Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Zoo Med Fish Health Supplies

1. Zoo Med Laboratories AZMBL20 Betta Hammock

User Ratings: 69 4

Zoo Med 976180 First Impressions

"Amazon wins again."

Overall, these are easy to use filters& seem to do a good job. The little fish is super cute in my humidifier. This is the only choice I know of for filters that will fit. We like to name our new fish every month. We use it when we clean& change out water. Don't claim to be an expert, but I've never heard of that. Another plus has been that it is scratching an itch we had for getting real fish.

  • Zoo Med Laboratories AZMBL20 Betta Hammock
  • A naturalistic leaf hammock for your Betta to rest on
  • The perfect resting hammock for your natural look aquarium
  • Attach near the top of your Betta's tank using the enclosed suction cup
  • Allows your Betta to rest near the surface of the water just like they do in nature
  • Zoo Med Laboratories Betta Hammock
  • A naturalistic leaf hammock for your Betta to rest on
  • Attaches to Betta Enclosure with suction cup (included)
  • 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 976180
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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Zoo Med 976180 Final Thoughts

"No issues whatsoever."

They surely don't last in tank very long. I must've measured correctly because it fits great! The filters are expensive to replace and only so-so quality. When they disinfect a repair site, they are normally only using chlorine. The ridges interfere with moving the hose around in the tank. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. Easy to use and a great price here at Amazon!

Overall Score
4.4


(4823 Points)

2. AQUATICLIFE Aquatic Life RO Buddie Plus DI Four Stage Reverse Osmosis Deionization Unit 50 GPD

User Ratings: 76 4

Aquatic Life 540019 First Impressions

"This jar is big mind you."

The filters are expensive to replace and only so-so quality. I always deep clean my humidifier every week-week and half regardless. We use it when we clean& change out water. It doesn't just quickly slip on, and there's a reason for that. We use it when we clean& change out water. This will retain much of the bacteria needed. They tend to hang up on the edge of the tank.

  • AQUATICLIFE Aquatic Life RO Buddie Plus DI Four Stage Reverse Osmosis Deionization Unit 50 GPD
  • ZERO TDS WATER- Produce up to 50 gallons of zero TDS water every 24 hours at an affordable price with the RO Buddie plus DI model, The RO Membrane will remove up to 98 percent of the TDS in water and the DI Mixed Bed Resin will remove the remaining TDS
  • SEDIMENT REMOVAL - The five-micron sediment filter cartridge traps particulate matter like dirt, silt, and rust with will affect the taste and appearance of the water
  • CARBON FILTRATION - The five-micron activated carbon reduces chlorine and conditions the water prior to the RO membrane
  • MEMBRANE FILTRATION - The RO membrane reduces impurities known as Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) from the water down to a ratio of 1 out of 10,000 of a micron, reducing arsenic, lead, parasitic cysts, copper and more
  • DEIONIZATION - The color-changing deionization mixed-bed resin removes the remaining TDS from the membrane filtered water
  • Manufacture: Lifetime Products LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 13.75 x 7.5 x 6 inches; 3.9 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquatic Life 540019
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Aquatic Life 540019 Final Thoughts

"I LOVE these little fish."

I've used it for years with great results. 5 gallon Top Fin Enchant Aquarium that I got from PetSmart. Another plus has been that it is scratching an itch we had for getting real fish. I like API products and this is no different. If it it quickly slip on then it wouldn't be as secure and tight as it needs to be. This piping and some electrical tape made it quiet again. I have never had one tear or fall apart under any circumstances.

Overall Score
4.5


(1705 Points)

3. Aqueon Medium Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 61 7

Aqueon 100106226 First Impressions

"I recommend this one."

I like API products and this is no different. The one with the fish keeps the tank clean. I decant this to a small 5 oz squeeze bottle and leave the rest in the fridge. I have two goldfish and about 12 khuli loaches in a 20gal tank. Always needing to wash it out, with only 1 small catfish in the tank right now. He's still cute and my son loves him but I was surprised by the color. I will purchase this again when needed.

  • Aqueon Medium Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner
  • Perfect for quick water changes
  • Efficiently separates debris from gravel
  • Self-priming, using an up and down motion to start water flow
  • Includes a clip for attaching the drain hose to the inside of a bucket
  • Suggested for aquariums from 1-15 gallons
  • Makes routine water changes easier
  • Self-priming, using up and down motion
  • Removes dirty water
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 13.7 x 1.5 inches; 8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106226
  • Quality
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  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106226 Final Thoughts

"I love these!"

