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

Testing alkalinity

08 Dec 2013 15:31 #1 by jonmac
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Back to marine after a 12 year absence and I see water testing hasnt imporved in that time.

I always had a problem testing alkalinity, adding drops of reagent one at a time until you reach desired colour.

Does anyone know of a better method?

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15 Dec 2013 15:18 - 15 Dec 2013 15:21 #2 by jeff
Replied by jeff on topic Testing alkalinity
Welcome back I'm afraid it's still very much the same but I have found the red sea one allot easier
Or their is always the Hanna checker

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15 Dec 2013 15:35 #3 by igmillichip
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Very little has changed in decades, but consumers are able to get hold of existing test kits much more easily nowadays even though they have been around for decades.


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01 Jan 2014 21:43 #4 by jonmac
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Just googled the Hanna checker, not bad but pricey per test

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