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
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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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zoo Med WC64
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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 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval A8352
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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)

5. Seachem Stability Fish Tank Stabilizer - For Freshwater and Marine Aquariums 250ml

User Ratings: 85 2

Seachem 116012607 First Impressions

"Suggested buy!"

DON'T just wait everything will be fine. I love it when a product does what its supposed to. This came just in time for my water change day! I'm sold on this, I've tried SO MANY and wow. I'm sold on this, I've tried SO MANY and wow. 4-5 squirts in a sink of water, soak my suit 10 min, wring out and hang to dry. Makes me want to get more aquarium's, lol.

  • Seachem Stability Fish Tank Stabilizer - For Freshwater and Marine Aquariums 250ml
  • TANK STABILIZATION: Seachem Stability will rapidly and safely establish the aquarium biofilter in freshwater and marine systems, thereby preventing the #1 cause of fish death: "new tank syndrome".
  • TREATMENT: Stability is formulated specifically for the aquarium and contains a synergistic blend of aerobic, anaerobic, and facultative bacteria which facilitate the breakdown of waste organics, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate.
  • BACTERIA GROWTH: The necessary conditions for the growth of Stability's bacterial strains encompass a very broad range. When other bacteria begin to die off (usually from high organic loads caused by the unknown death of an organism), Stability simply becomes more effective.
  • USE: Shake Seachem Stability well before use and turn off UV/ozone filter. Use 1 capful (5 mL) for each 40 L (10 US gallons) on the first day with a new aquarium. Then use 1 capful for each 80 L (20 US gallons) daily for 7 days. Fish and other aquatic species may be introduced at any time as long as the dosage is maintained for 7 days.
  • SAFE: The bacteria employed by Stability are non-sulfur fixing and will not produce toxic hydrogen sulfide. Stability is completely harmless to all aquatic organisms as well as aquatic plants, thus there is no danger of overuse.
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Item Weight: 10.2 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.8 x 1.2 inches
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Seachem 116012607 Final Thoughts

"A clean needle works too."

I intend to use this for every aquarium or pond I start. Boy, I thought I was having trouble with my filter. My water is crystal clear like the first day i filled it and i could be happier. I tried it without the water change and really didn't make a difference. The afternoon I received this product I added half a dose to each aquarium. If either or both ammonia and Nitrite are above 1ppm do not add ammonia. If you're treating injured fins or introducing new fish, this is for you.

Overall Score
4.7


(1018 Points)

6. Acurel Water Clarifier, Aquarium

User Ratings: 79 5

Loving Pets F50 First Impressions

"They eat and poop a lot."

She seems ok with it she is behaving like herself. From their own colon or a hole in the ground. It only requires 3 drops per gallon you add to your tank. This is definitely worth trying if you have cloudy water. Beats the heck out of those expensive suit cleaners. This worked really well for my tank. She seems ok with it she is behaving like herself.

  • Acurel Water Clarifier, Aquarium
  • Clarifies cloudy, Green or polluted Aquarium water
  • Minimum effort for sparkling clear water
  • Safe For Aquarium Fish Plants And Animals
  • Country of origin is United States
  • Manufacture: Acurel (Loving Pets)
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 1.5 x 7 inches; 1.6 Ounces
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Loving Pets F50 Final Thoughts

"Then go for it."

I decided to pick it up once again and struggled mightily my first few months. Pictures included to see the difference. My fish didn't appear negatively effected by it either. Don't know if that made a difference but it didn't hurt. Dunkin, my Betta doesn't seem to stress out over my adding this. If you're treating injured fins or introducing new fish, this is for you. Do not clean the filters, do not change the filters.

Overall Score
4.5


(2033 Points)

7. KORDON #37662 Rid Ich for Aquarium, 1-Gallon ONLY

User Ratings: 78 5

Kordon MODEL-37662 First Impressions

"In my other tank a 5."

The equation is already done for you if you buy Dr. I love all of the API products, especially their easy to use test kits. The water we get here in SoCal is hard with chlorine in it. No observable signs of stress in the fish. When they disinfect a repair site, they are normally only using chlorine. The water we get here in SoCal is hard with chlorine in it. I've used API water conditioner before and it works well.

  • KORDON #37662 Rid Ich for Aquarium, 1-Gallon ONLY
  • Kord rid ich gallon
  • An overdose can be life threatening to the fishes and eggs
  • Kordon rid ich proving instant solution to white spot disease
  • Manufacture: KORDON LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.5 x 9.5 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Kordon MODEL-37662
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Kordon MODEL-37662 Final Thoughts

"This a great deal."

The aquasafe water conditioner is a fantastic de-chlorinator. The top is a measuring tool as well which I was not expecting. You have to understand when to use this product, and what is is used for. I have used this consistently since cycling my small sized fresh-water tank. I read another review for this product saying they were using API for this purpose. From their own colon or a hole in the ground. I was sort of nervous buy this product and trying it out.

