JBL CO2 Direct Test Set
Quick test to determine the carbon dioxide content in freshwater aquariums

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PROAQUATEST CO2 Direct
  • Simple and reliable monitoring of the aquarium water values. Determines the optimal carbon dioxide content for freshwater aquariums
  • Application: fill plastic cuvette with sample water, add reagent drop by drop until stable colour change to pink. Number of drops x 2 = CO2 content in mg/l
  • To use during periods of poor or no plant growth and fish mortality: once a week
  • You will find detailed information and troubleshooting tips about water analysis on the JBL website in Essentials/Aquarium
  • Package contents: 1 CO2 test incl. 2 reagents, plastic cuvette and colour chart. Reagent refill separately available
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Healthy aquariums with conditions close to nature The right water values are dependent on the fish stock and the plants 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.

For each water analysis JBL provides water tests in the form of quick tests or colour change tests. These determine a certain value or several values in one go. With these water tests you can recognise algae problems and negative nitrate, nitrite, potassium, magnesium values etc.

Why test?
Carbon dioxide is the most important plant nutrient. The optimal value lies between 15-35 mg/l. This level is harmless for fish and ensures thriving plant growth.

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Regular control for a healthy aquarium with conditions close to nature. Enter your water values into the JBL Online Laboratory and get an in-depth analysis of your values within seconds.

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JBL CO₂ Direct Test Set

Art. no.:
2541600
EAN Code:
4014162254160
Content:
Volume packaging:
0.8 l
Gross weight:
115 g
Net weight:
86 g
Weight factor:
1000
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
43/175/105 mm

Properties

Animal species: Tetras, Barbels, Danionins, Livebearers, Cichlids - Small “Predators”, Cichlids - Algae Eaters, Cichlids - Large “Predators”, Labyrinth Fish, Goldfish, Veiltails, Catfish, Loaches, Blowfish, Spiny eels & Reedfish, Butterflyfish & Panchaxes, Killifish & Rainbowfish, Juvenile Fish, Silver arowana, Axolotl, Shrimps and dwarf crayfish, Discus fish, Crustaceans, Guppy, fighting fish, Flowerhorn cichlids, shrimps, cichlids: angelfish, discus, snails, molluscs
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Volume habitat: For all aquariums
Material: Bromothymol blue, ethanol, purified water
Colour: transparent
Dosage: 20 ml aquarium water, 5 drops of reagent 1 (shake gently). Add reagent 2 drop by drop (shake after each drop), count drops until a pink colouring occurs (the colouring must be stable for at least 60 seconds). Each drop corresponds to 2 mg/l carbon dioxide in the water

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No
Socket designation: 20 ml aquarium water, 5 drops of reagent 1 (shake gently). Add reagent 2 drop by drop (shake after each drop), count drops until a pink colouring occurs (the colouring must be stable for at least 60 seconds). Each drop corresponds to 2 mg/l carbon dioxide in the water
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JBL CO₂ Direct Reagent

Art. no.:
2541700
EAN Code:
4014162254177
Content:
refill
Volume packaging:
0 l
Gross weight:
56 g
Net weight:
30 g
Weight factor:
1000
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
30/140/107 mm

Properties

Animal species: Tetras, Barbels, Danionins, Livebearers, Cichlids - Small “Predators”, Cichlids - Algae Eaters, Cichlids - Large “Predators”, Labyrinth Fish, Goldfish, Veiltails, Catfish, Loaches, Blowfish, Spiny eels & Reedfish, Butterflyfish & Panchaxes, Killifish & Rainbowfish, Juvenile Fish, Silver arowana, Axolotl, Shrimps and dwarf crayfish, Discus fish, Crustaceans, Guppy, fighting fish, Flowerhorn cichlids, shrimps, cichlids: angelfish, discus, snails, molluscs
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Volume habitat: For all aquariums
Material: Bromothymol blue, ethanol, purified water
Colour: transparent
Dosage: 20 ml aquarium water, 5 drops of reagent 1 (shake gently). Add reagent 2 drop by drop (shake after each drop), count drops until a pink colouring occurs (the colouring must be stable for at least 60 seconds). Each drop corresponds to 2 mg/l carbon dioxide in the water

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No
Socket designation: 20 ml aquarium water, 5 drops of reagent 1 (shake gently). Add reagent 2 drop by drop (shake after each drop), count drops until a pink colouring occurs (the colouring must be stable for at least 60 seconds). Each drop corresponds to 2 mg/l carbon dioxide in the water
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

When do I stop adding the reagent?

As soon as the water shows a clearly visible pink coloration which remains constant stop adding the reagent. If the colouration stays for 60 seconds the “end” has been reached. Adding further reagent does not result in the deeper pink colouration of the colour chart.

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

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

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.

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