TETRA EasyBalance Plus Freshwater Aquarium Water Conditioner, 8.45-oz bottle - Chewy.com

Tetra EasyBalance Plus Freshwater Aquarium Water Conditioner

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About This Item


  • Maintains healthy water quality
  • Reduces phosphate, improving water quality
  • Biodegrades organic pollutants and provides nutrients required by nitrifiers
  • Removes phosphate from tap water
  • Supplies a continuous buffer that prevents pH decline

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Questions & Answers

10 Customer Questions

I just ordered some of this and put it in my tank and it was like a yellow gel with little spots in it. Some of it even settled in the bottom of my tank. Is that normal?
Answer by ChewyDec 29, 2018
This product's consistency is a thick yellow gel. This product must be shaken well before using to break down the clumps.

Do I need test strips? or can I just use this and be ok w/o too much science? My son is young but wants to do this all by himself
Answer by ChewyJun 14, 2019
Test strips are not required for use with this conditioner.

How many gallons does one bottle treat?
Answer by ChewyDec 06, 2018
The entire bottle treats approximately 500 gallons.

Nitrate control is a big issue for me! Will this help with the nitrates that are coming out of my tap at 20ppm?
Answer by ChewyDec 06, 2018
This water conditioner will help reduce nitrates and phosphates, which also means less frequent water changes.

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By 1DishonestCompany on Mar 1, 2023

Bad bottle

I've seen a friend use this in her tank firsthand and she swears by it, hers has always been mostly clear and doesn't smell (she sources from a local store). Just got my bottle from chewy today and I can only assume I got a bottle from a bad batch or chewy somehow stored it improperly. It's yellow, very cloudy, and smells putrid. Put a single capful in my tank and it congealed almost immediately which is not what it did when I've seen my friend add it to her tank. An hour later I still see clumps of it on my sand, no way I'm adding the full amount (another 100mL for my size tank). Very disappointed, hope it doesn't kill my whole community. I doubt I'll source any fish care items from chewy in the future for fear of getting another 'bad batch' of a generally well-liked product.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By apeflames on Mar 18, 2023

Hold your nose

I ordered this by accident. Meant to get Aquascafe Plus, which is a good product. This stuff though, is not only nasty looking but it smells like rotten eggs. No way would I put this in my aquarium with fish. I put it in my aquarium that flushes!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lane on Jun 19, 2022

seems to work

I had high Nitrate and now I don't, so thank you for sending so quickly!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Greg on Mar 7, 2022

Great company

I have ordered from Chewy for multiple years. The quality is always good ND if every I am unhappy the stand behind it 100 percent.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By njhill22 on Apr 4, 2022

I love this stuff

I’ve tried other brands, but this has always been the best!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sunny11957 on Sep 18, 2021

Good value

This is a value size bottle. I have never seen one this large in the store. I use it every time I change the water in my aquarium and in between changes, when I add water. The cost is much better per ounce than the smaller bottles.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Marilyn on Feb 18, 2021

Like the results

As others have pointed out-THIS IS NOT A WATER CONDITIONER. It does not remove chlorine from new tap water, like a water conditioner does. I use this weekly, as stated on the label, to balance the aquarium water's PH. I've got a 38 gallon with large fancy fantail goldfish. They eat, pee and poop a lot. I was having an ammonia problem. Easy Balance Plus helps to eliminate waste, uneaten food, and the ammonia-reduces nitrates & phosphates. Regulates ideal PH. With weekly Easy Balance use, and recommended aeration & proper filtering, frequent water changes are reduced (once every 6 months). I've been using it to rid the tank of ammonia. After 2 months of use, my fish are happy and thriving. No ammonia issue! Reducing water changes will be an added plus!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Thumper on Mar 9, 2021

Goldfish products

This is an excellent product that I have used for years. Just follow the directions and you won't have to make as many water changes to the freshwater tank. I must be doing something right because my goldfish, Thumper, is 13 years old.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Flowerhorn84 on Dec 31, 2020

Easy balance

So I bought this product after doing a water test for gh,kh,ph,nitrates, and nitrites etc. everything was perfect for my flowerhorn, but nitrates were at 80ppm and I couldn’t get them down. I bought this and boy did it make it cloudy like I just stirred up waste in the gravel. However within two days it cleared up and within 24 hours nitrates were at 0 ppm and everything else stayed where it was prior to using this. It hasn’t gotten cloudy again when I used it that following week. This was in a 44 gallon tank with one flowerhorn cichlid in case you wondered. In short ( 100%) recommend this product .

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By 12423 on Apr 7, 2021

awesome product

Love this stuff. It helps keep my water at the right levels !