API Quick Start Review

Product Review: API Quick Start

Today we will be reviewing API Quick Start for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. As an aquarium owner, we know that it is hard to wait to add your new fish into the brand new tank. It is, however, important that you wait out a period of up to 6 weeks until the new biological filters in the tank begin functioning.

Now there is a solution that will give you the opportunity to skip the waiting period. The liquid API Quick Start product is directly added to the tank to do the job of your filter in a quick manner.


  • Quick jumpstart of the aquarium cycle
  • Allows instant adding of fish
  • Reduces harmful compounds when used once in a while
  • Prolongs lifespan of fish
  • Fast and easy to use
  • Keeps aquarium clean and prevents fish stress


  • The instructions on the bottle are not clear enough
  • Requires initial ammonia to start its job

Key Features of API Quick Start

The Quick Start liquid product is easy to use, works fast, and is an affordable side helper to your main water filter. The product works by neutralizing ammonia and nitrite into the harmless nitrate compound.

Ammonia released from the fish is toxic and through bacteria turns into nitrite. Both of these elements are toxic to the fish. The Quick Start product contains Nitrosomonas that convert the ammonia into nitrite and Nitrobacter that convert these nitrites into harmless nitrates. After use, the nitrate levels are maintained between 20 and 40.

Usually, fish are added after as much as 40 days after the tank begins filtrating. With this product, you no longer have to wait that long. Add initial ammonia to the tank to begin the process, and then pour the Quick Start liquid.

You can use the liquid whenever starting a new tank, adding new fish to the tank, cleaning the tank, after medicating the fish, or just whenever ammonia or nitrite level peak. A 237 ml bottle can treat about 870 liters or 230 US gallons of water. Despite all the API Quick Start reviews, it is still advisable to check the water levels before putting in the fish.

Ease of Use

Imagine that you are a busy homeowner or someone that has a lot happening in their life. You love your fish, but sometimes it is just necessary to have a backup plan that is easy to use. The API product provides clean water and keeps your fish happy in a matter of seconds after pouring a small quantity into the water.

Effectiveness of the Process

The cleaning process is carried out in two steps. The product works to convert both harmful ammonia and nitrites into a neutral nitrate compound. With a single product, you can take care of both.

Bottle Size

The product has a couple of variations that you can use. Depending on how much you will be needing, you can purchase a 4-ounce, 8-ounce, 16-ounce, and 32-ounce bottle.

How often should API Quick Start be used?

The product can be used every 2 weeks or monthly on a regular basis to restore the ecosystem and prevent fish stress.

How does it compare?

There are other products with a similar effect of cleaning ammonia and nitrite. Some have more features and some less. The best product depends on your personal needs and preferences.

For example, the Seachem Prime is a product that has both ammonia and nitrite cleaning as well as chlorine and chloramine removal system. If you would rather remove nitrate as well, this product is for you since it detoxifies that as well.

DrTim’s Aquatics One & Only product is a specific product used for Reef and Nano while API Quick Start reviews show the successful use of the API product for all fish. The first product has the advantage of an unexisting risk of an overdose. That is why it is good for those that have little patience with dosing.


We hope you find this API Quick Start review helpful. The API aquatic cleaning product is ideal for those that have little time to spare on the heavy work that aquarium cleaning can be. The product provides a clean medium in which the fish can live with its two-step cleaning process. This also eases the burden on your water filter to prolong its lifespan and save you additional money.

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