Updated: In 2020, Species360 released an Environmental Quality tool that helps aquarists quickly see changes in pH, salinity, total alkalinity, nitrates and more — comparing between enclosures, mapping alongside water change events, and aiding perspectives over time.
What does the ZIMS Environmental Quality capture? 36 water quality measurements in all, including water temperature, salinity, pH, total alkalinity, ammonia, nitrate, and more. The results give aquarists an efficient way to monitor and review changes over time — with comparisons between enclosures. Data can be exported for further analysis.
This feature comes on the heels of the Water Change feature that helps to automate and provide detailed data every time some of the water is changed in an enclosure. Now live in the Enclosure, Life Support, and Component Maintenance grids, the Water Change Events feature addresses helps aquatics teams to:
- Automatically calculates water change percentage of total volume, for all enclosures with system volumes recorded in ZIMS.
- Members can export results with the ZIMS Maintenance and Water Change grid export and in the Daily Report.
- The new tool works with provisional data, allowing managers to check data entry before approving record acceptance.
Learn more about ZIMS and Water Change Events.