JBL PROAQUATEST COMBISET POND
Test case for water analyses in koi and garden ponds

  • Simple and professional monitoring of the 6 most important water values in garden ponds, spring, tap and well water
  • Take a water sample, add the indicator drop-wise, compare the resulting colour on the colour chart and read off the values
  • With: pH test for the acidity, KH for the stability, GH for the mineral content, ammonium test for the fish’s health, nitrite test for the toxic nitrogen and phosphate test for the algae nutrient content
  • Comparator system for easy and precise reading and for taking any inherent water colouring into account
  • Complete, incl. water-proof case, colour charts, glass vials, syringe, dosing spoon, comparator block and test reagents
Recommended retail price incl. VAT
Available from your specialist dealer.
Dealer close to you
You can find this article at your specialist shop and online
Videos
Details

JBL PROAQUATEST COMBISET POND

Art. no.:
2407000
EAN Code:
4014162240705
Content:
6 tests
Volume packaging:
3.130 l
Gross weight:
524.000 g
Net weight:
524 g
Weight factor:
0
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
52/226/266 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.

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.

Show more FAQs ...
Blog (opinions & experiences)

JBL TV #13: What is carbonate hardness? It is the most important water value for your aquarium!

What is carbonate hardness? Why is carbonate hardness like life insurance for your aquarium? What is the difference between it and general hardness and how does carbonate hardness work in your aquarium?

Find out more

Your pond’s health in summer

The care of your garden pond depends on the season. In spring you have other jobs than in autumn. But what needs doing in summer?

Find out more

Preparations for the autumn - algae prevention

If you take proper action now, by reducing the nutrient input and the existing nutrient sources, you can prevent algae problems in the coming year.

Find out more

I’ve had enough of this pond! Give up or save it?

Maybe you’ve felt like this: nothing works, the pond looks disastrous and you just don’t know what to do.

Find out more

Mein Teich verliert Wasser – Wo ist es?

Die Sonne knallt auf den Teich und Sie füllen täglich Wasser nach? An manchen Tagen fragt man sich, „ist das wirklich normal und nur die Verdunstung“?

Find out more

Liquid sun protection for your pond prevents algae

Is your pond clear – with no algae in sight? Perhaps you were just lucky or you have completed an algae treatment successfully. In either case there’s one thing you don’t need: algae!

Find out more

Is a High KH Value Harmful for the Pond?

A JBL community member contacted us with following question: ”The KH in my pond is very high (e.g. 18 °dKH). The dilution through rainwater alone is not enough to solve this problem. Can this be harmful for koi and goldfish in the long run?"

Find out more

How often do you need to test your pond or aquarium water?

Granted, nobody really enjoys testing water. It’s time-consuming and sometimes you’re not sure which colour on the chart your water result matches. But water testing really can be lifesaving – at least for your fish!

Find out more

Why is the KH higher than the GH?

Many aquarium owners think that the general hardness represents the total of all minerals and the carbonate hardness only a part of it. Then how can the carbonate hardness sometimes be higher than the total of minerals?

Find out more

Algae Control 1-2-3 algae free

A few algae in the pond do not pose a problem and even form a component of a healthy pond. But once the water turns green or „blanket weed“ algae become rampant, you then have a problem which needs fixing. Effective and longterm algae control consists of three steps.

Find out more

Water Test ”For Dummies“

While the title of the well-known book series may suggest the opposite, these books are actually full of excellent explanations for complicated facts. And that’s exactly what we also want to try and do, because the subject of water test/water chemistry puts a lot of people off.

Find out more

Laboratory Comparator System to Compensate the Intrinsic Colour of the Water

Instead of comparing the colour change of the water on a colour scale, a second measuring glass with the aquarium water is put on the colour field of the colour chart.

Find out more

Carbonate Hardness and pH: Life Insurance for your Pond

It’s a hard life for a pond: It is exposed to all weather conditions, it gets unwanted rainwater and it has to digest leaves, flower pollen and any particulate matter that enters.

Find out more

Algae in the Pond – An Outline

It can affect every pond owner. But if you are careful you can avert problems before they occur. In the following article we would like to introduce you to the different types of algae you may meet in the garden pond:

Find out more

Koi at our Dealers

Today I would like to give you an idea of what happens to koi in our dealers’ basins. Since our koi have just arrived half starved from Japan it is first the duty of our dealers to put the new arrivals in quarantine. First of all their general health is checked.

Find out more

We made it: we were at the Shinokai

Here, for anyone who may have missed it or who wasn’t able to visit us there, is a short report of our successful trip to Japan.

Find out more

The sensitive KH value in the pond

I have talked about KH and pH with a lot of koi dealers, experts and professionals in the past few weeks.

Find out more

Testing water and regular monitoring

People often ask me what I think about water testing when I am out on my rounds, because most of my contacts respect my opinion.

Find out more

Inaccurate water tests – or did I do something wrong after all?

In the aquarium scene we often hear people talking about “accurate” and “inaccurate” tests. But mostly they mean a rougher or finer scaling of the output values.

Find out more

Testing water – here’s how

The water in your aquarium is outstandingly significant because it is a life-giving element for fish and plants.

Find out more

Keeping an eye on the most important water values

Professional water analysis sounds very expensive. But the professional water testing in your aquarium or pond at home also works on a high level and above all it is simple and inexpensive.

Find out more

Refilling water into the pond – but not like this!

The water level can drop by up to several centimetres a day. This means it has to be refilled once a week at the latest.

Find out more

Heavy rain – watch your water values

There has been plenty of heavy rainfall in Germany in the last few days. The ponds are full to the brim and the garden - and more - is under water.

