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EasyBalance offers a number of benefits, including reduction of phosphate, stabilization of pH and KH, and replenishment of essential trace elements and minerals. One teaspoon treats 5 gallons. Regular use of EasyBalance reduces the need for water changes for up to 6 months.
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Is it safe for invertebrates?

Is this product safe to use in tanks that have shrimps and snails?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 6-12 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
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Yes, EasyBalance Plus is safe for invertebrates when used as directed. When keeping invertebrates we recommend weekly (or more frequent) water testing to check pH, alkalinity, nitrite and nitrate and ensure all parameters are at the recommended levels. Proper aeration and regular water changes are also more important when keeping invertebrates.
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I am questioning the source of Crushes info.on Easy balance. I have frogs and find no where that it says not safe for invertebrates. Yes/no?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Reptile/Amphibian
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
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Is well water ok for a freshwater aquarium ?

How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
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it can but will produce lime on your glass. i would use jug water from store
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
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I would recommend testing the water first. If they are present, you can add Aquasafe to help remove harmful metals from the water.
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Does Easy Balance make the water somewhat cloudy?

My water turned somewhat slightly dull cloudy after application of Easy Balance; is this normal?
Also can I use a water clarifier alongside Easy Balance?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 1-3 years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
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from what i have seen with my aquarium yes. easy balance is not recomended by me i use jungle brand
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
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This can happen if there is a lot of waste in the tank or some other issue. No, do not use the Water Clarifier at the same time. It would be better to either use fresh filter media, polyfilter, or do a small partial water change if it does not clear in a few hours.

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Can i use ONLY easy balance as a chemical in a new freshwater aquarium?

im starting a new 90gallon freshwater aquarium with american cichlid setup and i heard from a pet dealer that was using easy balance only as the oNLY chemical in the tank and adding fish after 24hours was fine no losses no anything and i wanna do the same. is it true?

is that true?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 1-3 years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
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no first put in the tetra aqua safe first....then you can put in the easy ballense
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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Easy balance is a great product to use weekly to help keep high quality water conditions in between water changes; however is not the ONLY product used to maintain a tank, especially not a new tank. Firstly, if you are using tap water that contains chlorine and/or chloramine, you’ll need to use a de-chlorinator such as AquaSafe to insure that the water is safe before adding fish to the water, or before adding new water to a tank already containing fish. Secondly, many new fish owners lose fish due to high ammonia levels in the water that would normally be controlled by friendly bacteria found in an established tank. Because of this I always recommend using a bacterial treatment such as Safe Start that adds live bacteria to your water to help make sure that fish make it through the break in period. This type of treatment would need to be used AFTER the fish have been introduced to the tank, as the ammonia produced by the fish is the food source that allows the bacteria to live.
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will easy balance with Nitraban help keep the smell down in an aquarium

How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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P.S. Replacing carbon more frequently will remove odors, as that is one of its prime jobs. Once you have the tank in good shape from the water change, then add EZ Balance weekly to keep it that way, and reduce the number of water changes.

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Not really, no. There should not be much of an odor. When you lift the lid, you should need to take a pretty good whiff and get only a slight fish/algae/plant type of smell. If it is a strong odor that emanates throughout the room or is noticeable as you walk up to the tank, you need to vacuum your gravel thoroughly, change 25% of the water, and clean out the filter system (not on the same day as the water change) more often. Water changes should be at least every two weeks. Filter cleaning every month to six weeks.

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Do you add Easy Balance to 10 gallon tank when fish are in it?

I have a 10 gallon tank. Do I add Easy Balance to my tank when the fish are inside it? I need step by step directions!

How much do I add to a 10 gallon tank?
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
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yes you do and you add one tablespoon per 10 gallons
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
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Hello,

Yes, you add it with the fish in the tank. As per the instructions, it is one teaspoon per 5 gallons of water. Make sure you have plenty of filtration and aeration in the tank.

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Is it safe add all the aquarium chemicals at once?

Im going to buy more Tetra chemicals this month, and I was wondering.
How long have you owned an aquarium? 6-12 months
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
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No, it is never safe to add more than one chemical at a time. Never add a water clarifier with a medication or algaecide, for example. Chemical reactions may be negative.

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Is Aqua Balance safe for a tank that has about .25 cup of Instant Ocean per gallon of water. Tanks have green spotted and figure eight puffer fish.

