How can I remove the hose from the device?
At first the air hoses and special CO2 hoses can easily be pushed on the connection piece. The hoses harden more and more as the months go on and can only be removed from the connection piece using great force. If you pull the hose hard it will only strain the connection, which could, in the worst case, even break off. Instead cut the hoses you want to remove laterally at the ends and carefully remove them. For this it’s always advisable to install hoses with some reserve in its hose length.
How can I remove the lids of the JBL Artemio sets and the JBL Artemio 1 easily while reducing wear ?
To remove the lid of the Artemio reactor more easily and thus protect the sealing we recommend greasing the lid with JBL Silicone Spray. Thus the lid is easier to remove and the sealing is treated with care.
How do I clean the reaction vessel properly?
It should be washed by hand. The plastic may be damaged in a dishwasher. A washing-up brush, bottle brush or JBL WishWash can be used in addition. JBL PowerClean or BioClean A can be used as a cleaning solution to remove coarse dirt and make cleaning possible.
JBL ArtemioSet, JBL Artemio 3: Why doesn't the water from the breeding reactor flow through the fine sieve?
At the beginning, you may actually find that the water from the breeding reactor is not flowing through the fine sieve. This can happen when
- a fresh, dry sieve is used for the first time,
- a used sieve that has not been rinsed properly is used,
- a sieve that is dried out is used.
1) Moisten the sieve on both sides beforehand to remove the air from the pores so that the water can flow through freely. 2) Tap on the underside of the sieve. This contact causes the water to be drawn through the sieve and the effect to spread across the surface of the sieve.
This is due to the sieve's fine structure with a mesh size of 150 µm and the so-called cohesion of the water molecules. Water molecules combine to form larger units (clusters), which is why water is liquid between 0 °C and 100 °C. Otherwise, it would be gaseous. When you have a fine, dry sieve, the cohesion prevents the water from passing through initially, because the pores are still filled with air. By contrast, when you have a moist sieve or have established contact on the underside, a suction effect occurs which breaks up the clusters, thereby permitting water to flow through the sieve.
The reactor of the JBL Artemio Set or JBL Artemio 1 is constantly clogged by a drop of salt. Is that normal?
This only happens when the hose is immersed in the salt mixture that has been added or if the power supply is interrupted for an extended period of time so that the water was able to flow back into the hose.
Tip when using: Before you fasten the lid on the Artemio, turn on the air pump. Then, when the air tube is immersed in the water with the mixture, which may not have dissolved yet, the exiting air will prevent JBL Artemio Mix or JBL Artemio Sal and JBL Artemio Pur from settling in the air tube and forming a salt plug.