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

Do I need another wave maker?

27 Mar 2016 21:16 #1 by Lakes1985 (David Ward)
Hi I have a betta 680 lifespace tank 280 litre fishtank, I'm currently using a jebao rw -8 and just wondering is this enough flow in my tank or should I get another? As I think I still have some dead spots in one corner of the tank.

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28 Mar 2016 20:41 - 28 Mar 2016 21:09 #2 by hammie (Neil Hammerton)
Im running a 180 with an RW 15 on 50% power.
I prefer to have plenty of scope for additional flow if its required!

I have it on pulse (fastest setting) and it gives great flow throughout the tank

Just noticed I answered your post on another forum, Gimme a shout if your interested in the spare RW15 i have sitting here gathering dust
Last edit: 28 Mar 2016 21:09 by hammie (Neil Hammerton).

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04 Apr 2016 01:11 #3 by Sukahn (Shane Doorley)
Just wanted to add to what hammie said. I am running a 4000 l/h blau running a 136l tank, on pulse as well. Always better to have alot of flow available rather than thinking do i have enough running one on full.

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05 Apr 2016 20:40 #4 by jeff (Jeff Scully)
Multiple your water volume by 20 the answer is the size of the wavemaker/s you need minimum

So if you had 100ltrs x 20 = 2000. You need a wavemaker that is 2000lph

I've seen tanks multiplied by 40 for big sps tanks

I have a mixed reef and I multiple by 30 and it works fine, it takes time to get it perfect to suit all corals some will definitely have to be moved (lps) especially after you added the correct flow

Don't know anything about the rw8 so that's why I explained what I know, hope it helps

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