Would you like to learn some interesting facts about your hobby or have a glimpse behind the scenes at JBL? Our team of experts regularly share tips, knowledge, and further information not to be found on any packaging or product. Use this opportunity to discuss and ask questions. Experience the expert team as never before.



Snow Koi

Everyone coming to Niigata for the first time, northern Japan’s koi breeder stronghold, is overwhelmed by the sheer amount of snow!

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Muddy Water – A Challange for Water Test Experts

During our Venezuela expedition we investigated many rivers and streams and their respective fish diversity. In reply to a question about lakes or ponds the indigenous people lead us to a small puddle on a site which also served as a cow's pasture.

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Have you ever seen a € 250,000 koi?

This year was the second time we manned a JBL booth at the most important professional koi breeder show in Tokyo. Between my specialist discussions with breeders and visitors from all over the world I, of course, found a little time to view the koi on show.

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Quality Control Ant-Style

Have you ever seen leafcutter ants at work? On our JBL expeditions the little master builders literally run into us all the time.

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Workshops, trade fairs and promotions in March 2018

When is the next workshop about aquarium technology, pond care or terrarium lighting taking place near you? What are the current trends?

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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?

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Testing Water in the Jungle

Our 15 expeditions have taught us something new: In natural waters nitrogens (ammonium/ammonia, nitrite and nitrate) and phosphates are ALWAYS scarce and below the limit of detection. Only when humans have an influence on the natural water, can nitrogens and phosphates be found.

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Installing a ProSilent Air Pump in the Aquarium

Aquarium air pumps help you to increase the oxygen concentration in the aquarium and to ensure the health and the well-being of the fish. In the following video you will see how easy it is to install and connect one of the ProSilent

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Shinkokai Koi Show in Japan Part 3

The Shinkokai Koi Show is now over and Didier and I are continuing our trip through Japan.

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Setting up and connecting the external filter - here's how it works:

How do you set up and connect an external filter? What does an external filter look like from the inside? We would like to answer these questions with a short video and show you how anyone can set up an internal filter within a few minutes.

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