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


22 Aug 2014 23:57 #1 by carlowchris (chris)
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I currently have 16 things plugged in,in my cabinet does any one know of a good plug board with lots and lots of sockets on it?????


esb are cutting off my power on Wednesday morning for 4 hours,apart from getting a generator what else can be done????

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23 Aug 2014 00:59 #2 by Bohrio (Alex Rodriguez)
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Hi Chris

Maybe a UPS will suffice?

All you really need to run is the return pump or a powerhead, the powerhead will consume less and will probably run for longer.

I am curious anyway to see if anyone else has any other suggestions.

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23 Aug 2014 01:11 #3 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
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Maybe plan a water change, and do half before and half after.
Don't feed for a couple of days before and a day after.
Buy some PolyFilter as a just-in-case, plus some bacteria in a bottle.........and monitor ammonia levels

But.....really, 4 hours is not too long so long as you are not overstocked.


Irish Tropical Fish Society (ITFS) Member.

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23 Aug 2014 05:13 #4 by irish-zx10r (James feenan)
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ours was off from 9am till 5 pm last week once you have good water change before hand and make sure the tank is up to tempature before the power goes off you wont have to worry for 4 hours you be better off away from the house when the power cut happens.

Something fishie going on here

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23 Aug 2014 17:33 #5 by sincgar (Feargal Costello)
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Battery powered air pump. Moves water and oxygenates

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