JBL Ammonium Test NH4
Quick test to determine ammonium/ammonia content in freshwater/marine water aquariums and in ponds

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PROAQUATEST NH4 Ammonium
  • Simple and reliable monitoring of the aquarium/pond water values. Checks the biological balance (bacterial activity) in freshwater and marine water
  • Laboratory comparator system to compensate any inherent water colouring: fill glass vials with sample water, add reagents to another vial, place vials in holder, read values on colour chart
  • When to use: for setting up a new freshwater aquarium: once a day. Initial setup with marine water: once a week. For use in case of fish diseases or fish deaths
  • Online Laboratory: free analysis and recommendations for the water values you have measured
  • Package contents: 1 quick test, Ammonium Test NH4. Contents for approx. 50 measurements. Incl. 3 reagents, 2 glass vials with screw cap, syringe, comparator block and colour scale. Refill reagents available separately
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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 degradation or mineralisation process of all organic substances in the aquarium and pond follows these stages: proteins > ammonium > nitrite > nitrate. By measuring these stages conclusions can be drawn about the “functioning” of the systems aquarium and pond. If the ammonium or nitrite level is too high it can lead to disturbances of the bacterial balance. Ammonium is not usually measurable in a maintained aquarium with an effective biological filter and in a correctly set up garden pond. Ammonium is an important plant nutrient and normally non-toxic for fish. But depending on the pH value ammonia, which is toxic for fish, can be formed from the ammonium ion.

Recommended ammonium values:
Freshwater aquarium (community aquarium): < 0.25 mg/l
Lake Malawi/Lake Tanganyika aquarium: < 0.25 mg/l
Plant aquarium with few fish (aquascaping): < 0.25 mg/l
Marine aquarium: 0-0.25 mg/l
Pond: <0.1 mg/l.

You can analyse the water values you have measured in the JBL Online Laboratory free of charge and receive recommendations.

Details
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JBL Ammonium Test Set NH₄

Art. no.:
2536500
EAN Code:
4014162253651
Content:
50 tests
Volume packaging:
0.8 l
Gross weight:
131 g
Net weight:
102 g
Weight factor:
1000
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
43/175/106 mm

Properties

Animal species: Anolis, Arowana, Axolotl, Barbels, Bettas, Bichirs/reedfish, Blowfish, Catfish, Cichlids (South America), Corals, Crayfish, Danions, Discus, Dwarf shrimps, Flowerhorn, Gobies, Goldfish, Gouramis, Guppy, Juvenile fish, Killifish, Livebearers, Loaches, Mussels, Panchaxes, Rainbowfish, Snails, Spiny eels, Terrapins, Tetra, Tropical terrapins, Veiltails, freshwater butterflyfish, turtle
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Volume habitat: 50 tests
Material: Reagent 1: trisodium citrate, purified water. Reagent 2: sodium hydroxide, sodium hypochlorite solution, purified water. Reagent 3: thymol, sodium nitroprusside, purified water, 2-propanol
Colour: transparent
Dosage: Mix well 5 ml sample water and 4 drops reagent 1 , add 4 drops reagent 2, mix, add 5 drops reagent 3, mix, let stand for 15 minutes

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No
This product is unfortunately no longer available

JBL Ammonium Reagent NH₄

Art. no.:
2536600
EAN Code:
4014162253668
Content:
refill
Volume packaging:
0.45 l
Gross weight:
46 g
Net weight:
20 g
Weight factor:
1000
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
30/140/107 mm

Properties

Animal species: Anolis, Arowana, Axolotl, Barbels, Bettas, Bichirs/reedfish, Blowfish, Catfish, Cichlids (South America), Corals, Crayfish, Danions, Discus, Dwarf shrimps, Flowerhorn, Gobies, Goldfish, Gouramis, Guppy, Juvenile fish, Killifish, Livebearers, Loaches, Mussels, Panchaxes, Rainbowfish, Snails, Spiny eels, Terrapins, Tetra, Tropical terrapins, Veiltails, freshwater butterflyfish, turtle
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Volume habitat: 50 tests
Material: Reagent 1: trisodium citrate, purified water. Reagent 2: sodium hydroxide, sodium hypochlorite solution, purified water. Reagent 3: thymol, sodium nitroprusside, purified water, 2-propanol
Colour: transparent
Dosage: Mix well 5 ml sample water and 4 drops reagent 1 , add 4 drops reagent 2, mix, add 5 drops reagent 3, mix, let stand for 15 minutes

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No
FAQ
Where can I find the record sheets for the documentation of my water analysis?

