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Would you like to learn some interesting facts about your hobby or have a glimpse behind the scenes at JBL? Our team of experts regularly share tips, knowledge, and further information not to be found on any packaging or product. Use this opportunity to discuss and ask questions. Experience the expert team as never before.

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31.10.2019

Workshops, Messen und Promotions im November 2019

Wann findet der nächste Workshop zum Thema Aquarientechnik, Teichpflege oder Terrarienbeleuchtung in Ihrer Nähe statt? Was sind die aktuellen Trends?

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18.10.2019

JBL Online meets Offline Vol. 4 - Register now

We have just activated the registration phase. On the following page you can find the complete programme and all the details you can expect on site. Be quick, because places are limited. We guarantee you an unforgettable 24 hours with JBL and the highly rated influencers and stars of the scene.

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15.10.2019

Video: JBL CristalProfi e Außenfilter für sauberes Wasser im Aquarium

Wie wird ein Aquarium Außenfilter angeschlossen? Worauf sollte man achten. In diesem Video zeigen wir, wie der Aquascaping Weltmeister Oliver Knott einen JBL ProCristal e greenline Außenfilter an ein Aquarium anschließt.

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02.10.2019

Online meets Offline Vol. 4 – OmO goes into the next round

We would like to know what you think what we absolutely need to include. We can organise two visits within a 100 km radius of JBL. Are you interested in visiting an ornamental fish wholesaler? Would you like to meet crocodiles up close?

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01.10.2019

Workshops, trade fairs and promotions in October 2019

When is the next workshop about aquarium technology, pond care or terrarium lighting taking place near you? What are the current trends?

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01.09.2019

Workshops, trade fairs and promotions in September 2019

When is the next workshop about aquarium technology, pond care or terrarium lighting taking place near you? What are the current trends?

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31.07.2019

Workshops, trade fairs and promotions in August 2019

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18.07.2019

Schildkröten Auffangstation – Ein Herzensprojekt in der Slowakei

Jeden Tag eine gute Tat – jeden Tag das Hobby etwas besser machen. Nach diesem Leitsatz arbeiten und handeln wir bei JBL. . Aus diesem Grund hat uns die Nachricht von Veronika Šamajová aus der Slowakei sehr bewegt.

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14.07.2019

Join In: The #myJBL Selfie Campaign On Instagram

Under the hashtag #meinJBL you’ll find stories, posts, photos and videos posted by JBL fans in the myJBL community. It’s all connected to the motto "You and your hobby with JBL".

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10.07.2019

Last Minute Chance - Participation in the JBL Expedition 2019 Japan

It doesn't happen often, but one participant has had to cancel at short notice for health reasons. Thus a place in the coveted JBL Expedition Japan 2019 has become available.

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08.07.2019

Supply of water and moisture, water care

A side from light and heat, the drinking water supply, relative humidity and the right moisture of the substrate are very important for the animals’ well-being.

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28.06.2019

Workshops, trade fairs and promotions in July 2019

When is the next workshop about aquarium technology, pond care or terrarium lighting taking place near you? What are the current trends?

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26.06.2019

Hands On Terraristics: Easter Exhibition in the Animal Park Part 5/5

The weather remained fantastic and the visitors continued to stream in. We really couldn't have asked for more. At this point we need to mention that with crowds like this the well-being of the animals took priority and we were unfortunately unable to meet every demand for interaction with them.

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23.06.2019

Hands On Terraristics: Easter exhibition in the Animal Park Part 4/5

The fact that our insects were so well received made us very happy. Beside the Malayan jungle nymphs there were also the golden-eyed stick insects, those giant locusts from South America (Tropidacris collaris), ...

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20.06.2019

Hands On Terraristics: Easter Exhibition in the Animal Park Part 3/5

Our leaf insect (Malayan Jungle Nymph) Irmgard then made itself at home in the Chairman’s beard during the interview.

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17.06.2019

Hands On Terraristics: Easter Exhibition in the Animal Park Part 2/5

Looking back over the last 10 years, none of the club members present could remember seeing such a flood of visitors on the 1st exhibition day.

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14.06.2019

Hands On Terraristics: Easter Exhibition in the Animal Park Part 1/5

That’s why we are especially pleased that from 19-22 April 2019 the Terrarienkreis Kiel von 1998 e.V. club is organising, setting up and supervising an extensive exhibition in the Tierpark Gettorf, as it does every year around this time.

