Healthy aquariums with conditions close to nature
The right water values are dependent on the fish stock and plants in the aquarium. Even if the water looks clear it can be contaminated. With poor values diseases or algae can appear 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 the JBL Testlab you can determine the 12 most important water values in your aquarium.
Precise measurement of the following values:
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 the 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)
NH4 / NH3 test: indication of non-toxic ammonium, determination of the toxic ammonia using table
NO2 test: determination of the 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 fertilization
Cu test: deadly heavy metal for invertebrates. Also important for setting the therapeutic dose of medications
SiO2 test: determination of the silicate content (silicic acid) as the cause of algae growth
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.
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