Use aquarium controllers, monitors and test kits to measure key water parameters.
The JBL Test set PO4 sensitive -Phosphate- is designed fro measuring and routinely controling the phosphate content in saltwater and freshwater within the range of 0.05-1.8 mg/l (ppm). The compensation method developed specially by JBL allows precise and reliable results to be obtained even in moderately discoloured aquarium water e.g. caused by peat filters and disease treatment.
Through the high sensitivity of the JBL test PO4 sensitive the impending danger of excessive phosphate levels can be recognised at e very early stage and suitable preventative measures to be taken in good time. In the natural enviroment phosphate, a vital plant nutrient, only occurs in very low concentrations.
The average levels are about 0.01 mg/l in freshwater and about 0.07 mg/l in saltwater. In an aqaurium, the main sources of phosphate in the water are digestive processes of the fish and food residue. Under unfavourable circumstances phosphate levels can reach up to 100 times or more above the natural levels.
This inevitably leads to an explosive increase in undesirable algae. This danger can be identified by measuring the phosphate level in time using the JBL Phosphate Test set PO4 sensitive and appropriate remedial action can be taken. It is important to know that algae can store considerable aquantities of phosphate, enabling them to continue to grow even after the level of phosphate in the aquarium water has been reduced.
In a freswater aquarium, levels of up to 0.4 mg/l are acceptable. In marine aqaurium, the phosphate level should be as close as possible to the natural level.
JBL Test Set PO4 sensitive -phosphate
JBL - Nitrate Test Set
Although nitrate (NO3) is non-toxic, it stunts the growth of fish and plants and leads to the excessive growth of algae in aquariums and ponds. Nitrate is only broken down by bacteria under anaerobic (oxygen-free) conditions. These occur, for example, in the floor covering material or in the reef rock of saltwater aquariums. Every filter which operates on normal biological principles produces nitrate. The nitrate consumption of plants is often not high enough, and nitrate becomes enriched in the water, leading to an increase in algae growth.
JBL - Nitrite Test Set
Nitrite (NO2) is a strong poison which blocks the transport of oxygen by the blood and leads to internal suffocation. It is formed by bacterial decomposition from ammonium and is further broken down into the non-toxic nitrate NO3. If nitrite levels exceeding 0.1 mg/l are measured, the bacterial break down of nitrogen is seriously damaged, without any doubt. This may be the result of treatment with antibacterial medications.
JBL - Ammonia Test Set NH4
Laboratory compensation system compensates water discoloration Includes syringe to measure amount of water
Ammonium is considered to be the first decomposition stage in the nitrogen cycle. It consists of proteins, which are converted by heterotrophic bacteria to ammonium. In addition, fish excrete a percentage of their bodily weight into the water every day in the form of ammonium. Ammonium is non-toxic, but, with increasing pH-levels, is converted to an ever-greater degree into toxic ammonia. If symptoms of poisoning appear in the pond or aquarium, it is important that the ammonium level is measured using the JBL Ammonium Test Set, in addition to nitrite.
JBL - Calcium Test Set
The test shows the calcium level in 20-mg increments.
Invertebrates (corals, shellfish etc.) and calcareous algae in sea water require sufficient levels of calcium for healthy growth. The natural calcium level of the sea is 400-420 mg/l. In order that the organism can make the best use of the calcium, hydrogen carbonate must also be present in the water in the correct proportions. For this reason the addition of calcium compounds without hydrogen carbonate, such as calcium chloride, is worthless. A calcium level of 420-440 mg/l has proved to be the optimum in sea water aquariums.
Help for low levels: Calcium levels which are too low can easily be raised with JBL CalciuMarin. JBL CalciuMarin contains the correct proportions of calcium and hydrogen carbonate, so that the targeted organisms have the bes possible access to the calcium. Calcium reactors (specialist pet shops) also increase calcium levels.
JBL - Iron Test Set
Colour scale with 9 colours from colourless to dark violet. Laboratory compensation system compensates water discoloration. Includes syringe to measure amount of water
The JBL Iron Test-Set Fe is designed for the measurement and routine control of the iron content in saltwater and freshwater within the range 0.05-1.5 mg/litre (ppm).
