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API Quick Start Freshwater & Saltwater Aquarium Water Treatment

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Description

Jumpstart your set-up process and add your new finned friends to fresh and saltwater aquariums instantly with API Quick Start Aquarium Water Conditioner. This formula contains unique, patented bacteria that starts removing ammonia and nitrites on contact, so fish can be added immediately. It is scientifically tested to help consume these harmful chemicals, and may make it easier and faster to move your fish into the aquarium. It can also be used during water or filter media changes, after medicating or when ammonia and nitrite are detected.

Key Benefits
  • Contains unique, patented nitrifying bacteria that start the cycling process, so fish can be added immediately.
  • Scientifically tested to help quickly consume ammonia and nitrite,
  • Can also be used during water or filter media changes, after medicating or when ammonia and nitrite are detected.
  • Limits toxic ammonia and nitrite levels.
  • For use when adding fish or changing water or filter media.
Precautions

HAZARDS TO HUMANS: Keep out of reach of children.

Special Note

  • 4-oz bottle treats up to 110 gallons.
  • 8-oz bottle treats up to 230 gallons.
  • 16-oz bottle treats up to 470 gallons.

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  • Item Number
    94457
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater, Saltwater
Instructions

Use the API Dosing Cap on the Bottle. Shake well. Add 10ml per 10 U.S. gallons of aquarium water. For saltwater aquariums, double the dose.

FAQ

What is the difference between API QUICK START and API TAP WATER CONDITIONER?

API QUICK START is primarily used when adding fish, changing tank water, and performing filter media changes in an already-established tank to boost the natural aquarium cycle, while API TAP WATER CONDITIONER is specifically a water dechlorinator, and is best used when starting a brand new tank or changing tap water in an aquarium.

Can I add fish immediately after adding API QUICK START to my tank?

Yes, you may add your fish to your aquarium immediately after dosing with API QUICK START.

Is API QUICK START safe for soft coral?

Yes, API QUICK START is safe for Soft Coral, as it neutralizes chlorine and chloramines in the water.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for filter media changes and adding new fishes

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    We always use this when setting up a new tank, changing filter media or adding new fishes. Instantly creates a great environment for fish to survive water and filter changes and we also use a stress coat too.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    This is a good product

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    So this product is good Tom have for beginner fish owner. What to tell you that this product should be use like every other month.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    No difference

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    It's been two weeks since I added Quick Start to my new 75 gallon tank. First I followed the dosing instructions on the bottle. After 7 days with no impact to the ammonia, nitrite, or nitrate levels in tank, I poured in the rest of the bottle. It's now been 14 days and the product has had no effect on the aquarium whatsoever. Waste of money.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good stuff

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    I use this when starting a new filter it has worked well for me

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best stuff for busy folks

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    I recommend this stuff hands down. I have turtles and fish in a huge mixed tank, and I don't have anywhere to treat that much water weeks ahead of water changes. Also, the turtles can trigger pretty rapid changes in water quality that need to be addressed quickly for the health of the fish. This stuff saves me every time. I can change out the whole tank or set up an emergency tank if I need to with no worries about fish loss. Quick start works exactly as advertised and is literally a life saver. I always keep some on hand just in case.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    New Tank Set-Up

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    Quick start makes setting up a new tank easy. If you don’t have the patience to let your tank cycle before adding fish... this product is for you! It also makes tank maintenance easier as well.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    prices and bulk size tank supplies.

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    very good prices and at large quantity's from API!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

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    After using, no nirtites or nitrates. Used at every water change for a month, and still ammonia developed... and 0 nitrites, 0 nitrates. Did absolutely nothing to kick start a cycle or add detectable bacteria to my tank. Complete waste of money and time. I'm going to try Tetra Safe Start and see if i can keep my tank from a huge ammonia spike and get some bacteria going.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    API always has great products . Great to balance your water doing water changes and starting new tanks .

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't go wrong with API

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    Great brand and great price from Chewy!! Couldnt be happier!!

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