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Do you keep an aquarium log?

Aquarium Logs  

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  1. 1. Do you keep an aquarium log?

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      195
    • No, I never have
      128
    • No, but I used to
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i did during my cycle, but that ended as soon as my cycle did

 

very good but i never do that before

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I log 'big stuff' into my tank thread, that's about as close as I get.

I'm not a big fan of water testing--- I can usually tell when something is looking 'not right' in my tank, I suppose that water tests are a good way to figure out what's wrong, but doing them frequently detracts from my enjoyment of the tank and makes it work instead of a hobby.

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I keep a notebook as a "research journal" for my tank and record everything and anything that happens with it. :happy:

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I have an Excel spreadsheet that has dates down the side (each row is a new day) and actions in the columns (water change, dose trace, feed corals, etc...). I have an 'X' on the dates and in the column that I need to perform that action for.

 

So for instance.....I have an "X" every other day to remind me to dose some coral food. I have an X once a week to do the water change. That way I can not only glance at it to see what I am supposed to do that day, but I can also see when I did it last. I change the color of the row so I know I did the action. I have it populated for like 6 months from now. Just cut and paste the regularly occurring things and it is easy.

 

The only drawback is that I need to look at it once a day to make sure I did the action and logged it. Otherwise I might forget when I did what. But it is easy to remember since I know to update Excel if I ever find myself feeding, dosing, or water changing.

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I haven't even considered doing this before... I only have one tank running so keeping a mental log is working fairly well for me, but I may have to start keeping a hard copy one. Although it sounds like something I will be really good about for a few months and then slowly taper off again. :)

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I am about to start keeping a log, more for knowing when I need to change things, like media and lights and stuff since I am going to have a main tank and a frag tank.

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I be rollin old school ... clipboard w/ legal pad. Pilot precise V5 extra fine bay bay. ;)

 

I do take photos often and store them (yes, digitally) according to date taken.

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I jot things down on the calendar.

 

 

 

I keep mine in a file on my desktop on the cpu. This way , I have a log of levels, and whats in my tank,ect.... Always there if I need to pull it up, and revert back to something. I guess its the OCD thing, lol !

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have a little notebook. write down dates of wc, deaths, purchases, test results, and etc.

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Do you keep track of your aquarium additions, changes, maintenance, etc. with an aquarium log? If so, what do you use? A notebook, software, something online?

 

 

I just downloaded AquaPlanner Pro from iTunes $2.99. Looks pretty good so far.

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I used to write it down, but I don't record water test results anymore. For new stuff, changes, etc. I just look at my thread on here :)

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I use a calendar to keep track of water changes and dosing but downloaded My Aquarium Logger android app to try out.

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