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


04 Mar 2018 19:38 #1 by Faruk T (Faruk Tabakovic)
Hi everyone,

Great to be a memer of forum dedicated for aquarium enthusiast.

Name is Faruk

I've got a passion for aquariums and I enjoy watching fish behaviour and their development. I've learned a lot in last 2 years but not even 1% of what I would like to know.

I used to have 2 fish tanks, one coldwater fancy goldfish and one tropical freshwater community.
Had to get rid of both tanks and get a new tank that I have moved my tropical setup into. Gave away all my lovely fancy goldfish that were fully grown.
I'm now thinking to setup a Malawi Peacocks male display tank.



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06 Mar 2018 15:27 #2 by Ski (Alan McGee)
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Welcome Faruk

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06 Mar 2018 20:12 #3 by robert (robert carter)
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Welcome Frunk , what size is you fancy goldfish tank ,mine is 350 litres with a 120 ltr sump

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06 Mar 2018 21:14 #4 by Faruk T (Faruk Tabakovic)
Hi Robert,

It's Faruk, it was 200 liter and I was running a canister filter on it.
I never had a sump yet but if I ever go for another fish tank it will be with sump definitely.


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09 Mar 2018 02:30 #5 by iain54 (Iain Minchin)
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welcome to the site

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