Filter Starter is a live culture of friendly bacteria for your filter. It contains Bacillus megaterium, B. pumilis, B. licheniformis, Paenbacillius polymyxa, Nitrosomonas spp., Nitrobacter spp., and Nitrospira spp. These bacterial species help to breakdown fish waste and prevent the build up of toxic Ammonia and Nitrite.
If left, fish waste will build up and become toxic. This treatment can be added to a new aquarium to help ‘kick-start’ the filter, when adding new fish, after a filter clean/water change, or after using a disease treatment. Suitable for coldwater and tropical aquariums.
10ml → 50 litres of aquarium water.
Calculate the volume of your aquarium in litres (length x width x depth (in cm)/1000)
Shake the bottle thoroughly before use.
Bacteria starts working immediately, improving the performance of the biological filter.
Repeat dose weekly for 4 weeks when starting a new aquarium or a single dose after each water change.
Add to a new aquarium to help ‘kick-start’ the filter, when adding new fish, after a filter clean/water change or after using a disease treatment. To help prevent the build up of ammonia use NT Labs Ammonia Remover (Aquarium).
Winner of the Water Treatments category in the PFK Manufactures Poll 2019.
Always test your water using Aquarium Lab test kits.
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20ml, 100ml and 250ml
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To make the process of using our products even easier this handy dosage calculator tells you the amount you will need to put into your system. Please ensure you also read the instructions and warnings that are written on the bottle/pack label.
Note: This calculator does not take into account water displacement such as that caused by substrate, ornaments, water features and plants etc. Therefore, please adjust the calculated volume accordingly.
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* Always follow the instructions on the label. This calculator is intended to be used only as a guide to how much product you need to buy to treat your system. It does not take account of displacement caused by gravel, rocks and ornaments etc and does not include the volume of any external filtration system. NT Laboratories Ltd. will not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies or misuse of this guide.