JBL Nitrate Test NO3
Quick test to determine the nitrate content in freshwater/marine water aquariums and in ponds

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PROAQUATEST NO3 Nitrate
  • Determines optimum nitrate value for ideal plant growth or possible cause of algae 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 week. For initial setup with marine water: once a week. In case of green algae problems
  • Online Laboratory: free analysis and recommendations for the water values you have measured
  • Package contents: 1 quick test, nitrate test NO3. Contents for approx. 50 measurements, incl. 2 reagents, 2 glass vials with screw caps, syringe, dosing spoon, comparator block and colour scale. Reagent refill separately available
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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?
Nitrate is the end product of the mineralisation in the aquarium/pond. Even in relatively high concentrations it is non-toxic for fish, but has an adverse effect on plant growth and the well-being of several fish species. Furthermore too high nitrate contents promote unwanted algae growth if phosphate is present in the water as well as nitrate.

Recommended nitrate values:
Freshwater aquarium (community aquarium): 0-50 mg/l
Lake Malawi/Lake Tanganyika aquarium: 0-50 mg/l
Plant aquarium with few fish (aquascaping): 10-30 mg/l
Marine aquarium: 0-20 mg/l
Pond: 0-10 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 Nitrate Test Set NO₃

Art. no.:
2537500
EAN Code:
4014162253750
For:
40 Tests
Volume packaging:
0.8 l
Gross weight:
135 g
Net weight:
106 g
Weight factor:
1000
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
43/175/106 mm

Properties

Animal species: Terrapins, Tropical Terrapins, Turtles, Tetras, Barbels, Danionins, Livebearers, Cichlids - Small “Predators”, Cichlids - Algae Eaters, Cichlids - Large “Predators”, Labyrinth Fish, Goldfish, Veiltails, Catfish, Loaches, Blowfish, Spiny eels & Reedfish, Butterflyfish & Panchaxes, Killifish & Rainbowfish, Juvenile Fish, Silver arowana, Axolotl, Shrimps and dwarf crayfish, Discus fish, Marine fish, Corals, Crustaceans, Guppy, fighting fish, Flowerhorn cichlids, shrimps, cichlids: angelfish, discus, snails, molluscs
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Volume habitat: 50 tests
Material: Reagent 1: sulfanilamide, tartaric acid, tartrazine, zinc. Reagent 2: 1,3-phenylenediamine dihydrochloride, hydrochloric acid, purified water
Colour: white / transparent
Dosage: Screw closed mixture of 10 ml sample water, two large dosing spoons reagent 1, 6 drops reagent 2 and shake vigorously for precisely 1 minute

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No
Socket designation: Screw closed mixture of 10 ml sample water, two large dosing spoons reagent 1, 6 drops reagent 2 and shake vigorously for precisely 1 minute
This product is unfortunately no longer available

JBL Nitrate Reagent NO₃

Art. no.:
2537600
EAN Code:
4014162253767
For:
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: Terrapins, Tropical Terrapins, Turtles, Tetras, Barbels, Danionins, Livebearers, Cichlids - Small “Predators”, Cichlids - Algae Eaters, Cichlids - Large “Predators”, Labyrinth Fish, Goldfish, Veiltails, Catfish, Loaches, Blowfish, Spiny eels & Reedfish, Butterflyfish & Panchaxes, Killifish & Rainbowfish, Juvenile Fish, Silver arowana, Axolotl, Shrimps and dwarf crayfish, Discus fish, Marine fish, Corals, Crustaceans, Guppy, fighting fish, Flowerhorn cichlids, shrimps, cichlids: angelfish, discus, snails, molluscs
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Volume habitat: 50 tests
Material: Reagent 1: sulfanilamide, tartaric acid, tartrazine, zinc. Reagent 2: 1,3-phenylenediamine dihydrochloride, hydrochloric acid, purified water
Colour: white / transparent
Dosage: Screw closed mixture of 10 ml sample water, two large dosing spoons reagent 1, 6 drops reagent 2 and shake vigorously for precisely 1 minute

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No
Socket designation: Screw closed mixture of 10 ml sample water, two large dosing spoons reagent 1, 6 drops reagent 2 and shake vigorously for precisely 1 minute
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

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.

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

My nitrate test indicates measurement results which I can’t read or which are far too low.

The reason is often an incorrect use of the test. It is important to shake the test vigorously for precisely one minute. All the other important steps can be read in the instructions.

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Reducing problematic water values

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Diseases

Recognising and treating fish and invertebrate diseases

Deficiency symptoms

Here’s how to prevent deficiency symptoms in fish and plants

Algae control

Here’s how to combat algae successfully and lastingly.

Marine water treatment

What maintenance does your marine aquarium need?

Testing water

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Plant care

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Daily care

How much daily or weekly care is involved? What are the basic maintenance measures for your aquarium?

Fish breeding in aquariums

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Fertilising

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Plant species

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Marine water - the water

What exactly is marine water? What is so special about marine water? How to create perfect marine water?

Water tests

What water tests are available? How do water tests work? How do you test properly?

Water values

Which water tests are important? How can you achieve perfect water values?

Plants

Which aquarium plants are best? What’s the best way to plant them?

CO2 plant fertilisation

How important is CO2 plant fertilisation? Why do your plants need additional CO2? How does a CO2 system work?

The right filter material

What sort of filter material to choose? What filter material solves which problems? How can you clean it? Where does it need to be positioned in the filter?

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Instructions

safety instructions

spare parts
accessories
Safety information
- safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Danger
Hazard symbol
  • GHS08
  • GHS07
  • GHS02
Risk phrase
H261: In contact with water releases flammable gases.
H412: Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
H335: May cause respiratory irritation.
H341: Suspected of causing genetic defects.
H317: May cause an allergic skin reaction.
H319: Causes serious eye irritation.
H315: Causes skin irritation.
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.
P261a: Avoid breathing dust.
P280: Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P232: Protect from moisture.
P273: Avoid release to the environment.
P301+P310a: IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/ doctor.
P370+P378i: In case of fire: Use for extinction: Fire-extinguishing powder.
Customer reviews

Reviews

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1 public review for this product.

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cichlids_catalunya - Spanish
2021-03-19T19:15:13Z

Sencillamente, el mejor test de nitratos, muy exacto y fácil de usar


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