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.

pokerwinski@dtum how does the reminders work. i tested one and nothing reminded me. is it email ? text ? what ?
dtum@pokerwinski I see you are using iPhone app - the reminders will show up as notifications on your phone. You will also get a daily reminder via email in the morning with everything that you need to do. Finally, reminders will also show up on your home screen of the app.
pokerwinski ‐ how do you reset a parameter timer on the web . i am using my pc and i can stop and start it but not reset it
bmacd ‐ Thanks! Loving this app! Really helping me cycle my first tank. Not sure if this can be done in the future but would love the ability to overlay selected graphs over each other. Again, I’m a total newbie but thought this might help show the relationship of the parameters to each other on one graph for future cycles. Again, total newbie so this might be something not necessary? Thanks again!
bstish ‐ Is there a way to move fish between tanks? It would be nice to not re-enter all the info. Also, I’d love a was to keep track of breeding (even if it’s simple, and a place to record tap water parameter testing. I am so thankful for this app. It’s is very well designed overall! Thank you!
bstish ‐ Also would love it if app could keep track of fish sickness, death,or sales. It would be good to keep track of symptoms & what happened to them as well as keep a record of all fish you ever kept. Thanks!!
dtum@bstish yes, this functionality exists, simply slide the inhabitant to the side and you'll get an option to move it to a different tank.
Also, if you want to keep the reference of the fish in the aquarium, you can simply populate "Retired On" field and it will be still in the system but won't be shown in your active list.
pokerwinski ‐ Many times when I go back into my parameters, many of the items I placed in there before are gone. I have to add them back to so my test. Why?
dtum@pokerwinski please email me a screenshot of the issue, the parameters are stored on the website so should never be gone in this use case.
pokerwinski@dtum for some reason I cannot email you. The server will not let it. Do you have another email I can try?
Basically this is what I have seen. I set up parameters by pressing +, adding them. . Then I add the parameters that I have taken. Then maybe a few more times then it drops off some of the ones I wanted to monitor and I have to add them back in. The only thing I can do is take a screen shot of today’s . And then again when it happens. Also there has been a couple times after I entered the values then press ADD nothing happens at all. I have to restart my iPhone and try again
pokerwinski@dtum also my reminders are not updating my changes. Ie I add a reminder to dose on Monday say 7ml save it then I wanted to change it to 2 and save it. Then I go back in and the old set up is there . It didn’t do it to all my tanks though . I’m going to try it again .
tanker-v@dtum. When I try to add additional photos I get the message ‘Upgrade to Pro to upload multiple photos’ but I can’t find a way to upgrade. Neither in the app nor on the App Store. Can you suggest how it can be done.
rozzy ‐ iPhone user, I can no longer upload photos?
dtum@tanker-v sorry for the delay in answering, this option is available on the website if you login with your credentials
diazreef ‐ Hey guys I’m new to this app and was wondering how I upload photos?
dtum@diazreef you go to "Photos" under your aquarium and add it there or you can just click on your aquarium photo above.
maphillips@barie5919 great idea! Would love that too.
dgonc86 ‐ How to upgrade to pro?
dtum@dgonc86 you can do this by going to website and logging in with the same credentials
dgonc86@dtum thanks, was trying it in the app