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

Auto feeders

20 Aug 2017 13:31 #1 by robert (robert carter)
Hi all , i have three of my five tanks set up with auto feeders , i have them set to feed at 8am ,2pm and 8pm , thats three times a day , i feed spectrum tropical in the community and have since yesterday mixed some flake food in with the pellets, this is to ensure the smaller fish get some food , i was feeding flake food manualy . Have done this because holidays are approaching. The coldwater has now a mix of tetra fancy goldfish food and some flake, the livebearer breeding tank is just feed crushed up flake , .The koipond will also go on an autofeeder once it arrives from ebay feeding a high protien pellet food . Now my question because of the total lack of maintaince while away i will reduce the amount of food fed so am i better to feed one desent feed each day or the current three feeds but much smaller amounts .Robert

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22 Aug 2017 23:34 #2 by ger310 (Ger .)
Replied by ger310 (Ger .) on topic Auto feeders
How long are you going away for?....if it's only 7-10 days then have you considered not feeding them at all?....if it's much longer then can you adjust the auto feeders to dropping once every 5-7 days? although I think most of the non digital ones are every 12-24 hours only.........even at that i'd only be feeding every 24 hours sparingly............only feeding your fish once in 7-10 days can be a bit mad for some fishkeepers to contemplate but they will be still alive and well when you get back,trust me


What do you call a three legged Donkey?

A Wonkey....duh ha :)

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23 Aug 2017 16:16 #3 by robert (robert carter)
Replied by robert (robert carter) on topic Auto feeders
Hi Ger , am away for 15 days , incidently the pond auto feeder arrived today , the jbl feeders cant be set to feed every 7 days , they feed daily so spent a bit of time messing with them so will still feed 3 times a day but only 50% of what i normally feed . The pond will only feed once aday about 25% of a normal fed using wheatgerm incase temps drop while we are away

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