JBL PROSCAN
Water test with analysis via smartphone for freshwater aquariums, ponds and tap/well water

  • Water analysis and diagnosis via smartphone: easy and safe monitoring of the water values in freshwater aquariums. Determination of: general hardness, carbonate hardness, pH value, nitrite, nitrate, chlorine and CO2 calculation
  • The new generation of water analysis: download ProScan app free of charge, insert test strip into water, position strip on colour chart for analysis, scan colour chart, values are determined
  • Fast diagnosis – precise results: test value results are displayed as numbers and additionally evaluated (good/medium/poor). Additional recommendations for optimal values in freshwater aquariums and ponds
  • Compatible with iPhone and iPad: requires iOS 9.0 or later, Android version 5.0 or higher, and a camera with auto focus
  • Contents: 24 water analysis strips, 1 ProScan colour chart, 1 ProScan app for free download
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Water analysis using your smartphone - the new generation

Note: The test strips are only intended for one measurement each. A repeated scan of the strip leads to different values, since the strip goes on reacting indefinitely.

During the analyses "Aquarium Freshwater" and "Water" the current CO2 content in the water is calculated as an additional bonus. Depending on the analysis results in the sections “Aquarium Freshwater” and “Garden Pond” individualised recommendations and hints are given as to which JBL products can help to set the ideal/optimal water values.

How accurate is this measurement method?
Since smartphones provide an automatic white balance, the colour reading is more accurate than if we compare colours with our eyes! If the test is performed correctly, the result is absolutely reliable. With the nitrite result, experience shows that an additional drop test measurement (with JBL PROAQUATEST NO2 Nitrite) is a good idea if the JBL ProScan result does NOT show 0, as this value needs to be 100% reliable (nitrite is fatally toxic for fish from 0.4 mg/l).

Possible errors during use:
When removing the test strip from the water, do not shake it vertically, as the wet colours will then run into the other colour fields. It needs to be drained off HORIZONALLY and carefully. Without dripping off, the drops on the colour fields reflect the light too strongly and lead to inaccurate results. Photographing the test strip on the colour chart should ideally be done in daylight. But even more important is that the incidence of light is uniform and does not show partial shadows and partial sunlight. If this were the case, the colours on the colour chart would be illuminated differently.

The JBL ProScan app is available in the following languages: de, en, fr, nl, es, it, pt, ru, cs, pl, tr and ja.

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JBL PROSCAN

Art. no.:
2542000
EAN Code:
4014162254207
Content:
24 Tests
Volume packaging:
0.9 l
Gross weight:
115 g
Net weight:
13 g
Weight factor:
1000
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
50/150/120
FAQ
Why isn’t the JBL PROSCAN showing a CO2 value?

The display of the CO2 content, which is only calculated from the values of pH and KH measured, is not shown in the water type “pond”. This is because there are no systems in place in the pond which can increase or influence the CO2 content. In addition, due to the large water surface of most ponds, there is always sufficient CO2 entering the water from the atmosphere. In addition, most of the plants will have direct access to the atmospheric air.

How is the CO2 content of the digital water test strip determined?

Unlike the other six parameters on the quick test strip of the JBL PROSCAN digital water test, the CO2 content is calculated on the basis of the pH and carbonate hardness values measured in your aquarium water. This is reported in three categories: "Value too low", "Everything OK" and "Value too high". You may recognise this procedure from the so-called CO2 tables which you will also find in the JBL Themeworld Aquarium:
https://www.jbl.de/?mod=areas&func=essential_section&lang=en&id=74&country=gb

The procedure is only an indicator, however, as other acidic substances can falsify the calculation. If you want to know the exact content, a drop test will help you. You can carry out the fast and very accurate method of determining the CO2 content with the JBL PROAQUATEST CO2 Direct. Just add an indicator liquid to a sample of your aquarium water and count the drops until a stable pink coloration is obtained. With this test you even have the option of excluding other acid influences on the test result.
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Why can't I register / log in to the app anymore even though my data is correct?

Please use your username and password to log in to the app. The email address will not be accepted as username. Make sure beforehand that you have already created a myJBL profile.

The measurements are not transmitted - error during data transfer

If your new measurements cannot be successfully transferred, it is probably because your access data has changed. Each measurement is linked to its user's record on the creation date. If the measurement is not transferred (missing Internet connection) and your access data changes (password changed), this error occurs. Solution: Please delete the app, confirm the removal of the locally saved data and reinstall the app. If you now log in, your profiles will be downloaded and with the first addition of a new, further measurement you will also see your old measurements in the app again. On the JBL website you can view and compare all the measurements you have saved at any time under myJBL --> My analyses.

The latest measurements on your smartphone after the initial setup

If you go on our website to view the online profiles under myJBL --> myAnalyses, you will find all the measurements. As soon as you log in again with your smartphone and add a new measurement to the respective profile, the 4 latest measurements will also be downloaded from the cloud and will be available again on your smartphone.

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Pond care

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Fish diseases

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Algae problems

Why are algae a problem? What algae species can be found in the pond and how can you combat them effectively and for the long-term?

Reducing problematic water values

How to lower critical water values.

Diseases

Recognising and treating fish and invertebrate diseases

Deficiency symptoms

Here’s how to prevent deficiency symptoms in fish and plants

Algae control

Here’s how to combat algae successfully and lastingly.

Testing water

Testing water – the most important step to understanding your aquarium. Why is water testing necessary?

Water change

The most important maintenance measures: the partial water change. How to carry out a partial water change correctly?

Plant care

What maintenance measures do your aquarium plants need?

Daily care

How much daily or weekly care is involved? What are the basic maintenance measures for your aquarium?

Fish breeding in aquariums

Would you also like to breed your fish? What do you have to consider when breeding?

Fish species

Which fish species suit your aquarium? What demands do the fish species have?

Invertebrate species

What invertebrate animals are suitable for your aquarium? What demands do invertebrates have? What do you need to consider for their care?

Adding

How to catch fish properly without causing them stress? How to transport and add fish?

Planning and stock

Which fish are compatible? What do you need to consider when selecting fish?

Water tests

What water tests are available? How do water tests work? How do you test properly?

Water values

Which water tests are important? How can you achieve perfect water values?

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Adding water

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