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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

Pb lead in water

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25 Nov 2014 19:45 #1 by jonmac (Jon McNamee)
Recently got my water tested at Triton Labs
would recommend it, well worth the €30 and results very beneficial, if only to confirm they match my test results.

However, one negative found in my water was presence of lead pb.
1.67 μg/l
I cannot find the source of the lead, its not from the water changes as only using LFS water and that tests ok.

Only other variable I had the week I took the sample was the use of cement (Aquascape Construction Epoxy) to fix some corals.
No lead in that I think and Google not much help either.

Anyone care to guess the source of the lead?

'Its not the years honey, its the milage'
Dunshaughlin, Meath.

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25 Nov 2014 22:22 #2 by hammie (Neil Hammerton)
No metal fixtures anywhere in the system? Ive seen them cause such issues on ro systems in the past! (That was from LFS source aswell)

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26 Nov 2014 00:06 #3 by jonmac (Jon McNamee)
No exhausted that route too, Hydro powerheads, they are pretty good.

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05 Jan 2015 18:20 #4 by jeff (Jeff Scully)
Replied by jeff (Jeff Scully) on topic Pb lead in water
I had led in my first tank and I found out the hard way when shrimp start diyin, it was caused by a dodgy magnet glass cleaner
And the propeller bar in all pumps ect. Need to keep an eye on them

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05 Jan 2015 18:29 #5 by jonmac (Jon McNamee)
Thanks Jeff, I now suspect the magnet glass cleaner too. I left mine constantly in the tank. I have taken out now for last 3 weeks so will send off for another test shortly and see if the lead is gone.

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Dunshaughlin, Meath.

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05 Jan 2015 19:23 #6 by jeff (Jeff Scully)
Replied by jeff (Jeff Scully) on topic Pb lead in water
Pollyfilter will remove it in a few hours
And you can then put some led free water from tank in a bowl with glass cleaner and a small piece of clean pollyfilter and just stir it around now and again for a few hrs and see if it go's the same colour as the one from the tank then you'll know if its that

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