Mineral salt for osmosis and soft water
• Introduces 70 salts (no NaCl = common salt) into soft water or water that has accumulated as a result of osmosis. Stabilises the pH by introducing carbonate-hardness-producing substances.
• Prevents and heals the hole in the head diseasecaused by mineral deficiencies.
• Livebearing fish require higher mineral contents and conductivity, easily attained using AquaDur plus.
JBL Aquadur plus is a mineral mixture containing carbonate hardening as well as total hardening constituents. The composition is based on the ion distribution of most tropical waters. JBL AquaDur plus is ideally suited for increasing the carbonate and total hardness levels in all soft water. The puffer capacity is therefore increased, stabilizing the pH values and preventing a harmful drop in acidity. B-group vitamins and other important active substances, essential above all for the vital micro-organisms in an aquarium, make soft water which has been treated with JBL AquaDur plus the ideal basic water for keeping and breeding all types of aquarium fish.
The pH-level indicates the acidity of the water. The higher the pH-level, the less acid is in the water, the proportion of alkali is higher (the opposite of acids). The lower the pH-level, the more acid the water contains. In aquariums and ponds the following levels are desirable.
Community aquariums: pH: 6,5 - 7,5
Ponds: pH: 7,0-8,0
Lake Malawi and Tanganyika aquariums: pH: 7,5-8,5
Saltwater (marine) aquariums: pH: If the pH-level is above the levels given, it should be gradually reduced. Before the pH-level is reduced, the pH-stability of the water must be checked! In order to do this, the carbonate hardness should be measured. In freshwater it should be between 4° and 10° German carbonate hardness (GCH) and in saltwater between 7° and 12° GCH. If the CH is below the levels mentioned, the pH-level is not stabilised and any alteration in the pH-level may lead to a sudden plunge in the CH! Instructions on how to adjust CH levels are given in the CH test.