JBL PROAQUATEST LAB PROSCAPE
Test case for a complete water analysis in plant aquariums

  • Monitors the water values in aquariums simply and reliably. Determines: pH value, carbonate hardness, CO2 direct, iron, magnesium freshwater, potassium, phosphate, silicate and nitrate
  • Add the reagents to the water samples, compare on the colour chart, read off the values and check the analysis sheet to see which actions are recommended, if any
  • Comparator system takes the inherent water colouring into account (compensating it)
  • Childproof reagent bottles, waterproof plastic case, refill reagents separately available
  • Package contents: 1 test case for plant aquariums, incl. 22 reagents, 12 glass vials, 2 syringes, 3 measuring spoon, thermometer, comparator block, 2 plastic cuvettes, colour charts, pen, report sheets, operating instructions
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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. Bad values can cause diseases or algae in the aquarium. To maintain a healthy aquarium with conditions close to nature it is important to check and adapt the water values regularly. With JBL water tests you can determine all relevant water values quickly, easily and very precisely.

The following tests are available:
pH test: acidity of the water from 3.0 to 10
pH test: acidity of the water from 6.0 to 7.6
pH test: acidity of the water from 7.4 to 9.0
O2 test: determination of the oxygen content
CO2 test: determination of the carbon dioxide content for thriving plant growth
GH test: determination of general hardness
KH test: pH stability of the water (carbonate hardness)
PO4 test: determination of the phosphate content (reason for algae growth and plant nutrient)
Test NH4 / NH3: indication of non-toxic ammonium, determination of the toxic ammonia using table
NO2 test: determination of nitrogen compound nitrite, which is toxic for the fish
NO3-Test: determination of the nitrate content (reason for algae growth and plant nutrient)
Fe test: determination of the iron content to monitor the fertilisation
Cu Test: heavy metal deadly for invertebrates. Also important for adjusting the therapeutic dose of medications
SiO2 test: determination of the silicates (silicic acid) as cause for diatoms

To determine the CO2 content you just need to measure the pH and KH values. From both values arises the CO2 content in the water, which then can be referenced from the enclosed table.
With our research department and our worldwide expeditions into the habitats of the animals we permanently set new standards with our product innovations.

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

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JBL PROAQUATEST LAB PROSCAPE

Art. no.:
2408300
EAN Code:
4014162240835
For:
9 Tests
Volume packaging:
0.000 l
Gross weight:
1522.000 g
Net weight:
1300 g
Weight factor:
0
Size(l/h/w):
85/318/382 mm

Technical Data

Height:318 mm
Length:382 mm
Width:85 mm
FAQ
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 the following 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.

Her’s how in greater detail:
JBL GH test kit: Instead of 5 ml use 10 ml aquarium water. Now 1 drop is equivalent to 0.5 dGH.
JBL KH test kit: 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.

JBL NH4/NH3 Ammonium/Ammonia test kit, JBL NO2 Nitrite test kit, JBL Fe Iron test kit and JBL Cu Copper test kit:
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 test kit, JBL SiO2 Silicate test kit, JBL PO4 Phosphate sensitive test kit and JBL Mg Magnesium test kit 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

JBL PO4 Phosphate test kit 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

JBL K Kalium test kit:
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

JBL CO2 direct test kit, JBL Ca Calcium test kit and JBL Mg+Ca Magnesium+Calcium test kit:
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.

Do my water tests still work although they have been open for nine months?

Basically a sealed test keeps longer than an open one. How much the shelf life is reduced depends crucially on the handling and the storage conditions of the reagents. It may happen that a reagent in a test that has been open for 9 months doesn’t indicate correctly any more. However, additional information is needed to answer this question properly.

Blog – Opinions & Experiences

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ADM Team Florian Junghans: The sky’s the limit with this aquarium

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JBL Water Tests Now Even Better

Scientists, aquarium owners, pond enthusiasts, and especially those who need reliable, accurate water tests, use JBL water tests. Over the years, the JBL development team has been collecting and is now ready to implement your suggestions for improvements.

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Diseases

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Deficiency symptoms

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Algae control

Here’s how to combat algae successfully and lastingly.

