JBL Testlab Marin
Professional test case for the analysis of saltwater

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PROAQUATEST LAB Marin
  • Simple and reliable monitoring of the water values in marine aquariums. Determination of: pH value, carbonate hardness, calcium, magnesium, copper, ammonium, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate, silicate, oxygen
  • Easy to use: syringe for exact measurement of the water quantity, detailed instructions for use
  • Laboratory comparator system to compensate the inherent water colouring, analysis record sheet, instructions for problem solving
  • Child-proof reagent bottles, water-proof plastic case, refillable kit
  • Package contents: 1 professional test case for analysing seawater. Incl. 11 reagents, 6 glass vials, 2 syringes, thermometer, ball pen, analysis record sheet, laboratory comporator system, detailed instructions for use
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Healthy aquariums with conditions close to nature
The right water values are dependent on the fish stock, and the algae and corals 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. With the JBL Testlab Marin you can determine the most important water values in your aquarium.

Precise measurement of the following values:
pH test: acidity of the water from 7.4 to 9.0
KH test: pH stability of the water (carbonate hardness)
Ca test: most important macro-element for the growth of invertebrates
Mg test: important macro-element for the growth of invertebrates and calciferous red algae
Cu test: deadly heavy metal for invertebrates. Also important for setting the therapeutic dose of medications
NO2 test: toxic nitrogen compound
NO3 test: too high nitrate values cause unwanted algae growth
NH4 test: indication of non-toxic ammonium, determination of the toxic ammonia using table
PO4 test: high phosphate values lead to unwanted algae growth
SiO2 test: cause for diatoms
O2 test: basic requirement for fish and plants

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

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JBL Testlab Marin

Art. no.:
2550300
EAN Code:
4014162255037
Content:
11 test kits
Volume packaging:
10.32 l
Gross weight:
1300 g
Net weight:
1300 g
Weight factor:
1000
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
85/318/382 mm

Properties

Animal species: Corals, Gobies, Mussels, Snails
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Volume habitat: For all aquariums
Colour: multicoloured
Dosage: see instruction manual

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

Why are there no colour charts for GH. KH, Mg /Ca saltwater and CO2 direct?

The tests from the test range: JBL GH test, JBL KH test, JBL calcium test Ca and JBL magnesium test Mg, where the number of drops are counted until the colour changes and the counted value is multiplied by a value:

GH = number of drops = general hardness in °dH

KH = number of drops = carbonate hardness in °dH

CO2 = number of drops * 2 = CO2 in mg/l

Magnesium + calcium = number of drops * 120 = amount Ca + Mg in mg/l

Calcium = number of drops * 20 = amount Ca in mg/l

Magnesium = amount Ca+Mg from magnesium test - amount Ca in mg/l = magnesium in mg/l

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.

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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Reference guide (Themeworld)

Marine water

There is a solution to almost every problem! And the hardest part is finding the cause of the problem.

Diseases

Recognising and treating fish and invertebrate diseases

Deficiency symptoms

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

Marine water treatment

What maintenance does your marine aquarium need?

Testing water

Testing water – the most important step to understanding your aquarium. Why is water testing necessary?

Daily care

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

Marine animals

Which animals are suitable for your marine aquarium?

Fish breeding in aquariums

Would you also like to breed your fish? What do you have to consider when breeding?

Algae - the plants of the marine water

Which plants can you have in your marine aquarium? What do you need to consider when caring for higher algae?

Marine water - the water

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

The marine aquarium

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Instructions

Additional product information and downloads

safety instructions

spare parts
accessories
Safety information
- safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Danger
Hazard symbol
  • GHS05
  • GHS07
  • GHS08
  • GHS02
  • GHS09
Risk phrase
H261: In contact with water releases flammable gases.
EUH206: Warning! Do not use together with other products. May release dangerous gases (chlorine).
EUH032: Contact with acids liberates very toxic gas.
H412: Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
H400: Very toxic to aquatic life.
H335: May cause respiratory irritation.
H341: Suspected of causing genetic defects.
H317: May cause an allergic skin reaction.
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H225: Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
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.
P301+P310a: IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/ doctor.
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.
P405: Store locked up.
P501a: Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
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