Editor's Choice - Our Favorite NICREW Fish Health Supplies

1. NICREW ClassicLED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs

User Ratings: 80 3

NICREW ZJL-60A First Impressions

"Have it on low speed."

I really do need 1 that flows on its own. Now our fish have grown and we've added live plants. This water conditioner is a life saver! I highly recommend the product and seller without hesitation. Aquarium tubing is scarce where I live during the pandemic. Then I can walk away and come and move it to the next pocket or re-position it. 5 years now and I truly believe they help keep the humidifier and water cleaner.

  • NICREW ClassicLED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs
  • Super bright, energy-efficient and long-lasting LEDs promotes healthy, vibrant growth of fish and aquatic plants, to produce brilliant lighting to your aquascape
  • Two lighting modes: White & Blue LEDs for daylight and Blue LEDs only for nightlight, created especially for freshwater aquariums
  • Adjustable metal brackets to fit aquarium tank from 18 inches to 24 inches, light body without adjustable mounting brackets: 16.2 in L x 4 in W
  • Compatible with NICREW Single-channel timer and Single-channel timer Pro, gradually turn the light on to simulate sunrise, and to dim the light to simulate sunset
  • A glass or acrylic canopy is highly recommended to extend the life of the unit by preventing moisture from affecting it
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW ZJL-60A
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

NICREW ZJL-60A Final Thoughts

"I promise you it fits."

I used to use AmQuel years ago and then spent years out of the aquarium hobby. The siphon works well and does what it should. Couldn't find this at the local pet store and it was cheaper online. It DOES fit, you just have to spend a few minutes getting it on. But this is great utility tubing for a variety of other uses. Didn't use this for a fishtank or to pump liquids through it. The filters are expensive to replace and only so-so quality.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(11106 Points)

2. Top Fin Silenstream PF-S Small Filter Cartridges (6 Count) Refill for PF10 Power Filters (5.5in x 3....

User Ratings: 83 2

Top Fin First Impressions

"Also, have some patience."

Excellent product, you simply can't beat the price and shipping was bullet fast. My tank is always clean now and the fish are growing and happy! Got here on time, perfect packaging, rinsed easy and fit in my filters perfectly! It DOES fit, you just have to spend a few minutes getting it on. Got here on time, perfect packaging, rinsed easy and fit in my filters perfectly! From their own colon or a hole in the ground. It does not last or do its job after that.

  • Top Fin Silenstream PF-S Small Filter Cartridges (6 Count) Refill for PF10 Power Filters (5.5in x 3.1in)
  • Active carbon to help absorb undesirable odors, pigments, and chlorine
  • Top Fin Silenstream Power Filters 10
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 in L x 3.1 in W
  • Manufacture: Top Fin
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Top Fin
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

Top Fin Final Thoughts

"Fish eat them."

Then I went ahead and bought a huge pack of them. I love all of the API products, especially their easy to use test kits. But this is great utility tubing for a variety of other uses. I have several similar products this one is my favorite. Boiling water does more to kill mold and bacteria, so save your money. Super easy to use, no smell and safe. Always needing to wash it out, with only 1 small catfish in the tank right now.

Overall Score
4.7

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

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

User Ratings: 85 2

Seachem 116012607 First Impressions

"Buy another."

My tank is always clean now and the fish are growing and happy! I really do need 1 that flows on its own. Great price and will for sure be ordering these again. Boiling water does more to kill mold and bacteria, so save your money. Will be ordering multiple of them for my needs. From their own colon or a hole in the ground. This allows the conditioner time for its anti-heavy metal ingredients to work fully.

  • 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 116012607
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

Seachem 116012607 Final Thoughts

"Also, have some patience."

I highly recommend the product and seller without hesitation. I always deep clean my humidifier every week-week and half regardless. I decant this to a small 5 oz squeeze bottle and leave the rest in the fridge. Our water in this town is really disgusting. Before I did anything with my tank Saturday the TDS reading was in the hight 900's. I don't have to work a hard as I did before just to clean my tank. I had the filters in a few days ordering from Amazon.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(1024 Points)

4. DreamBone RattleBall Small Chews 14 Count, Rawhide-Free Chews For Dogs, With Real Chicken Treats Ins...

User Ratings: 82 3

DreamBone DBPT-02391 First Impressions

"Will continue to buy."

