This journal is about the process through which a noob like me achieved better results, by listening to good advice from experient people from BarrReport.com, but mostly by adopting the Estimative Index as a dosing routine. All the obstacles in the way were slowly solved by the solid foundation laid out by the method itself and by the research made to create it. I don’t know if a noob diary is interesting to read, I hope it is, by showing that progress can be made, despite how bad things are. Your feedback is very welcome. From this perspective, my journal is maybe a collection of the bad things I did, and attempts to overcome it (for the German speakers: nicht nachmachen). Here is the structure I will follow for this journal, to keep it clear: Background Notes Where I am coming from Previous experience Tank Setup My first tank here in Germany Materials used Initial attempts Photo Log Estimative Index Switch My switch to Estimative Index Photo Log From that point on, the journal flows normally as any other journal thread.