JBL Manado
Natural substrate for freshwater aquariums

  • Optimal plant care through porous structure and nutrient storage function: substrate for freshwater aquariums
  • Vigorous plant growth, prevents algae: effective settlement of beneficial soil bacteria and ideal root growth thanks to natural pore structure. Support for the filter. Crystal-clear water
  • Ideal for fish, invertebrates and plants: no unwanted pollutants released into the water. Round-shaped granule grains are gentle on sensitive barbels of bottom-dwellers
  • High storage capacity: the natural substrate absorbs the surplus nutrients and releases them when required
  • Contents: substrate Manado. Available in various sizes
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basic price 3,47 EUR / l
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Product information

Successful plant care
The natural substrate activates the soil flora and is ideal for plant care. The nutrient buffer with battery effect (releases nutrients until it is depleted and can be reloaded through new fertilisation) is water-neutral and round-shaped.
Use
Rinse briefly before use with lukewarm tap water to remove any abrasion caused in transit. Calculation formula
The right amount of substrate: length (cm) x width (cm) : 200 = litres substrate with 5 cm thickness

Details

JBL Manado 1,5 l

Art. no.:
6702100
EAN Code:
4014162670212
Content:
1,5 l
Graining:
0,5-2 mm
Volume packaging:
1.800 l
Gross weight:
1040.000 g
Net weight:
1020 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
300/30/200 mm

JBL Manado 3 l

Art. no.:
6702200
EAN Code:
4014162670229
Content:
3 l
Graining:
0-0,2 mm
Volume packaging:
3.900 l
Gross weight:
2065.000 g
Net weight:
2040 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
320/40/310 mm

JBL Manado 5 l

Art. no.:
6702300
EAN Code:
4014162670236
Content:
5 l
Graining:
0-0,2 mm
Volume packaging:
6.500 l
Gross weight:
3431.000 g
Net weight:
3400 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
375/60/290 mm

JBL Manado 10 l

Art. no.:
6702400
EAN Code:
4014162670243
Content:
10 l
Graining:
0-0,2 mm
Volume packaging:
13.400 l
Gross weight:
6845.000 g
Net weight:
6800 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
410/85/385 mm

JBL Manado 25 l

Art. no.:
6702500
EAN Code:
4014162670250
Content:
25 l
Graining:
0-0,2 mm
Volume packaging:
29.500 l
Gross weight:
17090.000 g
Net weight:
17000 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
500/137/430 mm
FAQ
What grain size does JBL Manado have?

The grain size is 0.5-2 mm.

Why does the TH (total hardness) go up after I have added JBL Manado?

Should the TH still remain too high despite several water changes, this is an indication that JBL Manado hasn’t been cleaned thoroughly enough. Please carry out a daily water change of at least 70% for about 4-5 days. The cleansing process should then be complete.

Why does foam form on the water surface after I add JBL Manado?

Even if remote diagnoses are extremely difficult here, the formation of foam on the water surface is an indication of too many organic components, particularly protein, which foams as a result of the water agitation. This would have to be confirmed by taking samples, though. As JBL manado is free of organic substances, one can be quite sure that it is not the cause of the foam.

Can I use JBL Manado in an aquarium with sand?

No, because Manado has a higher pore volume than sand. This means that the sand would trickle down through it.

Can I add JBL Manado (substrate) to an aquarium afterwards?

It is no problem to add JBL Manado subsequently to the aquarium. But then I would recommend rinsing JBL Manado very thoroughly in warm water beforehand. Without this, natural raw material variations could lead to a release of calcium into the water. However this effect is short-term and can be prevented by a thorough rinse in warm water.

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