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Old 04-23-2005, 10:45 PM   #1
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Im curious to know what others use as their log for thier water tests. I've found some interesting software that does it, but nothig too spectacular. I'd like to graph my results over time.

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Old 04-23-2005, 10:53 PM   #4
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I found a day planner in a clearance bin for 1$ and have been keeping a log of each tank in it. I keep logs of water tests, new additions, deaths, splittings, spreadings. This way I know how old each inhabitant is and how many times the corals have spread and multiplied. I track my fragging ventures. It's just a notebook and I plan on putting it in an excel file sooner or later but it helps me keep track and notice when things are getting off kilter.
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I found a free software called Aquarium Manager. Its old, but seems to work under XP. No support site anymore..
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You could probably do this with a spreadsheet on excel or something.

I just keep a plan in a notebook.
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Old 04-24-2005, 03:29 AM   #7
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i use my spread sheet it it works great for me. But there might be better things out there i'm still a nebee..
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Old 04-24-2005, 12:46 PM   #8
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I use a program called FREEMIND which is a totally free mind mapping program but works great as an aquarium log since you can create a tree and add whatever items you like.

I have a subgroup for each aquarium, then subcategories for Equipment, events, purchases, maintenance, etc. Then I just add whatever I want to the lists. Everything is collapsable and can be exported out to html and stuff too which is handy. You can link to websites and files from it also, which is a great feature.

Its here if your interested:


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Aquascaping: 3" DSB, 50lb live rock (~35 lbs home made Cement Base Rock)
Clean Up Crew: Blue Leg hermits, Cerith snails, Astrea Snails, Stomatella snails, Brittlestar, banded brittles.
Critters: Hawaiian feather duster, Coral Banded Shrimp, Emerald Crab
Corals: Open Brain Coral, Cabbage coral, 4 RBTAs, Melon mushrooms, green Zoos, yellow polyps, finger Leather, orange Zoos, Brown Zoos, Chocolate Zoos, Xenia, GSP, Kenya Tree Coral, 2 acropora SPS, blue sponge, candy cane
Fish/Inverts: Maroon Clownfish, Scooter Blenny, Coral Beauty dwarf angel, Sea Hare
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I have used a couple from the web. These are two that I found. I cannot say anything about security of the programs though so use at your own risk.

Aqua log- www.joejaworski.com/aqualog/

reefcon pro- www.infinitysoft.net/

I hope one of these work for you. The aqualog is pretty basic but very easy. the reefcon will convert infoto graphs etc.

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