Then I can walk away and come and move it to the next pocket or re-position it. These fish contain silver in a compound that dissolves slowly. I hope you found this review helpful! Will be ordering multiple of them for my needs. I am able to use each cartridge for about 5 weeks, before it needs to be replaced. The ridges interfere with moving the hose around in the tank. Super easy to use, no smell and safe.

Overall Score
4.2


(4848 Points)

4. API TEST KIT, Different styles available, Monitors water quality and helps prevent invisible problem...

User Ratings: 83 2

API 58 First Impressions

"Will continue to buy."

Lastly, the hand pump primes very quickly and the water flow is wonderful. The filters are expensive to replace and only so-so quality. Will be ordering multiple of them for my needs. I have several similar products this one is my favorite. I have pillows under a tarp, but pockets of water still form. My tank is always clean now and the fish are growing and happy! It doesn't just quickly slip on, and there's a reason for that.

  • API TEST KIT, Different styles available, Monitors water quality and helps prevent invisible problems that can be harmful to fish, Fast, easy and accurate, Use weekly and when problems appear
  • Contains one (1) API GH & KH TEST KIT Freshwater Aquarium Water Test Kit, including 2 bottles of testing solution, 1 color card and 2 glass test tubes with cap
  • Helps monitor water quality and prevent invisible water problems that can be harmful to fish and plants and cause fish loss
  • Accurately measures GH & KH in freshwater aquariums
  • Water hardness is a measure of the dissolved mineral content of water and should match fish natural habitat to prevent fish stress and keep them healthy
  • Use for weekly monitoring and when water or fish problems appear
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 2.75 x 1.63 x 5.13 inches; 4.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 58
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API 58 Final Thoughts

"Plenty powerful."

It's far superior to manually scooping out the water from the fish tank. I swim 5x week and usually my suits last about 2 months. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. If you're serious about fish keeping, always quarantine and always use Stress Coat! Frequently changing the filter messes with the aquarium nitrogen cycle. But intjink it has alot more to do with the pump rather than the tube. Also some granules of activated carbon will fall out when you rinse them.

Overall Score
4.7


(2078 Points)

5. TetraFauna ReptoMin Select-A-Food for Aquatic Turtles, Newts & Frogs

User Ratings: 83 2

Tetra 29253 First Impressions

"5 ga beta fish bowl."

The picture shows an aqua color and mine is orange. Yes I know, they aren't supposed to live that long and no I can't prove it. I highly recommend the product and seller without hesitation. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. Couldn't find this at the local pet store and it was cheaper online. When they disinfect a repair site, they are normally only using chlorine. If you look inside the box you'll see dust and stray granules.

  • TetraFauna ReptoMin Select-A-Food for Aquatic Turtles, Newts & Frogs
  • age_range_description: All ages
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 2.38 x 2.38 x 4.63 inches; 3.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 29253
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Tetra 29253 Final Thoughts

"Subtracted from the tank."

It doesn't just quickly slip on, and there's a reason for that. It's been three months and the water has remained clear and my fish healthy. Its quite hard to push it on to the air pump. I'm glad Amazon had these small cartridges. I haven't tried looking for alternative brands. I love all of the API products, especially their easy to use test kits. API Stress Coat is a phenomenal product.

Overall Score
4.7


(2334 Points)

6. Uniclife Glowing Jellyfish/Orchid Grass Sillicon Ornament Decoration for Aquarium Fish Tank

User Ratings: 56 10

Uniclife First Impressions

"No leaking air at all."

Also some granules of activated carbon will fall out when you rinse them. If you have a freshwater fish tank, I highly recommend this product. Don't claim to be an expert, but I've never heard of that. 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. Boiling water does more to kill mold and bacteria, so save your money. Put in last night and my water is crystal clear.

  • Uniclife Glowing Jellyfish/Orchid Grass Sillicon Ornament Decoration for Aquarium Fish Tank
  • IDEAL DECORATION: Floating freely and graceful incredibly detailed imitation floating jellyfish.
  • HARMLESS TO YOUR FISH: Made of Eco-friendly silicone material, nontoxic, odorless and durable.
  • EASY TO MAKE IT ALIVE: Just fix suction cup, it attaches by thin invisible line.
  • NOT "GLOWING IN THE DARK": The Glowing Effect will only happen under actinic lighting, blue or purple light is recommended.
  • WORLD OF 6 COLORS: Measures 2 x 5 inches. Package included: 6 x Artificial Jellyfish of Blue, Purple, Green, Orange, Pink, and Yellow.
  • Manufacture: Uniclife
  • Product Dimensions: 4.02 x 2.99 x 0.2 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Uniclife
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Uniclife Final Thoughts

"Seems to be helping."

