Everything you need to know
Seachem supplies a comprehensive range of fish tank filters.
Our filtration products will remove copper, nitrate and phosphate, along with other biological and chemical contaminants from your tank.
It is important to learn about each of the aquarium filters we supply so that you can make an informed decision about how to keep your tank clean.
Which aquarium filter do I need?
If you’re shopping for a filter for your fish tank, you must first determine what is present to be filtered from your tank and in what amounts you need to use each filtration media.
Below is a comprehensive list of all fish tank filters that Seachem supplies and what they are used for.
If you require further information before making your aquarium filter purchase or using your products, please check our FAQ page or feel free to reach out to us for help and advice.
Fish tank filters for the filtration of chemicals, including copper and phosphate:
CupriSorb – for the filtration of copper.
Copper is always present in the sea and in marine aquariums.
In aquariums, where there is much less water than in the sea, copper levels can become dangerously high.
Use water testing to determine copper levels and, when needed, use CupriSorb to quickly and effectively reduce those levels.
Purigen – helps to control levels of ammonia and nitrate.
Purigen is far and away the best quality fish tank filter on the market.
It’s easy to use, has a big impact and changes colour when exhausted so you can clearly see when it needs to be replaced.
Renew – helps to control levels of ammonia, nitrate and phosphate.
Less aggressive than carbon renew is suitable for reef and planted aquaria, as well as beneficial in soft water aquaria.
PhosGuard – fish tank filter for silicate and phosphate.
Rising phosphate levels can cause algae to bloom and reduce oxygen levels in your tank.
PhosGuard quickly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater tanks.
SeaGel – a blend of Matrix Carbon and PhosGuard. A powerful carbon for the removal of organic and colour impurities.
Pond PhosGuard – a non-herbicidal, environmentally friendly solution to the problem of phosphate control in ponds.
Fish tank filters for the filtration of biological contaminants, including nitrate:
Matrix Carbon – a unique activated carbon that removes aquarium organic matter.
Matrix – a high porosity biomedia that provides efficient biofiltration for the removal of nitrogenous waste in ponds.
Pond Matrix – a high porosity biomedia that provides efficient biofiltration for the removal of nitrogenous waste in ponds.
DeNitrate – removes nitrates, nitrates, ammonia and organics.
When buying any filter for your fish tank also consider purchasing Seachem’s The Bag.
This filter bag is designed specifically for the purpose of use with each and every one of Seachem’s filtration products.
Keeping your water safe
At Seachem we produce a comprehensive range of premium aquarium medication products.
These specialist aquarium water treatment products include antiseptics, as well as aquarium antibiotics to protect against and cure bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral infections.
The most versatile aquarium medication on the market
Most aquarium medication requirements can be met with one wonder product – Seachem Paraguard.
This is a product that no aquarium keeper should ever be without.
In fact, there is no comparable competitor product on the market today.
Paraguard is the only parasite control product on the market that is 100% safe for your fish and your filter.
It contains no formaldehyde or methanol – both of which are commonly found in many aquarium medications and can alter the pH of your tank.
It should be added whenever new fish are added to your tank community, as well as in a ‘fish hospital’ set up.
Seachem Paraguard uses a proprietary, synergistic blend of malachite green, aldehydes and fish protective polymers.
These efficiently and safely eradicate many ectoparasites (white spot) and external fungal, viral lesions and bacterial infections (fin rot).
Other aquarium medications from Seachem
Seachem Reef Dip – Reef dip can be used to gently disinfect corals.
It is effective against bacteria, fungus and protozoans and can be used as a preventative measure or a remedy.
It should not be used in the tank itself (read instructions carefully before use).
Seachem Cupramine – a copper treatment for external parasites.
Seachem Garlicguard – a garlic scented odour and flavour enhancer for finicky eaters!
Garlicguard is also great for detoxification and controlling parasites.
Why Seachem for aquarium antibiotics?
It is not uncommon for aquarium medication products with banned, potentially harmful, ingredients to make their way onto the UK market.
For this reason it is incredibly important that you buy a trusted brand, sold by an official supplier.
Seachem is run by people passionate about aquarium keeping and we employ world class scientists to create the most effective, affordable products on the market today.
Most of our products vastly outperform the competition and last much longer, thereby saving more money, not to mention marine life, in the long run.
Only the Best for your Saltwater Aquarium
Seachem provides a comprehensive range of products for every saltwater aquarium keeper.
Whether you have a freshwater or saltwater aquarium we are guaranteed to have everything you need to keep your tank and its inhabitants flourishing.
Here we provide some detail relating to our range of premium saltwater products and why they have led to Seachem being considered the world’s leading saltwater aquarium supplier.
Our Saltwater Aquarium Products
Reef Plus – a full spectrum reef supplement for the saltwater aquarium
Seachem Marine Buffer and Liquid Marine Buffer – a buffer that safely raises marine pH to 8.3. What sets Seachem’s buffer apart from those sold by other saltwater aquarium suppliers is that our marine buffer will not raise the pH above 8.3 even if accidentally overdosed.
