Yes, you may add your fish to your aquarium immediately after dosing with API QUICK START nitrifying bacteria.
How often can I add Quick Start?
Add it during every water change until you are fully cycled. If your ammonia/nitrite levels are spiking quickly then change the water more often and hence you will be adding the Quick Start more often.
How much API Quick Start can I use?
Use when starting an aquarium, adding fish, changing water or filter media, after medicating, or when ammonia or nitrite are detected. Shake well, then add 2 tsp. (10 ml) per 10 gallons (38 L) of water. For saltwater aquariums, double the dose.
How long after API Quick Start can you add fish?
Without adding API Quick Start it can take up to 21 days for tap water to rid itself of harmful ammonia and nitrate. This is often called cycling a tank. But with API Quick Start this cycling process happens instantly so no need to wait 7-21 days to add your fish.
Can I add more quick start?
You can add more than needed.
Can I add SafeStart with fish in tank?
Tetra SafeStart allows you to safely add fish to your tank immediately. Use AquaSafe whenever adding water to neutralize chlorine and heavy metals.
How long does it take to cycle a tank using quick start?
Both Tetra Safe Start and API Quick Start will work, given that they are applied in a correct manner. The cycling of a new tank will speed up significantly but it won’t happen overnight. You can realistically expect a fully cycled tank at the end of the second week (10 to 14 days) after application.
Is quick start and water conditioner the same?
Quick Start is not a water conditioner. It cannot remove chlorine or chloramine. These disinfectants will most certainly harm the fish if not removed with a proper water conditioner.
How fast does API tap water conditioner work?
This treatment works immediately and takes approximately 24 hours to cycle through depending on the dosage used and tank gallon size.
Does API QUICK START have bacteria?
In a new aquarium, harmful ammonia and nitrite build up from fish waste, often resulting in fish loss or new tank syndrome . This treatment also helps to maintain an active biological filter in an established aquarium for healthy water conditions. API QUICK START contains live, nitrifying bacteria.
Does API QUICK START expire?
Due to the live bacteria, this product has a 18month shelf life.
Can you add fish immediately?
You can add fish as soon as tank water is dechlorinated and to temperature, as long as you add the right bacteria, and the manufacturer states that it is possible to do so. But for the best possible (safest,) results start to Fishless Cycle on the day that the water is dechlorinated and to temperature.
How do I cycle my fish tank in 24 hours?
Simple Methods to Accelerate Cycling If you have access, try using an old filter from a different tank. In this way, the filter will already contain all the healthy bacteria that your tank needs. Add filter media from an old tank. Increase water temperature. Use live bacteria. Increase oxygen levels.
How can I cycle my aquarium faster?
Super-Speed Secrets To A Faster Aquarium Cycle Focus on the basics. Keep the pH above 7. Don’t turn off your filters. Don’t forget the dechlorinator. Watch the heating. Rob an old tank. Use a cycled filter. Season your filter. Add gravel. Buy some plants. Use bacteria in a bottle.
Do you need bacteria starter for fish tank?
Each aquarium needs a certain time until it is “robust” enough to deal with small problems. But to ensure that the bacteria cultures develop steadily the aquarium start should be initiated with a bacteria starter. This doesn’t mean that the complete fish stock can be added.
Can API fish products be used together?
Can I use API MELAFIX™ fish remedy and API PIMAFIX™ fish remedy together? Yes, this combination is in fact recommended if treating stubborn infections. Use each fish remedy at the recommended dose. There is no need to reduce the dose when using both of them.
How long after Safestart can I add fish?
You CAN NOT use this the same day as a water conditioner. You should use a water conditioner first but you MUST wait 24 hours atleast to add safe start plus. If you read about water conditioner (for instance Prime) it binds ammonia making it harmless to your fish for 24 to 48 hours.
What does Tetra SafeStart do?
Tetra SafeStart accelerates the establishment of the bio-filter in newly set-up aquariums. It can also be used after a water change, when adding new fish or after medicating. The live bacteria start working immediately to provide a safe and healthy environment for your fish without the long wait.
Can you add start Zyme with fish?
Can I add start zyme in my tank with fish in it. Yes, that is perfectly okay.
Do you have to wait 24 hours to put fish in tank?
If you introduce bottled bacteria and water from an established tank at the shop, the nitrogen cycle can be completed after 24 hours. It will take about a day for the chemicals to eliminate chlorine and bacteria to bring ammonia and nitrates to healthy levels for fish to live in.
How do you know if a tank is cycled?
After testing your aquarium water for ammonia and nitrite and nitrate, if the reading shows 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, and some nitrates then your fish tank is cycled. Cycling a new tank usually takes between four to six weeks. Cycling your fish tank can take a long time.
What is the difference between stress Zyme and quick start?
API Stress Zyme is very similar in function to the Quick Start and is generally chosen to improve water clarity or stabilize chemistry in more established tanks. You don’t need to use both simultaneously and would probably never see the difference compared to using just one.
Can you use Quick Start and water conditioner together?
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 amore.
What happens if I put too much Accu clear in my fish tank?
If Accu-clear if overdosed, it will bind with itself. It is not harmful to the fish. Please check the label to make sure it was accurately dosed. We would recommend partial water exchanges to reduce the cloudiness.