Healthy aquariums with conditions close to nature
The right water values depend on the water you start with, the fish stock and the existing plants. 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 regular checks and adaptions of the water values are important. The JBL test strips serve here as a general guidance.
The following parameters can be determined in a quick test:
disinfectants in the tap water: chlorine test
acidity of the water: pH test from 6.4 up to 9.0
stability of the water: KH test from 0 up to 20 °dKH
general hardness of the water: GH test from <1 to >21 °dKH
toxic nitrogen compounds: NO2 from 0 up to 10 mg/l
cause of algae: NO3 from 0 up to 250 mg/l
asy to use
Dip the test strip into the aquarium water and move it for 2-3 seconds. Take test strip out of the water and hold it horizontally to allow the water to drain off. Compare the values of the test strip after 60 seconds with the colour scale on the package.
Store the test strips in a cool and dry place. Only remove the number of strips which are immediately required.
You can analyse the water values you have measured in the JBL Online Laboratory free of charge and receive our recommendations.