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29.05.2019

Workshops, trade fairs and promotions in June 2019

When is the next workshop about aquarium technology, pond care or terrarium lighting taking place near you? What are the current trends?

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26.04.2019

Workshops, trade fairs and promotions in May 2019

When is the next workshop about aquarium technology, pond care or terrarium lighting taking place near you? What are the current trends?

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01.04.2019

Workshops, trade fairs and promotions in April 2019

When is the next workshop about aquarium technology, pond care or terrarium lighting taking place near you? What are the current trends?

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01.02.2019

Workshops, trade fairs and promotions in February 2019

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21.12.2018

Christmas Greetings from the JBL General Manager

Dear friends of JBL, all the JBL team and I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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11.12.2018

JBL Expedition Indian Ocean: part 8 - the island paradise of La Digue

When visiting the Seychelles, we usually think of big granite rocks, palm trees and breathtakingly beautiful beaches. And the beaches on the small island La Digue are said to be the most beautiful of all.

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08.12.2018

JBL Indian Ocean Expedition: part 7 – the Seychelles

Yeah, I know. Under water only average sounds a bit spoiled. But compared to other regions of the Indian Ocean I’m afraid it’s true.

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05.12.2018

JBL Expedition Indian Ocean: part 6 - Mauritius, a jewel in the Indian Ocean

We had two days with three dives each to get a picture of the situation. The water was much cooler than at Nosy Be/Madagascar.

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02.12.2018

JBL Expedition Indian Ocean: part 5 - nocturnal search for frogs

The later the evening, the louder the croaking of the frogs. But what kind of frogs?

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29.11.2018

Workshops, trade fairs and promotions in December 2018

Aquarium technology, pond care or terrarium lighting: when is the next workshop taking place near you? What are the current trends?

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26.11.2018

JBL Indian Ocean Expedition: part 4 - searching for chameleons in the jungle

Our team wanted to obtain biotope data which would show them first hand how our well-known terrarium animals, such as the endemic chameleon species or the beautiful day geckos live.

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23.11.2018

JBL Indian Ocean Expedition: part 3 - abject poverty in the capital of Madagascar

But our SUV convoy of five vehicles driving in close succession reminded us of FBI convoys in action movies. And you don't want to attack that sort of convoy!

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20.11.2018

JBL Expedition Indian Ocean: part 2 - the coral reefs near Madagascar

Between the whale shark trips we had time to visit the reefs near the shore, to take some water measurements and to assess the biodiversity (variety of life forms).

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16.11.2018

JBL Expedition Indian Ocean: part 1 - to the whale sharks near Madagascar

In the morning we’re out on the open sea with a maximum of eight people per boat. We’ll be looking for any conspicuous flocks of seabirds above the water surface and as soon as we see a gathering of them, we’ll head for that spot.

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29.10.2018

Workshops, trade fairs and promotions in November 2018

When is the next workshop about aquarium technology, pond care or terrarium lighting taking place near you? What are the current trends?

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12.10.2018

Start of the 9th JBL Expedition to Madagascar/Mauritius/Seychelles

The 16 participants are now packing their things and we are trying hard to find space in our luggage for the nets, water test cases, measuring instruments and diving equipment.

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09.10.2018

Temperature drop in the terrarium - A problem during the cold season

It’s getting cold inside. It’s time to switch on the heating and snuggle your feet under a blanket on the sofa. And the cold has reached the terrarium too.

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02.10.2018

Follow JBL on Instagram and join our world

There’ll be beautiful images, insights behind the scenes, valuable hobby related tips and tricks and emotional moments from the myJBL world to be found soon in our posts and stories on Instagram.

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28.09.2018

Workshops, trade fairs and promotions in October 2018

When is the next workshop about aquarium technology, pond care or terrarium lighting taking place near you? What are the current trends?

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09.09.2018

Mites and mould in the terrarium

Any terrarium owner can experience mites and mould. It isn’t always a problem, but can become one when …

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27.08.2018

Workshops, trade fairs and promotions in September 2018

When is the next workshop about aquarium technology, pond care or terrarium lighting taking place near you? What are the current trends?

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13.08.2018

Reptile Exhibition 2018 at Tierpark Gettorf

With its aim to teach zoo visitors how to keep and maintain, but also how to treat reptiles responsibly, the Terrarienkreis Kiel (TKK) has committed to organising an annual exhibition in the animal park (Tierpark) in Gettorf to counteract fears and prejudice.

