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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

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16 Feb 2014 13:48 #1 by anglecichlid
work aquarium was created by anglecichlid
Well after some convincing the gaffer he finally gave in to letting me put a tank in work,
I had this little 54ltr sitting at home,
I decided on a Dessie variation (loads of substrate) :laugh:


I have just set this up with a couple of kgs of mando,
I'm thinking of heavily planting this and adding some diy co2
And as far as stock is concerned I would like to get some suggestions
From you guys,
I have a pair of Pandrini there but I think that may be to small for them?

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16 Feb 2014 18:53 #2 by Aroshni
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This tank would be perfect for a nano fish and inverts setup, but if you're going too planted the inverts is bad idea, because you wont enjoy them.

What are Pandrinis, never hear that and search on google but only get pics of and instrument :silly:

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16 Feb 2014 19:48 - 16 Feb 2014 19:49 #3 by anglecichlid
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www.dwarfcichlid.com/Apistogramma_panduro.php
:)
Sorry my fault I forgot to spell check :blush:

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16 Feb 2014 20:19 - 16 Feb 2014 20:21 #4 by des
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Hey Ciaran

well done on getting the ok on having the tank in work, nice one :cool:
I'd say that'd be perfect for the pair of pandurini and then when they breed you might be able to get the ok on a second (slightly bigger) tank
:whistle:
(You never know what this could lead to... )

Although I might consider upgrading the filtration, just me personally like, actually I have a spare internal knocking about somewhere I'm sure, Your welcome to it if you'd like to add it to the tank ?
either way, well done on getting the tank in work, I'd say it'll be a very enjoyable little project, I eventually got the ok years ago to get a little tank in work, when I was in CAD before I was in the aquatic trade, I loved it, everyone else in the job ended up loving it as well...


Des

P.s.
Nice substrate :laugh:
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17 Feb 2014 11:06 #5 by anglecichlid
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Cheers des that's a grand offer
But I have a u2 there I could stick in
I was thinking of a handful of endler guppies and a couple of Otto s for algae control,
And planted up nicely

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17 Feb 2014 11:42 #6 by Aroshni
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Thanks for the website, checked all the apisto species and love the cacatuoides var.

By the way since your looking for small guppies would you be interested in my dwarfs japan?

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17 Feb 2014 12:01 #7 by LemonJelly
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Nice, um, work! :blink:

bet you'll have a load of coworkers looking into it, asking questions and then saying "Jaaaaysus!"

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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17 Feb 2014 12:07 #8 by anglecichlid
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Nice, um, work! :blink:

bet you'll have a load of coworkers looking into it, asking questions and then saying "Jaaaaysus!"

Ah gimme a break lj it's only started :laugh:

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17 Feb 2014 12:08 #9 by anglecichlid
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Thanks for the website, checked all the apisto species and love the cacatuoides var.

By the way since your looking for small guppies would you be interested in my dwarfs japan?

I certainly would,
At the right price of course ;)

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But it takes real skill to be a fish keeper,


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21 Feb 2014 10:37 #10 by anglecichlid
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Well nearly a week in and I put some bogwood in and some javafern,
Done a small water change this morning after putting the plants and wood in,
Started dosing with easycarbo also,
Il have the lights on from 830 till 530 so hopefully that will give the plants a boost


I'm looking for plants to make use of the mando that's there,
If anyone has any recommendations on easy plants or donations ;)
Let me know

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But it takes real skill to be a fish keeper,


And it's spongeBob,
SpongeBob lives in a pineapple under the sea
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21 Feb 2014 11:00 #11 by Melander
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Like said before, fair play for getting the ok on this. I'm sure you will be spreading the fishkeeping bug to a few unsuspecting victims! :evil:

Andreas

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21 Feb 2014 22:08 #12 by ger310
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Good luck with this Ciaran,and watch out for knob ends looking for somewhere to wash out there coffee cups!!!!

Ger

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A Wonkey....duh ha :)

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21 Feb 2014 22:34 #13 by anglecichlid
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Good luck with this Ciaran,and watch out for knob ends looking for somewhere to wash out there coffee cups!!!!

