Aquarium Filter Chemical Media
Marina's Slim filter Bio-Clear Cartridges are availabe in a 3 pack and fits all three Slim Filter Models. These are ideal for golfish and combines zeolite and Ceramitek in one cartridge to offer the healthiest tank!
- Absorbs toxic ammonia and reduces fish stress
- Best for goldfish
- Zeolite with Ceramitek for clean and clear water
The Zeolite in these cartridges effective absorbs toxic ammonia and reduces stress on fish. The Ceramitek (a highly porous ceramic biological filter medium) optimizes biological filtration.
These filter cartridges are 100% disposable and should be replaced every two weeks.
*Never replace all filter cartridges at the same time in order to ensure constant presence of beneficial bacteria.
- $8.95 - $35.95
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API Crystal Bio-Chem Zorb is an effective filtration media cartridge that cleanses and purifies both fresh and saltwater. With superior resins and activated carbon, this dense cartridge removes debris, odors and colors for crystal clear water.
- Superior resins and activated carbon
- Makes water clean and clear
- Densely filled cartridge
- Fits API SuperClean Power Filter 5-20
This densely filled cartridge provides mechanical and chemical filtration and is scientifically proven to remove organic aquarium pollutants, heavy metals, toxic gases, and other compounds carbon alone can't remove. Also removes light blocking impurities for improved coral growth (saltwater) and aquatic plants (freshwater).
Size 10: Fits SuperClean 10
Size 5-20: Fits SuperClean 5-20
Size 30: Fits SuperClean 30
Size 50: Fits SuperClean 50
- $7.95 - $111.95
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Marina's Slim Filter Bio-Carb Cartridges are available in 3 packs and replace all 3 Slim Filter Models. These cartridges are ideal for tropical fish and combines activated carbon and Ceramitek into one easy cartridge for a healthy vibrant aquarium!
- Removes pollutants and odors
- Best for tropical fish
- Carbon with ceramitek for clean and clear water
The activated carbon within these cartridges removes pollutants and odors while the Ceramitek (a highly porous ceramic biolical filter) optimizes biological filtration.
These disposable cartridges should be replaced every 2 weeks for best results.
*Never replace all cartridges at the same time to ensure constant presence of beneficial bacteria.
- $8.95 - $72.95
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Boyd Chemi-Pure Elite features the same powerful filtration media as original Chemi-Pure, but with added ferric oxide to remove phosphates, silicates and red slime (cyano-bacteria) for cleaner, clearer water. It also supports aerobic bacteria growth and removes dissolved organics in all aquarium types.
- Superior filter media in durable nylon bag
- Now with ferric oxide to remove phosphates and silicates
- For freshwater, marine and reef aquariums
Chemi-Pure Elite's unique formulation enhances aquarium health and supports longer fish life. It helps eliminate foul odors, removes toxic elements such as copper and phenol, has a safe pH range, reduces water changes and causes no osmotic shock or ion antagonism. It increases appetites of all fish species with no acclimation time, supporting healthy metabolism.
Directions: Use 1 Full Unit for 40 gallons, 2 Full Units for 40-100 gallons and 1 extra Full Unit for every additional 25 gallons. Replace bags every 4-6 months for maximum effectiveness.
- $17.95 - $501.95
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AquaClear Ammonia Remover Filter Inserts are natural ammonia removing filter media. Ammonia Remover is effective in freshwater aquariums for the control and removal of ammonia.
- Removes and controls harmful ammonia
- Ideal for new to heavily populated aquariums
- Alternate chemical stage
The use of AquaClear Ammonia Remover is strongly recommended on a consistent basis for the control of potential ammonia surges and/or when biological conversion of toxic ammonia is compromised or impossible. For freshwater use only. Choose the size that fits your AquaClear filter.
20 Gallon: 5-20 gallon aquariums
30 Gallon: 10-30 gallon aquariums
50 Gallon: 20-50 gallon aquariums
70 Gallon: 40-70 gallon aquariums
110 Gallon: 60-110 gallon aquariums
- $6.95 - $62.95
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Boyd Enterprises Chemi-Pure is an ionic media acts mechanically as well as chemically, absorbing all the various elements of decomposition. The resin produces negatively charged ions, while removing excess acids and ammonia.
- Keeps pH at constant level
- Chemical absorption filter
- Aids in the natural balance of positive and negative charges
Chemi-Pure comes packed in pure polyester filter bags in sealed plastic bottles, called 1 unit, one of which is recommended for up to 40 gallons of water, and which is completely active for 4-6 months with no `regeneration` or cleaning required and is cheaper than carbon or pads. Use 1 unit up to 40 gallons, 2 units from 40 to 100 gallons, above 100 gallons add one unit for every 25 gals.
Please note: product is supposed to arrive moist. (As carbon draws moisture from the resin beads in this product, once they crack or dry, they are no longer active, so it must be shipped and used while moist).
