Aquavitro shrimp start is the complete conditioner for your freshwater shrimp aquarium. shrimp start™ removes chlorine, chloramine and ammonia. shrimp start converts ammonia into a safe, non-toxic form that is readily removed by the tank’s biofilter. shrimp start may be used during tank cycling to alleviate ammonia/nitrate toxicity and allows the biofilter to more efficiently remove them. It will also detoxify heavy metals found in the tap water. shrimp start is non-acidic and will not impact pH. Use at start-up and whenever adding or replacing water.