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API QUICK START Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Nitrifying Bacteria 16-Ounce Bottle

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  • Contains one (1) API QUICK START Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Nitrifying Bacteria 16-Ounce Bottle
  • Allows instant addition of fish when starting a new aquarium
  • Reduces compounds harmful to fish when used routinely
  • Helps prevent fish loss in freshwater and saltwater aquariums
  • Use when starting a new aquarium, when adding new fish and when changing water and filter media

Specification: API QUICK START Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Nitrifying Bacteria 16-Ounce Bottle

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

No

Product Dimensions

2.5 x 2.5 x 8.75 inches, 1 Pounds

Item model number

89E

Date First Available

January 13, 2012

Manufacturer

Mars Fishcare

Country of Origin

USA

5 reviews for API QUICK START Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Nitrifying Bacteria 16-Ounce Bottle

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  1. Joann Pierce

    This recharges your tank bacteria,every time you make a water change,help control your bad ammonia level which if you ignore it,will kill all your fish!

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  2. Rob Adams

    Excellent product, I have owned my own tank business and personal tanks. This product absolutely helps speed up the cycling process and doesn’t effect anything else in the water such as Ph. A must for a faster safe way to speed up cycling for tank.

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  3. Stacy

    Bottle came in nice and undamaged. Just wish they had a gallon one.

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  4. The Review

    Before this product, setting up aquariums was a nightmare.
    Now, it’s fast and fish safe…

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  5. ★AM1 Engineer★

    Last year I made the conversion to planted tanks and ever since then, I have been battling cyanobacteria in my 75 gallon tank. Ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates were always great, but within 1-2 days of an extremely thorough tank maintenance session (1-2 hours of cleaning plants, wood, walls, rocks + water change), the cyanobacteria population would explode. If I didn’t address it right away, the plants, substrate, walls, heater, and filter would be covered in sheets of cyanobacteria. Take maintenance every 1-2 days was not very sustainable.

    I tried feeding less, feeding flakes vs crisps vs round pellets. Some types of food exacerbated the issue. Pellets and the premium gel food helped combat the growth of cyanobacteria but I still had to do tank maintenance every 3-4 days.

    I tried completely resetting the tank using the existing plants (cleaned) and swapping wood for rocks. I tried adding $300 worth of plants, in addition to what was already planted. I tried moving plants and decor around for optimal water flow so there weren’t any dead spots.

    I tried moving from a canister filter to an external filter. Then I upgraded to a higher capacity external filter to get better water flow in the tank.

    I tried treating the tank with different products, specifically formulated to address the cyanobacteria and although it would keep it at bay, once you stopped using the product, the cyanobacteria would be back in full force.

    All of this was expensive and futile because the cyanobacteria always returned with a vengeance. Of course, no one could give me a definitive answer to the cyanobacteria problem. I scoured article after article, frustrated that I couldn’t find a solution that actually worked. And believe me, I spent $1000+ over the year trying a number of different solutions; none of them worked permanently. I was seriously rethinking my fish hobby when I stumbled across the solution.

    I picked up Quick Start for another tank that I wanted to rebuild. I happened to be doing a water change for my 75 gallon tank at the same time and I accidentally put Quick Start in my 75 gallon tank. No biggie, I thought. Wouldn’t hurt and I didn’t want to waste the water. In two days, I noticed that the cyanobacteria’s growth had been stunted. It was growing about half the speed it normally did. The next water change, I used Quick Start again. I didn’t understand – my levels were good when I tested them so I didn’t think my bacteria levels were low and I never thought to use Quick Start as a result.

    Over the next few weeks, I kept using Quick Start in my water changes, I got a bunch of snails (freeloaders from my plant purchases), and I stopped vacuuming the substrate so thoroughly and now the cyanobacteria is 95-98% gone. I only occasionally see it on the walls and I can push my water changes to every two weeks, no problem.

    I think I owe my sanity to Quick Start.

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