Overall Score
4.6


(20 Points)

8. TetraPond AquaSafe Water Conditioner, Makes Tap Water Safe for Ponds

User Ratings: 86 1

Tetra Pond 16275 First Impressions

"I highly recommend this."

UV light works on it but not much else. I have a Fluval tank and only use their chemicals. I did water changes, but it didn't help. You need a source of ammonia to feed the bacteria which Dr. If you have new tank syndrome then this is the stuff. The top is a measuring tool as well which I was not expecting. The water we get here in SoCal is hard with chlorine in it.

  • TetraPond AquaSafe Water Conditioner, Makes Tap Water Safe for Ponds
  • MAKES TAP WATER SAFE: Pond water conditioner and dechlorinator.
  • REMOVES HARMFUL SUBSTANCES: Takes out chlorine and chloramines and binds and detoxifies heavy metals that can be found in municipal water supplies.
  • IMPROVES VITALITY: Contains iodide for more vitality and readiness to spawn.
  • PROTECTIVE COATING: Liquid formula provides a colloid coating to protect sensitive fish gills and membranes.
  • FOR OUTDOOR ORNAMENTAL PONDS: Use in new ponds or whenever adding tap water.
  • Manufacture: TetraPond
  • Product Dimensions: 4.25 x 6.63 x 10 inches; 7.14 Pounds
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Tetra Pond 16275 Final Thoughts

"A clean needle works too."

It is much safer to simply to add 3 drops per gallon. My water was cloudy with a very fine misty haze. More doesn't hurt anything, but it's just wasted. This product is exactly what it says it is. I'm sold on this, I've tried SO MANY and wow. This worked really well for my tank. I hope I made the right decision, Betty is our family pet and is really loved!

Overall Score
4.8


(289 Points)

9. Tetra Fungus Guard Aquarium Remedy, Easy to Use Fizz Tabs, 8-count

User Ratings: 71 4

Tetra 77345 First Impressions

"Still no big changes."

Don't know if that made a difference but it didn't hurt. If you're treating injured fins or introducing new fish, this is for you. Dunkin, my Betta doesn't seem to stress out over my adding this. I didn't purchase this for an aquarium. I did water changes, but it didn't help. My fish didn't appear negatively effected by it either. Yes I know, they aren't supposed to live that long and no I can't prove it.

  • Tetra Fungus Guard Aquarium Remedy, Easy to Use Fizz Tabs, 8-count
  • aquarium FUNGUS CONTROL Tetra Fungus Guard is designed for all freshwater aquariums to treat a variety of fungus- and bacteria-related health conditions
  • TREATS Tail fin and mouth rot fungus hemorrhagic septicemia clamped fins and dropsy and more
  • FIZZ TABS Convenient pre-measured tablets make caring for your aquarium easy – there’s no guesswork
  • USAGE Treats up to 80 gallons of aquarium water
  • age range description All Life Stages
  • included components Tetra Fungus Guard Aquarium Remedy Easy to Use Fizz Tabs 8-Count
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 4.13 x 0.88 x 6.88 inches; 2.4 Ounces
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Tetra 77345 Final Thoughts

"Well, I have a betta."

I had a parasite problem, and had to heal my fishes scales and fins. Now our fish have grown and we've added live plants. My tap water is very heavy and this water conditioner does it's magic. However if you want a stress coat, this is perfect. I could see it working immediately which was pretty wild. I finally gave in and purchased this product. I didn't purchase this for an aquarium.

Overall Score
4.4


(184 Points)

10. Acurel LLC Aquarium and Pond Water Treatment

User Ratings: 57 15

Acurel LLC 15 First Impressions

"I am so impressed!"

Its 9pm and the old cloudy water is now crystal clear! Boy, I thought I was having trouble with my filter. It took a couple of days to clear but it works. Dealing with biological cloudiness in my tank for some time. The afternoon I received this product I added half a dose to each aquarium. The difference is that he was going twice his normal speed. If you're serious about fish keeping, always quarantine and always use Stress Coat!

  • Acurel LLC Aquarium and Pond Water Treatment
  • Features absorptol which pulls vitamins and nutrients directly into fish
  • Helps fish live longer
  • stimulates appetite
  • Safe for all fresh and saltwater fish, invertebrates and plants
  • Use for ornamental fish only
  • For use in all fresh and salt water aquatics
  • Manufacture: Acurel (Loving Pets)
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 1.5 x 7 inches; 0.8 Ounces
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Acurel LLC 15 Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend!"

Fish possess an antioxidant defense system to reduce the negative effects of ROS. Fish would die occassionally every few weeks or so. The difference is that he was going twice his normal speed. This product is exactly what it says it is. In my opinion there's nothing better. In the morning I awoke with my fish at the bottom barely able to move. Sure enough they are back to their healthy coloration and didn't end up dying on me.

Overall Score
3.9


(32 Points)

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