API Tap Water Conditioner

Questions & Answers

31 Customer Questions


Answer by ChewyOct 09, 2018
Quick Start should be added to dechlorinated water, otherwise the chlorine can harm the beneficial bacteria it contains, as well as the fish you are trying to keep. It is recommended to treat the water first with API Tap Water Conditioner before adding new water to the tank, to remove the chlorine and chloramines. The Quick Start would then be added directly to the aquarium. Quick Start contains only the live bacteria -- it does not contain a dechlorinator, so both are necessary for a happy and healthy aquarium.

Answer by ChewyJun 30, 2017
You can safely dose 2-3 times the directed amounts to neutralize higher levels of chlorine, or chloramines. If you accidentally add more treatment, a partial water change should be completed.

Answer by ChewyMay 10, 2019
The API Tap Water Conditioner removes toxins instantly, so you can add fish to your aquarium (or add them back after a water change) immediately.

Answer by ChewyJun 04, 2019
It's recommended when removing chlorine and detoxify heavy metals to add: 1 mL for each 20 U.S. gallons (76 L) of aquarium water. To detoxify chloramines: add 5 mL for each 30 U.S. gallons (114 L) of aquarium water.