API® Aqua-Detox

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AQUA-DETOX filtration media is scientifically proven to remove aquarium toxins


  • Removes ammonia, nitrite and nitrate

Follow API Easy Care Guide and use AQUA-DETOX when:

  • Addressing Water Solving Problems to remove ammonia, nitrite & nitrate

AQUA-DETOX is a ready-to-use filter media pouch, can be added to your filter to remove ammonia, nitrite and nitrate.   AQUA-DETOX is made of natural and synthetic ion-exchange resins that selectively remove toxins from freshwater aquariums.  AQUA-DETOX is completely phosphate-free and can be reused after recharging.

We’ve proven how well AQUA-DETOX works in reducing ammonia and nitrite levels!  Do you want to know how?  Check out the Science Inside article by clicking on the ‘Documents & MSDS’ tab to the left.

Rinse pouch under tap water.  Place pouch in path of water flow in the aquarium filter.  For a new aquarium or when ammonia or nitrite is detected:  recharge every 5 days for the first month, and then every 2 weeks for the second month.  For an established aquarium: recharge every 2 weeks.  When nitrate is detected: recharge every 5 days until nitrate is reduced to 20ppm (mg/L) or less.  Replace pouch after 2 months. 

To recharge: dissolve 4 tablespoons (80 g) of API® AQUARIUM SALT 240 ml of warm tap water.  Soak pouch for 2 hours, then rinse lightly in tap water.  When not in use, store pouch in recharging solution. 


Item #:                                 Treats:

RE-726     Size 5               Up to 75 litres

RE-726A  Size 6                Up to 210 litres

Other AQUA-DETOX  filtration media:

For API nexx™

  • Item #FR-776A  AQUA-DETOX Size 4 (2 pack)
Water Problem Solving