Great price and will for sure be ordering these again. Okay, I don't own an aquarium- probably never will. I can't find them any where's else. We've got 2 in ours even though the package says to only use one. I was impressed at the suction and speed of this little tool. So they fit in my Tetra filter for the fish tank. I tested it again this morning and it's down to 838ppm.

Overall Score
4.0


(2195 Points)

7. API AMMO-LOCK Ammonia detoxifier, Detoxifies ammonia toxic to fish in aquarium water and tap water, ...

User Ratings: 75 3

API 45E First Impressions

"He was fine in no time."

Didn't use this for a fishtank or to pump liquids through it. I just change them when they get clogged. 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. I even poured in extra to help with the healing. I was impressed at the suction and speed of this little tool. Don't claim to be an expert, but I've never heard of that.

  • API AMMO-LOCK Ammonia detoxifier, Detoxifies ammonia toxic to fish in aquarium water and tap water, Use when ammonia is detected
  • Contains one (1) API AMMO-LOCK Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Ammonia Detoxifier 16-Ounce Bottle
  • Detoxifies ammonia in aquarium water and tap water
  • Works instantly to make aquarium water safe for fish
  • Eliminates fish stress caused by ammonia in freshwater and saltwater aquariums
  • Dose freshwater and saltwater every two days until ammonia is not detected
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 8 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 45E
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API 45E Final Thoughts

"Only time will tell."

Don't claim to be an expert, but I've never heard of that. Still, mine came in 1 piece and in working order so I'm satisfied. I have two goldfish and about 12 khuli loaches in a 20gal tank. I've used it for years with great results. Always needing to wash it out, with only 1 small catfish in the tank right now. It does not last or do its job after that. I wish the length of the section that is in the tank was about a foot longer.

Overall Score
4.6


(1760 Points)

8. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, New Quick Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button Fish Tank Sand Cleaner Kit...

User Ratings: 52 13

hygger First Impressions

"Mostly for betta's."

I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water. I love all of the API products, especially their easy to use test kits. Exactly the same item I purchased from a local store for alot more money! I have never had one tear or fall apart under any circumstances. Then I went ahead and bought a huge pack of them. So, lots of snipping and fitting on various stems. Easy maintenance of tank filtration once tank is fully cycled over a few months.

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, New Quick Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button Fish Tank Sand Cleaner Kit Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Cleaner with Water Hose Controller Clamp
  • 【3 in 1 Function】: ① Dirt Suction. Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium equipped with a duckbill suction inlet accessory, and it is easy to suck the feces away. ② Sand Washing. Aquarium siphon with 3D Filter Basket Net, protect your love fish and small gravel from suck out of the aquarium. ③ Water Changing. Built-in dual airbags, atmospheric cavity, good resilience, effortless operation.
  • 【Working Principle】: Manual air-pressing. The upgraded part is equipped with a handle, which has more operating space and saves labor and brings convenience, by testing the fastest speed is to press 7 times. Sand Washer has 2 thickened airbags inside, which can pump water quickly. And using PP ABS materials, resistance to extrusion, do not worry about airbag damage and leakage, can be used for a long time.
  • 【Easy to Use】: Push the siphon switch of the aquarium siphon vacuum cleaner several times, and make sure that the inlet tube part is full of water, and then observe the outlet hose. After the water continuously flows out, you can stop push and observe whether it will automatically. If not, continue to operate until the water will flow out quickly and automatically. The sand can move up and down in the extension tube to remove debris from your aquarium.
  • 【Accessories Include】:1 *Air-pressing control body; 2 *Extension Inlet Tube; 1 *Extension tube connector; 1 *User Manual; 1 *Duckbill suction inlet(Debris vacuum); 1 *Outlet hose(79inch PVC Hose),the water pipe can be cut according to demand; 1 *Water Flow Clamp(Flow Control),easily adjust water flow; 1 *Fixture clamp(Water pipe clamp), freely fix, free your hands.
  • 【Wide Application】: Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner is suitable for various types of fish tanks, with spliced extension tubes, two-stage splicing combination, both large and small tanks are suitable, and extension tube can be installed according to demand.Four basic combinations(excluding handle length):2 tubes(31.4inch);2 tubes + head(34inch);1 tube(16inch);1 tube + head accessories(18inch).
  • 1 *Air-pressing control body
  • 2 *Extension Inlet Tube
  • 1 *Extension tube connector
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"5 out of 5 stars."

