JBL TestCombi Set Marin
Starter test case for marine aquariums

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PROAQUATEST COMBISET Marin
  • 6 water tests to easily and precisely determine the most important water values in marine water, especially for fish aquariums
  • Add colour indicator and compare on colour chart or count the drops until the colour changes
  • Contains tests for carbonate hardness, pH value, ammonium/ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and phosphate
  • Comparator system facilitates the colour comparison and takes the inherent water colouring into account
  • Contents: 6 water tests, comparator block, 3 cuvettes, syringe, measuring spoon, colour charts, analysis record sheets and instructions
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Having set up your marine aquarium the water values need to be measured between daily and weekly, to find out how well the aquarium is developing and when it is ready for the animals to be added. The carbonate hardness indicates the pH stability of the water. It should be between 7 and 10 °dKH. Ammonium is the first stage of the nitrogen decomposition and it increasingly changes into toxic ammonia with pH values above 7. The ammonium content must not exceed 0.25 mg/l. The nitrite value indicates whether this toxic compound for fish is present in the aquarium. Nitrite should always have a level below 0.2 mg/l. Nitrate and phosphate serve as food for algae. Nitrate values over 20 mg/l and phosphate values over 0.1 mg/l can lead to excessive algae growth. Many coral species grow significantly better with low nitrate and phosphate amounts since endosymbiotic algae (zooanthellae) live in their tissues.

You can analyse your measured water values in the JBL Online Laboratory free of charge and receive recommendations.

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JBL TestCombi Set Marin

Art. no.:
2551300
EAN Code:
4014162255136
Content:
6 test kits
Volume packaging:
3.13 l
Gross weight:
524 g
Net weight:
524 g
Weight factor:
0
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
52/226/266 mm

Properties

Animal species: Corals, Gobies, Mussels, Snails
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Volume habitat: For all aquariums
Colour: multicoloured
Dosage: see instruction manual

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No
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

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

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

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.

The instructions point out that the comparator block should be used to compare the colours. Can this be done without the comparator block as well ? Or is there a factor from this comparison that is required for the measurement ?

The colour charts are intended to be used with the comparator block. In addition, when the comparator block is used with the blank water sample, this compensates the inherent water colour.

Therefore, if the comparator block is not used, there will most likely be deviations in the readings.

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