JBL Nano-Start
Bacteria starter for small freshwater aquariums

There are successor products for this item:
  • For aquarium water to suit fish and invertebrates: for the initial setup, water changes and bacterial restarts after fish diseases for small freshwater aquariums
  • For the use of new filters, after filter cleaning and the use of medications
  • Essential live helpers for effective filtering: breakdown of toxic ammonia and nitrite by highly active live bacteria
  • Use: add complete bottle content into setup aquarium (up to 60 l) and start the filter. Recommendation: weekly water change of 30 %
  • Contents: 1 bottle Nano-Start, 15 ml. Use: 15 ml/60 l aquarium water
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basic price 29,67 EUR / 100 ml
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Nature at Home – Home for fish and plants
Fish and invertebrates need to feel as much at home in the aquarium as they do in the wild. Convert aquarium water into biotope water to protect your aquarium dwellers. When setting up a new aquarium and during a partial water change the aquarium needs beneficial bacteria to biologically clean the water and to rapidly break down pollutants. It activates new filter media, cleaned filters and filters after the use of medications, clean water, quick breakdown of ammonium/ammonia and nitrite. During water changes, initial setup of 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 excrements and other waste. Advantages of bacteria starters: living bacteria for efficient filtering.

Add complete bottle content into the setup aquarium and start filter. Treat the fresh tap water inside the aquarium at least one hour before the use of JBL Nano-Start with Nano-Biotopol or JBL Nano-Biotopol Betta, to protect the cleansing bacteria in JBL Nano-Start.

Recommendation Weekly water change of 30%, since waste and inhibiting substances for plants accumulate faster in small volumes of water. Fresh tap water needs to be treated by adding JBL Nano Biotopol so that problematic copper and chlorine, to which the shrimps and snails react sensitively, can do no harm. After each water change add JBL Nano-Crusta to ensure healthy moulting and clear, vibrant colouring.

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JBL Nano-Start 15 ml

Art. no.:
EAN Code:
15 ml
40 l
Volume packaging:
0.250 l
Gross weight:
31.000 g
Net weight:
15 g
Weight factor:
35/143/50 mm
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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