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Easy Life Fluid Filter Media ( Opinions )

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About 2 years ago my Local fish store got me to switch from Prime to Easy life Fluid Filter media and I have never looked back, I think the stuff is great even thou I do not have a clue whats in it, I am also a member on 1 or 2 other forums and a few members on those forums are skeptical about it and how it works.

I would love to hear your opinions on this product.

This is my Betta sorority, yes its wild and unkempt but thats exactly what I want, The only things I add to this tank is Easy life and Indian Almond leaf, I do not use ANY ferts or CO2, Carbon or Purigen or anything like that, I do not vacuum my substrate ever. The stocking is 4 female Bettas Malaysian Trumpet snails and red Cherry shrimp, These breed faster than the snails.



https://easylife.nl/en/freshwater/wa...-filter-medium

PH 7.2
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0

Please don't ask about KH GH and all that as I have no idea, The only reason I know what the ammonia Nitrite and Nitrate is because I actually tested the tank, First time in 12 months.

What am I doing wrong or right?

This is me preparing for a water change, I premix the water and add IAL 36 to 48 hours before adding to the tank.

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I do not use ANY ferts or CO2, Carbon or Purigen or anything like that, I do not vacuum my substrate ever.
From what I understand the EasyLife brand is not that common in the US, which means you will get limited responses. I myself have never seen the need for this specific product but use some of their other products such as Easy Carbo (excel equiv.). Some things to point out :

On their website here is the top lead sentence describing this product: "The ultimate water treatment that does not contain chemicals" . A product with such a description is an immediate no-buy for me. Some of their chemists should get in touch with Marketing Dept. and explain that even if it has only water or air in the bottle IT HAS CHEMICALS :

Besides this, it sounds like your normal "tap water conditioner" with added X substances and pipe-dream marketing. No need to put it outside the water changes and frankly I prefer to add simpler dechlorinators.

While we are on the topic, fish food adds the fertilizers (just at very low conc. ) and fish and microbial metabolism adds the CO2 ( just at very low conc. ). You see, there is no need to fear the chemicals. Most plants you have there have very low demands and not vacuuming the substrate helps. The plant selection is good and the environment created for the bettas also seems fitting. I would say you are not doing anything wrong.

If it works and you are satisfied with it keep at it and enjoy.
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Thank you for your reply.

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The plant selection is good and the environment created for the bettas also seems fitting.
The guy at the fish shop suggested the plants its mostly Anubis Crypts and some sword , blue stricta, with a few Japanese Dwarf Rush, The plants grow so much I managed to plant a 20 liter Aquael cube and a 6 foot 100 gallon tank with cuttings, between the 3 tanks I have about 100 bits of Anubis, and the blue stricta grows like a weed, same applies to the water sprite I use as floating plants, My plants grow so much even the 3 local fish shops cant take all the pruned stuff I give them, no kidding. They just put it in a grow out tank out back and sell it and I get store credit for fish food.

The Easy Life costs me $140 for 5 liters and that lasts me about 6 months.
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