Water Change Essentials

Water Change Essentials

February 26, 2017


The only all natural water conditioner on the market is Paradigm. As we move into the future of aquarium keeping, a premium is set on all natural solutions. With the recent introduction of impractical formaldehyde-based water conditioners in the market, it's time for a natural answer to arrive for water conditioning. ATM, the #1 aquarium builders in the world, has such an answer!


ATM's Paradigm is an innovation in dechlorinating, utilizing ascorbic acid for detoxifying tap water. Vitamin C boosts immune system while aloe vera promotes natural healing. Paradigm also helps ATM Colony nitrifying bacteria stick faster to filtration media.

Newer SFS/SFB based conditioners are capable of depleting oxygen in the system and disrupting bio-filtration. Being all-natural, Paradigm carries no such risks.

Fish Health
When fish are transported or the system undergoes significant changes, they can often get stressed. This causes a drop in immune system ability and their protective slime coat is compromised, making them vulnerable to disease, parasites, and fungus.

The Vitamin C in Paradigm naturally boosts the immune system of fish so that the effects of stress aren't as threatening. The addition of aloe vera also compounds the stress reduction by replacing the natural slime coat of fish so they are safe from outside threats. Because of its stress reducing benefits, Paradigm is a fish's best travel partner when stress is likely.

All Natural Vitamin C Formula Neutralizes Chlorine And Chloramines Instantly
Boosts Immune System
Vitamin E Promotes Natural Healing
Replaces Slime Coat Reducing Stress



A chlorine remover is the first additive used in your aquatic environment. So shouldn't it be easy?



ATM's Barrier brings you this standard sodium thiosulfate formula that neutralizes chlorine and chloramine as well as heavy metals. Barrier also contains aloe vera, which replaces slime coat on fish to reduce stress and aids in attachment of ATM Colony nitrifying bacteria.

Formaldehyde based conditioners of recent years, while cheaper, are distinguished by their ability to neutralize ammonia and nitrite. The problem with these formulas is that they inhibit the growth of bacteria in the bio-filter by chemically altering ammonia and nitrite. They also deplete oxygen in larger doses. It stands to reason that this cannot be a good thing for nitrifying bacteria, which are aerobic and thrive on oxygen A water conditioner should never be relied on to play the role of natural bio-filtration.

With Barrier there is no harsh industrial reducing agents and that means no problems with test kits. No risks or unwanted side effects. At ATM we are innovators by nature, but sometimes the "new school" is the "old school".

Neutralizes Chlorine, Chloramines And Heavy Metals
Non-Formaldehyde Formula
Replaces Slime Coat Reducing Stress

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