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Conditioners for Proper Water Quality


Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff
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Conditioners for proper water quality

Depending on your source water, as well as the type of fish you choose, you may need special water conditioners, pH adjusters/buffers, or trace element additives to achieve proper water conditions.

Dechlorinators are a must for removing chlorine, heavy metals, and other harmful chemicals from tap water. Condition tap water for water change or whenever you are using tap water for your aquarium.

Ammonia/Chloramine removers detoxify deadly ammonia due to unexpected ammonia spikes. Also neutralizes chloramine found in some municipal water. Use for water changes, in heavily stocked aquariums, or when introducing new fish.

Bacterial additives are ideal for cycling new aquariums or to condition and supplement existing biological filtration. Use to replenish bacterial populations lost through medication.

Trace elements replenish biologically important trace minerals that are used up by plants and fish or removed through filtration. They help increase vitality, fish fertility, color, and plant growth. Add during water changes to revitalize aquarium inhabitants.

pH conditioners help raise or lower water pH to levels appropriate for the fish you keep. An unsuitable water condition that is too acidic or too alkaline can be detrimental to the long-term health of fish. Use after testing your pH level to slowly adjust the pH, if necessary.

Aquarium additives are a convenient way to achieve proper water parameters in new and established aquariums. However, these helpful products are not a replacement for proper husbandry and regular maintenance.

Essentials: Make it simple
  • AmQuel Plus detoxifies ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, chlorine, and chloramine in your water. Great to have on hand in times of power outage or filter failure.

  • Stress Coat instantly removes chlorine and neutralizes heavy metals in tap water. Improves water quality and helps replace the natural slime coating fish need in times of stress.
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