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30.07.2018

Workshops, trade fairs and promotions in August 2018

When is the next workshop about aquarium technology, pond care or terrarium lighting taking place near you? What are the current trends?

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07.07.2018

JBL Shark Workshop Bahamas 2018: Day 7 - Top Predators Of The Sea

The 6 days have passed unbelievably fast. Our heads are full of incredible impressions and experiences and we’ve never been so close to sharks before.

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05.07.2018

JBL Shark Workshop Bahamas 2018: Day 6 – Let’s Go To The Blue Hole

Today we’re going free-diving in a “Blue Hole“, where fresh and marine water meet, in the middle of the island.

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03.07.2018

JBL Shark Workshop Bahamas 2018: Day 5 – Humans Are Not Food

Today I am back with the boat group and we are eager to observe and to test what we learnt about sharks from Erich’s lecture.

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30.06.2018

JBL Shark Workshop Bahamas 2018: Day 3 – The Shark Welcome

During the 40 minute drive we are given our first instructions: Please don’t touch the sharks! If the food basket is hanging in the water please don’t approach nearer than one meter. That’s all! We can’t wait.

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28.06.2018

JBL Shark Workshop Bahamas 2018: Day 2 – In The Air

In the air at last! The Caribbean looks fantastic from above. Turquoise water, sandbanks, small islands... can’t wait to arrive.

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26.06.2018

JBL Shark Workshop Bahamas 2018: Day 1 - Arrival

Arrival in Miami after a 10 hour flight. In a city tour we see marvellous pictures and sculptures in the Art Deco district, created by artists. Fantastic!

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29.05.2018

Workshops, trade fairs and promotions in June 2018

When is the next workshop about aquarium technology, pond care or terrarium lighting taking place near you? What are the current trends?

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14.05.2018

Interzoo 2018 With JBL - Impressions & Emotions

The Interzoo 2018 is over. A lot of regular customers and an audience full of enthusiastic experts visited us at the large JBL booth to get information about our new products. You will find an outline with pictures and links here.

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12.05.2018

New JBL Products At The Interzoo 2018 - Part 4

In today’s post we would like to introduce JBL Manado DARK, which is a colour addition for the popular substrate JBL Manado. The dark, grey-black substrate is a pure, natural substrate for perfect plant care.

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11.05.2018

New JBL Products At The Interzoo 2018 - Part 3

The small tablets contain concentrated iron and a mineral depot (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, iron, manganese, molybdenum, zinc, boron, cobalt and copper in a plant-available form).

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10.05.2018

New JBL Products At The Interzoo 2018 - Part 2

In today’s post we would like to introduce to you a product which can help immediately in dangerous situations.

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09.05.2018

New JBL Products At The Interzoo 2018 - Part 1

What’s new about LED? A lot! And that’s why we needed some time before we could launch this concept.

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30.04.2018

Workshops, trade fairs and promotions in May 2018

When is the next workshop about aquarium technology, pond care or terrarium lighting taking place near you? What are the current trends?

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03.04.2018

When Will We Have LED Lamps For Terraristics?

Unfortunately the stylish LEDs in our living rooms, car headlights and torches are not suitable for terrariums. LEDs which also emit UV light are finally being developed.

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31.03.2018

Workshops, trade fairs and promotions in April 2018

When is the next workshop about aquarium technology, pond care or terrarium lighting taking place near you? What are the current trends?

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04.03.2018

Quality Control Ant-Style

Have you ever seen leafcutter ants at work? On our JBL expeditions the little master builders literally run into us all the time.

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01.03.2018

Workshops, trade fairs and promotions in March 2018

When is the next workshop about aquarium technology, pond care or terrarium lighting taking place near you? What are the current trends?

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24.01.2018

Measuring the Soil Moisture: We Need Your Tips

There was an incident at the Venezuela expedition which I can't get out of my head: a frog expert was totally surprised how dry the soil was where his favourite animals (Dendrobates leucomelas) were hopping around. Here we need your help.

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18.01.2018

Temperature and Humidity Control in the Terrarium

The temperature and humidity typical for the natural habitats of desert and rainforest dwellers, are parameters which need to be constantly monitored.

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01.01.2018

Happy New Year 2018

Once again a year has passed and I feel like it was only last week that I was writing last year’s end of year post. In 2017 we were able to finalise a lot of important projects, all the time maintaining our motivation and joy.

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