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Retirement and forum shutdown (17 Jan 2022)

Hi,

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

Upgrade to RSM 130 DPlanning permission granted

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31 May 2015 21:45 #31 by carlowchris (chris)
Can't play the vid ...but is that a green tourch I see???? Love candy canes absolutely llovely coral.

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31 May 2015 22:04 #32 by ceech (Desmond Gaynor)
green frogspawn yes. hmm not sure why the video does not work works fine when i try oh well :-)

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01 Jun 2015 10:18 #33 by carlowchris (chris)
Jeff gave a frag of one of them before ...it didn't make it though with my kh swinging.but definitely on my to get list...Got to play the vid...very impressed..

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01 Jun 2015 10:42 #34 by ceech (Desmond Gaynor)
Thanks :-) i just need to figure out what shall go on the top shelf , i was thinking of looking for some SPS that take high flow and high light as they will be right under the new leds.

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02 Jun 2015 23:14 #35 by carlowchris (chris)
A plating montipora....(one of days I'm going to learn to spell) :P
would be really nice ....not sure if it would go on the top :unsure:

What skimmer did ya,get????everything still looking happy after the move????

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03 Jun 2015 06:43 #36 by ceech (Desmond Gaynor)
I got the new tunze 9001 and running it in now. From what i understand it take a couple of weeks to run in . Seem to be skimming ok now getting a nice foam when i checked this morning but is still a wet sm at the minute will try to adjust a little by litte.
I did think of montipora also but i think i may have an idea now to try and make the whole plate on the top a mix of green star polyps and Zoanthids of varying coulours on it. I have 4 different types set on it now and the green star polyps and basically all my LPS lower down.

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04 Jun 2015 21:45 #37 by ceech (Desmond Gaynor)
Busy evening lights arrived today
So i set about installing the new lighting in my hood today. Radion xr 15 w pro.
Have wired the fans in the hood on the timer that was used for the lights so they come on when the light comes on.
I used velcro tape and some plastic blocks to hold the unit in place and completely striped out the hood. Used the cover that was over the old t5s for evaporation and protection.
Need to have a look at all the setting tomorrow and figure out what is best have it on acclimatasion mode now starting at 30% going to 50 % over the next 4 weeks and will decide if i shall raise it more then. :cool:







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04 Jun 2015 22:04 #38 by carlowchris (chris)

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05 Jun 2015 09:38 #39 by ceech (Desmond Gaynor)
Well happy with it cant waiting to get home to play around with it a bit :cool:

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09 Jun 2015 21:22 #40 by ceech (Desmond Gaynor)
Little update. In my rush to get the lights in i did not change to the wide angel lens lol. All is sorted now and i have changed it. Corals are looking great under the new light :-) few snaps.





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05 Jul 2015 17:00 - 05 Jul 2015 17:03 #41 by ceech (Desmond Gaynor)
Tank going well now have some new pieces of SPS and leather corals added to the tank some new fish.
Small video of progress :-)

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05 Jul 2015 18:32 #42 by carlowchris (chris)
Looking cool B) B)

id watch out with that baby dory...mine staryed out in the rsm and was fine but hes about 3 years old and grown alot...mine looks alot more at home in a bigger tank and i cant imagine how he'd be if he was still in the rsm

Ahhh good excuss for a bigger tank

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05 Jul 2015 21:15 #43 by ceech (Desmond Gaynor)
Exactly it is her favourite fish in the tank , as soon as it is too big it will be swapped out for a smaller one or i need an upgrade :-)
How is your tank going ?

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05 Jul 2015 23:04 #44 by carlowchris (chris)
Going ok...nothing added latly....and still battling kh...and nitrates and phosphates stable always 2 and 0.08 never move...no matter what i do .. .caant understand it.......

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06 Jul 2015 09:03 #45 by ceech (Desmond Gaynor)

Going ok...nothing added latly....and still battling kh...and nitrates and phosphates stable always 2 and 0.08 never move...no matter what i do .. .caant understand it.......

Its a good thing that it is stable though. Corals prefer stable conditions even if they are not perfect they can adapt.

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06 Jul 2015 22:40 #46 by carlowchris (chris)
love that green torch..was looking at one in sh the other day fantastic coral B)

finally sold my rsm today....for months ive been looking at daydreaming what I could do with it :unsure:
,,sad moment as I cleaned it out and wished I could keep it :-((
...and after seeing how yours is turning out......I can only hope I win the loto one day :laugh:

gone to a new home now and the kitchens finally looking a bit less cluttered

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07 Jul 2015 19:43 #47 by jeff (Jeff Scully)
Nice tank dude!!

Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.

A life making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing at all.

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13 Jul 2015 15:53 #48 by ceech (Desmond Gaynor)
i hope i win it myself then i can go big :-) mind you i would still need planning permission :-) i love the torch its my favourite of all my corals along with the bubble. My hammer has not been great the last while but i see in the store all of that batch have got worse as time has gone on , other than that all else is good. I may get a branching hammer when i get back from holidays. Its nearly live rock now :-(

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13 Jul 2015 19:40 #49 by ck1 (chris)

Going ok...nothing added latly....and still battling kh...and nitrates and phosphates stable always 2 and 0.08 never move...no matter what i do .. .caant understand it.......

i would say it's your test kits if the reading is always the same.

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13 Jul 2015 22:44 #50 by carlowchris (chris)
hammers are lovely corals but it seems hard to get a good one....

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25 Jan 2016 15:17 #51 by ceech (Desmond Gaynor)
Been a while since i have been on here. Allot has changed a bit of an update video.

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26 Jan 2016 23:33 #52 by Lakes1985 (David Ward)

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27 Jan 2016 17:47 - 27 Jan 2016 17:49 #53 by Bohrio (Alex Rodriguez)
Excellent video and job with the tank man. Looks beautiful and tidy. Very impressive. Well done man.

The amount of corals you have in such a relatively small space is insane. And it is only going to look better with time as they get bigger.

Love it!

Oh and great to see you back ;)
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27 Jan 2016 20:11 #54 by ceech (Desmond Gaynor)

Excellent video and job with the tank man. Looks beautiful and tidy. Very impressive. Well done man.

The amount of corals you have in such a relatively small space is insane. And it is only going to look better with time as they get bigger.

Love it!

Oh and great to see you back ;)


Thanks buddy i have been a busy bee working on the tank :-) I am running out of room for corals.
I have space for maybe 1 or 2 more pieces of sps but other than that the tank is full lol

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25 Feb 2016 23:26 #55 by jeff (Jeff Scully)
Very cool set up, very neat, welcome back I'm only back myself, looking forward to seeing this grow
Well done mate

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