We have a bunch of new items to go over that we have recently added, changed, or modified in their current state. We list below some of the high-level changes and are even going to show you some of the planned changes that we are currently either exploring as options, in the work of modifying/creating, or have on the to-do list once some other items get progressed more.
- We have added additional social media accounts to sign in to the forum with.
- We have added a Shoutbox (which can be viewed in the footer) for everyone to discuss in real-time, or with a delay on any important items.
- We have added a new Points Of Interest system that will contain all locations of local fish stores, big-box aquarium stores, and breeders. We're slowly adding them over time across the United States - and then will start adding locations around the world! Please help us add locations that are not already added so we can finish this task quicker.
- There are more trophies for everyone to earn overtime which allows for everyone to have a chance no matter skill level, or how frequently they visit Aquariu.ms!
- We have changed the areas for some of the footer ads to now be less noticeable while browsing as a Guest (note that when you register an account and are signed in we display no ads anywhere as our promise for free content).
Upcoming Planned Changes
- We're testing a newsletter-based system that would allow for someone who has already created an account or those who have not, to receive a monthly newsletter based on current events happening without the aquarium trade around the world. Our initial tests look good, however, we are having issues when it comes to cycle-based content. More information will be released once we iron out some bugs.
- Exploring the option of having built-in apps to do calculations for items quickly, including possibly checking if a given set of species are compatible with another set. We're also making sure that these work with mobile browsers since a few methods we have tested do not work correctly on some mobile browsers.
- As always, adding new content to all of the categories to provide you with the best and most current information regarding algae, fish, diseases, and more!