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.
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.
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?
How do Seachem Hypersorb and Seachem Purigen 100ml Compare?
We at Seachem produce the best performing, longest lasting chemical filtration media on the market.
We are often asked how our chemical filtration products compare to one another and which products should be used in which setting.
Two such products that are highly comparable are Seachem HyperSorb and Seachem Purigen 100ml.
Here we will address the most frequently asked questions about these products and how they compare/contrast.
Why use Seachem Chemical Filtration Products?
Seachem is a dedicated company, employing a team of top scientists that is focused on one thing – creating the best performing, most economical products for the aquatics industry.
As a result, our chemical filtration media is second to none.
We offer a range of products that compliment each other and are suited to a variety of fresh and saltwater settings.
Seachem HyperSorb, our original chemical filtration media, outperforms all other blended synthetic media and compounds.
Even this fantastic product, however, has now been superseded in our top selling product range by Seachem Purigen 100ml, a completely unique filtration media of our own design that removes impurities from water at a rate that exceeds all comparable competitor products by 500%.
So you can see that Seachem really is the brand to buy when it comes to products for your aquarium but which filtration product should you opt for and why?
Seachem HyperSorb and Seachem Purigen – The Similarities
Both of these products are chemical filtration resin that help control ammonia/nitrite levels.
They both sit inside the filter of your aquarium in a filter bag (such as The Bag, available on our site). Both products will change colour over time to indicate when they are loaded with impurities and need to be removed.
Once they are removed, both Hypersorb and Purigen can be easily regenerated using household bleach, making the resin reusable and meaning that your product will last for a long time.
Both are suitable for both fresh and saltwater.
Seachem HyperSorb and Seachem Purigen – The Differences
Purigen was developed after HyperSorb and is unique in its makeup.
It is neither an ion exchange resin or a scavenger resin.
It is a macro-porous synthetic polymer that removes soluble and insoluble impurities at an incredibly high rate. It’s removal capacity is much higher than most other products on the market.
Seachem Purigen has a much higher capacity for organic waste removal than Seachem Hypersorb and for this reason we recommend opting for this product if you have a reef aquarium.