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Old 11-10-2010, 10:05 AM   #1
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Reef Keeping Software??


who all uses reef keeping software and are there any good free programs? i found the ReefCon Pro but i wanted to see if there were any good free ones out there or anybody who would be willing to share a copy?
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:12 AM   #2
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are you talking about control programs or maintenance/log programs?
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maintenance/log programs
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:18 AM   #4
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I liked the reefcon pro. Very easy and the graphs were nice.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:20 AM   #5
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yeah i mean its only like $19 but i was just gonna give this a try first to see it you guys know anything else
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:32 AM   #6
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I have tryed something else, dont remeber the name though. It was alright. Alot of data points. alot of diff elements. But the graphs suck. I would love to know of a better one the reefcon too. Does the myreef 2.0 software log params?
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:37 AM   #7
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umm i dont believe but i dont know for sure i havent used it
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:30 PM   #8
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I've always used excel; spreadsheet & graphs are nice. However, a software suite with the option to enter pics along with param & dosing dates would be really cool.
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:23 PM   #9
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does this type of thing log it for you? or is it something you have to give inputs but just gives you a better way to keep track of things?
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:01 PM   #10
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Yeah, I have a reefkeeper lite.....and I have been trying to figure out if theres something that will log monthly for me or something of the sorts. It would be VERY beneficial.
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Hmmm, any data programers out there wanna invent somethin? That would be cool if you had all your probes in the tank, and some software would just graph it for you....just sayin
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:45 AM   #12
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The neptune controller comes with sw and you can download it and give it a test run without need to buy controller... Reefcon pro has potential if it would work.. I couldnt get database to work and it doesn't seem as if its been updated in over 5 years so its clunky on win7
As it is excel spreadsheet would prob do the trick -I'm surprised nobodynhas come up with a excel macro specific to our needs that would create charts etc based on STD spreadsheet
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Hmmm, any data programers out there wanna invent somethin? That would be cool if you had all your probes in the tank, and some software would just graph it for you....just sayin
I think MyReef2.0 does log the probe stuff. But not the water params you have to test for.

I would like to see somone post a spreadsheet with all the test data slots in it and have a automatic built in graph at the bottom. That would be easy. If not, i'm sticking to my reefcon.... (I would do the spreadsheet, but i suck at excel)
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:17 PM   #14
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yeah im just bored with excel haha
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You could almost do a SQL data warehouse or use something like oracle for real time graphs over a span of time BUT it would probably involve a ridiculous amount of time for the initial design and coding. In addition the up keep would probably be not worth it. IMO keeping it simple with some like excel is the way to go unless you want to make a full time job out of it or you are dealing with mass amounts of data, you can even do graphs in excel if you wanted to get visual. Just my 2cents.
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