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.

dtum@riddyuk thank you for providing a screenshot, that helps. Can you enter the amount you changing into the field to the left of L and then the save button will be active.
dmaister@dtum, my account is showing the free account, even though Apple shows the subscription renewal. I’m not sure when this changed, but it’s the same on both my iPad and iPhone. Can you check for me? I’ve tried to unintstall and reinstall, but it doesn’t recognize pro subscription.
dtum@dmaister can you please relaunch the app one more time?
dmaister@dtum thanks Dmitry. That worked.
al0412 ‐ Hello @dtum i found a bug in the app. I have a reminder for RO water refill but when i flag it the app automatically put it in maintenance but reminder doesnt disappear. Can you please Fix it? Ty
dtum@al0412 I'm on it!
al0412@dtum Thank you!!
flo12ferrari12 ‐ Hi @dtum I'm from Germany and still a bit fresh in aquaristics maybe still lost in translation a time or two. However, I measure the following values for which I don't think I have found the right counterpart yet. It's SiO_2, maybe it's silicate, and it's abbreviated SI in the app. However, I measure mg/l not ppm. I also measure the CO2 content. As well as oxygen O2 and NH4. Is there a way I can add these myself, possibly in German? Or with the chemical nomenclature, e.g. CO2. Then I have no problem with the translation :) Many thanks for your years of work!
dtum@flo12ferrari12 hello. These are all great suggestions. Right now Silicate is done only in ppm but we can add mg/l. As well we can add CO2, Oxygen and NH4. Please write to and we can add these with the right measurement types. Appreciate your inquiry.
gamefe ‐ Feature request

Log animals dying
Able to add custom parameters. I like to be able to record humidity in the paludarium.

Bug report: can’t move animals between tanks
dtum@gamefe you can log animals dying by specifying "Retired On" date. Can you please email me the details about not being able to move animals between tanks - do you get an error?
oscarlorikeet ‐ When I try to add a photo nothing happens. Any ideas?
dtum@oscarlorikeet can you please email me a screenshot of where you run into the issue?
oscarlorikeet@dtum I have sent an email.
cartoonfanboy ‐ Is there an issue adding apex. I am a pro member but do t have the option for a new tank it worked on previous tanka
dtum@cartoonfanboy thanks for bringing this to m attention, I've fixed it just now, please try again
mcmullmar ‐ My inhabitants are not showing up under my aquarium
dtum@mcmullmar can you please try checking tomorrow, I'm currently working on a large set of improvements to the inhabitants page on the website and hope to get it out in a day or so
sekunda2003 ‐ Hello, any plan to add Hydros Controllers anytime in the future? Thanks, Matt
dtum@sekunda2003 I am not aware of Hydros offering an API to connect to. The moment they are ready to do so - I'm more than happy to integrate.