I have used marine land bio-wheel pump and filters for the past 20 yrs. 5 years now and I truly believe they help keep the humidifier and water cleaner. A few names we've had were Carlos, Phobe, Feesh, and Chaz. It is much safer to simply to add 3 drops per gallon. If it it quickly slip on then it wouldn't be as secure and tight as it needs to be. I must've measured correctly because it fits great! You just give it some squeezes, and the outpouring begins and doesn't take forever.

  • DreamBone RattleBall Small Chews 14 Count, Rawhide-Free Chews For Dogs, With Real Chicken Treats Inside
  • RAWHIDE-FREE: DreamBone chews have all the benefits of a rawhide chew – without the rawhide.
  • CHICKEN TREATS INSIDE: Made with chicken and vegetables wrapped around scrumptious chicken treats inside – perfect for delicious play!
  • ENRICHED WITH VITAMINS AND MINERALS: These highly digestible chews are a healthy alternative to rawhide.
  • HELPS MAINTAIN HEALTHY TEETH: Chewing helps promote healthy teeth and gums.
  • BALL SHAPE: 14 fun-shaped chews dogs love.
  • Age Range Description: Adult
  • Included Components: Dreambone Rattleball Dog Chew, Chicken, Small, 14 Pack
  • Real Chicken Treats Inside for Delicious PlayTime Entertainment!
  • Manufacture: Smart Bone
  • Product Dimensions: 6.75 x 2.5 x 8.5 inches; 6.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DreamBone DBPT-02391
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

DreamBone DBPT-02391 Final Thoughts

"No leaking air at all."

I will purchase this again when needed. I swim 5x week and usually my suits last about 2 months. I wish the length of the section that is in the tank was about a foot longer. More doesn't hurt anything, but it's just wasted. Fish possess an antioxidant defense system to reduce the negative effects of ROS. I checked the pH this morning and it was just slightly acidic at 6. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(2380 Points)

5. Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaning Kit Algae Scrapers Set 5 in 1 & Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner - Siphon Vacuum...

User Ratings: 50 9

GreenJoy First Impressions

"I have a 2."

The one with the fish keeps the tank clean. You just give it some squeezes, and the outpouring begins and doesn't take forever. So they fit in my Tetra filter for the fish tank. I have two goldfish and about 12 khuli loaches in a 20gal tank. Fish are aerobic organisms that are susceptible to ROS. I must've measured correctly because it fits great! I hope you found this review helpful!

  • Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaning Kit Algae Scrapers Set 5 in 1 & Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner - Siphon Vacuum for Water Changing and Sand Cleaner(25-65 gallons)
  • Including: Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Algae Scrapers 5 in 1 and Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Siphon Vacuum for Water Changing and Sand Cleaner.
  • Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Algae Scrapers 5 in 1 includes: fish net, gravel rake, scraping algae, fork and sponge brush, can be easily assembled and disassembled with the strap.
  • Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner: Easy-to-use water change and sand clean, keep your fishes safe.
  • Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner: The soft hose can reach everywhere without difficulty, the gravel washer can be easy to clean the sand and sweep up the trash at the bottom of the fish tank.
  • Note: Please wash the product after cleaning the fish tank.
  • Manufacture: Cool Cool Shop
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 3 inches; 3.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GreenJoy
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

GreenJoy Final Thoughts

"48 the decision is easy."

Thanks to the Amazon reviewer who mentioned this! Great price for filters that are ready to go, with no assembly required. I bought this to attach to my Tetra whisper 20. I recommend these above all other filter cartridges I have ever used. If you look inside the box you'll see dust and stray granules. I have used marine land bio-wheel pump and filters for the past 20 yrs. They tend to hang up on the edge of the tank.

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(555 Points)

6. Penn-Plax QN2 Quick Net for Fish – 2” x 1.75” | Strong and Durable | Safely and Easily Move Fi...

User Ratings: 68 5

Penn-Plax QN2 First Impressions

"5 out of 5 stars."

I decant this to a small 5 oz squeeze bottle and leave the rest in the fridge. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. Water stays nice and clear, minus the odd algae bloom. 5 gallon Top Fin Enchant Aquarium that I got from PetSmart. Before I did anything with my tank Saturday the TDS reading was in the hight 900's. Fish are aerobic organisms that are susceptible to ROS. From their own colon or a hole in the ground.

