JBL Testlab – Test case with 13 tests for freshwater analysis
- Monitors water values in aquariums simply and reliably. Determines: pH value (3 ranges), carbonate hardness, general hardness, phosphate, nitrite, nitrate, iron, copper, silicate, oxygen and ammonium/ammonia, as well as CO2 calculation using a table
- Add reagents to water samples, compare with colour charts, read values and look up on protocol sheet if and what action is recommended
- Laboratory comparator system to compensate the inherent water colouring, analysis record sheet, instructions for problem solving, CO2 table
- Child-proof reagent bottles, water-proof plastic case, refillable kit
- Package contents: 1 test case for freshwater aquariums. Incl. 13 tests, 6 glass vials, 2 syringes, 3 dosing spoons, thermometer, comparator block, 2 plastic cuvettes, colour charts, CO2 table, ball pen, analysis record sheets, instructions
Healthy aquariums with conditions close to nature
The right water values are dependent on the fish stock and plants in the aquarium. Even if the water looks clear it can be contaminated. With poor values diseases or algae can appear in the aquarium. To maintain a healthy aquarium with conditions close to nature it is important to check and adapt the water values regularly. With the JBL Testlab you can determine the 12 most important water values in your aquarium.
Precise measurement of the following values:
pH test: acidity of the water from 3.0 to 10
pH-Test: acidity of the water from 6.0 to 7.6
pH-Test: acidity of the water from 7.4 to 9.0
O2 test: determination of the oxygen content
CO2 test: determination of the carbon dioxide content for thriving plant growth
GH test: determination of the general hardness
KH test: pH stability of the water (carbonate hardness)
PO4 test: determination of the phosphate content (reason for algae growth and plant nutrient)
NH4 / NH3 test: indication of non-toxic ammonium, determination of the toxic ammonia using table
NO2 test: determination of the nitrogen compound nitrite, which is toxic for the fish
NO3 test: determination of the nitrate content (reason for algae growth and plant nutrient)
Fe test: determination of the iron content to monitor the fertilisation
Cu test: deadly heavy metal for invertebrates. Also important for setting the therapeutic dose of medications
SiO2 test: determination of the silicate content (silicic acid) as the cause of algae growth
To determine the CO2 content you just need to measure the pH and KH values. From both values arises the CO2 content in the water, which then can be referenced from the enclosed table.
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You can analyse your measured water values in the JBL Online Laboratory free of charge and receive recommendations.