JBL pH Test 6.0-7.6
Quick test to determine the pH values in freshwater aquariums in the range 6.0-7.6

  • Controls the water values in aquariums simply and reliably. Determines the ideal pH value for freshwater aquariums
  • Laboratory comparator system to compensate the inherent water colouring: fill plastic cuvette with sample water, add reagents to another cuvette, place both cuvettes in holder, read values on 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 with conditions close to nature. 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
  • Package contents: 1 quick test, pH Test 6.0-7.6 for approx. 80 measurements. Incl. reagent, 2 glass vials with screw cap, syringe, dosing spoon, comparator block and colour scale. Refill reagent available separately
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Recommended retail price incl. VAT
Available from your specialist dealer.
Dealer close to you
You can find this article at your specialist shop and online
Product information

Healthy aquariums with conditions close to nature
The right water values are dependent on the fish stock and the plants in the aquarium. Even if the water looks clear it can be contaminated. With bad values diseases or algae can appear in the aquarium. To maintain a healthy aquarium 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 the aquarium 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 with conditions close to nature. Enter your water values into the JBL Online Laboratory and get a 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 6.0-7.6

Art. no.:
2534600
EAN Code:
4014162253460
For:
80 tests
Volume packaging:
0.800 l
Gross weight:
105.000 g
Net weight:
76 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
43/175/106 mm

JBL pH Reagent 6.0-7.6

Art. no.:
2534700
EAN Code:
4014162253477
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
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

The instructions point out that the comparator block should be used to compare the colours. Can this be done without the comparator block as well ? Or is there a factor from this comparison that is required for the measurement ?

The colour charts are intended to be used with the comparator block. In addition, when the comparator block is used with the blank water sample, this compensates the inherent water colour.

Therefore, if the comparator block is not used, there will most likely be deviations in the readings.

What is the shelf life of the JBL pH Test 6.0-7.6 ?

The JBL pH test 6.0-7.6 has a shelf life of 3 years in the original sealed bottle.

The following is printed on the bottom of the packaging:

CH/B: 2567 (e.g.) = batch number
BBD: 12/13 (e.g.) = best-before date (month/year)

Please note that the best-before date does not apply for opened reagents. Exposure to atmospheric oxygen decreases the shelf life.

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