SL Aqua's Z1 Aquarium Bio Protector is a treatment intended to rid a planted aquarium tank of pesky planaria and hydra! Z1 by SL Aqua is made from all-natural plant extracts and will not affect water parameters or harm freshwater fish, shrimp and aquarium plants as long as the provided instructions are followed. Using Z1 by SL Aqua in combination with good aquarium tank cleaning practices will help ensure your planted tank stays free from pests!
PLANARIA AND HYDRA
Planaria are small off-white, worm-like creatures with a spade-shaped head. They are relatively small and are typically caused by poor tank maintenance, dirty substrate and excess nutrients in the water from overfeeding. While harmless, they are unsightly and can cause swings in water parameters if left to proliferate.
Hydra is typically caused by cross-contamination and poor maintenance. Similar to jellyfish, Hydra's tentacle-like extremities possess stinging cells that allow Hydra to immobilize, kill and feed on smaller aquatic life such as shrimplets and even small nano fish. A Hydra has no brain, no circulatory or respiratory system, nor even any musculature, yet it poses a real danger to small freshwater aquarium livestock.
- Do not use this product in an aquarium tank that contains ornamental snail species.
- Treatment cycles last roughly 1 week. Do not change water or perform aquarium tank maintenance during this time.
- Once treatments are done, please ensure that any killed planaria and hydra are removed to prevent spikes in water parameters. A 50% water change should be done following treatments.
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
Live plants are shipped Monday through Thursday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.
Rimless aquariums will be shipped throughout the week via UPS Ground. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.
Hard goods can be returned up to 14 days after receipt of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.
Due to its nature, we are unable to accept returns for live plants. In the unlikely event you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us ASAP. We provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.
To be eligible for a refund/store credit, please contact us within 12 hours of receiving it and provide a photo of the item in its original packaging.
No worries, we’ll take care of everything as long as it fits the guidelines above.
Most answers to general questions can be found on our FAQ page.