JBL PondCheck
Quick test to determine the pH and KH values

  • Controls the water walues simply and reliably: determines the pH and KH values in pond water
  • Easy to use: fill the test vial with pond water, add 5 drops of the solution, shake gently to mix until the colouring is even, leave it for 1 minute, compare the colour with colour chart
  • Use: for determining or routinely checking the pH and KH levels in the pond water
  • JBL Online Laboratory: regular checks for a healthy garden pond –JBL has water tests for each water analysis, in the form of quick tests or colour change tests
  • Package contents: quick test, pH and KH test Pond Check, Incl. test vials, pH solution, KH solution, colour scale
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Healthy pond environment
The right water values in the garden pond are dependent on the fish stock and the plants present. Even if the water looks clear it can be contaminated. With poor values diseases or algae can appear in the pond. To maintain a healthy pond environment it is important to check and adapt the water values regularly.

Why test?
PH VALUE - The pond dwellers’ well-being and aquatic plant growth depend upon a suitable 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 definitely need to be avoided.

KH value
Depending on the origin and consistency of the subsoil, the water may contain varying quantities of hardeners. Due to the effects of CO2, a large proportion of these minerals is in the form of hydrogen carbonates. By definition, the proportion of calcium and magnesium salts in the form of carbonate is described as carbonate hardness. As a rule, the carbonate hardness is below the general hardness value. In certain exceptional cases the carbonate hardness can be higher than the general hardness.

JBL Online Laboratory
Regular checks for healthy pond water. Enter your water values into the JBL Online Laboratory and get an in-depth analysis of your values within seconds.

Details

JBL PondCheck

Art. no.:
2801500
EAN Code:
4014162280152
Content For:
50 Tests
Volume packaging:
0.300 l
Gross weight:
54.000 g
Net weight:
30 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
35/125/70 mm
FAQ
What is the shelf life of JBL PondCheck pH ?

JBL PondCheck pH has a shelf life of 4 years in the original sealed bottle.

The following is printed on the bottom of the packaging:

CH/B: 2649 (e.g.) = batch number
BBD: 02/15 (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.

What is the shelf life of JBL PondCheck KH ?

JBL PondCheck KH has a shelf life of 4 years in the original sealed bottle.

The following is printed on the bottom of the packaging:

CH/B: 2648 (e.g.) = batch number
BBD: 02/15 (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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Instructions

safety instructions

Safety information
safety information in accordance with GHS
safety note
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.
P310a: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
P405: Store locked up.
P501a: Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
P210: Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.