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Tracking Reef Tank Parameters with Reef Tools Live

Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 5:42 pm by

Maintaining stable water parameters is something every reef hobbyist strives for. Many hobbyists use various test kits to measure parameters such as calcium, alkalinity, magnesium, etc. But now what? You’ve got the data…where do you put it? This is where Reef Tools Live Reef Parameter App can help. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will use Alkalinity as an example. We also assume that you have register for a free Reef Tools Live account here.

Begin by click My Apps–>Tank Parameters.

 

You will be taken to the Tank Parameter main screen. You will see Alkalinity, Calcium, pH, Temperature, Magnesium, Specific Gravity, Log, etc.

 

Since we are entering Alkalinity, you can just enter your Alkalinity Test Kit reading in the VALUE box. Then click SAVE.

 

You will immediately see the value you entered below.

 

To view your parameters in graph form, click on PROFILE.

 

On your profile page, click on the TANK PARAMETERS tab.

 

You will see a chart with the data you entered. By default, the chart will show the last 30 days, but you may use the calendars to select any other date range.

 

Over time, you will be able to see trends and identify whether your parameters are stable, whether your tank’s demand has gone up or down, etc.

 

We hope this free reef tool will be of use to all hobbyists. Remember to sign up here and enjoy using our app.Happy reefing.

Felicia has been keeping aquariums since the early 90s and has a keen interest in taxonomy, aquaculture, and seahorses. she is the former Liveaquaria Diver's Den photographer and now works for Philadelphia area's largest aquarium specialty store The Hidden Reef.

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