Quote Originally Posted by jpreston View Post
Thanks for the info.
You have to notice that chemicals like the 1L kits sold by Freeystyle are not designed to be replenished, so there is no "starter" component either. They're just mixed up straight out of the bottle.

It is the bulk chemicals that have a starter component.

If you are familiar with cooking think of donuts. They clean the pots once a week, and the first few batches of donuts in perfectly clean oil are terrible. After that they change about 25% of the oil daily and the donuts are always good. Same with bulk film chemicals, and the starter fixes it for the first batches. The small kits are already balanced for it.