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API Bio Chem Stars by by API

$16.09
  • $30.99
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SKU: AP731A
UPC: 017163017318
MPN: 731A
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Product Description

API Bio-Chem Stars quickly establish the biological filter in aquariums, with 4 times more surface area than ceramic rings for rapid, massive bacterial colonization. They never need replacing and provide biological filtration to remove toxic ammonia and nitrites from your tank.

  • 4X more surface area for massive bacterial colonization
  • Quickly removes toxic ammonia and nitrites
  • Never needs replacing, will not break down or clog filter

Bio-Chem Stars are safe in fresh and saltwater and should be used for aquarium start-up and/or maintenance. It's never too late to start a robust biological filter and get your tank healthy! Specially manufactured from space-age polymers with a 50-70 micron internal pore network, they allow rapid oxygen and water transfer for maximum growth and health of beneficial nitrifying bacteria colonies.

Why Bio-Filtration?
Biological filtration utilizes natural nitrifying bacteria to convert toxic ammonia into nitrate, a process known as the nitrogen cycle. These beneficial bacteria grow as your fish produce waste, establishing colonies on top layers of aquarium gravel or in biological media such as Bio-Chem Stars. Providing these bacteria with plenty of surface area on which to grow is an essential part of maintaining a safe and healthy aquatic environment.

Directions: Remove Bio-Chem Stars from plastic bag and rinse thoroughly to remove any dust. Place in the last compartment of your filter. Bio-Chem Stars will become colonized by bacteria within several weeks. Using API Stress Zyme will help with the establishment of the biological filter.

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Sky, Alexandria VA on 2015/11/13
GREAT PRODUCT

As expected

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Richard, Stockton CA on 2015/07/29
Should have bought more

Great bio media, should have bought several 20 packs, so I did. It filled the basket and helped get the ammonia down in my 75 gallon turtle tank, stays between 0.0 & 0.25. Beats ceramic media and bacteria populates quickly.

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Jesse, Atlanta GA on 2014/01/07
I like these stars.

I use these in both my Rena XP3 (Filstar L) canister filters. In my media tray I use 35 of them on the bottom and then I load the top with fluval ceramic rings (500g). The combo works well together and provides a ton of beneficial bacteria for my tank. I have seen mixed reviews on these stars but I personally like the shape of them even though they are very lightweight, almost weightless.

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George, San Angelo TX on 2010/06/22
Well established products

Pet Mountain is by far the best location for supplies for my aquarium and always have the best prices and quick deliveries.

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Dean, Gustavus AK on 2010/05/24
Great product Good service!

My 50 gal tank is very clean .The Bio-stars work great. We can see the change it made in the tank. Rena is the best filter We have seen ever. Thank you for your fast service.

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Ron, Trenton GA on 2009/10/09
Very Satisfied

This item(Filstar Bio Chem Stars) and the Filstar Micro-Filtration Pads both arrived as promised. Same with the Rena XP-1 filter which I ordered about a week or so earlier.Thanks to an excellent representative by the name of Denise. You're a good company to do business with. Both me and my fish are happy.