One & Only Climate Control Shipping Package
Cold/Hot Weather Shipping Package

One & Only Climate Control Shipping Package

Your Price: $10.19
Retail Price:$10.99
Your Savings:$0.80(7%)
Part Number:799P

Extreme Weather Warning


Your are responsible for considering weather in your area and making sure the One & Only Live Nitrifying Bacteria arrives in good condition.

Choose this package to have your One & Only Live Nitrifying Bacteria shipped in an insulated box with either a heat pack or gel ice.

Note - PLEASE READ THIS - IMPORTANT when temperatures are expected to exceed 105°F or drop below freezing in your area you should consider adding this option to your order to protect the bacteria. Also note - the purpose of this container is to keep your product from freezing or getting too hot it is NOT intended to keep your product cold - only to protect it. Therefore, in the summer your bacteria will arrive warm while in the winter it may arrive cold (but not frozen). We do not chill the bacteria because that slows them down and prolongs the cycling period. We grow the One & Only bacteria at 85 deg F (29.4 deg C) and in many cases the bacteria are harvested the same day orders are placed. This means they may arrive warm which is good as they are in top shape ready to go to work.


For shipping outside the US once you place your order we will get back to you with the additional charge which depend on your location.

3 Stars
Was not Cold When Received
Giving 3 stars only because it served well as a packing material. Was not even cool when package was received. Note from DrTim: The purpose of the Climate Control Shipping package is to keep the product from getting too hot in the summer or freezing in the winter - it no not to make the product cold/cool. We do not chill the bacteria before we ship them because that would slow down their activity and they would not work as fast as possible.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Garden Valley,CA. on 11/18/2013
2 Stars
arrived warm
Ordered this for a delivery to summer heat in Florida (Sept). The item arrived warm in the box (liquid pack inside felt lukewarm to the touch). I don't know if my bacteria survived or not, because there was no 'milkiness' to it--even after shaking--when I added it to my tank. I added Dr. Tim's ammonia product too, but almost four weeks later my fishless cycle has NOT been successful. Still plenty of ammonia in there, though now also some nitrite over the past week.
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Reviewed by:  from Ocoee, FL. on 10/6/2016
2 Stars
July Heat
I received my shpment and everything in the package was warm. Not hot, but warm. In the 100 degree Georgia heat, this had me worried that Dr Tims One and Only was ruined. So far my fishless cycle seems to be working. NOTE FROM DRTIM'S AQUATICS: As we mention on the package page - the goal of the Climate Control Package is to protect the bacteria from EXTREME cold or heat. Is it NOT to chill the bacteria. The One & Only bacteria are grown at 85 deg F. In order to work fast we want them to be warm. It they were chilled they would not work as fast and your cycle would take longer which we don't want. So the Climate Control Package keeps the bacteria from reaching temperatures above 120 Deg F or below freezing. It does not chill your bacteria so they will not arrive cold. In this case the Climate Control Package did exactly what it was suppose to do.
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Reviewed by:  from Braselton, GA. on 7/28/2016
5 Stars
Kept my product alive.
When I ordered the One and Only we where going through a crazy cold front. So instead of waiting to order I just added the climate control package and got my stuff soon than later. When I opened the box was surprised to see a foam box inside I was just expecting a box wrapped with insulation. I opened the foam box and put a thermometer in it. Read 80 degrees. I was sure the One and Only was going to work since it never go too cold.
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Reviewed by:  from Tucson, AZ. on 12/24/2015
5 Stars
Climate Control Shipping Package
I ordered 1 gallon of nitrifying in the dead of a Bismarck, ND winter. The package arrived with the contents at 63 degrees Fahrenheit. I give the packaging a BIG THUMBS UP!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Bismarck, ND. on 4/17/2014

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