- $11.95 - $320.95
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SeaChem De-Nitrate removes nitrates, nitrites, ammonia, and organics from both freshwater and marine aquariums. The high porosity of De-Nitrate supports the proliferation of both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria that further remove these toxic aquarium byproducts.
- Removes nitrates, nitrites, ammonia and organics
- Supports growth of beneficial bacteria that eliminate toxins
- Suitable for fresh and saltwater tanks
Even when exhausted as an organic adsorbent, SeaChem De-Nitrate continues to be an excellent support for the biological filter and does not have to be removed.
Directions: Place De-Nitrate to assure the flow of water through it, such as in a canister filter, chemical filtration module, or box filter. Flow rate should not exceed 200 L (50 gallons) per hour. If higher flow rates are unavoidable, use Matrix or Pond Matrix. It is best to rinse off dust before use. Once De-Nitrate has been used for several days, nitrate concentrations should start to fall and level off gradually at a concentration of 4-5 mg/L as nitrate. As long as nitrate concentrations remain under control, the product is not exhausted. Each 500 mL of De-Nitrate treats about 100-200 L (25-50 gallons), depending on initial nitrate concentration and the current biological load. Enough should be used to remove nitrate at a rate at least as fast as the rate of formation. If very high nitrates are initially present, they should be brought down to less than 20 mg/L with water changes.
- $7.95 - $131.95
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Kent Marine Nitrogen Sponge - formerly Nitrate Sponge - is a granular zeolitic medium which works by two methods that absorbs harmful toxins, including ammonia, to keep your aquarium water healthy and safe for fish.
- Granular zeolitic medium
- Absorbs ammonia and nitrate
- Keeps aquarium water safe for fish
1) It slowly directly adsorbs small amounts of ammonia that are released by fish and natural processes, and 2) it fosters anaerobic bacterial denitrification due to its physical porous structure. This denitrification slowly reduces nitrate levels in the aquarium. It works well in freshwater tanks or tap water to remove toxic ammonia directly! Nitrate Sponge prolongs the time allowed between water changes by keeping nitrates low!
- $28.95 - $54.95
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The API Water Softener Pillow contains ion exchange resins to remove calcium, magnesium and soluble heavy metal ions, including iron and copper. This reduces white, crusty deposits on aquarium surfaces and increases the lifespan of your equipment.
- Softens water by removing calcium, magnesium and heavy metals
- For freshwater aquariums
- Fully rechargeable 2 oz treats up to 20 gallons
Reduces calcium and magnesium content, lowering general hardness (GH) and softening water without adding harmful chemicals. The convenient pouch is fully rechargeable.
When to Use: When starting or maintaining an aquarium or when testing indicates water hardness above the desired level.
Directions: Rinse pouch under tap water. Place pouch in path of water flow in the aquarium filter. The activity of the pillow lasts 48 hours. After 48 hours, recharging is necessary.
Recharging: Dissolve 3 tablespoon of aquarium salt in 7 oz of tap water. Rinse pouch in tap water, then soak in the salt solution for 2 hours. Place back in filter – there is no need to rinse. When not in use, store Water Softer Pillow in recharging solution. Do not let pillow dry out. Replace when Water Softener Pillow ceases to function properly after recharging.
- $8.95 - $24.95
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Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Ammo-Carb activated carbon and ammonia remover mixes Ammo-Chips and Activated Filter Carbon to rid aquarium water of dissolved organic materials and ammonia, reducing dissolved toxins from fish waste.
- Activated carbon and ammonia remover for freshwater aquariums
- Keeps aquarium water crystal-clear and ammonia free
- Helps promote fish health by improving water quality
Add Ammo-Carb to help reduce dissolved toxins from fish waste in your tank water. Ammo-Carb is phosphate free and works in any filter.
- $10.95 - $186.95
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Fluval Ammonia Remover is a natural ion-exchange media designed to remove toxic ammonia as a water passes over it. Fluval Ammonia Remover controls ammonia levels reduces stress on fish.
- Ammonia remover for aquariums
- Top or Middle Media Baskets
- For freshwater use only
Use this product to provide a healthy environment when setting up a new aquarium or maintaining one that contains a higher than average fish stock. Ammonia Remover gradually becomes inactive.
- $33.95 - $188.95
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Seachem Purigen Ultimate Filtration is a premium synthetic adsorbent that, unlike any other filtration product, is not a mixture of ion exchangers or adsorbents, but a unique macro-porous synthetic polymer that removes soluble and insoluble impurities from water at a rate and capacity that exceeds all others by over 500%.
