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Old 08-10-2011, 10:16 AM   #1
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Fish logbooks

Hello everyone. Does anyone keep a fish logbook, or record sheet? I do! i put in stuff like weekly pH,nitrates,nitrites, ammonia, hardness, etc. I also put in little stories about my fish... what? dont laugh at me! so i give them imaginary personalitys, so what!!!

Anyway, its also useful to put down dates of when you got new fish, or decorations, etc. And any unusual behavior. Yay logbooks!
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:42 AM   #2
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We have 4 tanks and my husband, the computer nerd, created a wonderful excel spreadsheet to keep our records. We do weekly water changes and record ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, temp. The spreadsheet shows how much Prime needs to be put in which tank depending on amount of water being changed. We record filter component changes or cleanings, when new stock is added, the requirements our various species have for temp, pH and so on. Any loss of fish are noted. It's really a great spreadsheet.
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I want to create a logbook, but I haven't gotten around to doing it yet.....
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I thought I was the only one to create an excel spreadsheet to keep records about my tank. I guess I'm not as abnormal as I thought I was. Lol Now I have to show this thread to my wife as proof I'm not the only one who does this as she says.
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Now I have to show this thread to my wife as proof I'm not the only one who does this as she says.
If I started keeping a log book .. I think my wife would divorce me! She already thinks I'm obsessed with the tank.
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I have a spiral notebook
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I thought I was the only one to create an excel spreadsheet to keep records about my tank. I guess I'm not as abnormal as I thought I was. Lol Now I have to show this thread to my wife as proof I'm not the only one who does this as she says.
You're not the only computer geek in town, you know.....
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Another computer nerd here tracking everything in Excel spreadsheets
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If I started keeping a log book .. I think my wife would divorce me! She already thinks I'm obsessed with the tank.


im obsessed with my tank, and im still considered sane... at least partially...
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When you're considered sane or normal, that's when you've got a BIG problem that you're obviously hiding well.
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