JBL PROAQUATEST Cu Copper
Quick test to determine the copper content in fresh and marine water aquariums and ponds

  • Simple and reliable monitoring of the water values in aquariums/ponds. Determines the ideal copper value and monitors heavy metals in fresh and marine water
  • Laboratory comparator system to compensate the inherent water colour: fill plastic cuvette with sample water, add reagents to one cuvette, place cuvettes in holder, read values off colour chart
  • Use: daily in newly set up aquariums, later in cases of invertebrate and fish deaths and when dosing copper-bearing medications
  • You will find detailed information and troubleshooting tips about water analysis on the JBL website in Essentials/Aquarium or Pond
  • Package contents: 1 copper (Cu) quick test for approx. 50 measurements, incl. 2 reagents, 2 glass vials with screw caps, syringe, comparator block and colour scale. Reagent refill separately available
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Product information

Healthy aquarium/healthy pond with conditions close to nature
The right water values are dependent on the fish stock and the plants in the aquarium/pond. Even if the water looks clear it can be contaminated. With bad values diseases or algae can appear in the aquarium/pond. To maintain a healthy aquarium/pond 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?
Copper is a heavy metal which, on the one hand, is essential as a trace element for plant and animal organisms. On the other hand, excessive concentrations can have a devastating effect as a cytotoxin. Copper usually enters the aquarium by means of heavy metals in tap water or by metal objects in the water. And it enters ponds via guttering made of copper alloys. Good water conditioners can bind the copper. But copper can also be useful to combat fish disease.

Recommended copper content:
In general copper should NOT be measurable in aquariums and ponds.
Any copper content measured in freshwater and marine water could be deadly for invertebrates!
Only copper containing medications should contain a therapeutic dose of 0.3 mg/l and this needs to be set and then checked with the Cu test.

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JBL PROAQUATEST Cu Copper

Art. no.:
2411400
EAN Code:
4014162241146
For:
50 Tests
Volume packaging:
0.8 l
Gross weight:
144.5 g
Net weight:
97 g
Weight factor:
0
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
43/175/106 mm

Properties

Animal species: Armored catfish, Arowana, Axolotl, Barbels, Bettas, Bichirs/reedfish, Blowfish, Catfish, Cichlids (South America), Clawed frogs, Clawed shrimps, Corals, Crayfish, Crustaceans, Danions, Discus, Dwarf crayfish, Dwarf shrimps, Flowerhorn, Gill maggots, Gobies, Goldfish, Gouramis, Guppy, Juvenile fish, Killifish, Livebearers, Loaches, Mussels, Newts, Panchaxes, Rainbowfish, Snails, Spiny eels, Terrapins, Tetra, Tropical terrapins, Veiltails, blood parrot cichlids, freshwater butterflyfish, turtle
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Material: Reagent(s) in plastic bottle(s) and/or glass bottle(s) + plastic and/or glass accessories. REFILL: reagent(s) without accessories.
Colour: white / transparent / black
Dosage: See instructions

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No

Technical Data

Height:175 mm
Length:106 mm
Width:43 mm

JBL PROAQUATEST Cu Copper REFILL

Art. no.:
2411500
EAN Code:
4014162241153
For:
Refill
Volume packaging:
0.57 l
Gross weight:
48.5 g
Net weight:
21 g
Weight factor:
0
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
30/175/110 mm

Properties

Animal species: Armored catfish, Arowana, Axolotl, Barbels, Bettas, Bichirs/reedfish, Blowfish, Catfish, Cichlids (South America), Clawed frogs, Clawed shrimps, Corals, Crayfish, Crustaceans, Danions, Discus, Dwarf crayfish, Dwarf shrimps, Flowerhorn, Gill maggots, Gobies, Goldfish, Gouramis, Guppy, Juvenile fish, Killifish, Livebearers, Loaches, Mussels, Newts, Panchaxes, Rainbowfish, Snails, Spiny eels, Terrapins, Tetra, Tropical terrapins, Veiltails, blood parrot cichlids, freshwater butterflyfish, turtle
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Material: Reagent(s) in plastic bottle(s) and/or glass bottle(s) + plastic and/or glass accessories. REFILL: reagent(s) without accessories.
Colour: white / transparent / black
Dosage: See instructions

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No

Technical Data

Height:64 mm
Length:48 mm
Width:24 mm
FAQ
Does the drop test measure copper if it has already been bound by a water conditioner?

The JBL PROAQUATEST Cu Copper measures copper which is free in the water. If the copper is bound (chelated) because it has been rendered harmless by a water conditioner (e.g. JBL Biotopol), it cannot be detected by the test.
These complexes are so stable that they cannot be broken up in the aquarium. There is no longer any danger for aquarium inhabitants. Therefore, the test can no longer detect the copper. The compounds are removed during the water change by sucking off mulm or during filter cleaning.

Why are there different recommendations and values on the colour chart of the water test?

With the JBL PROAQUATEST drop tests you have a laboratory comparator system which compensates the inherent colouration of the water and at the same time enables non-chemists to carry out an accurate and safe water analysis. To ensure that water testing monitors the life of your fish and provides the greatest possible safety, you will find an evaluation adaptable to three different applications.

Above the different coloured measuring points are numbers, three symbols and a colour band for each.

The symbols stand for the following applications:
Fish = freshwater
Koi = garden pond
Starfish = marine water

The colour band tells you the meaning of the value determined in green (everything OK), yellow (attention) and red (need for action). In addition you will find numbers that reflect the value in mg/l for the respective colour field.

The first two (freshwater and pond) colour bands belong to the upper number row. Marine water belongs to the lower number row.

Why do the values differ?
Due to the high salt concentration in marine water, the colouring of the reaction is not as intense as in freshwater (which also includes pond). Consequently, the value for the same colouration is greater than in freshwater

Why do the recommendations differ?
Every habitat reacts differently to certain nutrient concentrations. In the garden pond, for example, constantly changing temperatures and light intensity can jeopardise the value more than in freshwater, where, unlike in the pond, these factors are constant and necessary additives are supplied. That’s why the recommendations are green for one area of application, yet yellow for the other.

Where can I find the record sheets for the documentation of my water analysis?

Have you lost your record sheets, used them all up, or need them in another language?
In the appendix of this FAQ you will find PDF files for printing them out in German, English and French.

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.

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Safety information
JBL Cu 1 - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Warning
Hazard symbol
  • GHS02
  • GHS07
Risk phrase
H226: Flammable liquid and vapour.
H319: Causes serious eye irritation.
safety note
P101: If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand.
P102: Keep out of reach of children.
P303+P361+P353: IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water [or shower].
P305+P351+P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P501a: Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local regulations.
JBL Cu 2 - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Warning
Hazard symbol
  • GHS02
  • GHS07
Risk phrase
H226: Flammable liquid and vapour.
H319: Causes serious eye irritation.
safety note
P101: If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand.
P102: Keep out of reach of children.
P303+P361+P353: IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water [or shower].
P305+P351+P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P501a: Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local regulations.
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