Useful equipment

Useful and practical tools

You can, of course, drag a water bucket for a partial water change, scratch out the algae inside from the glass panes with wet arms, individually collect snails by the thousands etc. But there are really useful aids which we would like to introduce to you:

Cleaning of aquarium

Carry out a partial water change (1/3) every 2 weeks which ideally should be combined with the cleaning of the bottom. For that you need a mechanical substrate cleaner (gravel cleaner).

JBL AquaEx Set 45-70
Gravel cleaner for aquariums with 45-70 cm in height
from 21,25 €
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JBL Aqua In-Out
Water changing kit for aquariums to connect to the water tap
from 55,00 €
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Pane cleaning

Your panes will show an algae coating after a while. There are many glass pane cleaners to remove the algae. Just always take care that stones/sand/gravel NEVER get between the tool and the pane as this causes irreparable scratches in the glass! Ideal are glass pane cleaner magnets you can move from outside, whereas the internal part removes the algae (JBL Floaty range). If the internal element falls off because of too strong movements, it will float to the surface and can be retrieved using the external magnet.

JBL Floaty II
Floating glass cleaning magnet for aquariums
from 11,34 €
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JBL Floaty Shark
Floating glass cleaning magnet for thick aquarium panes
from 144,50 €
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JBL Floaty Blade
Floating glass cleaning magnet with blade for thick aquarium panes
from 35,67 €
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JBL Aqua-T Handy
Glass pane cleaner with stainless steel blade
from 9,23 €
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JBL Blanki
Non-scratch aquarium glass pane cleaner
from 7,18 €
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JBL Blanki Set
Non-scratch aquarium glass pane cleaner with handle
from 11,67 €
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JBL WishWash
Cleaning cloth and sponge for aquariums and terrariums
from 7,27 €
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JBL Spongi
Cleaning sponge for aquariums and terrariums
from 2,06 €
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JBL ProScape Cleaning Glove
Aquarium cleaning glove
from 9,40 €
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JBL Clean A
Glass cleaner for the outside of all aquarium panes
from 5,28 €
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Catching snails and planaria

If snails or planaria (flatworms) become a nuisance the two traps shown can help.

JBL LimCollect
Chemical-free snail trap for aquariums
from 10,66 €
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JBL PlaCollect
Planaria trap to combat flatworms
from 10,04 €
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Inserting plants

Of course you can press the plants into the substrate with the tips of your fingers. But from experience it is far easier and also better if you use long pincers. Before inserting the plants you should also shorten the roots with scissors.

JBL ProScape Tool P straight
Straight pincers for the decoration and insertion of plants
from 15,71 €
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JBL ProScape Tool P slim line
Slender, straight pincers for the decoration and insertion of plants
from 15,71 €
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JBL ProScape Tool P curved
Angled pincers for plants and aquarium decorations
from 15,71 €
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JBL ProScape Plantis
Plant pegs for the anchoring of aquarium plants in the gravel
from 3,27 €
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Cutting plants

At some point stem plants will grow to the surface and need to be shortened. With special scissors this can be done very precisely in just a few minutes. For rosettes you need to remove unsightly leaves or to cut off offshoot. Long scissors are very helpful for this too.

JBL ProScape Tool S straight
Straight trimming scissors for cutting plants for aquascaping
from 19,71 €
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JBL ProScape Tool S curved
Angled trimming scissors for plant maintenance in aquariums
from 19,71 €
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JBL ProScape Tool S wave
Wave shaped scissors for plant maintenance in aquariums
from 39,45 €
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JBL ProScape Tool S spring
Curved spring scissors for mosses and lawn plants in aquariums
from 44,08 €
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Hose installation

As soon as you install water-bearing hoses, this can quickly lead to kinks at the edges which can reduce the water flow tremendously. Hose guides help you to prevent this problem easily and effectively.

JBL Anti-Kink
Anti-kink protection for hoses
from 2,51 €
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Hose cleaning

Measurements have shown that biofilms can reduce the filter performance in the hoses by 25 %! We therefore recommend you clean the hoses with a hose brush about every 3 months.

JBL Cleany
Double-ended hose brush for hoses with 12-30 mm diameter
from 7,02 €
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Hose installation

With suction cups and clips you can position and fix the suction and outflow pipes of the filter correctly.

JBL FixSet
Universal set with suction pads and spacers for external filters
from 6,04 €
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JBL suction cup with clip, 12 mm
Rubber suction pads with clips for objects with 12 mm
from 2,51 €
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JBL suction cup with clip, 16 mm
Rubber suction pads for objects of 16 mm in diameter
from 2,73 €
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Maintenance of technical items

Seals and filter impellers also need a bit of maintenance and cleaning.

JBL Silicone Spray
Care spray for technical aquarium and garden pond items
from 13,86 €
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JBL pulling aid for rotor
Pulling aid and cleaning brush for impeller bearings in external filters
from 5,71 €
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Fry rearing

Since many fish species regard their offspring as food you need to protect eggs and fry from their parents.

JBL BabyHome Oxygen
Premium spawning box complete kit with air pump
from 25,20 €
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JBL NBox
Net Spawning Box - For separating juvenile fish
from 5,28 €
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Attachment of technical and decorative items

There are 100 situations where you need a non-toxic adhesive: from the resealing of an aquarium to the fixing of a plant to the decoration. For each situation we have the right adhesive for you.

JBL ProHaru Universal 80ml
Black universal adhesive for aquariums, terrariums and ponds
from 12,18 €
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JBL ProHaru Universal 200 ml
Black universal adhesive for aquariums, terrariums and ponds in compressed air cartridge
from 22,65 €
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JBL ProHaru Rapid
Instant adhesive gel for aquariums and terrariums
from 12,93 €
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JBL AquaSil black
Special silicone for aquariums and terrariums
from 7,72 €
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