JBL FilterStart
Bacteria for the activation of new and cleaned filters for freshwater and marine aquariums, liquid

  • For aquarium water to suit both fish and plants: to biologically activate filters, setting up aquariums, for water changes and for re-establishing bacteria after fish diseases. For freshwater and marine aquariums, turtle and shrimp tanks
  • For the use of new filters, after filter cleaning and the use of medication
  • For a fast biological filter settling: breakdown of ammonium/ammonia and nitrite through highly active living bacteria
  • Sufficient for 3 l filter material
  • Contents: 1 pack Filterstart, 10 ml. Use: 10 ml/3 l filter material
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basic price 36,90 EUR / 100 ml
Recommended retail price incl. VAT
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Product information

Nature at Home – Home for fish and plants
Fish and invertebrates need to feel as much at home in the aquarium as in the wild. Transform the aquarium water into biotope water for the good of your aquarium dwellers. When setting up a new aquarium and during partial water changes the aquarium needs beneficial bacteria to clean the water biologically and to quickly break down pollutants. Activates new filter material, cleaned filters and filters after medication treatment, clean water, fast degrading of ammonium/ammonia and nitrite. For water changes, setting-up new aquariums and after fish diseases. Bacteria starter for biological active and efficient filters. Bacteria starters contain highly active, beneficial bacteria which break down ammonium/ammonia and nitrite in the water. At the same time they degrade fish excrement and other waste.

Benefits of the JBL bacteria starters – Living bacteria for effective filtering

Details

JBL FilterStart

Art. no.:
2518200
EAN Code:
4014162251824
Content:
10 ml
Range:
3 l
Volume packaging:
0.300 l
Gross weight:
30.000 g
Net weight:
11 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
27/140/74 mm
FAQ
May I feed the animals on a regular basis during the first three weeks?

No, you need to feed them very sparingly with maximum 25% of the usual amount. The bacteria are adapting to the current water load and may not be overstrained. A slow increase allows the bacteria a stable adaptation to their environment.

How are the filter bacteria (nitrobacter) preserved in the bottles? How can the bacteria survive inside?

The bacteria in the products are contained in a nutrient solution which meets the "minimum requirements", as full-scale metabolism would shorten the shelf life. As long as the bottles are in their original packaging and stored at temperatures between 4-35 °C the shelf life is 18 months.

If the liquid is clear or has occasional small brownish flocks, the product is fine. The smell should be barely discernible. If the liquid smells of rotten eggs or if it contains black flakes, the product is no longer suitable for use.

Do the "filter bacteria" pose a risk to sensitive persons, as they could potentially be transmitted by air?

No, these bacteria are generally harmless to humans.
They can not get into the air, as nitrifying bacteria are generally substrate bound and bound to a medium that is aqueous to at least moist.

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