Retirement and forum shutdown (17 Jan 2022)


John Howell who has managed the forum for years is getting on and wishes to retire from the role of managing it.
Over the years, he has managed the forum through good days and bad days and he has always been fair.
He has managed to bring his passion for fish keeping to the forum and keep it going for so long.

I wish to thank John for his hard work in keeping the forum going.

With John wishing to "retire" from the role of managing the forum and the forum receiving very little traffic, I think we must agree that forum has come to a natural conclusion and it's time to put it to rest.

I am proposing that the forum be made read-only from March 2022 onwards and that no new users or content be created. The website is still registered for several more years, so the content will still be accessible but no new topics or replies will be allowed.

If there is interest from the ITFS or other fish keeping clubs, we may redirect traffic to them or to a Facebook group but will not actively manage it.

I'd like to thank everyone over the years who helped with forum, posted a reply, started a new topic, ask a question and helped a newbie in fish keeping. And thank you to the sponsors who helped us along the away. Hopefully it made the hobby stronger.

I'd especially like to thank John Howell and Valerie Rousseau for all of their contributions, without them the forum would have never been has successful.

Thank you
Darragh Sherwin

Fota Wildlife Park

04 Jun 2014 23:21 #1 by theangryman (chris)
Spent a fine afternoon at Fota Wildlife Park today and have to say the New Tropical section is well worth a visit and the new tanks installed by Seahorse are looking great a fine day out and even better in the sunshine B)


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05 Jun 2014 14:44 #2 by JohnH (John)
Replied by JohnH (John) on topic Fota Wildlife Park
I've been promising myself a trip 'Down South' to Fota - I met the man in Seahorse who is setting up and running the Fish Section and he's a most interesting and informative man.


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05 Jun 2014 15:54 #3 by hammie (Neil Hammerton)
Went down there while on a holiday last year, unfortunately didnt see the new section as it wasnt there at the time...... but ive discovered I can be there in approx 2hrs from the house, so ill be taking the kids down some weekend

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05 Jun 2014 16:33 #4 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
Fota wildlife is a great place to visit, we have a familly pass so we go there at least once a month.
But i was a bit disappointed by the fish tanks in the new tropical section.
The fish tanks in seahorse are way more impressive than the ones in fota.


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