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

mag additive

20 Jul 2007 20:40 #1 by buleetu (buleetu)
hi all

i got some tropic marin bio mag the other day, im waiting for the lfs to get a mag test kit in

would u suggest that i add half the minimun does to the tank now or should i wait till i get the test kit to know a bit better where i stand

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20 Jul 2007 22:02 #2 by paulm (paulm)
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Regards Paul

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22 Jul 2007 19:04 #3 by buleetu (buleetu)
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dont the different readings i get for ph dkh and ca tell me where the mag is at
eg ..if the mag is too high the ph will lower wont it???

i know i know theres no getting around it ill just have to wait till i have the mag test kit<br><br>Post edited by: buleetu, at: 2007/07/22 21:05

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21 Aug 2007 09:15 #4 by Ballabooyeah (Ballabooyeah)
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I tested for MAG last night thinking I may need to add some.

I got some lab Mag from Labpak in the UK to top up the levels.

After doing the test I see that I an high in MAG. Must be due to using Natural seawater and not make up water.

Can't complain with that.

Question has anyone managed to get a positive reading for Iodine from a salferet test kit? I can never seem to get the test right.


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21 Aug 2007 21:58 #5 by buleetu (buleetu)
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hi andrew whats the story

i got my mag kit there 2 weeks ago, im now dosing bio mag to get levels up.

ye thats great that u have the good readings with the natural sea water, where do u take the water from and do u clean it up at all

i also got a salifert I2 kit the other day, i always get a reading for iodate, but i never get a reading for iodide, there really cofusing test kits arent they. are u dosing any iodine, im using TMC pro coral iodine, im only putting hafl a drop in every day and my readings are the highest, so today i put 1/4 of a drop in ill see where the readings are tomorrow

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