JBL ProAquaTest SiO2 Silicate
Quick test to determine the silicate content in freshwater & marine aquariums

  • Silicates (silicic acid) are the cause of unsightly diatoms. With this test you determine the silicate content for diatom control in freshwater and marine aquariums
  • Laboratory comparator system to compensate the inherent water colour: fill glass vials with sample water, add reagents to one vial, place vials in holder, read values off colour chart
  • Use: when setting up a new aquarium, for checking tap water and during diatom problems
  • You will find detailed information and troubleshooting tips about water analysis on the JBL website in Essentials/Aquarium
  • Package contents: 1 silicate test for approx. 50 measurements, incl. 2 reagents, 2 glass vials with screw caps, dosing spoon, syringe, comparator block and colour scale. Reagent refill separately available
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Product information

Healthy aquariums with conditions close to nature
The right water values are dependent on the fish stock and the plants in the aquarium. Even if the water looks clear it can be contaminated. With bad 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.

For each water analysis JBL provides water tests in the form of rapid tests or colour change tests. These determine a certain value or several values in one go. With these water tests you can recognise algae problems and negative nitrate, nitrite, potassium, magnesium values etc.

Why test?
Silicon is one of the most common elements in the world. As a result of the weathering of silicate rocks, silicon is washed into surface and ground water in the form of silicate. Depending on the composition of the rocks in a particular area, the mains water will contain varying amounts of dissolved silicate. The significance of silicon for aquariums and garden ponds is as a nutrient for diatoms, some aquatic plants, siliceous sponges and many other invertebrates.

JBL Online Laboratory
Regular monitoring for a healthy aquarium with conditions close to nature. Enter your water values into the JBL Online Laboratory and get an in-depth analysis of your values within seconds.

Recommended silicate values:
Freshwater aquarium (community aquarium): 0-2.0 mg/l
Lake Malawi/Lake Tanganyika aquarium: the silicate content is not relevant here because grazing fish species like eating diatoms
Plant aquarium with few fish (aquascaping): 0-2.0 mg/l
Marine water Aquarium: 0-1.0 mg/l
Pond: 0-2.0 mg/l

Details

JBL ProAquaTest SiO2 Silicate

Art. no.:
2411800
EAN Code:
4014162241184
For:
50 Tests
Volume packaging:
0.800 l
Gross weight:
193.000 g
Net weight:
132 g
Weight factor:
0
Size(l/h/w):
43/175/106 mm

Technical Data

Height:175 mm
Length:106 mm
Width:43 mm

JBL ProAquaTest SiO2 Silicate refill

Art. no.:
2411900
EAN Code:
4014162241191
For:
Refill
Volume packaging:
0.570 l
Gross weight:
74.500 g
Net weight:
33 g
Weight factor:
0
Size(l/h/w):
30/175/110 mm

Technical Data

Height:64 mm
Length:72 mm
Width:24 mm
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12.03.2019

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Scientists, aquarium owners, pond enthusiasts, and especially those who need reliable, accurate water tests, use JBL water tests. Over the years, the JBL development team has been collecting and is now ready to implement your suggestions for improvements.

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Instructions

safety instructions

Safety information
JBL SiO2 1 - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Danger
Hazard symbol
  • GHS05
Risk phrase
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
safety note
P101: If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand.
P102: Keep out of reach of children.
P303+P361+P353: IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water [or shower].
P305+P351+P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P501a: Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
Hazard-determining component
7664-93-9: sulphuric acid
JBL SIO2 2 - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Danger
Hazard symbol
  • GHS05
Risk phrase
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
safety note
P101: If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand.
P102: Keep out of reach of children.
P303+P361+P353: IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water [or shower].
P305+P351+P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P501a: Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.