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

Filtering our SOME limescale

11 Feb 2018 14:52 #1 by Jonlate
So can anyone suggest a filter that takes out some, if not all, limescale from the tap water.

I don’t want to go the salt route, as I belive you can use that then in a fish tank, and I don’t really want to install a RO system?

If it is possible, What micron filter would i need?
or will it have to be via a resin of some sort?

It’s really only limescale I want to remove, then I can also drink it and boil it without getting ‘cloudy water’

Any suggestions?


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12 Feb 2018 09:57 #2 by Bill
Replied by Bill on topic Filtering our SOME limescale
I tried for many years to get rid of lime scale and everything failed, it was so high. I gave up and ended up putting in a water softener. There's no reason you can't use that water for the fish or drinking etc., the salt is negligible. I'm personally salt intolerant and initially worried, but it causes me no problems. Apart from my Bettas - which I use the R/O water for - I use it for the other fish with no problems.
I never found a method that would remove the lime without a softener. If your lime is very high I can't imagine your filters lasting very long without softening the water first.

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