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Does anybody have a maintenance/water test spreadsheet or excel?  I'm looking for one but cant find any that seem decent. 



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I use Aquarimate.  It has convenient graphics.

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Aquarimate seems pretty cool. It's probably better than my logging method... 😂



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Yep Aquarimate.  Lots of options and easy to use.  

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I've used aquarium note but often just keep it in a note book written down as well as on a spreadsheet.

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For the first 5 years or so...


I tested everything all the time.  


And I logged everything in a DIY change tracker I built on a TikiWiki platform that I could access and update from anywhere in the world.


I learned a lot and having that log was VERY useful.


Then for the next five years or so...


I slowed waaaaay down in testing.  Hard to imagine, I know.


I also coincidentally took the TikiWiki down, so wasn't logging anything for a good while.




I use one blank 4x6 notecard...


...that I store in my "test kit toolbox" along with a really nice pencil like this:



And these days I test something like monthly or as-needed.


Here is the range of items I have always logged:

  • Date
  • Specific Gravity
  • Alkalinity
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Nitrates
  • Phosphates
  • Notes

I try to test everything every time I test or else my kits end up expiring.


But I often end up just testing the one or two things I need to know.

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I just started using aquatic log, but aquarimate looks better.  I may switch too!  Don’t know how I missed that one when I was looking for an app.

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