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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

Sera Aqua-Test Kit

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04 Mar 2013 20:29 #1 by newbejkjimk
Hi all,
Have any of you had any experience with Sera Aqua-Test Kits How did you find the results they give?
cheers
jim

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04 Mar 2013 22:26 #2 by JohnH
Replied by JohnH on topic Sera Aqua-Test Kit
Jim,
I haven't used that brand of test kit myself but just wanted to offer the advice that these kits (all of them) are given a 'best before' use by date, after which they become a bit less accurate so it's worth bearing that in mind.

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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04 Mar 2013 22:29 #3 by ceech
Replied by ceech on topic Sera Aqua-Test Kit
Personally i dont like the sera kits i have found them to be no good in my tanks.
I use tetra or else api master test kit and never strips.I also have a digital ph meter and ammonia reader for the tanks for quick checks.

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04 Mar 2013 22:36 #4 by newbejkjimk
Replied by newbejkjimk on topic Sera Aqua-Test Kit
Cheers guys for the advise. @ceech i see a lot of people on here and on other sites not happy with the API ammonia test can you put up the details of the digital ph and ammonia tester you use? Yeah john i did not know there was a use by date on the tests cheers for the info good to know!
jim

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04 Mar 2013 22:50 #5 by ceech
Replied by ceech on topic Sera Aqua-Test Kit
I use tetra ammonia test its best.I have never had a problem with api interesting you say.
Pinpoint Digital pH Monitor Meter i have and i bought soloutions so i can calibrate it each month i am calibration engineer :-)
Seneye water monitoring system it plugs into my laptop does nh3 and ph also.pitty i already had shelled out for ph meter but oh well.

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04 Mar 2013 23:04 #6 by newbejkjimk
Replied by newbejkjimk on topic Sera Aqua-Test Kit
The Seneye water monitoring system looks great i wonder if any one in Ireland has this system and if so can they advise on cost of the monthly strips?

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05 Mar 2013 01:32 - 05 Mar 2013 01:33 #7 by JohnH
Replied by JohnH on topic Sera Aqua-Test Kit
Jim,
I seem to recall these getting a mention a while back - I'll do a 'search'.
John

...as if by magic - first place I looked.

www.irishfishkeepers.com/index.php/forum...arium-monitor#139341

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.
Last edit: 05 Mar 2013 01:33 by JohnH. Reason: Added link

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05 Mar 2013 07:37 #8 by Q_Comets
Replied by Q_Comets on topic Sera Aqua-Test Kit
Hi Jim

Seahorse had the seneye so I presume they have prices on the monthly strips, proably worth a call.

The précis of the tester in seahorse was the same as the seneye site.

I've kinda lost faith in my API kit also with all the chatter online about them not being any good.

Cheers
Dec

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27 May 2015 14:35 #9 by Robbieoc
Replied by Robbieoc on topic Sera Aqua-Test Kit
I use jbl in my planted tank & have always found them pretty accurate . Api seem to be the choice in marine test kits ? Are jbl marine any good?

I have a seneye Reef in the planted tank & find it pretty useful. When I change the strip next month I'll switch it to my new nano reef .
I'm sure I paid about 20€ for 3 months supply of strips .
I find the ph gives an incorrect reading for a day or two when I put the new strips in. Other than that , par,lux,kelvin , nh3 , temp all work great.
It's a pity it has to be connected to the Internet to give immediate info to your iPhone etc .

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