- Removes soluble and insoluble impurities from water
- Controls ammonia, nitrites, nitrates
- Polishes water to unparalleled clarity
Purigen controls ammonia, nitrites and nitrates by removing nitrogenous organic waste that would otherwise release these harmful compounds. Purigen’s impact on trace elements is minimal. It significantly raises redox. It polishes water to unparalleled clarity. Purigen darkens progressively as it exhausts, and is easily renewed by treating with bleach. Purigen is designed for both marine and freshwater use.
Why It's Different:
- Selectivity: Purigen is the highest capacity organic filtration resin on the market. No other products can compare to its ability to clear haziness and polish water to unparalleled clarity. Unlike other products on the market which are simple ion-exchange resins, Purigen is specifically designed to be an organic scavenging resin. When ion-exchange resins are filled to capacity by metals and other contaminants, Purigen has barely begun to reach its potential. Purigen generally ignores simple elemental compounds, having an extreme affinity for nitrogenous organics. The primary source of nitrogenous compounds in an aquarium is waste. Fish, corals, even plants produce nitrogenous waste. Purigen removes that waste faster and more completely than anything else on the market.
- Capacity: Purigen’s possesses enhanced capacity owing to its vast surface area. All other resins on the market are purely spherical extruded beads. These beads remain smooth even under a microscope. Purigen is both spherical and macroreticular. It has microscopic pores that increase its usable surface area to many times that of a purely spherical resin.
- Regeneration: Purigen can also be regenerated. As it adsorbs waste products, Purigen will change color from a pale blonde to a dark brown, almost black. Once it is exhausted, it can be regenerated with a solution of bleach and water. The bleach will literally “burn off” the organics that have been removed from the tank. Watch out for products that claim to be regenerable with a brine solution. That is the regeneration procedure for ion-exchange purposes. A brine solution will not remove organics. While such resins have a limited capacity for organic adsorption, a brine regeneration process only replaces removed ionic compounds. It does not destroy large organic molecules that were removed, which is the primary function of organic adsorption resins.
Rinse before use. Use in a fine mesh filter bag. Each 1 L treats up to 4,000 L (1,000 gallons*) for up to six months. Exhaustion is indicated by a pronounced discoloration of the beads to dark brown or black.
Regeneration: Soak in a 1:1 bleach:water solution for 24 hours in a non-metalic container in a well ventilated area and away from children. Rinse well, then soak for 8 hours with a solution containing 2 tablespoons of ChlorGuard, Prime, or equivalent dechlorinator per cup of water. Rinse well. Original color and full activity should now be restored and Purigen is ready for reuse. Caution: some slime coat products may permanently foul Purigen and render regeneration difficult. Do not reuse if odor of chlorine is detectable. In case of doubt, soak beads in small quantity of water and test for residual chlorine with a chlorine test kit.
100 ml (Media Bag): Treats 106 Gallons
250 ml: Treats 265 Gallons
500 ml: Treats 530 Gallons
1 Liter: Treats 1,060 Gallons
2 Liters: Treats 2,120 Gallons
- $16.95 - $664.95
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API Nitra-Zorb for API and Rena Filters is a convenient pouch of natural and synthetic ion-exchange resins that selectively remove ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate from freshwater aquariums. Completely phosphate-free and ready to use!
- Removes toxic ammonia, nitrite and nitrate
- Provides chemical filtration to support a successful aquarium startup
- Ready to use pouch for freshwater fish tanks
- 1 large pouch treats up to 55 gallons
API Nitra-Zorb filtration pouches are scientifically proven to remove toxins in aquarium water, including NH3, NO2-, and NO3- to support the health and longevity of fish and plants.
Instructions: Easy-to-use pouch works 2 months, change regularly for clean and clear water.
- $22.95 - $252.95
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Aquatop Carbon Infused Filter Pads are made with a rigid, highly durable poly-fiber material that absorbs toxins and organic particles with ease. These pads are infused with premium activated carbon to remove odors and discoloration while trapping particulates for dual-stage mechanical and chemical filtration.
- Durable rigid poly-fiber material
- Infused carbon removes odors & discoloration
- Provides dual-stage mechanical & chemical filtration
- For fresh or saltwater aquariums or ponds
Tip: Aquatop's specialized filtration media pads may be cut to fit virtually any aquarium or pond filter.
Pad Dimensions: 18"L x 10"W
- $21.95 - $61.95
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Cascade Canister Filter Pro-Z Filt-A-Pack Zeolite removes ammonia, harmful chemicals, toxins, odors and discolorations. Cascade Canister Filter Pro Z helps maintain a healthy aquarium and keeps the water crystal clear.
- Ready-to-use nylon mesh filter bags filled with Zeolite
- Removes ammonia, toxins, odors and harmful chemicals
- Fits Penn Plax Cascade Canister Filters
- Disposable for no-hassle convenience
- $8.95 - $46.95
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Marineland Diamond Blend Ammonia Neutralizing Zeolite Blend with natural Clinoptilolite Seolite and Premium Activated Carbon. The Marineland Zeolite Blend cleans and conditions aquarium water, ridding it of dissolved organic waste and odors as it removes toxic ammonia and chloramines.
