Substrate Enrichment + Starter Bacteria.
All-in-one booster for new tanks.
Enhances substrate richness and accelerates readiness for planting and livestock introduction.
1 Pouch (45g) per 60x30cm / 24"x12" area.
APT START provides the essential all-in-one upgrade for every new tank- substrate enrichment (a performance boost for 90% of aquasoils) and a potent concoction of starter bacteria to jump start tank cycling.
Solid inorganic macronutrient fertiliser with beneficial bacteria
NPK mineral fertiliser with micro-nutrients 8.8-0-0.5
8.8% Total Nitrogen (N)
-1.8% Nitric nitrogen
-7% ammoniacal nitrogen
0.6% Potassium oxide (K2O)
4.5% Calcium oxide (CaO)
1.5% Magnesium oxide (MgO)
0.01% Total Iron chelated by EDTA
Macro and micronutrients are completely water soluble
Clay, Calcium sulfate (CMC1 CAS n°7778-18-9), ammonium sulfate (CMC1 CAS n°7783-20-2), Potassium sulphate (CMC1 CAS n°7778-80-5), Magnesium sulphate (CMC1 CAS n°7487-88-9), Magnesium nitrate (CMC1 CAS n°10377-60-3)
Powerful substrate performance booster for new tanks.
Accelerates tank cycling.
Open the pouch and remove the Blue Sachet inside.
Spread contents of the main pouch evenly at bottom. Add substrate and hardscape on top.
Fill tank with water.
Tear open blue sachet (it contains dormant bacteria) and pour contents into water.
Rich aquasoil has long been coveted by experienced aquarists.
Finally, enjoy the power of rich substrate on demand regardless of your brand of aquasoil.
APT START provides an enviable boost of ammoniacal nitrogen and an array of essential minerals based on APT's winning Capstone formula.
80% of new tanks experience common problems such as plant melt and algae blooms.
By starting strong the 2Hr Way, these frustrations can be largely avoided.
Yes you can. APT START will enrich inert substrate. However it does not make an inert substrate equivalent in performance to aquasoil.
APT START contains a rich blend of essential macro and micro nutrients, organic humus and enzymes that enhance bacteria and microbial activity. It improves the cation exchange capacity of substrate and nutrient availability to plant root zones.
The blue sachet included in APT Start contains a concoction of beneficial bacteria strains in a dormant state that activate when wet.
You can add APT Jazz after ~ 3 months.
APT Start enriches the substrate with ammoniacal nitrogen and a wide spectrum of essential nutrients and trace elements based on APT's Capstone formula. These nutrients are naturally consumed after ~ 3 months.
Yes. However please note that bacterial interactions are complex and 'more' does not necessarily lead to faster or more complete cycling.
Adding fish immediately to an uncycled tank is never advisable.
You can add APT Pure as an instantaneous tool to make water safe for fish as it detoxifies Ammonia, nitrites and any heavy metals in tap water.
However we recommend adding fish only after the tank has been properly cycled.
Questions on usage, dosage or your tank? Let us know!