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Android app for tracking tank parameters?


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Anyone suggest a good Android app that can track tank parameters? When I do my tank testing, I'd like to put in the alk, calc, etc..... and maybe add in notes like "started dosing XYZ, 5 grams, once daily".

 

 

Hopefully something that can graph out changes over time as well.

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Spreadsheets are a total pain in the wrasse on a smartphone. I do have Excel on my smartphone (at least it says I do, I put it on there and have never opened it lol). It's just not a good format for what I'm wanting.

 

 

Aside from that-- the spreadsheet may be able to do the tracking and graphing, but it doesn't do notes and calendar-type stuff very well.

 

I've seen programs like this for computers, I'm hoping there's one for Android phones.

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There's a few good iphone ones, but I haven't found anything for android.

 

 

damn it you guys going to make me program an android app for this!?!?

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Quick office Pro is an awesome app for android, can do spreadsheets and work with just about any type of Microsoft Office software, it is relatively cheap as well. I think I paid $5?

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Well I can get crackin on an android app if you guys feel the need for it - after all its what i do for a living ;)

 

Do It!! I know myself, and many others would be willing to donate to this cause if the app is legit. PLEASE make it standalone if possible. The app i have now syncs with calendar and stuff, and my ROM is vanilla, so i dont have calender so the app crashes. Even for notifications and such i think standalone is the way to go.

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Which ones? Been looking for one.

Numbers is good. The whole Pages, Numbers, Keynote suite they have is great. My laptop broke before my last semester in college and I did all my papers and presentations with my iPad and to a lesser extent my iPhone.

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OK Folks I'll look up the ones you've mentioned!

 

Well I can get crackin on an android app if you guys feel the need for it - after all its what i do for a living ;)

 

If you are able to do these and keep the price in the sub $5 range, here are some things I'd recommend you try to incorporate.

 

  • A tracking system for water parameters (all the common ones) like nitrate, calcium, alk, mag, etc, that will save the data by date---- and reproduce it in a graph that shows "Calcium Levels over the past X months" or whatever.
  • A Calendar-based system with preset options for changing T5/halide/PC bulbs--- and the ability to track at least a dozen bulbs per tank (many 72" T5 fixtures use 12 36" bulbs). Each bulb should be namable, and actual alerts with ringtones as a reminder of when it's time to change them out. User chooses the length of time for the bulb swap since many of us are penny-pinchers that drag them out for two years lol.
  • A fish and invert stocking list, per tank, so we can track/enter when we added certain fish, corals, clams, etc.
  • Common calculators for things like tank volume, sand amount needed, and perhaps light bulbs (for halide and T5HO).
  • Calculators like the one at Bulk Reef Supply for various DIY dosing schemes, like using baking soda or soda-ash for alk, calcium chloride pellets for Ca, epsom salts or mag chloride, etc.

 

 

That looks exactly like a spreadsheet... lol

 

 

Again, dammit, spreadsheets aren't calendar based. They don't give you a reminder about when it's time to replace the GAC, or when it's time to swap out the halide bulbs. Geeze folks I hope y'all don't spend your whole life acting like this.

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Again, dammit, spreadsheets aren't calendar based. They don't give you a reminder about when it's time to replace the GAC, or when it's time to swap out the halide bulbs. Geeze folks I hope y'all don't spend your whole life acting like this.

I didn't realize you wanted all that, but I can think of several different ways to do that in a fullfledged spreadsheet product like Excel. However, you're right, for a casual user it'd be nice to have a separate program and phone spreadsheets are probably lacking.

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Bastards! Guess I'll get cracking here in my free time :) - I started P90X so my extra hour in the morning is kind of gone - I'll see what I can come up with.. Because I am an avid fresh water guy as well so I will have to add some doo dads in it for fresh

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I didn't realize you wanted all that, but I can think of several different ways to do that in a fullfledged spreadsheet product like Excel. However, you're right, for a casual user it'd be nice to have a separate program and phone spreadsheets are probably lacking.

 

 

Now that's what I'm talking about ;).

 

I can track the stuff all day long by just hand writing it (I only have 1 reef, lol) but having all my notes stored on the Android, in a reef-ready format would be schwing!

 

 

Trogdor, I thought about doing P90X until I found out that P90X wasn't referring to game console.

 

 

If you are doing freshwater (which is a wonderful idea) then include the following in the calculator page (for determining how many tsp per ppm, and also for tracking test-kit results.

 

  • Common GH booster (like Green Leaf Aquariums sells)
  • Chelated iron
  • potassium nitrate
  • Monopotassium phosphate

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i use my aquarium logger...it has graphs and shizz...i like lol

 

 

I looked it up on the Android market and it looks decent. As soon as I'm on a Wi-Fi network, I'll put it on my phone (it's not used as an actual phone or 3G machine, it's not activated, I just use it as an MP3 player and app-machine, hard to beat $50 for a lightly used 32 gig MP3 player that has a 5.0mp camera and any Android app you want)

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I just bought my aquarium logger and its actually pretty useful. The interface isn't that great but it gets the job done. Looks like he regularly updates with new features

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