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
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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


(11106 Points)

2. API Stress Zyme Bacterial Cleaner, Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Water Cleaning Solution

User Ratings: 85 1

API 56E First Impressions

"Subtracted from the tank."

These filters get the job done, but do plug up quickly when my water is that gross. Couldn't find this at the local pet store and it was cheaper online. Excellent product, you simply can't beat the price and shipping was bullet fast. In the last two months I have seen this product work its gold. We've got 2 in ours even though the package says to only use one. I used one gallon of reverse osmosis and the rest tap. Frequently changing the filter messes with the aquarium nitrogen cycle.

  • API Stress Zyme Bacterial Cleaner, Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Water Cleaning Solution
  • Contains one (1) API STRESS ZYME Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Cleaning Solution 16-Ounce Bottle
  • Keeps freshwater and saltwater aquariums clean and reduces maintenance
  • Consumes sludge to help keep gravel and decorations clean
  • Adds beneficial bacteria for a healthy aquarium
  • Use weekly to maintain a clean, healthy aquarium
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 inches; 1.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 56E
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API 56E Final Thoughts

"The hotter, the faster."

The siphon works well and does what it should. It only requires 3 drops per gallon you add to your tank. Couldn't find this at the local pet store and it was cheaper online. You just give it some squeezes, and the outpouring begins and doesn't take forever. If placed the other way, the carbon can be pushed out into the aquarium. Water stays nice and clear, minus the odd algae bloom. So, lots of snipping and fitting on various stems.

Overall Score
4.8


(3784 Points)

3. TetraFin Plus Goldfish Flakes 2.2 Ounces, Balanced Diet, With Algae To Promote Health

User Ratings: 84 1

Tetra 77246 First Impressions

"But far as sharp edges!"

However if you want a stress coat, this is perfect. Fish are aerobic organisms that are susceptible to ROS. I use water from the tank, but you can use treated water. I have several similar products this one is my favorite. Now our fish have grown and we've added live plants. Works great to keep the purification process going in the humidifier. Don't claim to be an expert, but I've never heard of that.

  • TetraFin Plus Goldfish Flakes 2.2 Ounces, Balanced Diet, With Algae To Promote Health
  • GOLDFISH FORMULATION: Specially formulated as a premium staple flake food for your goldfish or small koi.
  • WITH ALGAE FLAKES: Extra vegetable matter helps support fish health and promote digestibility.
  • PROCARE FORMULA: Helps support fish’s immune system for optimal health and long life.
  • CLEAN AND CLEAR WATER FORMULA: Designed to be easily digested, helping to keep aquarium water clean and clear.
  • COLOR ENHANCING: Enhances the goldfish’s naturally brilliant colors.
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Item Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 2.75 x 2.75 x 4.88 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77246
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Tetra 77246 Final Thoughts

"Seems to be helping."

5 years now and I truly believe they help keep the humidifier and water cleaner. Overall, these are easy to use filters& seem to do a good job. You just give it some squeezes, and the outpouring begins and doesn't take forever. In the last two months I have seen this product work its gold. Yes I know, they aren't supposed to live that long and no I can't prove it. I checked the pH this morning and it was just slightly acidic at 6. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium.

Overall Score
4.7


(1632 Points)

4. biOrb Service Kit

User Ratings: 79 2

biOrb RF4012NET First Impressions

"I totally recommend this."

The little fish is super cute in my humidifier. I don't have to work a hard as I did before just to clean my tank. Couldn't find this at the local pet store and it was cheaper online. He's still cute and my son loves him but I was surprised by the color. Its quite hard to push it on to the air pump. I recommend these above all other filter cartridges I have ever used. If it it quickly slip on then it wouldn't be as secure and tight as it needs to be.

  • biOrb Service Kit
  • A true “one size fits all” filter for the biOrb aquariums
  • Includes acrylic safe cleaning pad to remove algae with ease
  • All natural, non-toxic water treatments included
  • Change every four to eight weeks
  • Full instructions included
  • Manufacture: biOrb
  • Product Dimensions: 4.75 x 1.77 x 7.5 inches; 3.53 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb RF4012NET
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biOrb RF4012NET Final Thoughts

"It's not heavy though."