  • Penn-Plax QN2 Quick Net for Fish – 2” x 1.75” | Strong and Durable | Safely and Easily Move Fish, Blue, One Size
  • STRONG MATERIALS: made of high quality materials, this Quick Net won’t bend or become distorted in any way.
  • DURABLE AND SAFE: made of exclusive Quick Mesh Netting, this fish net provides reliable and safe operation.
  • DIMENSIONS: the net portion of this fish net is 2” x 1.75”.
  • MANY AVAILABLE SIZES: available both smaller and larger, Penn Plax nets are the perfect choice for your Aquarium maintenance needs.
  • SHOP PENN PLAX: Penn Plax has supplies for all your aquatic needs, as well as items for reptiles, birds, small animals, cats, dogs, and more.
  • Age range description: Young Adult
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.38 x 0.25 x 12.25 inches; 0.96 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax QN2
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

Penn-Plax QN2 Final Thoughts

"Mini pumps."

So they fit in my Tetra filter for the fish tank. I can't find them any where's else. When they disinfect a repair site, they are normally only using chlorine. Before I did anything with my tank Saturday the TDS reading was in the hight 900's. It's far superior to manually scooping out the water from the fish tank. I haven't tried looking for alternative brands. In the morning I awoke with my fish at the bottom barely able to move.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(2388 Points)

7. Aqueon Filter Cartridge, Large, 6-Pack

User Ratings: 85 1

Aqueon 100106088 First Impressions

"No leaking air at all."

I decant this to a small 5 oz squeeze bottle and leave the rest in the fridge. It's been three months and the water has remained clear and my fish healthy. Don't claim to be an expert, but I've never heard of that. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. 5 years now and I truly believe they help keep the humidifier and water cleaner. 4-5 squirts in a sink of water, soak my suit 10 min, wring out and hang to dry. I used to use AmQuel years ago and then spent years out of the aquarium hobby.

  • Aqueon Filter Cartridge, Large, 6-Pack
  • Fits Aqueon QuietFlow Filter: LED PRO Size 20 & up and E Internal 40 gallon
  • Ready-to-use cartridge contains high quality activated carbon that keeps water clean, rinse before replacing
  • Installs in seconds: align cartridge bottom key slot for an accurate fit inside the Filter
  • For optimal performance, change approximately every 4 to 6 weeks
  • Do not clean Bioholster when replacing the cartridge as it contains beneficial biological bacteria
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Item Weight: 12 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 8.4 x 4 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106088
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Aqueon 100106088 Final Thoughts

"This is great fish food."

I swim 5x week and usually my suits last about 2 months. I used one gallon of reverse osmosis and the rest tap. But intjink it has alot more to do with the pump rather than the tube. Affluent Romans kept their water and wine in silver flasks for the same reason. I tested it again this morning and it's down to 838ppm. Have them on subscribe and save now. It doesn't just quickly slip on, and there's a reason for that.

Overall Score
4.8

[star rating="4.8"]
(3576 Points)

8. VIVOSUN 800GPH Submersible Pump(3000L/H, 24W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 10ft High Lift, Fountain ...

User Ratings: 72 4

VIVOSUN First Impressions

"They do the job well!"

We use it when we clean& change out water. Water stays nice and clear, minus the odd algae bloom. If placed the other way, the carbon can be pushed out into the aquarium. I don't think the review about not replacing the filters is correct. As dirty as the larger fish are theses cartridges keep mytanls crystal clean. 5 gallon Top Fin Enchant Aquarium that I got from PetSmart. The filters are expensive to replace and only so-so quality.

