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Old 11-24-2013, 05:49 AM   #1
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Post your test data

We talk a lot about testing. I'm sure some of you have some pretty fancy test data. Maybe even a nice chart of data from a fishless tank set up. Show it off.
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:06 PM   #2
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Chirp, chirp
First of all, you cannot wait 3 minutes and post again to get people to respond.

My test data is:

ph: 7.2
dgh: 2
amm.: 0
nitrite: 0
nitrate: 1

thats all i test for, im not worried about anything else
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:19 PM   #3
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I'm looking for more of a graph or documentation of start up. I've got three tanks, that all look perfect now. The fun is in the startup. I'm thinking about doing a tank start and using a seneye to monitor the whole process. That's what I want to see.
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:35 PM   #4
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When I did my tank set ups I recorded everything in a lab book and didn't keep it. I'm totally regretting that now. I've been recording stuff lately in excel, but now that everything is established there really isn't anything of interest to post.

I guess I'll just have to get another tank Yeah, I totally need another tank
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:32 AM   #5
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Just so you don't feel ignored...
I just finished cycling my 90g and I tested a lot (excessively) and logged a lot of my results. I'm a spreadsheet keeper.
There just isn't really anything to say about it much though... you're right that once it's cycled the excitement of that whole part goes away :P

When I thought the tank was cycled I did this thing where I tested all parameters every 2 hours after dosing ammonia, just because I wanted to see what happened. My tank cleared out 5ppm in 20 hours (or less - the last stretch I was just sleeping). It was fun to check it every 2 hours while I was awake and observe the cycle in action.

I deleted my file though, since it's all over =\ So I have nothing to share.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:01 AM   #6
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That's exactly what I'm curious to see. I'd really like to see the test data from one of those Seneye devices on a fishless start since it would have data even when you're sleeping.
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I don't have a monitor, but I do keep a log of data which Excel formats into a pretty chart for me. This goes back 4 months and starts with the tank's cycle.

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Sweet, I'll look more carefully at that when I get to a computer.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:43 AM   #9
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Sodbuster that is a really cool chart. It certainly gave me some ideas for how I want to log my next tank set up. I've failed to log the temp this whole time. I look at it everyday, but I wasn't logging it.

Is this a saltwater tank? I'm I reading it right that you did a 100% water change in October?
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Sodbuster that is a really cool chart. It certainly gave me some ideas for how I want to log my next tank set up. I've failed to log the temp this whole time. I look at it everyday, but I wasn't logging it.

Is this a saltwater tank? I'm I reading it right that you did a 100% water change in October?
Yeah, I log everything I measure because, well, just because, I guess.

The tank is freshwater and yes, in early October I swapped out the generic substrate for Seachem Flourite, so I marked that as a 100% water change.

I'm no Excel expert, but I have figured out how to do some interesting things with the chart. The most useful is that it's dynamic so I can choose to show all the data or just a time-frame I want. Normally, I only look at the last 30 days just to see any trends. Most recently, I've been experimenting with PPS Pro fertilizer which is why the Nitrate and Phosphate levels are not yet steady.

If you want, I'd be happy to send it to you in .xls format so you can play with it.
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