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

Juwel Rio 180 lighting upgrade advice

20 Mar 2016 23:16 #1 by stevebreslin (Stephen Breslin)
Can anyone advise on a lighting upgrade for a Juwel Rio 180 marine tank? I've looked at the iQuatics 4-tube Aqualuma Universal, which looks perfect. I currently have the standard 2-tube T5 unit.

Some of my soft and hard corals, and anemones, don't do so well with my current setup.


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21 Mar 2016 13:01 #2 by robert (robert carter)
I recently upgraded my lights on my 350l tropical tank ,I got a 4 tube 39w each tube t5s, unit came from all pond solutions web site cost 165 euro ,at last my plants are now growing . have a look at their website

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