  • VIVOSUN 800GPH Submersible Pump(3000L/H, 24W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 10ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics
  • 【Specifications】Dimensions: 4.1*2.6*3.5inch. The 5ft long power cord offers convenient installation. An Adjustable Knob to control the water flow rate, so you can get just the amount of water pressure you want. Max Flow Rate: 800 GPH (3000L/H), Max Lift height: up to 10 Feet. Watt: 24W; Voltage:110-120V.
  • 【Detachable & Cleanable】This profile size water pump is easy to hide or disguise.The device doesn't need any tools to disassemble it and is very easy to be cleaned.
  • 【Optional Outlet Positions】Place the pump flat on its base, and you can get many positions. Manually rotate into the desired position.
  • 【Wide Application】: High Performance Energy-efficient Pumps designed for use in Ponds, Fountains, Waterfalls, Hydroponic systems, Irrigation systems and water features.
  • 【Warranty】: Super durable & reusable; Comes with 1-Year warranty; Any problems with the item you received, please contact us without hesitation.
  • This pump can be used in either wet or dry installations and features wet rotor/wet bearing technology for cooler running. Pre-filter screen handles large particles require less maintenance. Designed for fresh water use only.
  • Compact design is great for space-saving on your aquariums and fish tanks. Multiple size insert fitting and suction cups included.
  • Manufacture: VIVOSUN
  • Item Weight: 1.92 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VIVOSUN
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

VIVOSUN Final Thoughts

"A Very quiet pump!"

Still, mine came in 1 piece and in working order so I'm satisfied. If placed the other way, the carbon can be pushed out into the aquarium. This will retain much of the bacteria needed. Have them on subscribe and save now. It only requires 3 drops per gallon you add to your tank. Yes I know, they aren't supposed to live that long and no I can't prove it. It didn't kill the fish or cause any problems with the water so I stuck with it.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(7550 Points)

9. DEPEPE 10pcs Aquarium Filter Media Bags with Zipper for Activated Carbon, Biospheres, Ceramic Rings,...

User Ratings: 75 1

DEPEPE First Impressions

"No leaking air at all."

In the morning I awoke with my fish at the bottom barely able to move. Exactly the same item I purchased from a local store for alot more money! I've been using these filters in my aquarium for years. In the morning I awoke with my fish at the bottom barely able to move. Works great to keep the purification process going in the humidifier. I change my filters every 2 weeks with a water change and my fish have lasted years. When they disinfect a repair site, they are normally only using chlorine.

  • DEPEPE 10pcs Aquarium Filter Media Bags with Zipper for Activated Carbon, Biospheres, Ceramic Rings, etc.
  • Material: Polyester; Zipper Material: Plastic, Corrosion Resistant
  • Package contains: 5 white filter bags + 5 black filter bags
  • Filter bag size: 15cm*20cm/5.9"*7.8"
  • Mesh hole diameter: approx. 1mm, suitable for respiratory biological rings, activated carbon, volcanic rocks, coral sands, ceramic rings, etc. Not applicable for finer particles.
  • Filter bags are good for various filters, including fresh water tanks, tank filters, power filters, etc.
  • Manufacture: DEPEPE
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DEPEPE
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

DEPEPE Final Thoughts

"I am new to the hobby."

These filters get the job done, but do plug up quickly when my water is that gross. I bought this airline tubing to work with my air pump. This includes check valves on both. Don't claim to be an expert, but I've never heard of that. Easy maintenance of tank filtration once tank is fully cycled over a few months. It didn't kill the fish or cause any problems with the water so I stuck with it. More doesn't hurt anything, but it's just wasted.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(1133 Points)

10. Aquaclear Foam Inserts

User Ratings: 85 1

AquaClear A1396 First Impressions

"It's nice looking."

API Stress Coat is a phenomenal product. Super easy to use, no smell and safe. Washed with hot water several times to get rid of it. They tend to hang up on the edge of the tank. Got here on time, perfect packaging, rinsed easy and fit in my filters perfectly! I must've measured correctly because it fits great! I am able to use each cartridge for about 5 weeks, before it needs to be replaced.

  • Aquaclear Foam Inserts
  • Foam traps particles and debris for mechanical filtration; tailored fit prevents bypass
  • Provides biological filtration as friendly bacteria grow inside pore structure
  • Replacement media designed to fit the AquaClear 70 filter
  • Suitable for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums up to 70 gallons
  • Includes three AquaClear 70 Foam Filter Inserts
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 6.6 x 5.5 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaClear A1396
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

AquaClear A1396 Final Thoughts

"Now we are in December."

I must've measured correctly because it fits great! Okay, I don't own an aquarium- probably never will. In the morning I awoke with my fish at the bottom barely able to move. No observable signs of stress in the fish. Couldn't find this at the local pet store and it was cheaper online. I wish the length of the section that is in the tank was about a foot longer. In my opinion there's nothing better.

Overall Score
4.8

[star rating="4.8"]
(2622 Points)

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