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Fish breeding in aquariums

Would you also like to breed your fish? What do you have to consider when breeding?

Fish species

Which fish species suit your aquarium? What demands do the fish species have?

Invertebrate species

What invertebrate animals are suitable for your aquarium? What demands do invertebrates have? What do you need to consider for their care?

Planning and stock

Which fish are compatible? What do you need to consider when selecting fish?

Water tests

What water tests are available? How do water tests work? How do you test properly?

Water values

Which water tests are important? How can you achieve perfect water values?

Plants

Which aquarium plants are best? What’s the best way to plant them?

CO2 plant fertilisation

How important is CO2 plant fertilisation? Why do your plants need additional CO2? How does a CO2 system work?

Biotope (habitat) aquarium types

A real piece of the Amazon or, with the Congo, a piece of the heart of Africa. A habitat (biotope) aquarium is a challenge. Can you emulate nature?

Aquascaping aquarium type JBL Dreamscape®

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The right filter material

What sort of filter material to choose? What filter material solves which problems? How can you clean it? Where does it need to be positioned in the filter?

Plant species

Which plant species suit your aquarium? What demands do the individual species have?

Fertilising

Why do aquarium plants need to be fertilised?

CO2

Why is CO2 so important for plant care? What benefits does CO2 fertilisation provide?

Plant care

What care do your plants need in the aquarium?

Daily care

How much daily or weekly care is involved? What are the basic maintenance measures for your aquarium?

Plant care

What maintenance measures do your aquarium plants need?

Plant growth

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safety instructions

spare parts
Safety information

JBL PROAQUATEST pH 6.0-7.6

JBL pH 6.0-7.6 - 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/regional/national/international regulations.

JBL PROAQUATEST KH Carbonate hardness

JBL KH - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Danger
Hazard symbol
  • GHS02
  • GHS05
Risk phrase
H226: Flammable liquid and vapour.
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
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.

JBL PROAQUATEST Fe Iron

JBL Fe - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Warning
Hazard symbol
  • GHS07
Risk phrase
H302: Harmful if swallowed.
H317: May cause an allergic skin reaction.
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/regional/national/international regulations.
Hazard-determining component
5421-46-5: ammonium mercaptoacetate

JBL PROAQUATEST SiO2 Silicate

JBL SiO2 1 - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Danger
Hazard symbol
  • GHS05
Risk phrase
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
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
7664-93-9: sulphuric acid
JBL SIO2 2 - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Danger
Hazard symbol
  • GHS05
Risk phrase
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
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.

JBL PROAQUATEST NO3 Nitrate

JBL NO3 1 - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Danger
Hazard symbol
  • GHS05
  • GHS07
  • GHS09
Risk phrase
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H317: May cause an allergic skin reaction.
H411: Toxic 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
121-57-3: sulphanilic acid
JBL NO3 2 - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Danger
Hazard symbol
  • GHS05
  • GHS07
  • GHS08
Risk phrase
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H317: May cause an allergic skin reaction.
H341: Suspected of causing genetic defects.
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
541-69-5: m-phenylenediamine dihydrochloride
7647-01-0/1: hydrogen chloride

JBL PROAQUATEST PO4 Phosphate sensitive

JBL PO4 2 - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Danger
Hazard symbol
  • GHS05
Risk phrase
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
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
7664-93-9: sulphuric acid

JBL PROAQUATEST K Potassium

JBL K 1 - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Danger
Hazard symbol
  • GHS05
Risk phrase
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
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
JBL K 2 - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Danger
Hazard symbol
  • GHS05
Risk phrase
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
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.

JBL PROAQUATEST CO2 Direct

JBL CO2 Direct 1 - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Danger
Hazard symbol
  • GHS02
  • GHS07
Risk phrase
H225: Highly 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/regional/national/international regulations.
JBL CO2 Direct 2 - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Danger
Hazard symbol
  • GHS05
Risk phrase
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
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.

JBL PROAQUATEST Mg Magnesium Fresh water

JBL Mg Fresh water 2 - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Danger
Hazard symbol
  • GHS05
Risk phrase
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
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