Ger

There would be hell to pay if that happens ger :angry:
But I reckon it will be in safe hands,
It's great to have it in work at the min cause I'm off the smokes a week now and it's helping me keep my mind off the b@#tard things :laugh:

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But it takes real skill to be a fish keeper,


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21 Feb 2014 22:40 #14 by Homer
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Good on ya Ciarán

Kev.

The Glass is always greener on the other side.


It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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21 Feb 2014 23:40 #15 by ger310
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It's great to have it in work at the min cause I'm off the smokes a week now and it's helping me keep my mind off the b@#tard things :laugh:[/quote]

Jeepers I wish yeh a hell of a lot more luck trying to give up these than setting up a tank dude...........I used to eat them but 3+ years off them now and never felt better health wise..........few extra quid in the wallet also feels better :)

Ger

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22 Feb 2014 16:11 #16 by anglecichlid
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Well a week in and I have fish and plants in
3 zebra and 3 leopard danios for cycling and a shed load of crypts
I'll sell the danios on when it's cycled and start looking for endlers plus my jap guppies ;) (i haven't forgotten you Lydia)
Also I must say thanks to des for looking after
Me :)


Looking forward to see how this goes

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22 Feb 2014 16:25 #17 by JohnH
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..."Looking forward to see how this goes"


Likewise, but it's looking good so far.

John

Location:
N. Tipp

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl - year after year.


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It's a long way to Tipperary.

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14 Mar 2014 19:32 #18 by anglecichlid
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Well I think it's coming along nicely now,
The plants have come on a fair bit,
Starting to get algae on some of the leaves,
So maybe a biological solution to the problem is called for,(ottos x 3)
Probably going to shift the danios shortly and start looking at some endlers

Cheers for having a look :)

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14 Mar 2014 20:24 #19 by Stem12
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Great looking little tank coming along nicely, Have you setup co2 or anything? OTTOS best cleaners around! :)

S.

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14 Mar 2014 20:49 #20 by anglecichlid
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No Co2 just yet,
Just dosing with easycarbo daily for the last few weeks,
I've stopped now as I feel the plants have established,
So il just use the lights for the next few weeks,
Then when I have the stock I want il start with the diy co2,
:)

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30 Mar 2014 10:06 #21 by anglecichlid
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Well I'm fully stocked now, doing 2 water changes a week
Got 4 beautiful Japanese dwarf guppies off Lydia yesterday and a load of lovely endlers off des on Friday,
Might look at getting some nice moss in case of any babies,
So if anyone has decent portions let me know :)

Enjoy

Anyone with a aquarium can keep fish,
But it takes real skill to be a fish keeper,


And it's spongeBob,
SpongeBob lives in a pineapple under the sea
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30 Mar 2014 11:16 #22 by ABdarudeone
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Great idea man having the tank up in work , and sure you get your time off during the day ,
-just to look after the tank off course -
( you did make sure that your boss knows you need to do your water changes exactly at half 3 every day right :cool: ?)
If you want tall plants ive some valisneria spiralis, some ludwigia repens , and anubias , let us know if you are interested .

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30 Mar 2014 21:58 #23 by Aroshni
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Looking nice Ciaran, the guppies seems happy there, nice mix with the endlers. Curious about the breeding.
was nice meeting you!

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31 Mar 2014 11:48 #24 by anglecichlid
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Looking nice Ciaran, the guppies seems happy there, nice mix with the endlers. Curious about the breeding.
was nice meeting you!

And you Lydia :)

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But it takes real skill to be a fish keeper,


And it's spongeBob,
SpongeBob lives in a pineapple under the sea
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12 Apr 2014 13:01 #25 by anglecichlid
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Really happy with this now
I think it looks great
In fact I'm thinking of moving a bigger tank in :)

Couple of fry knocking around in there as well

:)

Anyone with a aquarium can keep fish,
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SpongeBob lives in a pineapple under the sea
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12 Apr 2014 13:06 #26 by Aroshni
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Looking nice Ciaran, how are the blue japan doing?

You're end with a fish room in there :laugh:

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12 Apr 2014 15:38 #27 by anglecichlid
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Thanks Lydia,
The blues are doing great :)

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