Exactly the same item I purchased from a local store for alot more money! Before I did anything with my tank Saturday the TDS reading was in the hight 900's. I am able to use each cartridge for about 5 weeks, before it needs to be replaced. Works great to keep the purification process going in the humidifier. I've been using these filters in my aquarium for years. I tested it again this morning and it's down to 838ppm. The ridges interfere with moving the hose around in the tank.

Overall Score
4.7


(2099 Points)

5. Fluker's Freeze Dried River Shrimp Pet Food, 1-Ounce

User Ratings: 80 2

Fluker's 72027 First Impressions

"Subtracted from the tank."

The little fish is super cute in my humidifier. I tested it again this morning and it's down to 838ppm. I must've measured correctly because it fits great! Easy maintenance of tank filtration once tank is fully cycled over a few months. No idea how well it's cleaning, but they are hella cute. It doesn't just quickly slip on, and there's a reason for that. I have never had one tear or fall apart under any circumstances.

  • Fluker's Freeze Dried River Shrimp Pet Food, 1-Ounce
  • Great for aquatic turtles, amphibians and tropical fish
  • High in protein and amino acids
  • Manufacture: Fluker's
  • Item Weight: 1 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 5.2 x 2.1 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluker's 72027
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Fluker's 72027 Final Thoughts

"My betta lives in this 2."

I had the filters in a few days ordering from Amazon. But intjink it has alot more to do with the pump rather than the tube. I haven't tried looking for alternative brands. Still, mine came in 1 piece and in working order so I'm satisfied. Excellent product, you simply can't beat the price and shipping was bullet fast. Then I can walk away and come and move it to the next pocket or re-position it. It is much safer to simply to add 3 drops per gallon.

Overall Score
4.6


(2575 Points)

6. Fluval SPEC Biomax

User Ratings: 82 1

Fluval A1378A1 First Impressions

"A Very quiet pump!"

I highly recommend the product and seller without hesitation. I bought this airline tubing to work with my air pump. If you're serious about fish keeping, always quarantine and always use Stress Coat! It does not last or do its job after that. I have done this a several times with great results. It is much safer to simply to add 3 drops per gallon. Also some granules of activated carbon will fall out when you rinse them.

  • Fluval SPEC Biomax
  • Stage three biological filtration
  • Provides optimal colonization of beneficial bacteria
  • Helps create a healthy environment for your fish
  • Country Of Origin: China
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 2.4 x 3.4 inches; 1.5 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval A1378A1
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Fluval A1378A1 Final Thoughts

"Or left a mark."

The tap water was coming out around 836ppm. If it it quickly slip on then it wouldn't be as secure and tight as it needs to be. I really do need 1 that flows on its own. I just change them when they get clogged. Will be ordering multiple of them for my needs. This allows the conditioner time for its anti-heavy metal ingredients to work fully. I have used marine land bio-wheel pump and filters for the past 20 yrs.

Overall Score
4.7


(1232 Points)

7. Aqua-Tech EZ-Change No.2 3-Pack Aquarium Filter Cartridge for 10 to 20 Power Filters

User Ratings: 82 2

AQUA-TECH PL-T132-03 First Impressions

"Kind of dirty."

I really do need 1 that flows on its own. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. I must've measured correctly because it fits great! Then put hose in your bucket and viola, it will draw water! Exactly the same item I purchased from a local store for alot more money! I'm not sure what's going on with this 1. Great price for filters that are ready to go, with no assembly required.

  • Aqua-Tech EZ-Change No.2 3-Pack Aquarium Filter Cartridge for 10 to 20 Power Filters
  • EZ-Change #2 Filter Cartridge fits AQUA-Tech 10-20 Power Filters
  • Contains AQUA-Tech Premium Activated Carbon
  • No messy assembly required
  • Changes in seconds just shake and rinse
  • For best results, change every 2-4 weeks
  • Manufacture: Aqua-Tech
  • Product Dimensions: 2.13 x 4.56 x 6 inches; 1.28 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUA-TECH PL-T132-03
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AQUA-TECH PL-T132-03 Final Thoughts

"I couldn't believe it!"

