Service

The Basics
Client
Employee
Date
Time Started
Observations and Tests

Photo Before

Fish

Check for uneaten food. Test for Ammonia and Nitrite

Plants

Got multiple tanks?

Temperature

Temperature
Temperature

Is this a cold water tank?

Is heater functioning/plugged in?

Increase thermostat

Replaced?

Is this a discus tank?

Is thermostat functioning?

Decrease thermostat

Heater Replaced?

Good. Be sure to use heater in winter or large water changes!

pH
pH

ADD CORAL SAND

Is this expected? (Smorgon, Lewenberg bottom, Data response Office, somewhere with alkalising gravel or rocks, large doses of coral sand?)

Rinse test tube thoroughly and retest.

GH
GH

Add salts. Amount will depends on how low and how big the WC is.

Depending on how big water change is add no salts and let WC reduce the GH. Exceptions goldfish tanks (GH 10-15) and bottom tank at Lewenberg (GH 10)

Temperature

Is this a cold water tank?

Is heater functioning/plugged in?

Increase thermostat

Replaced?

Is this a discus tank?

Is thermostat functioning?

Decrease thermostat

Heater Replaced?

Good. Be sure to use heater in winter or large water changes!

pH

ADD CORAL SAND

Is this expected? (Smorgon, Lewenberg bottom, Data response Office, somewhere with alkalising gravel or rocks, large doses of coral sand?)

Rinse test tube thoroughly and retest.

GH

Add salts. Amount will depends on how low and how big the WC is.

Depending on how big water change is add no salts and let WC reduce the GH. Exceptions goldfish tanks (GH 10-15) and bottom tank at Lewenberg (GH 10)

Is it Hopetoun Rd?

Check CO2 supply now. If empty or pressure gauge in red then take to freezer for refill at end of service.

Notes

The Service

Filter Service?

How dirty was the media?

Gravel Vacuum

Gravel

Glass Clean

Size of Water Change %
Additives

Salts added? (Low GH)

How many teaspoons?

Coral sand added? (Low pH)

How many teaspoons?

Basic-gro dose?

Dose amount (caps or ml)

Daily-gro dosage dropper bottle topped up?

Equipment Check

Timer on the correct time?

Replacement Installed?

LIGHTS: All tubes working?

Details

CO2 system?

Enough Gas?

Flow through diffuser adequate?

CO2 system check: Bubble rate ok?

Notes

Supplies

CO2 replace?

What size?

Food replace?

Which kind?
Will any need refill next time?

Salts refill

Daily-gro Refill?

Basic-gro Refill?

Final Checks

Power check; heater, filter, UV re plugged back in?

Canister filters checked for leaks (particularly around seals of recently serviced units)

Is the job Sussex?

Have you returned the all lights back into the controller board?

Is the power board returned to AUTO?

Does the job use a digital timer?

Have you returned it to either AUTO ON or AUTO OFF?

Is the job Smorgon?

checked the chiller upstairs in a while? (~every 3 months) NB check alarm is off!

Tasks done

Details

Have you reopened the blue valve to the chiller? Should see flow from white PVC outlet.

Photo After

Notes

Time Finished
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