August 7, 2019

FAQ and Feedback

AquaticLog FAQ

The intention for this post is to help answer some of the questions you may have about AquaticLog. It will be continuously updated and will be pinned to the top. Feel free to leave your feedback in the comments below.

My name is Dmitry Tumanov and I had started AquaticLog as a website to help me get organized with my foray into reef aquariums in November 2012. Since then I had continued working on every year and have made over 740 updates to the website.

First versions of native mobile apps were written in 2014 and now mobile app is the predominant way that users access the service.

In early 2018 I’ve built industry first Artificial Intelligence recommender system that to this day helps making suggestion to aquarists on optimal parameters for their aquariums.

In late 2018 AquaticLog has hit 1,000,000 measurements mark, you can see real-time number of measurements taken so far at the bottom of every web page.

While I have my main job, both programming and reefing are my passions and I continue to work on native iPhone app, native Android app and website whenever I can. When you pay for the app you directly support this development, thank you.

You can also see all of my aquariums on YouTube channel.

Cloud Sync
AquaticLog app allows seamless syncing between iPhone, Android and web. Should you switch phones or even mobile platforms, all your data is safe. You can also make your data private or share with other aquarists to get advice or bragging rights.

Big thank you to long-term supporters of AquaticLog: EcoTech, AquaIllumination, NYOS, PolypLab and many others. You have helped a lot in expanding this service.

As of November 2019, on its 7th birthday the app was made free to all of you. Enjoy.

If you feel that I'm doing a great job and want to say an extra thank you, please consider sending a donation.

Import your parameters
If you would like to import your parameters, you can easily do so by logging to the website, going to your parameters page and clicking on a single existing parameter. You will then see an "Import" button, clicking on it will take you to a page where you can upload a Comma-Separated file (CSV) and instructions on how to do so.

denver358 ‐ How to delete a photo and add a different picture?? Iphone
pepe59 ‐ I’m measuring salinity and conductivity. How can I add the later to the app?
dtum@denver358 you can slide to left and will see the option to delete photos
dtum@pepe59 can you please elaborate on conductivity? are we referring to TDS or Salinity or something different?
akaganov ‐ In nowadays, it is common to use TRITON lab for testing. It appears that the app does not allow recording of most of the 30+ tests performed by TRITON. Is any way you can either add these tests (I can provide a list) in the drop-down list or add the ability to enter custom test results.
dtum@akaganov sounds good, do you know if there's a way to have a single XML or CSV Triton file as a sample for me to look at? I could look at writing new functionality that would import all of the parameters at once
akaganov@dtum, unfortunately, it does not look like TRITON site allows users to export results to XML or CSV. They do allow to generate a link to the page, so it can be shared. I guess using this link as a starting point, the required data can be scrapped, but it might require too much effort to develop and will not be reliable. I did place the results into CSV format using the copy/paste method (see example below).


A parameter being measured, parameter description, measured value, unit of measure, Acceptable value (range), unit of measure.
Thank you
dtum@akaganov got it, thanks, that's very helpful. Let me ponder on it as I'm not sure about the utility of this - the frequency of these are very slow and I have to weigh this against cluttering interface with more parameters and detracting work from other features. Appreciate it!
davithelopes ‐ I think another cool thing to add would be a wishlist section under each tank so we could add a list of fish or corals that we wanna get in the future. :-) i love this app
denver358 ‐ Accidentally retired my aquarium, how can i get it back??
davithelopes ‐ Another idea that could speed up when we write down what we are dosing would be having everything you add to your dosing tab become a checklist so if you are dosing everyday you don’t have to write it down every time but simply hit the checkmark. You would only have to change if you increase or decrease the dose
gadamwoll ‐ How does the Neptune integration work?
dtum@gadamwoll You can see the description over here:
akaganov ‐ Currently, the product page is divided into two sections: all products and formerly used products. It would be nice to show only active products in top section (with no retired date set) instead of showing them all. Also, it would be beneficial if it was possible to group products in the parent-child relationship. For example, if I buy a replacement bulb for a UV sterilizer and I could add this bulb as a child of UV sterilizer product.
Thank you
dtum@akaganov I'm on it. If you want to be on the beta please email me, next version of the iPhone app should address this issue at least partially.
aragorn ‐ Great app and was much needed in the hobby. Just one feedback though. The latest build does not show banner count for pending “Reminders” like it used to before.
dtum@aragorn thank you for reporting this - are you still experiencing the same issue? I've not changed anything related to banners in the last release but will dig deeper (it does show up for me for some reason).
hsosa1 ‐ hi would it be possible to add bromine to the elements . thank you
broken2th ‐ Is there a way to see more of my parameters history? It’s only going back 30 days
dtum@broken2th if you login to website - you will see all of your data there. I'm working on the way to show more of it within the app as well, but all of the data is kept.