points)

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