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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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16.08.2018

Pond guide: you ask, we answer!

Ask us your technical question and we’ll answer your question in the comments with our team of experts.

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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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10.08.2018

Sick fish in the aquarium – diagnose them with the Online Hospital

Do you have sick fish in your aquarium or are your fish behaving strangely? Are they showing puzzling symptoms which you can’t quite interpret?

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07.08.2018

Liquid sun protection for your pond prevents algae

Is your pond clear – with no algae in sight? Perhaps you were just lucky or you have completed an algae treatment successfully. In either case there’s one thing you don’t need: algae!

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04.08.2018

Benefits of aquatic plants for the biosystem

Especially when new to the hobby, a lot of aquarium owners ask: Do I need real aquatic plants or is it enough to use plastic plants which can be easily cleaned?

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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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27.07.2018

Your pond’s health in summer

The care of your garden pond depends on the season. In spring you have other jobs than in autumn. But what needs doing in summer?

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24.07.2018

Cooling Aquariums – Summer Heat in Aquariums

Summer means sweat, because even within our homes the temperature rises steadily. This can also be discerned in the aquarium.

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12.07.2018

Changeover To JBL LED - Conversion Table

You can see from the following table which LED light fits in your cover or can be used to replace your current T5 or T8 fluorescent tubes. In the first line you can also see the wattage each JBL LED light consumes and you can calculate the electricity savings compared to the wattage of your previous fluorescent lamp.

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09.07.2018

Is a High KH Value Harmful for the Pond?

A JBL community member contacted us with following question: ”The KH in my pond is very high (e.g. 18 °dKH). The dilution through rainwater alone is not enough to solve this problem. Can this be harmful for koi and goldfish in the long run?"

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