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API Quick Start

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."
Overall rating:
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2 of 3(67%)customers recommend this product.
Reviews for API Quick Start
Review 1 for API Quick Start
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5 3 reviews

Good but there is a better product

November 6, 2013
by Spike89
fromLebanon, Ohio
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
Effectiveness 
4 / 5
4 / 5 3 reviews
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5 3 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 3 reviews
This product like many API products is just an ok product. They work but be careful to use exact measurments. The better product to use is ATM Colony. This helps cycle your new tank quickly and more efficienlty while conditioning and setting up Good bacteria.
Pros: easy to use
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Review 2 for API Quick Start
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 3 reviews

Seemed to work for me

November 16, 2012
by StarryDominique
fromHouston, TX
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
I was a little skeptical at first since I had originally tried Tetra's SafeStart with no success, but this product seemed to work for me. Within 12 hours or so, my water's ammonia and nitrite levels had both dropped, and within 24 hours they were at 0. I didn't use the whole bottom because my tank was only 10 gallons. On a water change a month later, I used the same bottle again and within 24 hours the water was at 0 again. My tap water has ammonia already in it so we always get off to a bad start. This has helped control that initial level and keeps the fish happy.
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Review 3 for API Quick Start
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5 3 reviews

not much better than nothing

October 24, 2012
by JoshuaG
fromSalem, Oregon
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Iit did not do anything noticable for my tank. 55 gallon with two pearl guaramis and the amonia levels would not come down. Water was so cloudy you couldn't see the back of the tank.
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