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« on: December 20, 2012, 04:14:53 PM »
Been having some problems keeping my 6ft tank water looking clear, it always looks cloudy.
I have two sponge filters and a 2000 l/H canaster filter running on this tank which has about 25 Malawi Cichlids plus 4 cat fish & 6 loaches in it.
Anyway I seen this Tetra Crystal Water in a fish mag.

So I tried finding it in fish shops around OZ and had no luck, found some on e-bay.
It says on the instructions - Removes inorganic cloudiness caused by clay particles, plant soil etc, as well as organic cloudiness caused by fish waste, leftover food and decaying plant matter.
CrystalWater clumps particles together, so they can be trapped by the filter system, or manually removed.

Tried it yesterday in my 6ft tank and seems to be doing what it says, not a very good picture.


If any of the lfs store owners on this forum stock this please let me know I would rather buy from OZ than overseas

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2012, 04:17:41 PM »
Oh and well recommend, tried it in my outdoor ponds today which have no filters, and looking good

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Re: Tetra Crystal Water
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012, 06:16:14 PM »
Sounds like it does the same job as geo liquid...

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Re: Tetra Crystal Water
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2012, 06:25:24 PM »
Yes - it sounds like a flocculant.  There are several on the market.

PS - You're probably lucky to have got it through customs.  There is a fairly good chance of having products like this seized on the way into the country.  Not too much of a problem unless you've forked out a packet in the process, as there's no redress.  :No:
I love my malawi haps!  (And I suppose some of those tang whitebait are a bit OK).

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Re: Tetra Crystal Water
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2012, 06:51:52 PM »
Sounds like it does the same job as geo liquid...
is several products sold here magic clear pond clear just to name a few they all work really well and probably cheaper as well

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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2012, 04:56:42 AM »
Sounds like it does the same job as geo liquid...
is several products sold here magic clear pond clear just to name a few they all work really well and probably cheaper as well
Phoenix how big are the bottles & how much for say the magic clear?
I paid $23 for this bottle and its 500ml.

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2012, 05:00:54 AM »
Yes - it sounds like a flocculant.  There are several on the market.

PS - You're probably lucky to have got it through customs.  There is a fairly good chance of having products like this seized on the way into the country.  Not too much of a problem unless you've forked out a packet in the process, as there's no redress.  :No:

I ring customs and ask before I even order anything like this from overseas :)
Like when I got brine shrimp in bulk out of china

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Re: Tetra Crystal Water
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2012, 08:24:47 AM »
I ring customs and ask before I even order anything like this from overseas :)

Smart move!  :Thumbup:
I love my malawi haps!  (And I suppose some of those tang whitebait are a bit OK).

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Re: Tetra Crystal Water
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2012, 08:25:48 AM »
Sounds like it does the same job as geo liquid...
is several products sold here magic clear pond clear just to name a few they all work really well and probably cheaper as well

Geo liquid is much more than just one of these flocculants.
It also adjust your PH and stabilizes your bio system. great stuff. :)

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Re: Tetra Crystal Water
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2012, 09:40:04 AM »
I'm sorry to hijack this thread but is easylife tonic any good? My mate uses it and he recons it's the bomb, he said its not cheap but his water is always crystal clear.
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Re: Tetra Crystal Water
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2012, 09:45:24 AM »
There are plenty of good clarifying/flocculant products on the market. The best we have used are geo liquid (the clarifying with this also involves the removal of chemical toxins) & seachem clarity (very economical & is the only one I know of that removes both mechanical & biological clouding).

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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2012, 05:54:48 AM »
Paul how much do you sell the Geo for? sounds like some good stuff

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Re: Tetra Crystal Water
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2012, 11:04:49 AM »
geo is around the $20 mark for the 180ml, can't remember the large bottle prices. I am currently struggling to get this, the distributors ruddocks seem to be having an issue with geo flex (manufacturer), over what I have no ideas, but hopefully they will sort it out soon & we will be able to get it again.

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Re: Tetra Crystal Water
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2012, 07:10:51 AM »
geo is around the $20 mark for the 180ml, can't remember the large bottle prices. I am currently struggling to get this, the distributors ruddocks seem to be having an issue with geo flex (manufacturer), over what I have no ideas, but hopefully they will sort it out soon & we will be able to get it again.

The great thing about geo is that you use very little of it. Apparently it also gets better with age...that could just be marketing however.  :wink:

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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2013, 04:00:10 AM »
Found a shop in Darwin called Hurley's and he has a whole rack of the geo.