The compensation method developed specially by JBL allows precise and reliable results to be obtained even in moderately discoloured aquarium water, e.g. caused by peat filters and disease treatment. (Recommended level: 0.05 - 0.2 mg/l iron in freshwater).
Recommended level for oodinium treatment: 0,3 mg/l Cu
Precise test to determine the copper content in fresh water and marine aquariums. Scaling of levels: 0,15; 0,3: 0,45: 0,6; 0,8; 1,2; 1,6; 2,0 mg/l
Also for testing tapwater to detect unwanted copper
Helpful in administering medications and preparations containing copper, as the copper content should never exceed 0.3 mg/l, whilst insufficient doses will not result in a cure.
The JBL Copper Test Set Cu is designed for the measurement and routine control of the copper content in saltwater and freshwater aquariums and in mains water within the range of 0.15 - 2 mg/l (ppm). The compensation method developed specially by JBL allows precise and reliable results to be obtained even in moderately discoloured aquarium water, e.g. caused by peat filters and disease treatment.
Copper is a heavy metal. On the one hand, as a trace element it is essential for plant and animal organisms, on the other hand excess concentrations act as a toxin to cells, with disastrous results. Levels as low as 0.03 mg/l cause long-term damage to filter bacteria. Algae show signs of harm, depending on the type, from 0.1 - 10 mg/l of copper.
$23.80Long term test unit for CO2 and pH.
Recommended oxygen content: 8 mg/ at 25°C
Test providing accurate readings of oxygen levels from 1 - 10 mg/L in freshwater and marine tanks as well as garden ponds
Important when algae preparations are used, as large amounts of oxygen are used when algae are eliminated
Recommended for use at night in densely planted aquariums, when large amounts of O2 are absorbed
Oxygen is the elixir of life for all organisms in the aquarium. Fish, slugs, corals, bivalves etc. need oxygen to breathe. But also the invisible helpers in the aquarium and pond, the pollutant-destroying bacteria, depend on sufficient supplies of oxygen in order to be able to carry out their useful activities. Just as on our earth, the supply of oxygen in the aquarium and pond is guaranteed by the assimilation activities of plant organisms (algae and higher plants).
Oxygen supply can only be maintained by water movement and/or aerating with the appropriate technical equipment (from specialist pet suppliers) in those aquariums and ponds where sufficient oxygen cannot be supplied by plants, such as marine aquariums or aquariums stocked with plant-eating fish etc.
The following levels are recommended: Towards the end of the lighting period in freshwater aquariums with plants, the oxygen level from the activities of the plants, (without technical assistance e.g. aeration, but supported by moderate water movement), should correspond at least to the equilibrium level appropriate for that particular temperature.
At 25°C the recommended level is approx. 8 mg/l.
The JBL GH Test Kit is an easy is to use quick test to determine the total hardness.Die GH indication of the proportion of magnesium and calcium ions in the water. It is important to provide a near-natural fish water.
Many popular freshwater aquarium fish come from soft water. For freshwater aquariums and garden ponds, the total hardness of between 5 and 20 - dGH lie. Aquarium, the place to go fill up with water only evaporated water, thus increasing the non-evaporating mineral content and hence the GH. This should be avoided at all costs!
The total hardness says nothing about the stabilization of the pH. This is the responsibility of the carbonate hardness. It is usually a part of GH. However, there are waters in which the CH is higher than GH, such as in Malawi and Lake Tanganyika in East Africa. To provide such a water fishing can offer a special salt to JBL: JBL AquaDur Malawi / Tanganyika.
(Recommended level for freshwater: 8 - 20- dGH)
The JBL pH Test-Set 7.4 - 9.0 can be used for exact measurements and routine monitoring of pH levels in salt water and slightly alkaline fresh water, as required by fish from Lake Malawi for example. Thanks to the compensation procedure developed by JBL, precise and reliable results can also be obtained in lightly discoloured water e.g. during the treatment of diseases.
JBL pH Test-Set 3,0-10,0 is an easy to use quick-test for the general first-hand control of the pH-value in freshwater and saltwater, covering the pH-range 3.0 to 10.