- Premium activated carbon and ammonia fighting crystals
- Removes toxic ammonia, chloramines and impurites for sparkling, fish safe water
- Ideal for new freshwater aquariums and ponds
- $9.95 - $107.95
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API Ammo-Chips removes deadly ammonia, which adversely affects fish respiration, leading to suffocation and even death. Can be used safely with Phosphate Remover and Super Activated Filter Carbon. Completely rechargeable.
- Removes ammonia, the #1 killer of topical fish
- Fully rechargeable
- For freshwater aquariums
Especially recommended for freshwater aquariums and ponds.
Directions for Use:
- Use 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) of Ammo-Chips for each 10 U.S. gallons of aquarium or pond water. For goldfish aquariums, use 2 tablespoons of rinsed Ammo-Chips for each goldfish.
- Rinse thoroughly under tap water to remove any dust caused by shipping vibration.
- Place in filter media bag and use in any filtration equipment according to the manufacturer's instructions.
To Recharge Ammo-Chips:
- Use 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) of aquarium salt in 1/2 U.S. gallon of water for every 12 oz (340 g) of Ammo-Chips
- Soak Ammo-Chips in salt solutions for 2 hours.
- Rinse under tap water and re-use.
- $10.95 - $203.95
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Seachem PhosBond combines aluminum oxide and granular ferric oxide to create a one-of-a-kind, fast-acting treatment for fresh and saltwater tanks. Its high porosity and surface area provide excellent binding capacity for rapid removal of phosphates and silicates.
- Ferric oxide-coated alumina oxide phosphate absorber
- Rapidly removes phosphate and silicate
- Safe for freshwater and marine aquariums
PhosBond's revolutionary composition uses the aluminum oxide and granular ferric oxide to create a single material with unique, synergistic properties that allow it to remove phosphates and silicates effectively, with extraordinary physical strength and integrity that prevent breakdown under mechanical stress.
Directions: For best results, PhosBond should be rinsed before use and placed so as to maximize the flow of water through it but not so that it tumbles against itself in flow. It may be used in a canister filter, media chamber, box filter, or any high flow area of a trickle filter. Use of a filter bag is recommended.
Use 60 mL (¼ cup) for every 200 L (50 US gallons) saltwater or 400 L (100 US gallons) freshwater. Leave product in place for 4 days, then test phosphate or silicate concentrations with either MultiTest Phosphate or MultiTest Silicate. If the concentration of the component you are trying to decrease has not dropped to around 0.02 mg/L, then replace the PhosBond, otherwise leave in place until levels begin to climb again. As long as concentrations remain under control, the product is not exhausted. Over treating is not recommended. PhosBond is not an exchange resin and does not release anything into the water. It does not leach phosphate or silicate back into the water and may be removed, dried, and returned to service until exhausted. Continuous use of small quantities is better than intermittent use of larger quantities.
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API Bio-Chem Zorb (formerly branded Rena Bio-Chem Zorb) is the most scientifically-advanced filter media available. Use Bio-Chem Zorb for sparkling clean water and healthy fish!
- Removes organic waste, toxic gases, water discoloration, foul odors and phenols in fresh and saltwater aquariums
- Removes toxic heavy metals in freshwater
- Bio-Chem Zorb will not release phosphates
Bio-Chem Zorb is a blend of 2 research-grade scavenger resins, 2 pharmaceutical-grade ion-exchange resins and high porosity activated carbon in a convenient filter pouch.
Directions: Easy-to-use pouch works three to six months, change regularly for clean and clear water.
- Size 4 - Fits API Nexx Filter and Rena SmartFilter
- Size 6 - Can be used on any aquarium filter including the API XP Canister Filter up to 55 gallons
- $18.95 - $244.95
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Boyd Chemi-Pure Blue provides all the benefits of original Chemi-Pure, tailored specifically for the needs of marine and reef aquariums. This proprietary blend of low-dust, pelleted, activated carbon in a nylon bag is an all-in-one media that provides superior filtration to keep your water crystal clear.
- Premium activated carbon + high grade ion-exchange resins
- All-in-one filter media in a nylon bag
- Specially designed for marine and reef aquariums
Chemi-Pure Blue features a highly effective blend of activated carbon and high capacity ion-exchange resins that significantly reduces organic compounds, waste, and phosphates, while raising redox and maintaining a stable pH in saltwater aquariums.
- Creates positive neurological environments of fish
- Mimics a natural environment
- Removes dissolved organics, coppers, metals, odors and phenol
- Supports a healthy appetite and increases fish life span
- Eliminates osmotic shock
- Prevents ion antagonism
- 4-6 month shelf life
- $19.95 - $129.95
- Save $54 (42%)