JBL PROAQUATEST POND Check pH/KH
Quick test to determine the acidity and pH stability in garden ponds

  • Monitors the water values simply and reliably: determines the pH value and carbonate hardness in pond, tap and well water
  • Fill the measuring tubes with pond water, add 5 drops of reagent to each, swivel gently until the colouring stabilises, wait 1 minute, compare colouring on colour chart
  • The pH should be 7.5-8.5 and not fluctuate greatly. The KH stabilizes the pH and should be at least 4 ° dKH
  • You will find detailed information and troubleshooting tips about water analysis on the JBL website in Essentials/Pond
  • Package contents: quick test, pH and KH test incl. 2 measuring tubes, pH reagent, KH reagent, colour scale and instructions
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Healthy pond with conditions close to nature
The right water values are dependent on the fish stock and the plants in the pond. Even if the water looks clear it can be contaminated. With bad values diseases or algae can appear in the pond. To maintain a healthy 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, phosphate values etc.

Why is testing needed?
The well-being of pond dwellers and the growth of aquatic plants depend to a large extent on the pH level being kept as constant as possible. Many substances dissolved in water are also liable to changes caused by the pH level. Fluctuations in the pH level, in particular, ought to be avoided.
Carbonate hardness (KH) indicates the sum of carbonates (HCO3) and hydrogen carbonates (HCO3)2. These minerals can bind acids and bases and thus stabilise the pH value in the desired range. With KH values below 4 °dKH, the pH value is not stable and fluctuates greatly between 6 and 12. These strong fluctuations affect all organisms in the pond!

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Regular monitoring for a healthy pond with conditions close to nature. Here you can find out what the individual water values mean and how you can optimise them if necessary.

Recommended values:
pH value in ponds: 7.5-8.5
Carbonate hardness (KH): at least 4 °dKH

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JBL PROAQUATEST POND Check pH/KH

Art. no.:
2407400
EAN Code:
4014162240743
Content:
50 Tests
Volume packaging:
0.800 l
Gross weight:
113.500 g
Net weight:
66 g
Weight factor:
0
Size(l/h/w):
43/175/106 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

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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.

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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 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.