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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

Colisia Vallem (90L)

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19 Mar 2015 20:25 #61 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Work of art :)

Eric

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21 Mar 2015 16:27 #62 by Lauris (Lauris)
quick update.
there is another thing I must admit now. EI fertilizing method was only alright.
But it never actually delivered the results I'm expecting (over a period of 2 years)

finally decided to change my fertilizing methods.
Switched to something more simple

Tropica all-in-one + extra potassium sulphate (from EI set) twice a week.


also decided switch to less water changes. As I think 50% once a week causes drastic
environmental changes. so I'll cut it down to 15-20% weekly. Will keep it trough
the same: RO+JBL Aquadur

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26 Mar 2015 19:28 - 26 Mar 2015 19:41 #63 by Lauris (Lauris)
Livestock update:

2x Ram cichlids
2x Dwarf puffers
10x Pygmy Coridoras
16x Ember Tetras

7x Amano shrimps
16x Horned nerite snails


so this is it, I can call it fully stocked, planted community tank now

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26 Mar 2015 22:23 #64 by Lauris (Lauris)

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26 Mar 2015 22:50 #65 by trent (trent)
Replied by trent (trent) on topic Colisia Vallem (90L)
love the look of those two types of fish together and the tank looks great like something out of a magazine

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26 Mar 2015 23:19 #66 by swai (Simon)
Replied by swai (Simon) on topic Colisia Vallem (90L)
They look really good together, I'd say your tanks looks even better with the new additions.

Marino, Dublin 9

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27 Mar 2015 00:27 #67 by Hicker12 (Stephen Hickey)
Very nice photos Lauris. Are they both female rams?

Stephen.

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27 Mar 2015 13:32 - 27 Mar 2015 13:33 #68 by Lauris (Lauris)

Very nice photos Lauris. Are they both female rams?

Stephen.


it is not easy to be sure 4 sure. but looks like it is a pair. male and female. i need to wait a bit. once they will settle it will be easier to confirm

www.aquaeden.co.uk/how_to_sex_german_blue_rams.html

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19 Apr 2015 13:27 #69 by Lauris (Lauris)
Good man myself. Finally I did it.
Before

Now


Love maintenance days. And when I defeat my laziness

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19 Apr 2015 16:01 #70 by Q_Comets (Declan Chambers)
Pat on the back nice tidy job.

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19 Apr 2015 16:13 #71 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
I regularly tidy my fish room... at least every 2 months. It stays tidy for about 12 hours until I decide I need something and then it all ends up out on the floor again :woohoo:

"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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19 Apr 2015 16:15 #72 by Lauris (Lauris)
I hope it is not my case. Lol. However there are only few things I use on daily or weekly basis. My bigest mess was with the cables and timers. Now I should be sorted :)

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19 Apr 2015 16:34 #73 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)

I hope it is not my case. Lol. However there are only few things I use on daily or weekly basis. My bigest mess was with the cables and timers. Now I should be sorted :)

getting cables sorted out is priceless. mine are organised and labelled. untidiness doesn't bother me, but I get driven nuts looking at an extension lead trying to figure out which plug belongs to what.

"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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19 Apr 2015 18:09 #74 by Lauris (Lauris)
Just finished labeling too ;)

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27 Apr 2015 22:33 #75 by Lauris (Lauris)
Spoiled. :)
Great lil piece of equipment installed today

Glass surface skimmer




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02 May 2015 22:49 #76 by Lauris (Lauris)
a lil photo update (again)


GBR female (just few min befor laid eggs)



GBR male



Pigmy corry working hard



Embers, all for one and one for all



Amanos puts up some fight



FTS






After 2 years of neverending hustle with EI ferts, 1 month ago changed my fertilization habits and ferts
Results are much better than ever. Tropica Specialized + EL pure K. Feeling blessed and now
increasing light intensity and photo period does not give me any troubles


and this is my todays maintenance TL, just for a change



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03 Jun 2015 21:02 - 03 Jun 2015 21:14 #77 by Lauris (Lauris)
quick update




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04 Jun 2015 06:33 #78 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
That is an amazing set up.


Looks amazing and great photos.


Regards
Craig

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04 Jun 2015 10:54 #79 by jwm (sean sean)
It's a fantastic piece of work, the picture of the corry working hard what is the plant over it.

Cheers john

A person who surrenders when he is WRONG, is HONEST. A person who SURRENDERS when not SURE, is WISE. A person who surrenders even if he is RIGHT, is a HUSBAND.

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04 Jun 2015 19:42 #80 by Lauris (Lauris)
Thank you!

jwm - plant is Anubias Nana

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04 Jun 2015 22:35 #81 by alan 64 (alan)
Replied by alan 64 (alan) on topic Colisia Vallem (90L)
Just amazing this tank well.done mate

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09 Jun 2015 23:38 #82 by Lauris (Lauris)
thanks to all

a bit more
In fine detail




















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10 Jun 2015 08:55 #83 by Fishowner (Gavin fishowner)
Pictures are incredible as ever...puffer looks great.

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19 Jun 2015 09:37 #84 by Lauris (Lauris)
Trying to improve my video skills. I'm not a camera man at all (after still shots)
And my pore laptop nearly died processing 8GB of rubbish. Ended up with 3min video


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26 Jun 2015 23:26 #85 by Lauris (Lauris)
4 weeks not a cut
welcome to the jungle










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09 Jul 2015 21:16 #86 by Lauris (Lauris)
Took out My old lens.. probably it is older than me. Helios-44m (made in USSR)
with three extender rings and canon Eos mount..

Few of my Sakura Red








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09 Jul 2015 23:56 #87 by Esoxluciouss (denis goulding)
Brilliant photos

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10 Jul 2015 13:59 #88 by alan 64 (alan)
Replied by alan 64 (alan) on topic Colisia Vallem (90L)
ur old lens is better than my new one ha serious photographer u are

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17 Jul 2015 22:02 #89 by Lauris (Lauris)
Quick update.
New light arrived. First impressions - So far the best choice for the budged I had.
Love controls, energy efficiency, build quality and size. Still need to play around
with settings do get just to and adjust. Did some quick video with "dawn to dusk".
I guess the blue'ish tone that spikes in there is "cloud simulation"



Likable colors it can deliver. Will see how my plants will adjust to it





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18 Jul 2015 09:47 #90 by helix8008 (Tomas Novak)
Absolutely stunning! Great videos and photos.

I'm looking into planted tank project too but want to finish my cichlid tank first. But one day!

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