JBL ProFlora bio80
Complete bio-CO₂ starter set with mini-diffuser
- Comes with a professional mini CO₂ diffuser (JBL ProFlora Taifun P) for loss-free CO₂ enrichment of the water.
- Even sensitive plants grow significantly better.
- Supplies tanks of 12 - 80 l with the basic nutrient for plants, namely carbon dioxide (CO₂), for 40 days.
- The bio component (JBL ProFlora bioRefill) must be replenished after 40 days.
- Easy assembly within a few minutes.
JBL BioCO₂ – complete, environmentally friendly and affordable
JBL has completely reworked, improved and expanded the BioCO₂ range: from the reasonably priced starter set (JBL ProFlora bio80 eco), which guarantees beautiful plant growth for absolutely any aquarium novice, to the more sophisticated BioCO₂ set for aquariums up to 160 litres (JBL ProFlora bio160). All three sets have a reusable diffusion container with refill sets available (JBL ProFlora bioRefill). The two smallest JBL BioCO₂ sets (JBL ProFlora bio80 eco / JBL ProFlora bio80) are designed for nano aquariums from 30 litres and for larger tanks up to 80 litres. The most favourably priced “eco80” has a more economically priced diffusion flask and CO₂ airstone than the “bio80”, which has a transparent diffusion container with screw connection as well as the new elegantly styled glass diffuser, JBL Taifun P. Both sets provide aquariums with an ample supply of the plant nutrient, CO₂, for up to 40 days. When bio-CO₂ production decreases, simply replace the refill components are simply replaced – and the system is ready to run again. In addition to the transparent diffuser container, the JBL ProFlora bio160 also has a thermo-box which allows the CO₂ production to run even more smoothly. The CO₂ diffuser provided (JBL Taifun S) is also suitable for larger volumes of water. The CO₂ bubbles slowly dissolve as they rise in the modules. This diffuser can even be extended if a larger aquarium is preferred. For anyone who has an aquarium between 30 and 160 litres, wants to avoid the effort and expense of filling CO₂ gas cylinders and would like to protect the environment, then the new JBL ProFlora bioCO₂ system is the right choice. The stronger plant growth is remarkable after only a few days!
Type of product
JBL ProFlora bio80
|Volume packaging:||8.750 l|
|Gross weight:||854 g|
|Net weight:||465 g|
The fermentation starter of the JBL BioRefills won’t take off.
Please bear in mind that the microorganisms are sensitive. They need optimal heat for an optimal start and optimal work.
Fill the reaction vessel with approx. 25 °C warm water after adding Component 1. Then add the microorganisms and close the reaction vessel. Shake the vessel vigorously, making sure to seal the opening with your finger. Then place the reaction vessel in the Thermobox (applies to ProFlora bio160). After no later than 48 hours, the reaction should have started.
JBL ProFlora bio: When does fermentation begin with my BioCo2?
Of course, the time when the CO₂ fermentation begins also depends on the temperature in the reaction vessel and the starting temperature of the fermentation starter in addition to the room temperature. Fermentation normally begins after 48 h. In case CO₂ production still doesn’t occur, as in your case, you could try adding some more of the microorganisms. As an alternative, you can also add approx. the same amount of dry yeast.
The Taifun P does not produce any bubbles when used with a JBL bio80 or JBL bio160.
The Taifun P requires pressure for the carbon dioxide to be pressed through the fine membrane. The pressure formed in the reaction flask of JBL bio80 and JBL bio160 is enough to operate the aerator. ??
If there are fine bubbles coming out of the Taifun P, this may be due to the following:
1) The fermentation of the microorganisms isn’t working (see Solutions in the FAQ for the JBL bioRefill).
2) There might be a leak somewhere in the system where pressure can escape. Potential causes of the leak:
2a) The lid of the reaction vessel isn't screwed onto the cylinder properly. Solution: Clean or perhaps replace the sealing ring in the lid.
2b) The connections of the JBL T3 CO₂ hose where it is connected to the cylinder and the JBL SafeStop aren’t fastened tightly. Solution: The hoses must be pushed onto the connectors all the way. If used frequently, we recommend shortening the hose by approx. 1 cm.
Where did my algae come from?
Where did my algae come from?
Algae problems in an aquarium can never be traced to just one factor or general condition, and instead, are always the result of a combination of different factors, which include light, fertilisation, water changes – specifically, how often and how much – feeding, fish population and, of course, the specific water parameters.
According to analyses that were performed over a course of a number of years, red algae, at least the common brush algae and beard algae, occur in descending order at the following parameters:
1) too little carbon dioxide (in relationship to 100 % of the measured tank); the pH level should be in the slightly acetic range, depending on the carbonate hardness, in every case.
2) elevated phosphate levels (over 90 %); phosphate limitation by means of JBL PhosEx ultra is often helpful here.
3) too little fertilisation and too irregular (there should always be traces of iron at least).
4) insufficient water changes; a weekly water change of over 30 % is recommended for algae problems.
5) not enough fast-growing plants.