Find out more

Algae carpets on the water surface: act now!

We are constantly being asked by pond owners for advice about how to deal with the problem of algae carpets on the water surface.

Find out more

Algae in Sight: Pollen and Blossoms as Growth Engines

The flowers are blooming and the allergy sufferers know it only too well: the pollen count! We can see the powdery yellow coating on our cars and on the forest paths. The pollen count and small leaves are floating through the air and reaching our ponds in huge amounts.

Find out more

Phosphate: The cause of tomorrow’s algae is in your pond now.

Many pond owners don’t realise this. That’s why they don’t react to algae growth until it’s too late. This is not only annoying, it makes it harder to achieve clear water for your dream landscape.

Find out more

These steps in autumn will make your garden pond fit for the winter.

Pond owners need to start preparing their ponds in autumn for the coming winter. Only by doing this can you be sure that your pond will continue to bring you pleasure next year and that your fish will be healthy.

Find out more

Heavy Rainfalls Are Stressful For Your Fish

As a pond owner in autumn you not only have to deal with getting the pond ready for winter, you also have to struggle with heavy and frequent rainfalls.

Find out more

To avoid algae next year – How to make your pond fit for the winter

It’s getting cold slowly and the pond season is coming to its end. The leaves of the water lilies are dying and the sunshine hours are getting shorter. But in the pond there is still a lot happening. We will show you how to make your pond fit for the winter.

Find out more

Flowers for the pond – planting to combat algae

It happens every year. The algae arrive. What can you do to prevent it? For a healthy basis the pond needs to be filled with sufficient plant mass. This applies to ALL ponds.

Find out more

Rain – A problem for fish and good for algae

In the garden pond the pH rises to over 10 if the carbonate hardness is insufficient or non-existent. In unbuffered ponds the pH level can even fluctuate up to 4 pH value levels within one day.

Find out more
Press

14.08.2020

JBL has the largest range of water tests worldwide!

With 24 different water analysis tests for freshwater and marine aquariums and ponds as well as 8 different test cases, JBL offers the widest range of water tests worldwide. The second place is shared by two American manufacturers with 15 individual tests each, but with only 0 and 2 test cases respectively.

Find out more

12.03.2019

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.

Find out more
Reference guide (Themeworld)

Koi ponds

What is the difference between a koi pond and other ponds? What’s so special about a koi pond?

Testing water

Water can look crystal clear and still contain a deadly poison such as arsenic. Unfortunately we are unable to assess the quality of the pond water by looking at it.

Water treatment

How can you treat well and tap water to make it suitable for your pond?

Plants

Why are plants so important for your pond? What needs to be considered?

Plant species

Which plant species are suitable for your pond?

Plant care

How to look after the plants in your pond?

Seasonal maintenance

Which seasonal maintenance is needed? What do you need to remember when?

Algae

Do you have green water or thread algae? We’ll give you long term solutions for algae problems

Water maintenance

What does water maintenance involve? Why is it important to look after your pond water?

Fish care

How do you protect your new fish? What to remember when caring for fish?

The water tests – all parameters

You don't always have to do all the tests, any more than your doctor will look in your ears when your knee hurts. In the following table you will find brief information about where a water test can help.

Algae

Do you have green water or thread algae? We’ll give you long term solutions for algae problems

Pond fish diseases

Which diseases affect pond fish and how can you combat them?

Oxygen and temperature

Why is the oxygen content so important? Which temperatures are critical?

Accidental poisoning

Metals, ammonia and nitrite can lead to poisoning. What you can do in this case

Pond care

The different seasons (at least in Central Europe) require different care measures. Even in countries where there are no cold winters with minus degrees, factors like rainy seasons, dry seasons or perhaps a summer with particularly high temperatures all play a decisive role for the garden pond.

Fish diseases

In case your pond fish fall ill, we will show you which disease it is, and how to combat it reliably here.

Rainwater

Rainwater gradually softens your pond water. What consequences does this have for your pond?
Download

Instructions

Additional product information and downloads

  • JBL PROAQUATEST COMBISET PONDTabelle Wasseranalyse V03
    Download
  • JBL ProAquaTest Combi Set Pond
    Download

safety instructions

spare parts
Safety information

JBL PROAQUATEST pH 3.10-10.0

JBL pH 3-10 - 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 GH General hardness

JBL GH - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Warning
Hazard symbol
  • GHS02
  • GHS07
Risk phrase
H226: Flammable liquid and vapour.
H315: Causes skin irritation.
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 NH4 Ammonium

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

JBL PROAQUATEST NO2 Nitrite

JBL NO2 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
64-19-7: Acetic acid
JBL NO2 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/regional/national/international regulations.

JBL PROAQUATEST PO4 Phosphate koi

JBL PO4 Koi 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

A word about cookies before we continue

The JBL Homepage also uses several types of cookies to provide you with full functionality and many services: We require technical and functional cookies to ensure that everything works when you visit this website. We also use cookies for marketing purposes. This ensures that we recognise you when you visit our extensive site again, that we can measure the success of our campaigns and that the personalisation cookies allow us to address you individually and directly, adapted to your needs - even outside our website. You can determine at any time - even at a later date - which cookies you allow and which you do not allow (more on this under "Change settings").

Are you over 16 years old? Then confirm the use of all cookies with "Noticed" and you are ready to go.

Choose your cookie settings

Technical and functional cookies, so that everything works when you visit our website.
Marketing cookies, so that we recognize you on our pages and can measure the success of our campaigns.