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.

steve60-300 ‐ How do you change your password? I forgot mine and had to get one sent to me. Know everytime I sign out I have to do that again because I cannot find where to change it. Thanks
dtum@steve60-300 you can login to and go to Settings in the top right corner and change it there
d12334 ‐ Is it possible to move/sort the chemical from the top to the bottom?
dtum@d12334 yes, it should be in the order that you've laid out your customized parameters
bitterjester ‐ Is it possible to add a photo to “inhabitants” entries? Would be super helpful to see which fish/plants are which, etc.
dtum@bitterjester yes, it is possible. However, this is a Pro level feature (you can see the Pro option if you login to with the same credentials as the app)
pokerwinski ‐ Why does KH only allow ppm and not dKH ?
dtum@pokerwinski It does, you can enter it in 3 different types including ppm and dKH. can you click on the word "ppm" - it will give you an option to select dKH then.
pokerwinski@dtum I tried that. Gh works but the KH didn’t . I’ll try it again .
pokerwinski@dtum I just tried it again. Stuck on ppm
dannrobinson3 ‐ Is there any chance that GH and KH could have the same unit choices in the parameter log
dannrobinson3@pokerwinski this is the same with mine too
perk ‐ How do I export data from aquatic log?
dtum@perk if you login to website you'll see an "Export" button underneath each of your measurement or other activities screen.
perk@dtum I can only see an "Import" button. I can not find an "Export" button.
dtum@perk hi, it would be at the bottom of every measurement page
perk@dtum Hi, I still can not find it, I have sent a screenshot via e-mail.
dtum@perk thanks, you are looking at a specific parameter now (which is good for import), but for export - please go back one page to where all parameters are and you'll see it there.
aquanest ‐ I have forgot password for my secondary account, how I can restore it ?
dtum@aquanest you can try logging in with the secondary email or username and upon the first invalid attempt it will give you an option to recover your password via email