Have you lost your record sheets, already filled them all in or do you need them in another language?
With the following links you can quickly and easily print out your new record sheets with recommendations for the individual parameters at home and document the water analyses.
deutsch: https://www.jbl.de/?lang=de&mod=files&func=show&id=11164
English: https://www.jbl.de/?lang=en&mod=files&func=show&id=11164
französisch: https://www.jbl.de/?lang=fr&mod=files&func=show&id=11164
niederländisch: https://www.jbl.de/?lang=nl&mod=files&func=show&id=11164

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 website. The absolutely accurate colour reproduction that is required can only be achieved using a printer which can be re-calibrated before each printout. Most privately used printers are not accurate enough for this.

You will find the colour chart bundle as a spare part on the respective product page and in the spare parts shop under: https://www.jbl.de/en/products/detail/8732/jbl-proaquatest-assortiment-color-chart

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

What can I do when the measured value of a water test falls outside the scale?

If one of your measurements reaches the end of the colour chart scale you can multiply the scale by diluting later tests with distilled water (e.g. JBL Dest).

Here’s how to do it: dilute the sample with distilled water and carry out the test once more.

This works in detail as follows:
GH test: Instead of 5 ml use 10 ml aquarium water. Now 1 drop is equivalent to 0.5 dGH.
KH test: Instead of 5 ml use 10 ml aquarium water. Now 1 drop is equivalent to 0.5 dGH.

Note: when using 10 ml sample water the colour development is weaker with the first drops than with 5 ml sample water. Put the measuring container on a white underlay for a better readability.

NH4/NH3 ammonium/ammonia, NO2 nitrite, Fe iron and Cu copper:
2.5 ml sample + 2.5 ml dist. water: result times 2
1 ml sample + 4 ml dist. water: result times 5
0.5 ml sample + 4.5 ml dist. water: result times 10

NO3 nitrate, SiO2 silicate, PO4 phosphate sensitive and Mg magnesium freshwater:
5 ml sample + 5 ml dist. water: result x 2
2 ml sample + 8 ml dist. water: result x 5
1 ml sample + 9 ml dist. water: result x 10

PO4 phosphate koi high range:
2.5 ml sample + 2.5 ml dist. water: result x 2
1 ml sample + 4 ml dist. water: result x 5

K potassium:
7.5 ml sample + 7.5 ml dist. water: result x 2
3 ml sample + 12 ml dist. water: result x 5
1.5 ml sample + 13.5 ml dist. water: result x 10

K potassium in marine water:
1. Fill 10 ml of sample water with distilled water to 300 ml.
2. Follow the instructions for fresh water.
3. Multiply the test result by a factor of 30.

CO2 direct, Ca calcium and Mg+Ca magnesium+calcium: not required.

Does the NH4 test determine ammonia as well?

The JBL PROAQUATEST NH4 Ammonium has a chemical reaction designed to indicate both NH4+ and NH3 (ammonia) in the dye.

How much of the measured NH4+ value is then actually present in the user's aquarium in the form of NH3 depends on the pH value in the aquarium. The correlation between the value measured and the pH value can be seen in the table printed in the instructions for use.

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Safety information
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Signal word
Danger
Hazard symbol
  • GHS05
  • GHS07
  • GHS09
  • GHS02
Risk phrase
H225: Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H336: May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
H400: Very toxic to aquatic life.
EUH206: Warning! Do not use together with other products. May release dangerous gases (chlorine).
safety note
P101: If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand.
P102: Keep out of reach of children.
P103: Read label before use.
P210: Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.
P280: Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P303+P361+P353: IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
P305+P351+P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P310: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
P304+P340: IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.
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