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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

Chris Lukhaup Ireland Shrimp Tour 2016

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22 Apr 2016 19:14 - 22 Apr 2016 22:01 #1 by JohnH
My guess is that many of you will already know about this, but just in case you don't...



I might even try to get to one of these myself - I went to his last talk, sponsored by Seahorse Aquariums and held in one of the Red Cow functions rooms a couple of years back and found it very informative and most enjoyable.

John

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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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22 Apr 2016 20:35 #2 by helix8008
I didnt so thanks for sharing!

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25 Apr 2016 23:56 #3 by des
Thanks John

Chris will be in Maxizoo Finglas on the 7th of May at 3pm
Hope to see you there
Should be a very interesting day

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26 Apr 2016 00:01 #4 by JohnH
He's a very knowledgeable man, for certain.
And an interesting speaker too.

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26 Apr 2016 08:57 - 26 Apr 2016 09:07 #5 by des
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26 Apr 2016 13:02 #6 by LemonJelly
Looking forward to this.

"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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02 May 2016 12:04 #7 by JohnH
Just a reminder that this tour kicks off this afternoon at Aquatic Village at 4pm (16.00) if anyone's at a loose end later on.
The other dates are on the poster (above), but IT STARTS TODAY, folks.

John

Location:
N. Tipp

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05 May 2016 03:00 #8 by Sukahn
Anyone heading down to the Galway on in SH?

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05 May 2016 07:05 #9 by Hicker12
I will be there Saturday Des see you then.

Stephen.

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05 May 2016 08:13 #10 by anthonyd
Hope to make it to the one in Galway

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06 May 2016 13:26 #11 by JohnH
Polite reminder.

This afternoon in Galway - tomorrow afternoon at Maxizoo Finglas.

John

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It's a long way to Tipperary.

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06 May 2016 21:57 #12 by anthonyd
Was really worth the trip, beautifull underwater footages of different rivers and lakes from different continents :)

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08 May 2016 08:43 #13 by Hicker12
Enjoyed it also. Was surprised at the low turn out tho and only 2 or 3 shrimp keepers. I wonder why shrimp keeping is not as popular here in Ireland as it is in the rest of Europe?

Stephen.

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09 May 2016 08:06 #14 by des
It was a decent day in the end
There was about twenty people at it
Shrimp keeping is definitely relatively small in Ireland but growing in popularity...
Have to say Chris is bang on, Sound bloke, Loves his metal music like myself, He got to play with Slayer and Celtic Frost, Impressive !!!
I'll keep in touch with him, Maybe we can have him over again at some stage in the future, A more than welcome guest at any stage...
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09 May 2016 09:42 #15 by Hicker12
Was very impressed with the plant display Des. Huge selection you got, i will pop back over to you at the weekend for a few.

Stephen.

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