This tool has made maintenance so much more easy and efficient. I change my filters every 2 weeks with a water change and my fish have lasted years. In the last two months I have seen this product work its gold. The filters are expensive to replace and only so-so quality. If placed the other way, the carbon can be pushed out into the aquarium. Don't claim to be an expert, but I've never heard of that. From their own colon or a hole in the ground.

Overall Score
4.7


(1443 Points)

8. Penn Plax Aquarium Fish Net – Aqua Blue Quick Catch Mesh Wire Net Safe for All Fish – 4 Inches

User Ratings: 79 2

Penn-Plax QN4 First Impressions

"I LOVE these little fish."

I have several similar products this one is my favorite. We like to name our new fish every month. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. The picture shows an aqua color and mine is orange. No idea how well it's cleaning, but they are hella cute. This water conditioner is a life saver! These filters get the job done, but do plug up quickly when my water is that gross.

  • Penn Plax Aquarium Fish Net – Aqua Blue Quick Catch Mesh Wire Net Safe for All Fish – 4 Inches
  • Aquarium fish net is safe for all fish.  Fine nylon net lining is designed with their safety in mind.  The 4 inch net is a great size for many different size fish and aquariums.
  • Aqua-Blue Quick Net blends in water to help catch those crafty, quick fish that make a hobby out of avoiding other nets that are easily seen in the water.
  • Great for cleaning out debris from the tank as well.  You can easily skim the surface and remove light debris from the water.
  • Handle is covered in vinyl adding to strength and length of the 13 inch long fish net, so you can catch the fish much easier.  Net measures .40"D x 4.15"W x 13"H.
  • Durable construction means it will last for many years without bending or breaking. This versatile net is a must have for all home aquariums!
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 4.15 x 13 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax QN4
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Penn-Plax QN4 Final Thoughts

"The fish like them fine."

However if you want a stress coat, this is perfect. I have pillows under a tarp, but pockets of water still form. I wish the length of the section that is in the tank was about a foot longer. Water stays nice and clear, minus the odd algae bloom. Make sure you stay on top of replacing your fish every month though! We've got 2 in ours even though the package says to only use one. The chloramines contain a small amount of ammonia.

Overall Score
4.7


(6012 Points)

9. 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
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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


(1024 Points)

10. TetraCichlid Cichlid Crisps Advanced Clear Water Formula

User Ratings: 82 1

Tetra 77195 First Impressions

"I bought 2!"

This piping and some electrical tape made it quiet again. I just change them when they get clogged. So my 12 pack will probably last for quite some time. Easy maintenance of tank filtration once tank is fully cycled over a few months. Have them on subscribe and save now. I have done this a several times with great results. Make sure you stay on top of replacing your fish every month though!

  • TetraCichlid Cichlid Crisps Advanced Clear Water Formula
  • CICHLID FORMULATION These protein-rich crisps are specially designed for use as a staple food for top- and mid-water-feeding cichlids
  • REDUCED WASTE Up to 35% less waste than competing flakes means more usable food clearer water and healthy fish
  • CLEAR-WATER FORMULA Will not cloud water when used as directed
  • UNIFORM SIZE Provides consistency in feeding
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 3.63 x 3.63 x 7 inches; 8.82 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77195
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Tetra 77195 Final Thoughts

"I like it."

In the last two months I have seen this product work its gold. Thanks to the Amazon reviewer who mentioned this! Easy maintenance of tank filtration once tank is fully cycled over a few months. It only requires 3 drops per gallon you add to your tank. I like to sit eye level with the tank substrate to see exactly what I am cleaning. I use water from the tank, but you can use treated water. Its quite hard to push it on to the air pump.

Overall Score
4.7


(1667 Points)

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