I use it in freshwater tanks. Tried it with the puffers and water turned very cloudy blue.
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
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EasyBalance is not recommended nor safe for saltwater tanks. Please refer to the water care section of our sister company, www.instantocean.com.
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Problems with EasyBalance

I am just starting to use EasyBalnace on a 200 litres aquarium. The water is well oxygenated, pH of 7.6 with a population of Dwarf Guramis, guppies and few other species. On week 1 I added 50ml of EasyBalance (2.5ml everu 10L of water). 48h later two Guramis died. On week 2 I applied the same quantity of EasyBalance and two small African Cichlid died. I noticed that few hours after appliying EasyBalance Ph swings to 8.
Am I doing something wrong?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 1-3 years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
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Easy Balance is designed to keep the maintenance down on the tank. You may want to test the ammonia & nitrate level in the tank. Make sure you are not overfeeding. Be sure to perform a 25% water change every two -four weeks.
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Is a air stone Needed for tropical fish & algea eaters? If Not what are the benifits of havin one ??

How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
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Theoretically, if the filter is properly sized you would not need an additional air pump. Water movement, circulating the water from the top to the bottom you would mix water with more oxygen in it to the bottom. You might try it first without the air pump. If you notice the fish are always at the top, if the tank is tall, if need an air pump to run an ornament, if you like the way the bubbles look, then you would need an air pump. You would need to purchase an air pump, airline tubing, check valve, and an air stone to disperse the air as smaller bubbles.Thanks.
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What is the difference between EasyBalance and EasyBalance PLUS?

How long have you owned an aquarium? 1-3 years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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New Feature: Nitrate Reduction with Nitraban™– Serves as a nutrient for denitrifying bacteria that consume the oxygen releasing nitrogen from the aquarium. On average the nitrate concentration will drop below 40mg/l.

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Is EasyBalance + CrystalWater OK for a shallow fresh water tank with Fiddler Crabs?

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Easy Balance is safe for tanks with crabs, as long as it is dosed properly & the filration is working properly.
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Can I use Easy Balance Plus on a New Aquarium?

I set up a 20 gallon GoldFish Aquarium about a week ago and read about Easy Balance, I want to know if it could help me maintain it or if it will only work properly on established aquariums... Thanks.
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
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Thank you for your interest in our product. Easy Balance should be used on established aquariums(older than 3 months).
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Do i still need to use Biological Supplement and Water Conditioner with EasyBalance

How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
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You need to use water conditioner any time you add water to the tank. The biological supplement should be any time you are doing very large water changes or adding fish to the tank.

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Can EasyBalance be used with Turtles

My daughter has a painted turtle. Is EasyBalance safe for turtles?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Reptile/Amphibian
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
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No. Turtles can absorb chemicals through their skin. The only safe product is something like Aquasafe. A turtle tank should not need Easy Balance. They are a lot of work, but they require a weekly 50% water change to keep them and their tank in good shape. For more info on turtles, visit www.turtlerescues.com.

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Why is nitraban no longer listed in Easy Balance?

I really liked the product the way it was it seemed to really improve the water quality over the new product
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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We have two formulas on the market now, one with, and one without, Nitraban. Sounds like your store is just carrying the one without. The old version is still very much available. It is now called Easy Balance Plus. If your store won't order it, it is available through www.petmountain.com and www.drsfostersmith.com.

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After using EasyBalance, the water in my tank got cloudy. Why did this and what must I do?

How long have you owned an aquarium? 6-12 months
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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Well, this can happen in brand new setups or if a tank has not had a water change in a while. If there is a lot of organic matter in the tank, it will cause this issue. It will usually be more yellowish. In new tanks, or tanks that are kept really clean, it may cause a whitish haze. The product needs some organic matter to work with, but not an overabundance of it, if that makes sense.

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online buying

Why does the majority of products arent for sale thru the website? not even the kits for managing water, etc...
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
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We are going to be completely changing our website in 2013. At that time, a lot of products are going to be made available, and we will have a full online store with links to our other online stores.

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If I'm using Easybalance for a 1 gallon tank, (has adequate aeration and filtration) how often do I need to change the water?

Do you I still need to do normal 25%- 50% weekly water changes while using this product?

I also have another 1 gallon tank for my Betta but this one has no aeration or filtration. What are the general guidelines for water changes in this tank while using this product?

Thank you!
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
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For the tank with aeration, etc, we would recommend a 25% change once a month with a gravel vacuuming, and EB each week.

For the betta, no EB, and a 25% water change twice a week.

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Use of EasyBalance before fully completing the maturity process of the filter

I've use EasyBalance for my new aquarium, after I've put the water in it, and now it's all cloudy. If EasyBalance can only be used after 3 months of the filter maturity with bacteria, should I keep the water as it is, or is it better to put a fresh one, this time without EasyBalance ? Thanks.
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
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Easy Balance can be used any time after the first month. During the first month of a newly set up tank's life, there simply isn't enough waste and organic matter for the EB to work on. Hence, the cloudy water. Just do a couple of small partial water changes over a period of a week or two, and add Tetra Safe Start. The TSS will clear it within a few days, if you leave the tank alone after adding TSS to it.

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