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

algae battle - suggestions

21 Sep 2016 08:53 #1 by Damian_Ireland (Damian_Ireland)
My tank is sitting in a corner of a room that gets sunlight in the mornings. i cant move the tank and I am having constant algae issues.
i would normally have loads of plants in it but I currently have Uarus in there that savage any plants that go in.
Any suggestions as to what I can do ?

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21 Sep 2016 16:54 #2 by joemc (joe mc)
what type of algae Damian,
if it is black beard algae i would add a few young Siamese algae eaters, for most other types i would just add a few bristlenosed plecs, i wouldn't bother with a shoal of ottos as they will probably be eaten by your other fish, if you know anyone passing me i can give you a bag of Ancistrus triradiatus to add to the tank, nice small bristlenose and a good cleanup fish for algae

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21 Sep 2016 22:41 #3 by Damian_Ireland (Damian_Ireland)
just glass algae joe. i got 7 ottos about 2 months ago and they are doing grand except, they seem to prefer the freeze dried blackworms and seem to eat feck all algae

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22 Sep 2016 08:22 #4 by robert (robert carter)
Try adding liquid co2 , it works well for me

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