Service

The Basics
Employee (if more personnel present list in notes)
Date
Time Started
Observations and Tests
Photos before (1 overall and close ups where necessary)

Fish

Check for uneaten food. Test for Ammonia and Nitrite

Take photos of carcasses or sick individuals

Plants

Got multiple tanks?

Temperature

Temperature
Temperature

Is this a cold water tank?

Is heater functioning/plugged in?

Increase thermostat

Increased THERMOSTAT by:

Replaced?

Is this a discus tank?

Is thermostat functioning?

Decrease thermostat

Decreased THERMOSTAT by:

Heater Replaced?

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

pH
pH

ADD CORAL SAND (min 1-2 teaspoons, more of a larger tank)

Is this expected? (Eg. 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

Increased THERMOSTAT by:

Replaced?

Is this a discus tank?

Is thermostat functioning?

Decrease thermostat

Decreased THERMOSTAT by:

Heater Replaced?

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

pH

ADD CORAL SAND (min 1-2 teaspoons, more for larger tanks 200 litres or more)

Is this expected? (Lewenberg bottom, 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 SMORGONS (GH 10)

Notes

The Service

Filter Service?

How dirty was the media?

Gravel Vacuum

Gravel was...

Glass Clean

Power head pump service?
(Instructions attached)

Tap here for instructions

FLOW CONTROL

FLOW CONTRL

INTAKE SHEATH

INTAKE SHEATH

WALL MOUNT

INSTRUCTIONS
(for aquaclear pumps, but same principles apply to most other brands)

Slide PUMP upwards out of its WALL MOUNT. Can rest on TOP GLASS.

TURN bottom half to be 90 DEGREES to top half to UNLOCK AND PULL APART.

Remove and clean IMPELLER, the MAGNET BODY is the priority.

If TOOTHBRUSH too large to get around IMPELLER SHAFT, use small amount of paper towel.

REMOVE RUBBER INTAKE SHEATH.
CLEAN INTAKE BASKET STRAINER with TOOTHBRUSH.

RE-ASSEMBLE.

Make sure FLOW CONTROL is set to MAX.

OUTAKE should be angled approx 45 degrees from base so as to move water from the BACK to the FRONT as well as from LEFT to RIGHT.

Unit should SLIDE EASILY into the WALL MOUNT.

INTAKE is offset to adjust distance from WALL to RISER STEM PIPE; be sure the pipe is straight when viewed from the SIDE.

Size of Water Change %
Additives

Salts added? (Low GH)

How many teaspoons?

Coral sand added? (Low pH)

How many teaspoons?

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

Any fertilisers used here?

Dailygro?

Daily-gro mains supply refilled?

How much remains?

Make reminder in notes to bring next time or earlier if needed

Dailygro DROPPER BOTTLE topped up?

Potassium?

Potassium main supply bottle refilled?

How much remains?

Make reminder in notes to bring next time or earlier if needed

Potassium DROPPER BOTTLE topped up?

Basicgro?

Basic-gro refilled?

How much remains?

Make reminder in notes to bring next time or earlier if needed

Basic-gro dose?

Dose amount (caps or ml)

Final Checks

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

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

Photos After (1 overall and close ups of any specific work performed)

Notes

Time Finished
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.