Thanks to the Amazon reviewer who mentioned this! It's far superior to manually scooping out the water from the fish tank. I have pillows under a tarp, but pockets of water still form. But this is great utility tubing for a variety of other uses. I just change them when they get clogged. Exactly the same item I purchased from a local store for alot more money! I use water from the tank, but you can use treated water.

Overall Score
3.9


(1591 Points)

9. Tetra Whisper Assembled Bio-Bag Filter Cartridges for Aquariums

User Ratings: 81 2

Tetra 26169 First Impressions

"That said."

In my opinion there's nothing better. Its quite hard to push it on to the air pump. If placed the other way, the carbon can be pushed out into the aquarium. If placed the other way, the carbon can be pushed out into the aquarium. The one with the fish keeps the tank clean. Initially this was used as a sample packet came with our aquarium. I had the filters in a few days ordering from Amazon.

  • Tetra Whisper Assembled Bio-Bag Filter Cartridges for Aquariums
  • REPLACEMENT CARBON FILTER Keeps aquarium water crystal clear – removes odors and discoloration
  • CATCHES DEBRIS Dense dual-sided mesh filters debris and fish waste
  • FITS TETRA WHISPER WATER FILTERS Color coded to make it simple to remember which replacement cartridge size to purchase
  • CONVENIENT Replacement filter cartridges are fully assembled and ready to use
  • USAGE Change monthly or sooner if needed
  • Age Range Description: All Ranges
  • Included Components: Whisper Assembled Bio-Bag Cartridge Medium (3 Pack)
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 6.5 inches; 3.84 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 26169
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Tetra 26169 Final Thoughts

"Buy another."

So, lots of snipping and fitting on various stems. It only requires 3 drops per gallon you add to your tank. Be sure to unplug the filter before you do the change. Will be ordering multiple of them for my needs. The tap water was coming out around 836ppm. Easy maintenance of tank filtration once tank is fully cycled over a few months. I've been using these filters in my aquarium for years.

Overall Score
4.7


(14291 Points)

10. MarineLand Ceramic Filter Rings 140 Count, Supports Biological aquarium Filtration, Fits C-Series An...

User Ratings: 82 1

MarineLand PA11484 First Impressions

"That said."

The tap water was coming out around 836ppm. I do not use this as a product to treat my tap water. Fish are aerobic organisms that are susceptible to ROS. Okay, I don't own an aquarium- probably never will. Then put hose in your bucket and viola, it will draw water! If you look inside the box you'll see dust and stray granules. I'm not sure what's going on with this 1.

  • MarineLand Ceramic Filter Rings 140 Count, Supports Biological aquarium Filtration, Fits C-Series And Magniflow, 140 rings (PA11484)
  • CERAMIC FILTER RINGS Provides a porous surface area for the growth of beneficial bacteria
  • FOR BIOLOGICAL FILTRATION Important for maintaining a clean and healthy aquatic environment
  • COMPATIBILITY Fits all Marineland C-Series and Magniflow Canister FiltersQUANTITY Contains 140 ceramic filter rings
  • MARINELAND FILTRATION PRODUCTS Count on Marineland brand for the most reliable technically advanced aquariums and accessories on the market
  • age range description: all ranges
  • included components: Marineland PA11484 Canister Filter Ceramic Rings, 140-Count
  • Provide Porous Surface Area for Support of Biological Filtration
  • Provide porous surface area for support of biological filtration
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 4.72 x 1.57 x 5.91 inches; 1.12 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand PA11484
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MarineLand PA11484 Final Thoughts

"I have a BioCube 29."

Yes I know, they aren't supposed to live that long and no I can't prove it. The tap water was coming out around 836ppm. I even poured in extra to help with the healing. I have already repurchased and given a few to other people as well. We use it when we clean& change out water. From their own colon or a hole in the ground. Then I went ahead and bought a huge pack of them.

Overall Score
4.7


(1886 Points)

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