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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

Yellow tang with a bacterial infection

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22 Jan 2014 13:54 #1 by razorb
Hi lads i have a 6 year old yellow tang that has redness around his fins and body , he's not swimming very well and slower than normal.i trapped him in a net and placed him in the sump so i can keep an eye on him ,these fish are hard to catch in a reef tank but he's slower than normal so it was an easy job.so is there a bacterial treatment any body has used with success ?

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30 Jan 2014 20:10 #2 by jeff
How's he doing, any pics

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30 Jan 2014 22:12 #3 by razorb
Treating him in the sump with metafix ,i mix it in with his food he seems to be on the mend,much more active but will keep an eye on him

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18 Feb 2014 09:07 #4 by razorb
metafix worked for me ,yellow tang is back in the main tank happy to be home ,so if you have a sick fish and can isolate him this treatment does the job

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18 Feb 2014 16:00 #5 by Bohrio
Great news, happy to hear that

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18 Feb 2014 16:15 - 18 Feb 2014 16:17 #6 by alan 64
good to hear ur fish is on the mend can u explain to me how u mixed the melafix with his food sounds interesting
Last edit: 18 Feb 2014 16:17 by alan 64. Reason: spelling

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18 Feb 2014 17:47 #7 by razorb
just mixed some metafix in a cup with some frozen Mysis and let it soak in ,metafix is a natural cure it contains tea tree oil so its not a harsh anti bacterial ,there are stronger treatments but don't want to test my luck in a reef tank.feeding Mysis with added garlic to keep the fish in good condition

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18 Feb 2014 18:05 #8 by jonmac
Thats good to know!

Have you photos of your reef tank? Setting one up now.

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18 Feb 2014 20:38 #9 by razorb
will post some pics soon,do plenty of reading on setting up a reef tank and be aware it's very addictive, plenty of advice on the forum aswell

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20 Feb 2014 17:10 #10 by razorb
some pics of the reef
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20 Feb 2014 17:25 #11 by jonmac
Very nice! do you have a mixture of soft and hard coral? Is that difficult?

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20 Feb 2014 22:45 #12 by razorb
yes a mixture of both, soft corals are the easiest to keep so if your just starting up that's where to start

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