JBL ProfloraStart Set
Plant fertiliser starter set for freshwater aquariums

  • Primary care for plants: fertiliser set for freshwater aquariums with long-term nutrient substrate, basic fertiliser and daily fertiliser
  • Long-term nutrient substrate mixture Aqua Basis plus as nutrient depot: contains essential plant nutrients such as iron and clay, absorbs nutrients and releases them again as required
  • Basic fertiliser Ferropol for vigorous plant growth, no deficiency symptoms: iron and further essential trace elements
  • Daily fertiliser Ferropol 24 – the daily food for beautiful aquarium plants
  • Contents: 1 bucket ProfloraStart Set. Incl. long-term nutrient substrate mixture AquaBasis plus, basic fertiliser Ferropol, daily fertiliser Ferropol 24
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Product information

Nutrition for aquarium plants
Healthy plants prevent algae growth, supply oxygen, remove pollutants, provide hiding places and reduce pathogens.

Healthy plants = healthy fish
For the plants to flourish the following demands have to be met:
Light as an energy source for photosynthesis
CO2, nutrients and trace elements as growth promoters.

With the JBL plant care products you supply the plants with all their main nutrients and essential trace elements. This way the plants can absorb all the nutrients they need over the leaves and roots, and deficiencies (such as iron deficiency) are thus prevented.

Details

JBL ProfloraStart Set 100

Art. no.:
2021700
EAN Code:
4014162202178
Content:
3 kg
Range:
50-100 l
Volume packaging:
5.350 l
Gross weight:
3292.000 g
Net weight:
3180 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
180/165/180 mm

JBL ProfloraStart Set 200

Art. no.:
2021800
EAN Code:
4014162202185
Content:
6 kg
Range:
100-200 l
Volume packaging:
9.870 l
Gross weight:
6380.000 g
Net weight:
6180 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
225/225/225 mm
FAQ
I would like to fertilise my plants with your product and change over completely. How do I go about doing that?

Generally, one should never change plant fertilizers abruptly. The fertilizers from different manufacturers have somewhat different compositions in terms of trace elements. This may cause temporary nutrient changes. It is best to change over in 3 steps:

1) Reduction of the old fertilizer by 1/3; replace this with 1/3 of the new fertilizer. Wait approx. 3-4 weeks and observe the reaction of the plants.

2) Reduction of the old fertilizer by 2/3; replace this with 2/3 of the new fertilizer. Wait approx. 3-4 weeks and observe the reaction of the plants.

3) Complete discontinuation of the old fertilizer and change-over to the new fertilizer.

It is important to observe the reaction of plant growth and, in addition, to check the iron content of the water at least 2x weekly. Whereas the value should never drop to 0, it should never exceed 0.2 mg/l if possible. However, short peaks are no cause for concern.

These measures should generally be carried out on a weekly basis, ideally right after a water change. This achieves better results than fertilizing in large doses at longer intervals.

Where did my algae come from?

Algae problems in an aquarium can never be traced to just one factor or general condition, and instead, are always the result of a combination of different factors, which include light, fertilization, water changes – specifically, how often and how much – feeding, fish population and, of course, the specific water parameters.

According to analyses that were performed over a course of a number of years, red algae, at least the common brush algae and beard algae, occur in descending order at the following parameters:

1) too little carbon dioxide (in relationship to 100 % of the measured tank); the pH level should be in the slightly acetic range, depending on the carbonate hardness, in every case.
2) elevated phosphate levels (over 90 %); phosphate limitation by means of JBL PhosEx ultra is often helpful here.
3) too little and too irregular fertilization (there should always be traces of iron at least).
4) insufficient water changes; a weekly water change of over 30 % is recommended for algae problems.
5) not enough fast-growing plants.

Should the amount of fertiliser be reduced when there is algae trouble ?

A comprehensive answer to this question cannot be provided, as this would require a comprehensive analysis of the water, the fertilisation, lighting and the carbon dioxide supply, plus regular water care.

Although algae can be attributed to an excess of nutrients - particularly phosphate and nitrate in this case, - in many cases, they are also the result of a lack of so-called micronutrients, of which iron is the best known. Very often, this is the deeper cause of the algae problem.

When algae growth occurs, it is generally highly advisable to increase the amount and frequency of water changes, make sure there is a sufficient supply of fast-growing plants and fertilise these with JBL Ferropol or JBL Ferropol 24 in accordance with the instructions.

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Enter your water parameters and get an in-depth analysis of your values in a matter of seconds. You enter your water values – and we analyse! Here you have the opportunity to enter the measured water values directly into the JBL Online Laboratory. This will analyse your values and explain and submit corrective measures.
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