JBL ProFlora 3 x u500
CO2 disposable storage cylinder (pack of 3)

  • Ideal CO2 fertiliser supply for fast and slow growing plants
  • Easy to install: screw pressure regulator fitting with internal thread onto external storage cylinder thread
  • Disposable cylinder, ready-filled with carbon dioxide. Non-refillable
  • Maximum safety: free-standing disposable storage cylinder. Tested to 165 bar
  • Package contents: 3 disposable cylinders, each filled with 500 g CO2, height of each cylinder: 29 cm, Ø 7.5 cm
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Nutrition for aquarium plants
Healthy plants are important for every aquarium. Plants supply the aquarium with vital oxygen for the aquarium dwellers, prevent algae growth and remove pollutants.

Healthy plants = healthy fish
Healthy plants prevent algae growth, supply oxygen, remove pollutants, provide hiding places and reduce pathogens.

For the plants to flourish the following demands need to be met:
Light as energy source for the photosynthesis of CO2, nutrients and trace elements as growth promoters.

JBL fertilisers supply the plants with all main nutrients and essential trace elements through the water. This way the plants can absorb all the required nutrients they need over the leaves and roots.

Details

JBL ProFlora 3 x u500

Art. no.:
6445200
EAN Code:
4014162644527
Content:
3x500 g
Volume packaging:
7.870 l
Gross weight:
5230.000 g
Net weight:
1500 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
105/322/233 mm

Technical Data

FAQ
How do I know that my CO2 pressure gas cylinder still has gas in it?

The cylinder pressure of 50 – 60 bar, depending on the room temperature, remains constant until the cylinder is almost completely empty.
You can read the tare weight on label of the u500 CO2 cylinder. According to this a full u500 CO2 cylinder weighs 1140 g tare + 500 g filling.

How can I dispose of my disposable CO2 cylinder?

You can dispose of the empty cylinder as household waste or by taking it to scrap-metal recycling. It is important that the cylinder is completely empty.

Towards the end of the filling process the cylinder pressure rapidly and significantly drops. Does this mean my system is broken?

The rapid drop in the cylinder pressure shortly before the end of the charge does not constitute grounds for complaint, and instead, is normal and unavoidable from a technical standpoint.

Reason: The cylinder is filled approximately halfway with liquid carbon dioxide. You remove gaseous CO₂ from the cylinder; the corresponding share of the liquid CO₂ passes to the gaseous phase; the pressure remains constant. It isn’t until less CO₂ passes from the liquid phase to the gaseous phase that the cylinder pressure begins to drop.

This means your system is functioning normally.

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Aquarium problems

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safety instructions

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Safety information
safety information in accordance with GHS
Hazard symbol
  • GHS04
Risk phrase
H280: Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated.
safety note
P101: If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand.
P102: Keep out of reach of children.
P103: Read label before use.
P410+P403: Protect from sunlight. Store in a well-ventilated place.
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Warning