Filter Starters can give your aquarium the kick-start it needs when you first begin setting it up.
Filters work in two different ways - The filter media itself (usually sponges) captures large particles of detritus, while the bacteria that cultivates in the sponge helps to actually filter the water more finely and biologically. However this bacteria needs time to grow before the filter can become effective, and that can take a while by itself.
Filter Starters are ready-made bacteria cultures that come in either liquid or ball forms and get to work right away allowing your water to reduce it's ammonia levels and negating the increasing risk of fish death early in the tank's life.
We know you want your tank to look as good as possible right away, so if you order your Filter Starter before 3pm weekdays we can send it out the very same day!