JBL pH Test 3.0-10.0
Quick test to determine the acidity in ponds as well as in freshwater and marine aquariums

  • Easy and reliable monitoring of the water values of aquariums and ponds. Determines the ideal pH values for freshwater and seawater
  • Quick test: fill plastic vial with sample water, add reagent, read value of the sample off colour chart
  • When to use: for setting up a new aquarium: daily for one week, afterwards weekly
  • Online Laboratory: regular control for a healthy aquarium/pond with natural conditions. JBL has water tests in the form of quick tests or colour change tests for every water analysis. Testing aquarium water for healthy, clear water
  • Contents: 1 quick test, pH Test 3-10 Test for approx. 80 measurements
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Available from your specialist dealer.
Dealer close to you
You can find this article at your specialist shop and online
Product information

Healthy aquarium/healthy pond with conditions close to nature
The right water values are dependent on the fish stock and the plants in the aquarium/pond. Even if the water looks clear it can be contaminated. With bad values diseases or algae can appear in the aquarium/pond. To maintain a healthy aquarium/pond with conditions close to nature it is important to check and adapt the water values regularly.

For each water analysis JBL provides water tests in the form of quick tests or colour change tests. These determine a certain value or several values in one go. With these water tests you can recognise algae problems and negative nitrate, nitrite, potassium, magnesium values etc.

Why test?
The well-being of aquarium and pond dwellers and the growth of aquatic plants depend to a large extent on the pH level being kept as constant as possible. The pH level can also affect many substances dissolved in the water. Fluctuations in the pH level are definitely to be avoided.

JBL Online Laboratory
Regular control for a healthy aquarium/pond with conditions close to nature. Enter your water values into the JBL Online Laboratory and get an in-depth analysis of your values within seconds.

Recommended pH values:
Freshwater aquarium (community aquarium): 6.5-7.5
Lake Malawi/Lake Tanganyika aquarium: 7.8-9.2
Plant aquarium with few fish (aquascaping): 6.0-7.0
Marine aquarium: 7.9-8.5
Pond: 7.5-8.5

Details

JBL pH Test Kit 3.0-10.0

Art. no.:
2534200
EAN Code:
4014162253422
For:
80 tests
Volume packaging:
0.300 l
Gross weight:
42.000 g
Net weight:
27 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
35/125/70 mm

JBL pH 3,0-10,0 Reagens

Art. no.:
2534300
EAN Code:
4014162253439
For:
Refill
Volume packaging:
0.450 l
Gross weight:
29.000 g
Net weight:
10 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
30/140/107 mm
FAQ
Does the pH test 3 – 10 also reliably measure in weakly buffered solutions?

Osmosis water and water with a KH below 1° dKH rank in aquatic terms among the weakly buffered solutions. In these waters such test procedures cannot provide reliable measurement results.

I have lost my colour chart. Can I download the colour chart for the test?

The colour cards are not available for download on the JBL homepage. For this a guaranteed true colour print is required, and you need a printer which can be re-calibrated before each printout. Most privately used printers are not accurate enough for this.

We will happily send you a new colour chart bundle with all individual colour charts for the JBL tests free of charge. Please forward the JBL customer service your address.

Which of the three scales on the colour cards symbolize of the water tests saltwater, freshwater and garden pond ?

koi carp = garden pond
angel fish = saltwater
discus = freshwater

Which scale applies for my aquarium? My test has two or three control fields with fish and recommendations.

We repeatedly receive questions regarding the symbols on the water test. The hobby areas cannot be clearly assigned to the scales for analysis. There are three symbols to make the hobby areas on the colour charts clear:

Discus = fresh water
Emperor = salt water
Koi = garden pond

In the following, you will find a list which assigns the scale for analysing the results from measurements in the hobby area and explains the symbols: The scales are described from the top to the bottom here.

NO3: salt water, fresh water, garden pond
pH 6.0 – 7.6: fresh water, garden ponds
pH 7.4 – 9.0: salt water, fresh water, garden pond
Fe: fresh water, garden pond

The following JBL tests have a uniform scale for all 2 or 3 hobby areas for analysis of the results from the measurements, as differentiation is no longer necessary:

SiO2
Cu
NH4
NO2
PO4
pH 3-10
O2

On the bottle of the JBL pH Test 3.0-10.9, it states 3 drops, whereas it states 4 drops in the instructions.

4 drops are correct. 3 drops will also work, the pH level is indicating correctly, but the colour development is less intense.

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