This makes our product both easier and safer to use than leading competitors
Calcium reactor media – provides calcium, magnesium, strontium, potassium and carbonates for optimal ionic balance, coral growth and colouration
Reef dip – a coral disinfectant, great for use before introducing new coral into your saltwater aquarium
Reef glue – bonds in seconds, even under water, with excellent durability. Reef glue can be used in freshwater and saltwater aquariums
A range of salts including reef salt, marine salt and brackish salt, plus the Seachem HydroTote 20l collapsible water bottle for aquarium keepers who choose to get their saltwater from a local store
Reef Pack Fundamentals – a selection of products for beginner reef keepers, compiled by leading saltwater aquarium supplier Seachem.
Reef Pack Enhancer – the perfect addition to the Reef Pack Fundamentals
Essential carbonates for the reef environment including:
Reef Fusion 1 and 2 – designed to restore and maintain calcium levels and alkalinity
Reef Builder – raises alkalinity without immediately impacting pH levels
A range of parameter specific supplements to maintain levels of numerous minerals and chemicals
Our Coral Nutrition Range
Reef Zooplankton – a concentrated blend of marine zooplankton, scientifically devised to promote optimum health of the reef in your saltwater aquarium
Reef Phytoplankton – a concentrated blend of green and brown marine phytoplankton, designed to provide the optimal invertebrate diet for healthy coral
With a dedicated scientific team working tirelessly to ensure that Seachem remains the world’s leading saltwater aquarium supplier, you can turn to us any time, from anywhere in the world, for all of your aquarium needs.
What is Aquavitro?
Seachem Aquavitro is a no-compromises, rigorously optimised reef-centric product line, developed with the requirements of the reef AND the requirements of the hobbyist in mind.
The testimonials on Seachem Aquavitro speak for themselves and confirm that with this innovative reefkeeping line we truly have developed products that revolutionise the market.
How is Seachem Aquavitro Different?
Aquavitro has been designed to be an ever developing brand that refines continually as science advances.
Seachem has a world class team of chemists and biologists on staff, all of whom are hobbyists themselves – keeping tanks at home or at the office – so with every Seachem product you buy you get the benefits of their knowledge and experience.
With Seachem Aquavitro you get the benefit of their most up-to-the-minute advances.
‘Aquavitro has been the best product line to come out in the past decade. It has offered a level of quality and ease of use that no other line has come close to.’
– Joey, Pet Paradise, Virginia Beach
Seachem Aquavitro Products
The Seachem Aquavitro range is rapid response, updated in line with new scientific development and discovery.
Two of our top sellers are Seachem Aquavitro Fuel and Aquavitro Salinity.
Buy Aquavitro Salinity
Most reef keepers want to buy Aquavitro Salinity as soon as they learn about it, and for good reason.
The most concentrated salt available, this special blend of salts has been specifically formulated for the reef aquarium.
It outperforms any comparable product on the market and is identical to the distribution of anions and cations found in natural seawater.
We know this because we analysed data from all the oceans and seas on earth and targeted the midpoint of the range for each element.
Buy Seachem Aquavitro Fuel
Another of our best sellers – Aquavitro Fuel – is a comprehensive carbohydrate, vitamin, amino acid, polyunsaturated fatty acid and trace element supplement that has been specially formulated to meet the nutritional requirements associated with corals.
While the algae spirulina has been used often in other such products, Seachem Aquavitro fuel is the first to use the vastly superior chlorella as a replacement.
You can buy Aquavitro Salinity, Fuel or any of the other items in the Aquavitro range either online, or by searching our website for an approved supplier.
What to Get a Fish Lover for Christmas
Seachem want to help you this festive season with the perfect gift ideas for fish lovers.
At Christmas don’t you tend to wish that all of your family members had a hobby.
If only everyone had something they loved to do so that I knew exactly what you could buy them AND knew that they would be really pleased to receive it.
If you’re looking for gift ideas for fish lovers, or for someone starting an aquarium for the first time, then Seachem is absolutely the right place to find them.
Everything on our site is pretty much essential to the setup and proper maintenance of an aquarium.
We also know that you might need a little guidance.
If you don’t keep fish yourself we don’t expect you to know your aquarium water conditioners from your filtration devices, or Prime aquarium water treatment from Flourish Excel.
We’ve put together this short guide to help you select the most useful and appreciated Christmas gift you can.
What is the Best Gift Idea for Fish Lovers?
Well, like we say, most of the products on our site are essential in some capacity and all of them are the world’s leading products in their categories but in our opinion, if you’re looking for gift ideas for fish lovers, you can’t go wrong with Seachem Prime aquarium water treatment.
If you don’t know a whole lot about aquarium maintenance but have someone in your life that does, you can’t go wrong with Prime aquarium water treatment.
Some of our products are only required in certain aquarium environments and would not be suited to others but every tank needs aquarium water conditioner.
Tap water contains some toxic heavy metals and they have to be neutralised in order for fish to live in that water.
That is what Prime does.
Prime will be required intermittently for the life of an aquarium and, what’s more, there is no other aquarium water conditioner in the world that performs quite like it.
It is five times more concentrated than any competing product on the market, so a little goes a long way and it has a number of unique attributes that make it the perfect gift for fish lovers.
Other Gift Ideas for Fish Lovers
If you would like to buy a bundle of Seachem products for your loved one, why not check out our top 10 best selling products list for more ideas?