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API QUICK START (16 FL OZ) - 473ml
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Start your aquarium immediately.  QUICK START allows for instant addition of fish as it immediately starts the natural aquarium cycle. 


  • Contains Nitrifying bacteria
  • Converts toxic ammonia into nitrites then nitrates
  • Allows for the instant addition of fish

Follow API Easy Care Guide and use QUICK START when:

  • Starting a new aquarium to instantly add fish
  • After water changes and filter changes
  • When adding new fish you your existing aquarium

In a new aquarium, harmful ammonia and nitrite build up from fish waste, often resulting in fish loss or new tank syndrome. The unique, patented nitrifying bacteria in QUICK START are scientifically proven to quickly consume ammonia and nitrite to help prevent new tank syndrome. Allows immediate addition of fish to a new freshwater or saltwater aquarium. Use when starting a new aquarium, adding new fish, changing water, changing filter media, after medicating , or whenever ammonia or nitrite are detected. Allows instant addition of fish. Limits toxic ammonia and nitrite. Helps prevent fish loss. Immediately starts aquarium cycle. Contains live, nitrifying bacteria.  No refrigeration required.  All natural.


What does QUICK START do?

QUICK START contains live nitrifying bacteria to help establish the biological filter. 

Can QUICK START be used in freshwater and marine (saltwater) aquariums?

Yes, the QUICK START bacteria will work in both freshwater and marine (saltwater). 

If starting a new aquarium, when should QUICK START be added?

In a new aquarium, QUICK START should be added after the water has been dechlorinated, warmed up and adjusted, but just before the first fish are added; no more than 48 hours before. 

Should I turn off my ultra-violet (UV) unit if using QUICK START?

We advise turning off the UV for 24 hours after adding QUICK START. 

How should QUICK START be stored? Does it require refrigeration at any time?

No, QUICK START does not require refrigeration. It can be stored almost anywhere, but should not be stored in a place subject to continuous freezing-thawing conditions.