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

Curing live rock

07 May 2016 19:26 #1 by carlowchris
Curing live rock was created by carlowchris
Picked up some live rock yesterday and well not exactly live.........it's completely dead....it's been of water for about 5.years.....got a good deal so it's mine now.

So it's getting cured....but if I leave it ro water and do a 100% water change every few days......is there any point running p04x4.as well or is that just a waist as the water change will extract this too???

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07 May 2016 22:27 #2 by hammie
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I'd run a small amount of phosphate remover after about a week to be fair it can't do any harm!
Also I'd get myself a bottle of agent green to completely eradicate the po4 once it's cured and been introduced to the tank for a few days!

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07 May 2016 22:42 #3 by carlowchris
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Only thing with agent green is I'm thinking it may give a false reading whilst the rock is curing.....???

Going to be in London in June so can pick some up.....Will 100%.ro not just draw it out of the rock anyway????

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07 May 2016 22:48 #4 by hammie
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I mean use the agent green once you add it to the tank and your happy it's cured! That way you will be starting from zero again and it's easier controlled! I wouldn't use it during curing myself!

Agent green can strip calcium out of the water as well so make sure you keep an eye on other levels once you use it! Also I used half doses and found it very effective when I was having issues! Went from 0.64 to 0.2 overnight on a half dose!

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