JBL Iron Test Fe
Quick test to determine the iron content in freshwater/marine water aquariums & ponds, Iron Test Fe

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PROAQUATEST Fe Iron
  • Simple and reliable monitoring of the aquarium/pond water values. Determines the ideal iron content in freshwater and marine water
  • Laboratory comparator system to compensate any inherent water colouring: fill glass cuvette with sample water, add reagents to another cuvette, place cuvettes in holder, read values on colour chart
  • When to use: for setting up a new aquarium: 1 x after setting up, afterwards weekly. In case of green algae problems or when plants don’t grow properly
  • Online Laboratory: free analysis and recommendations for the water values you have measured
  • Package contents: 1 quick test, Iron Test Fe. Contents for approx. 50 measurements, incl. reagent, 2 glassvials with screw cap, syringe, comparator block and Fe colour scale. Refill reagent available separately
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Healthy aquarium/pond with conditions close to nature
The right water values are dependent on the fish stock and the plants inside the aquarium/pond. 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/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.

In addition to a sufficient CO2 supply, iron and trace elements are essential for water plants. Strongly growing aquatic plants permanently need iron and other trace elements, and these are only durable for a limited period during the coupling to so-called chelates, a common feature in modern fertiliser preparations (e.g. JBL Ferropol, JBL Fe +Microelements), so regular monitoring with the JBL Iron Test Fe is needed, along with repeated fertilisation if necessary. Pond owners should check their well water for iron before using it for their pond. Too high iron content can lead to problems in the pond.

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 an in-depth analysis of your values within seconds.

Recommended iron contents:
Freshwater aquarium (community aquarium): 0.05-0.2 mg/l
Lake Malawi/Lake Tanganyika aquarium: 0.05-0.2 mg/l
Plant aquarium with few fish (aquascaping): 0.1-0.5 mg/l
Marine aquarium: 0.002-0.05 mg/l
Pond: 0.05-0.1 mg/l.

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JBL Iron Test Set Fe

Art. no.:
2539000
EAN Code:
4014162253903
Content:
50 tests
Volume packaging:
0.8 l
Gross weight:
119 g
Net weight:
91 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: Ammonium thioglycolate, ascorbic acid, sodium acetate, ferrozine, purified water
Colour: yellow
Dosage: 5 ml sample water, 5 drops reagent Fe, wait for 5 minutes

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No
Socket designation: 5 ml sample water, 5 drops reagent Fe, wait for 5 minutes
This product is unfortunately no longer available

JBL Iron Reagent Fe

Art. no.:
2539100
EAN Code:
4014162253910
Content:
refill
Volume packaging:
0.45 l
Gross weight:
27 g
Net weight:
10 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: Ammonium thioglycolate, ascorbic acid, sodium acetate, ferrozine, purified water
Colour: yellow
Dosage: 5 ml sample water, 5 drops reagent Fe, wait for 5 minutes

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No
Socket designation: 5 ml sample water, 5 drops reagent Fe, wait for 5 minutes
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

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.

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