JBL Nano-Start
Bacteria starter for small freshwater aquariums

There are successor products for this item:
StartKit
  • 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 35,33 EUR / 100 ml
Recommended retail price incl. VAT
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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.

Application
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.:
2311000
EAN Code:
4014162231109
Content:
15 ml
Range:
40 l
Volume packaging:
0.250 l
Gross weight:
31.000 g
Net weight:
15 g
Weight factor:
1000
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
35/143/50 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.

Blog (opinions & experiences)

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JBL TV #10: How to start an aquarium

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Misunderstandings – typical beginner mistakes

Based on our own experience in customer service and the many messages and questions we receive, we have put together the typical mistakes beginners may make. The experienced aquarist might well smile, but if they are honest, these are mistakes we all made at the start, aren’t they?

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Lack of oxygen in the morning

The fish stay under the water surface in the morning, gasping for air.

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Press

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Laboratories and calculators

Water Analysis Online Laboratory

Enter your water parameters and get an in-depth analysis of your values in a matter of seconds. You enter your water values – and we analyse! Here you have the opportunity to enter the measured water values directly into the JBL Online Laboratory. This will analyse your values and explain and submit corrective measures.
Reference guide (Themeworld)

Reducing problematic water values

How to lower critical water values.

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Filter material as troubleshooter

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Diseases

Recognising and treating fish and invertebrate diseases

Feeding

Which is the right food? How much do you need to feed?

Daily care

How much daily or weekly care is involved? What are the basic maintenance measures for your aquarium?

Planning and stock

Which fish are compatible? What do you need to consider when selecting fish?

Water values

Which water tests are important? How can you achieve perfect water values?

Water treatment

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Instructions

safety instructions

  • safety instruction for water conditioners
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      safety_instructions_Wasseraufbereitung.pdf
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