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API Quick Start Water Conditioner for Aquariums

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List Price: $22.49
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16-Ounce
  • Allows instant addition of fish
  • Contains live, nitrifying bacteria to immediately start the aquarium cycle
  • For use in fresh or saltwater
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API Quick Start Water Conditioner for Aquariums, 16-Ounce + API Stress Coat Water Conditioner, 16-Ounce + API Stress Zyme, 16-Ounce
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Product Details

Size: 16-Ounce
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 8.8 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006YG12F6
  • Item model number: 89E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,570 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Product Description

Size: 16-Ounce

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Features & Benefits

Add your fish today!
QUICK START allows instant addition of fish
  • No waiting period between start up and addition of fish
  • After all necessary conditions are met*, fish can be safely added
Contains live, nitrifying bacteria
  • Starts the natural aquarium cycle
  • All natural
  • No refrigeration required
*Appropriate water temperature and pH, proper functioning of equipment and the addition of a water conditioner to remove chlorine or chloramines.

Proven Efficacy

Low levels of ammonia and nitrite will harm fish; high levels will kill fish. QUICK START is proven to reduce exposure of fish to ammonia and nitrite. QUICK START helps prevent fish loss by avoiding dangerous spikes of ammonia when starting your aquarium. The live, nitrifying bacteria in QUICK START speed the development of the biological filter to keep fish safe.

API Makes It Simpler

Follow the API EASY CARE GUIDE steps to simplify aquarium care.

QUICK START is for use in both new and established aquariums and fresh or saltwater.

Use QUICK START when adding fish to a new or existing aquarium, after a water change, after a filter media change, after medicating or whenever ammonia or nitrite are detected.

When adding QUICK START after a water change, add STRESS COAT to remove the chemicals in tap water that can harm fish.

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QUICK START Sizes

1 oz (30 ml) treats up to 30 U.S. gallons (113 L)
4 oz (118 ml) treats up to 110 U.S. gallons (476 L)
8 oz (237 ml) treats up to 230 U.S. gallons (870 L)
16 oz (473 ml) treats up to 470 U.S. gallons (1779 L)

Other Items To Consider

STRESS COAT
  • Makes tap water safe by removing chlorines & chloramines
  • Detoxifies heavy metals
  • Contains the healing power of Aloe Vera
  • Proven to reduce fish stress
  • Replaces slime coat
STRESS ZYME
  • Keeps aquarium clean
  • Contains live bacteria to consume sludge
  • Reduces aquarium maintenance
  • All natural
  • Adds beneficial bacteria for a healthy aquarium
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Product Description

API Quick Start allows instant addition of fish to a new aquarium by limiting toxic ammonia and nitrite. Contains live, nitrifying bacteria to immediately start the aquarium cycle. For use in fresh or saltwater.  Use when starting a new aquarium, adding fish, changing water or filter media, after medicating or whenever ammonia or nitrite are detected.


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Added to tank before adding fish, they love the water!
Keegan
Patience and tons of water changes are the only solution unless you know someone who will give you their dirty filter from a cycled tank.
Ed
Ammonia is still up and Nitrate and Nitrite are still zero.
klaunch

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C Hagan on January 4, 2014
Size Name: 16-Ounce Verified Purchase
I never rely on these products to fully cycle a new aquarium and filter but to boost and accelerate start up. I have planted tanks, so I'm not in a screaming rush to throw fish in. I use it as insurance and to help seed new filters more quickly. In that application I find it useful and reliable. I don't lose fish at start up. I may use it in my new shrimp tank and see if it's reliable for a straight cycle. But I would continue to use it in any case. Also helpful if medication must be used in a tank.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Forest Black on November 7, 2013
Size Name: 16-Ounce Verified Purchase
This work great. I have used it on two tanks and my levels have been great. If you don't want to wait six weeks for a new tank to cycle then this is the answer. I used a quality test kit testing my water and this does what it says it does.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bernie on March 17, 2013
Size Name: 16-Ounce Verified Purchase
I used this in my new tank because I wanted to get the nitrogen cycle to be in full gear without the long wait. I put this in every new tank with no fish loss. It has the beneficial bacteria and helps keep the amonnia and nitrites at bay.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alex Post on November 26, 2012
Size Name: 8-Ounce Verified Purchase
I'm in the process of cycling an aquarium and this stuff works great at helping to keep ammonia levels from exploding. That being said, you can probably expect to use the whole bottle or more before the aquarium completely cycles. I wouldn't worry about using it liberally either. So far I haven't lost a fish despite adding them before cycling even began. So this can help to better manage the situation when used in conjunction with frequent water changes.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christopher on February 4, 2013
Size Name: 16-Ounce
You have to use approx. 8oz in three days but you will have a full bloomed aquarium. FYI the price here is almost DOUBLE. Got to Pet Mountain for best price, free shipping deals all the time. This product you can find in the $13 range.

I have used it since came out, took to much water out, fish started stressing, found this and 24 hours they were back to normal...Love it!!!
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By Jessica F. on March 21, 2014
Size Name: 16-Ounce Verified Purchase
Good price, and I am assuming it works well because I have never had any issues with the fish after using it. Good price for the size.
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By RobS on March 21, 2014
Size Name: 16-Ounce Verified Purchase
It works as advertised. Not much more to say. But I need more words so I'll ramble on and on.
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By chris on March 8, 2014
Size Name: 16-Ounce Verified Purchase
Every time I use quick start none of my fishes dies. It works like a charm. I won't put new fishes in my tank without using quick start.
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