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.
The Spoon for All your Measurements
Many of the products available for purchase from Seachem must be administered in precise doses so that is why our digital spoon scale is an ideal purchase for anyone.
An aquarium exists in a delicate balance and nobody knows that better than a dedicated hobbyist.
So every dedicated hobbyist knows the importance of being able to precisely measure the amount of any chemical or supplement being added to their tank.
This is where the our digital spoon scale is so important.
The Convenience of a Digital Spoon Scale
A digital scale is an absolute ‘must’ for aquarium keeping.
There are always things to be added into the environment.
There are plenty of things that need to be measured with digital precision, such as chemicals, foods and medications to keep your fish and plant life in optimal health.
A digital spoon scale makes life easier than does any other form of digital scale.
It’s simple, perhaps it’s obvious but for this setting it couldn’t be more useful to have the convenience of a spoon combined with the necessity of a digital scale.
And you know Seachem.
If there is a way to make the life of an aquarium keeper easier and to make an aquarium product more useful and more economical, we will come up with it! Thus this ingenious digital measuring spoon was born!
A Precise Digital Measuring Spoon
A scale is only as useful as it is precise and this is particularly true when it comes to aquarium keeping.
When we’re talking about the delicately balanced environment inside your tank then just a small amount over or under the correct dosage of many chemicals or supplements can make a big difference.
That is why the Seachem digital spoon scale has been designed to measure in increments of 0.1 – and that’s grams or ounces.
Our digital spoon scale measures up to 300g, which is more than enough for the vast majority of things that you are likely to want to add into your tank.
It’s the Little Things That Make the Seachem Digital Spoon Scale the Best on the Market
This isn’t a complex item. It doesn’t need to be.
What our digital spoon scale is, is simple to operate – with an easy 3 button operation – and corrosion resistant, which we consider to be quite important in a digital measuring spoon used around water and chemicals.
The Seachem digital spoon scale is low cost, practical, hard wearing and even comes complete with batteries.
The perfect Christmas gift perhaps?
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’t buy Aquavitro Salinity, Fuel or any of the other items in the Aquavitro range online. You can however search our website for an approved dealer via our seachem dealer locator.
Keeping your Water Clean & Healthy
Do you know why Seachem is the world leader when it comes to at home water quality testing for aquariums? It is because Seachem water testing kits are the market leaders for value, performance and ease of use.
Let us tell you more.
Water Purity Test Kits from Seachem
We sell a broad range of water quality testing equipment and kits to suit all requirements and all aquarium environments.
All Seachem products are designed to work smarter, to make your life easier, so our water testing kits include numerous MultiTest products, with multi cavity plates for simultaneous testing of up to 6 tests at a time.
Seachem MultiTest kits are available for saltwater, freshwater and reef environments.
Seachem Alert – No Water Testing Kits Required
In addition to our water purity test kits we have also developed the Seachem Alert series.
The Alert range of products, like the vast majority of Seachem products, was designed in-house by our team of dedicated scientists and out performs most comparable products available on the market today.
With Seachem Alert products, which include Ammonia Alert and PH Alert, you don’t need to use any form of water quality testing beyond your own eyesight.
These innovative colour devices continually monitor the PH or ammonia levels in the water and change colour as levels alter. Simply cast a glance at the small, unobtrusive alert device each day and note as the changing levels in the water as the colour changes then act when required.
We even stock Lil Alert Mates – Ammonia Alert devices in the shape of fun fishy friends for the enjoyment of little aquarium enthusiasts – because this water testing equipment is so simple that even a child could use it.
What’s even better – the Seachem Alert range of water quality testing devices last up to a year.
To the best of our knowledge that is 9 times as long as the leading competitor product!
Easy, Long Lasting Water Quality Testing Kits
Seachem is the largest independent pet supply store in the world.
We are run by and employ many genuine hobbyists with a passion for aquariums and as a result we produce products that are longer lasting, better value and easier to use than those available from the leading competitors.
We are, quite simply, the world leaders in water quality testing and in all areas of aquarium product supply.