11-22-2009, 11:14 AM
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Don't know this brand, and searching a couple of sites tells me nothing, so I must assume it works as most of these "clarifiers" do by binding together particulate matter so it gets trapped in the filter media.
Problem is, it also binds the gills of the fish in the aquarium. It may only stress them out, or it may cause damage and lead to early demise or other health issues.
Years ago I used such a product and noticed within seconds that all the fish moved to the other end of the aquarium, away from where I had added it. I watched what was going on, then decided to do a major water change. Glad I did; the fish recovered.
Cloudy water is cloudy for a reason; rather than masking the problem, find out what it is and rectify it. Cloudy water, unless it is due to a problem with the nitrification cycle (ammonia, nitrite), will not likely hurt the fish. Which is more than can be said for the clarifiers.