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    N.V.N Koi App

    Does anyone in here use the above, to log their progress/pond data?



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    I have heard it is decent but I haven't actually taken a look myself. I did set up the free version of the other one before (can't remember the name) but that was as far as I went. What is it like? Have you used it yourself and what are your thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    I have heard it is decent but I haven't actually taken a look myself. I did set up the free version of the other one before (can't remember the name) but that was as far as I went. What is it like? Have you used it yourself and what are your thoughts?
    Would that be the KoiControl app? I think that one is up to about 20 for the full version these days. I think they will be a much of a muchness. Perhaps one will be maybe more biased by adverts/sales pages, I'm not sure.

    I've set up this app and input my initial data - however like all apps, it's user dependant obviously. If I've read correctly I think this is now supported by the Dutch koi association, not by user subscriptions, like the other one. It's also available in three languages, English, Dutch and German, for the international hobbyists.

    I was curious as to how everyone else catalogued their pond/fish data, whether it be pen and paper or electronically, if that's what you do? I'm aware that the fish will tell you by sight if there's an issue within, with the water parameters or indeed with themselves. I believe the app even gives guidance should you have the need for a remedy, much like this forum is able to do..

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    I just use a spreadsheet.

    Although I really don't like netting the fish as it stresses them out so much, so my spreadsheet is pretty empty.

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    The other issue I have with such apps is that smaller non mainstream apps are very prone to being hacked and having email addresses and passwords stolen.

    My advice to anyone when downloading such apps is to make sure you don't use the same password (for the app) that you use for any other accounts linked to the email address you register for the app.

    You can find out if any of your passwords have been compromised using the Have I Been Pawnd website (Google it).



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    Quote Originally Posted by Twhitenosugar View Post
    The other issue I have with such apps is that smaller non mainstream apps are very prone to being hacked and having email addresses and passwords stolen.
    I didn't have to log in or submit any email address to activate my account. Unless it's automatic? I always use a separate email account that's not linked to any banking etc, so it's a stand alone account, to avoid a hacker attack. Not sure if it works, however touch wood to date, I've been left alone..

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    I just have a note on my phone then every autumn around Mid/late October I net and measure/scrape fish to treat if needed going into winter otherwise I tend to just go by signs if any of issues.

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    I have used it for a couple of years and really like it. I like the guidance it gives on how much to feed your koi and the guidance it gives on the size of filter you need. I used it to calculate the bio size I would need for my new pond. At the end of the day it is only a guide as all ponds are different but it is a good guide and the algorithms it uses are based on sound scientific principles. I'd recommend it.
    If you are interested the app designer, Koen Gevers, did a series of in-depth articles on the science behind it - Koi Net magazine issues 21 - 27 & issues 34 - 40, yes there's a lot to read!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deejaysmi View Post
    If you are interested the app designer, Koen Gevers, did a series of in-depth articles on the science behind it - Koi Net magazine issues 21 - 27 & issues 34 - 40, yes there's a lot to read!
    Issue 9 was where I first heard of it..

 

 

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