JBL ProAqua NH4 Ammonium test
Quick test to determine ammonium/ammonia content in freshwater/marine water aquariums and in ponds

  • Simple and reliable monitoring of ammonium (NH4) and ammonia (NH3) in aquariums/ponds. Checks the biological balance (bacterial activity) in freshwater and marine water
  • Laboratory comparator system to compensate the inherent water colour: fill glass vials with sample water, add reagents to one vial, place vials in holder, read values off colour chart and table
  • Use: when setting up a new freshwater aquarium: once a day. Initial setup with marine water: once a week. For use in case of fish diseases or fish deaths.
  • You will find detailed information and troubleshooting tips about water analysis on the JBL website in Essentials/Aquarium or Pond
  • Package contents: 1 quick test, ammonium test NH4 for approx. 50 measurements. Incl. 3 reagents, 2 glass vials with screw caps, syringe, comparator block and colour scale. Reagent refill separately available
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You can find this article at your specialist shop and online
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?
The degradation or mineralisation process of all organic substances in the aquarium and pond follows these stages: proteins > ammonium > nitrite > nitrate. By measuring these stages conclusions can be drawn about the “functioning” of the systems aquarium and pond. If the ammonium or nitrite level is too high it can lead to disturbances of the bacterial balance. Ammonium is not usually measurable in a well-kept aquarium with an effective biological filter or in a properly set up garden pond. Ammonium is an important plant nutrient and normally non-toxic for fish. But depending on the pH value, ammonia, which is toxic for fish, can be formed from the ammonium ion.

Recommended ammonium values:
Freshwater aquarium (community aquarium): < 0.25 mg/l
Lake Malawi/Lake Tanganyika aquarium: < 0.25 mg/l
Plant aquarium with few fish (aquascaping): < 0.25 mg/l
Marine aquarium: 0-0.25 mg/l
Pond: <0.1 mg/l

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

Details

JBL ProAqua NH4 Ammonium test kit

Art. no.:
2412100
EAN Code:
4014162241214
For:
50 Tests
Volume packaging:
0.800 l
Gross weight:
165.000 g
Net weight:
108 g
Weight factor:
0
Size(l/h/w):
43/175/106 mm

Technical Data

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

JBL ProAquaTest NH4 Ammonium refill

Art. no.:
2412200
EAN Code:
4014162241221
For:
Refill
Volume packaging:
0.570 l
Gross weight:
69.000 g
Net weight:
31 g
Weight factor:
0
Size(l/h/w):
30/175/110 mm

Technical Data

Height:64 mm
Length:72 mm
Width:24 mm
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Instructions

safety instructions

Safety information
JBL NH4 2 - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Danger
Hazard symbol
  • GHS05
Risk phrase
EUH031: Contact with acids liberates toxic gas.
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H412: Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
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/regional/national/international regulations.
Hazard-determining component
1310-73-2: sodium hydroxide
7681-52-9/1: sodium hypochlorite, solution
JBL NH4 3 - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Danger
Hazard symbol
  • GHS02
  • GHS07
Risk phrase
H225: Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
H315: Causes skin irritation.
H319: Causes serious eye irritation.
H336: May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
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/regional/national/international regulations.
Hazard-determining component
67-63-0: propan-2-ol