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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

Tank temperatures

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19 Jul 2016 22:27 #1 by robert (robert carter)
With tne current warm weather my tanks have just gone crazy , the pond zt 10pm tonight is 24.5 deg, the tropical tank is 30.5 deg and thecoldwater is 28 .5 no heater , is anyone else having the same temps

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19 Jul 2016 22:36 #2 by alan 64 (alan)
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My tank with no heater is at 26

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19 Jul 2016 23:40 #3 by Sukahn (Shane Doorley)
My tanks (marine) has stayed at set temp for 26.6 :)

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20 Jul 2016 15:15 #4 by hammie (Neil Hammerton)
I have a 16" fan on my marine tank full time atm to keep it down to 24.5 degrees
My tropical tanks are both around 28degrees
and my snakehead tanks are up around 30 ish degrees

Keeping them cool at the moment is difficult enough

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20 Jul 2016 15:47 #5 by robert (robert carter)
Have decided not to put tank lights on today , reckon the 4 t5s on the tropical tank pushes the temp up at least a couple of degrees , concerned about oxygen levels in the water with the high temps

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20 Jul 2016 21:26 #6 by Homer (Kevin)
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I came home to dead cardinals , Ottos , mystery catfish and pencils all dead, the room has a large window and is insulated, the temp was ca. 40 deg c, Ancistrus?, not a bother, all fine.

Kev.

The Glass is always greener on the other side.


It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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20 Jul 2016 22:43 #7 by JohnH (John)
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Sorry to hear this news Kev, it's never good to have any fish die - but is even more galling when it happens due to absolutely no fault of your own.
Bloody weather!
It's been playing havoc here in the Midlands as well.

John

Location:
N. Tipp

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl - year after year.


ITFS member.



It's a long way to Tipperary.

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20 Jul 2016 23:13 #8 by robert (robert carter)
Sorry to hear that homer, i put extra air stones in both tanks today and left the lights off again in the tropical tank , getting 26 deg c in the coldwater as i was going to bed , just crazy

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21 Jul 2016 00:02 #9 by nomad (pat murphy)
jasus Kev that's some hit,really glad to hear the ancistrus came through

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21 Jul 2016 07:26 #10 by helix8008 (Tomas Novak)
Nooooo, sorry to hear that Kev :((((

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21 Jul 2016 07:42 #11 by Homer (Kevin)
Replied by Homer (Kevin) on topic Tank temperatures
Cheers!!

Kev.

The Glass is always greener on the other side.


It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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21 Jul 2016 10:30 #12 by Homer (Kevin)
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Ta for everyone's comments :)

Kev.

The Glass is always greener on the other side.


It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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21 Jul 2016 17:28 #13 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
Sorry to hear that Kev
So far my tanks havent gone over 24 deg

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21 Jul 2016 22:02 #14 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
Sorry to hear that Kev.

Irish Tropical Fish Society (ITFS) Member.

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23 Jul 2016 15:20 #15 by robert (robert carter)
Home Store and More have great value at the moment on fans all sizes , i brought a 9 inch desk fan and have in on top of the tropical tank keeping the lights a bit cooler

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