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API Quick Start Water Conditioner for Aquariums

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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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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)
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  • ASIN: B006YG12F6
  • Item model number: 89E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,360 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Product Description

Size: 16-Ounce

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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Features & Benefits

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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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Customer Reviews

Ammonia is still up and Nitrate and Nitrite are still zero.
klaunch
There is no problem with the fish getting used to water changes or new fish adjusting to a new tank.
DDB
With this product you can start a tank up and add fish right away.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By BX5 Fan on February 19, 2014
Size Name: 16-Ounce Verified Purchase
I generally use prime but decided to try this on a 20 gallon i was setting up for some fry, my main concern was new tank syndrome so I used some filter media from an established tank in my filter and used quick start to help get things in balance, I did a 50% water change week one using quickstart to the added water as well, so far my fish are doing great (into week 3) and my tests are all coming out fine (api master water test kit).
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4 of 4 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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4 of 4 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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Christopher Lee 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Colin Hart on November 17, 2014
Size Name: 16-Ounce
I've been setting up tanks for years and decided to give this stuff a try just for the heck of it. I dosed my 20G Long tank with 10ml of this product every other day until I went through the entire bottle. I was able to cycle the entire tank without any fish loss with 6 Cory's. Even using this product I did detect some ammonia in the tank, but it was barely even registered on the API test kit.

So it won't give you perfect results, and don't expect it to. That being said, I can safely say that it can allow one to safely cycle the tank w/ fish in.

I do suggest dosing more then the product suggests though. I believe that by putting in a full dose every other day this kept ammonia and nitrite levels low enough to not hard the fish. Without a dosage so frequently I would expect ammonia/nitrite levels to spike.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kim Elliott on January 19, 2014
Size Name: 16-Ounce
I know a decent amount about tanks and the cycling process, but after changing from gavel to a plant substrate and adding live plants, plus a 60% water change, I basically killed any and all good beneficial bacteria that was in the tank. This was a few days before Christmas 2013, it's now mid Jan and has been a few days since I used an entire bottle that said would treat up to 110 US gallons on my 56 US gallon tank….The levels didn't even budge…I'm glad I only bought a small bottle…I am still trying to find a product that will help my tank…Will be trying the Easy Balance + next as I've read amazing reviews about it...
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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kahos923 on July 20, 2014
Size Name: 16-Ounce Verified Purchase
Really does wonders for aquariums. I recently started an aquarium and within 24 hours, all of the levels were where they needed to be. Sometimes a couple weeks is too long to wait and would definitely recommend this stuff!
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