Practical tools - Care System

Tetra Care System

Aquarium care made easy: The Tetra care system helps you easily and quickly to find the right care products for your aquarium. Please select whether you need products for setting up an aquarium, general care products for healthy fish and plants or solutions to solve problems in your aquarium.

START

Optimal living conditions right from the beginning

CARE

With ideal care to permanently healthy fish and plants

SOS

Algae, sick fish, cloudy water? Effective help for a healthy aquarium
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Prepare substrate
A fertile ground with an optimal grain size is a prerequisite for healthy and lush plants growing in your aquarium.
Our tip: 

Top up the ground in the back of the aquarium.  This has the advantage that dirt and other waste products accumulate in the front area. There they are easily visible and can be removed immediately.

Tetra CompleteSubstrate

Nutrient-rich substrate with long-term fertilisation. Activates strong and healthy plant growth.

Tetra ActiveSubstrate

Natural substrate which provides a plant-friendly soil climate and lush, healthy plant growth. The large surface and the porous structure of the water neutral clay granules offer several advantages compared to conventional gravel.

Tetra InitialSticks

Tetra InitialSticks provides nutrient-rich ground resulting in magnificent, strong aquarium plants.
Add water
It is important to make tap water safe for fish because it may contain substances which are harmful to them.
Tip: 

Use a small plate when filling the aquarium with water. This prevents the whirling of substrate.

Tetra AquaSafe

Makes tap water safe for fish by immediately neutralising harmful substances.

Test water values
Good water values ​​are fundamental for healthy fish and plants. Test your water values before adding any fish to the aquarium.
Did you know? 

With the Aquatics app from Tetra you can determine the water values quickly, ​​easily and safely.

Tetra Test 6in1

With Tetra Test 6in1, quickly test the aquarium water to ensure it is in top condition, and to help avoid any problems.
Introduce fish
Fish need a special biological environment in the aquarium. Before adding your fish, it is important to create a biologically active environment.
Fast introduction of fish made easy: 

Special beneficial bacteria help shorten the cycling time of the aquarium.

Tetra SafeStart

Creates a biologically active environment to allow the fast introduction of fish into a newly set up aquarium.
Change water and stabilise water parameters
Regular water changes are important to aquarium care. Through the exchange of water, harmful substances are removed and important nutrients are added with the fresh water. Water changes stabilise the water values ​​in your aquarium thus restoring balance.
Important: 

Optimal water values varie depending on the stocking or the aquarium size. There is no universal "optimal value" for each aquarium. Which value is optimal for your aquarium, depends on several individual circumstances.

Tetra EasyBalance

Reduces the number of water changes and stabilises important water values for up to 6 months.

Tetra AquaSafe

Makes tap water safe for fish by immediately neutralising harmful substances.

Tetra FilterActive

Tetra FilterActive adds highly effective live bacteria and thus promotes permanent biological activity in the aquarium.
Test water values
Good water values are fundamental for healthy fish and plants. For long lasting stable water values we recommend to test them once a week.
Determine your water values easily: 

With the help of the Tetra Aquatics App, you will always have an eye on your water parameters.

Tetra Test 6in1

With Tetra Test 6in1, quickly test the aquarium water to ensure it is in top condition, and to help avoid any problems.
Fertilise plants
Plants regularly need important nutrients in order to remain healthy with lush growth, as their leaves and roots absorb nutrients.
Herbivorous fish: 

Make sure to protect your aquarium plants by limiting the number of herbivorous fish kept in your aquarium.

Tetra PlantaMin

Thanks to the special depot formula, the nutrients contained in Tetra PlantaMin stay available for plants over a period of 4 weeks. Iron, potassium, manganese and other essential trace elements provide a lush and healthy plant growth.

Tetra Crypto

Root fertiliser tablets for lush, healthy aquatic plants.
Fight algae
An aquarium full of algae pollutes the water, affects the biological balance and of course, the aquarium does not look good.

Tip: 

Phosphates (PO4) and nitrates (NO3) promote algae growth. Therefore, it is particularly important to reduce the two substances in the aquarium.


(* Use anti – algae products safely. Always read the label and product information before use.)

Tetra AlguMin*

Combats effectively all types of algae. For prevention and fast action.

Reduce high nitrate values
High nitrate levels in the aquarium indicate an oversupply of nutrients - and this affects the water quality.
Caution: 

Although nitrate is a plant nutrient - in concentrations greater than 50 mg / l nitrate becomes dangerous for fish.

Tetra NitrateMinus

Tetra NitrateMinus reduces the algae nutrient nitrate (NO3-) reliably and in a natural way.
Eliminate cloudy water
Cloudy water in the aquarium can have many reasons and occurs for example after setting up a new aquarium.
Just to be safe: 

Cloudy water is usually not dangerous, nevertheless it is advisable to check the filter and the water values. A proper ventilation could also be useful.

Tetra CrystalWater

Tetra CrystalWater cleans dirt particles from the aquarium water fast, safely and reliably. For crystal clear aquarium water.
Test water values
Good water values are fundamental for healthy fish and plants. If there seems to be a problem in the aquarium you should check the water values.
Test it! 

Cloudy water, lifeless plants, tired fish? Before adding something into the water, a water test is useful to define the reason for your problem.

Tetra Test 6in1

With Tetra Test 6in1, quickly test the aquarium water to ensure it is in top condition, and to help avoid any problems.
Boost lifeless plants
Lifeless plants with yellow or almost transparent leaves don´t look good in your aquarium. In addition, plants have an important role in the ecosystem of the aquarium. Therefore it is important to maintain healthy aquarium plants.
Let there be light! 

Sometimes your plants do not only need nutrients but also need some light. Try to boost your plants by providing them with enough light and check the lightning in your aquarium.

Tetra PlantaMin

Thanks to the special depot formula, the nutrients contained in Tetra PlantaMin stay available for plants over a period of 4 weeks. Iron, potassium, manganese and other essential trace elements provide a lush and healthy plant growth.