JBL PROFLORA CO2 CYLINDER 500 U 3x
500 g disposable CO2 storage cylinder (value pack of 3)

  • CO2 storage cylinder for all CO2 systems. Supplies aquarium plants with their main nutrient carbon dioxide (CO2) while preventing algae
  • Easy to install: turn the pressure regulator with internal thread onto the external thread (M10x1) of the storage cylinders
  • Including mounted rubber stand for good stability. Total height with mounted pressure reducer: 37 cm
  • TÜV-tested. Because CO2 liquefies under pressure CO2 pressurised gas cylinders must stand vertically during operation
  • Package contents: 3x disposable cylinder, ready-filled with 500 g CO2 each, dimensions: 31 x 7.5 cm, thread M10x1
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Product information

Disposable or reusable CO2 cylinder?
There are 2 different cylinder types: disposable cylinders that are disposed of and recycled after emptying and reusable cylinders that can be refilled again and again. Many pet shops and gas companies can carry out the refilling. If you live in a region where refilling is a problem, the disposable cylinder can be an alternative. Should the refilling situation improve, you can always convert the disposable pressure reducer into a reusable pressure reducer in 2 minutes by unscrewing the adapter (JBL PROFLORA ADAPT U-M). Aquarium owners who live on islands (as an example) are sometimes not allowed to transport filled reusable cylinders by ferry or plane. Disposable cylinders are then sometimes allowed!

The size of the cylinder often depends on the cabinet in which the CO2 storage cylinder is to be placed: A 500 g disposable bottle is only 31 cm high (plus pressure reducer = 37 cm), a 500 g reusable bottle with stand is already 43 cm high and a 2000 g bottle 45.5 cm high. Basically, of course, a larger cylinder is an advantage, because it simply needs to be replaced or refilled less frequently.

TÜV inspection of the CO2 cylinders: All reusable CO2 cylinders must be inspected regularly, every 10 years, by the TÜV (at least in Germany). On the cylinder you will always find - though sometimes badly legibly - the date of the last TÜV inspection and sometimes the year of the next inspection.

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JBL PROFLORA CO2 CYLINDER 500 U 3x

Art. no.:
6466300
EAN Code:
4014162646637
Content:
3x500 g
Volume packaging:
6.19 l
Gross weight:
5261 g
Net weight:
5008 g
Weight factor:
0
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
86/309/233 mm

Properties

Animal species: Arowana, Axolotl, Barbels, Bettas, Bichirs/reedfish, Blowfish, Catfish, Cichlids (South America), Crayfish, Danions, Discus, Dwarf shrimps, Flowerhorn, Gobies, Goldfish, Gouramis, Guppy, Juvenile fish, Killifish, Livebearers, Loaches, Rainbowfish, Snails, Spiny eels, Tetra, Veiltails
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Material: metal (steel)
Colour: grey
Transport conditions: Protect from direct sunlight during storage and transport and ensure good ventilation.

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No

Technical Data

Height:290 mm
Length:70 mm
Width:70 mm
FAQ
The pressure reducer cannot be removed

Your system is probably still under pressure. Close the cylinder valve and remove the CO2 hose from the pressure regulator fitting. Open the regulating screw and release the pressure still present in the pressure regulator until both pressure gauges show 0 bar. Loosen the connecting nut of the pressure regulator fitting from the cylinder valve.

Is it normal that the working pressure fluctuates minimally and decreases towards the end of the cylinder filling?

Yes, this behaviour is normal. The CO2 is liquefied under pressure in the gas cylinder. At 20° C it is 57 bar. If the content decreases slowly and the temperature drops/rises, it may also have an effect on the working pressure. Check the cylinder pressure, as the cylinder is probably almost completely empty.

May the JBL PROFLORA CO2 products only be used for the aquarium?

Yes, the JBL PROFLORA CO2 products are designed exclusively for use in the aquarium. The gas contained promotes plant growth and works with fine precision so that even the smallest quantities can be supplied to the aquarium. Constant operation and the safety of the fish are thus guaranteed.

Is a special action necessary when using CO₂ compressed gas cylinders?

Please note two important points:

1) Cylinder: Reusable cylinders are TÜV tested and this is stamped on the cylinder. This test needs to be renewed every 10 years, with the bottom of the cylinder and the valve sealing and threaded joint being tested.

2) The carbon dioxide:
Depending on its concentration, carbon dioxide is harmful in the air.
The respiratory rate and pulse rate increase at a carbon dioxide concentration of 3-5%. Other symptoms are headaches, discomfort and ringing in the ears. Carbon dioxide concentrations of 8-10% and more cause these symptoms to become more pronounced. This may lead to cramps, fainting, apnoea and death from suffocation.

One 500 g cylinder contains 500 g CO2. This is equal to 11.36 mol (chemical substance amount unit). One mol of a gaseous substance has a volume of 22.414 l under normal conditions (273.15 K, 101325 Pa), so that 500 g of CO2 result in a volume of 254.7 l. CO2 is heavier than air, so that it collects on the ground. This corresponds to a CO2 height level in the range of 12.735 mm = 1.27 cm for a room of 20 m². If it is mixed completely with the air in a room of 20 m² and a height of 2.5 m (corresponds to 50,000 l), this corresponds to a maximum gas concentration of 0.5 volume %, which is well below the dangerous level.

Blog (opinions & experiences)

Why is CO2 such a good help when combating algae?

Algae are plants, but only very simple Algae are plants, but only very simple ones. CO2 fertilisation promotes the growth of the more complex plants and algae have no chance against them!

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CO2, also called carbon dioxide, is the main nutrient for all plants.

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Reference guide (Themeworld)

Plant growth

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Reducing problematic water values

How to lower critical water values.

Deficiency symptoms

Here’s how to prevent deficiency symptoms in fish and plants

Algae control

Here’s how to combat algae successfully and lastingly.

Plant care

What maintenance measures do your aquarium plants need?

Daily care

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

CO2

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

Fertilising

Why do aquarium plants need to be fertilised?

Plant species

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

Installation technical items

How and where in the aquarium do you fix and install technical items? Tips and tricks for the installation of all technical aquarium products

Plants

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

Marine water - technical items

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CO2 plant fertilisation

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Instructions

safety instructions

Safety information
JBL PROFLORA CO2 CYLINDER 500 U 3x - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Warning
Hazard symbol
  • GHS04
Risk phrase
H280: Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated.
safety note
P410+P403: Protect from sunlight. Store in a well-ventilated place.
Customer reviews

Reviews

Overall rating: 5.0
2 public review(s) for this product.

1 Review

nemophilist_scaper
2022-01-19T00:28:24Z

Beginner Friendly! Amazing product! A great solution for those ones who are doing their first steps in the CO2 World.

- Nemophilist Scaper


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GarnelenTV - German
2022-03-18T08:30:46Z

Die Co2 Flaschen sind die einzigen auf dem Markt, die immer dicht sind und die verdammt lange halten. Ich kaufe mir immer direkt ein 3er Paket und komme damit knapp 10-12 Monate zurecht.

Klare Weiterempfehlung!


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