JBL ProTemp b10
Undergravel heating for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

  • Undergravel heating cable for ideal plant growth in aquariums: modelled on nature, thermal water flow through the bottom covering, promotion of root formation and growth. For aquariums from 50 up to 120 l (approx. 60 -80 cm length)
  • Easy to install: place 3.6 m heating cable in loops on the bottom panel of the aquarium, fasten with suction cups
  • Biological filter: creates seeping nutrition sources in the substrate modelled on nature – ideal supply for the plants. Prevents putrefication zones caused by stagnant water
  • Energy-efficient and safe: silicone-covered heating cable with energy-efficient, electronic transformer with 12 V extra low safety voltage
  • Package contents: undergravel heating cable for aquariums ProTemp, incl. 10 W transformer, 3.6 m heating cable, 2 x 1.8 m power cable, 20 x suction cups
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Product information

Water circulation
Aquatic plants grow better in the wild when they have access to seeping nutrition sources. The plants absorb their food from these sources. The gentle undergravel heating causes the warm water to rise and the cold water, full of dissolved nutrients and minerals, sinks to the bottom. This creates a thermal water circulation, which washes the nutrition directly to the roots.

Easy to install
Place the heating cable in even-sized loops on the cleaned bottom panel when beginning to set up the aquarium. Fasten the heating cable with the enclosed suction cups. Lead the ends of the cold feeder cables out of the aquarium and connect them to the transformer.

Hazard-free use
The heating cable is silicone-covered and works with an energy-efficient 10 W transformer and 12 V extra low safety voltage for hazard-free use. The transformer needs to be mounted in a well-ventilated and splash-proof place. The undergravel heating results in a slight warming of the substrate, but it is no substitute for the main heating of the aquarium.

Details

JBL ProTemp b10

Art. no.:
6041500
EAN Code:
4014162604156
Performance:
10 W
For:
50-120 l
Volume packaging:
2.400 l
Gross weight:
440.000 g
Net weight:
291 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
63/235/165 mm

Technical Data

capacity from - to:50-120l
capacity tank length:60-80 cm
power output in Watt:10 W
voltage:230 V
FAQ
Why doesn’t the heating cable warm up?

The substrate heating cables of the JBL ProTemp b series heat with radiant heat. Laying these cables on a table you wouldn’t notice any rise in temperature through temperature measurement. Only when the cables are installed below a layer of substrate will the warming of the substrate take place.

May I use the nutrient powder when I have installed an undergravel heating cable?

Yes, despite an undergravel heating cable you can use Volcano Powder because it is only applied very thinly and doesn’t completely cover the cable. The substrate above needs to be porous and coarse enough to enable the water circulation inside.

JBL ProTemp b10-60: What minimum grain size is needed for the substrate to prevent heat building up from the substrate heating cable?

If you have sand, a substrate heating cable is not recommended. It should be used for gravel sizes of 1.5 mm and over.

JBL ProTemp b10: Isn't the cable too short for my 80 cm tank?

ProTemp basis 120 is designed for tanks of up to 120 l. The cable isn't too short. The convection effect of the substrate heating cable is weakened if the loops are too tight. In this case, it is advisable to use larger loops.

Can JBL Manado be used with a substrate heating cable additionally, or would that lead to overheating?

I don't see a risk of overheating as long as the substrate heating cable is installed properly with the spacers and is not placed directly on the glass pane.

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