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    We have a bunch of new items to go over that we have recent 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.

    Recent Changes

    • Reporting of content has been removed from guests ability (seems to have been enabled during the migration). If you see any negative content please make an account so we can validate it, and provide possibly feedback on our findings.
    • We now have a Calendar that will allow for people to share aquarium related conferences, events, or local club meetings with everyone!
      • Additionally, we have allowed there to be a list of attendees that are members of our community to be shown (so you may know who will be there, and how many people may be there ahead of time).
    • We have disabled accounts from being created using temporary email addresses providers for the foreseeable future. This is to prevent the influx of spam accounts we have seen being created through automated scripts and to make sure that system emails reach you. If you attempt to make an account with one of these domain names, you will see an error message before completing your registration.
    • Are you an aquarium vendor? Feel free to apply for our "Vendor" user group to stand out and be allowed to post in sections that others do not have access to post. You can find this under Account Management, User Groups, and selecting "Apply for Membership" under the given user group.

    Upcoming Planned Changes

    • We are going through our currently layout for various information pages (ex; Freshwater, Saltwater) and updating them to a more friendly layout (while removing duplicated, not needed content).
    • We are adding in new sections that will be highly beneficial overall for those starting out, or those highly experienced (ex; creating food for fry).

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    Starting October 6th from 2AM EST until 6AM EST, there may be some downtime (pages either not rendering correctly, or loading at all) while our hosting provider performs some maintenance work on the datacenter that we hosted at. A 4-hour maintenance window is allocated, but the actual effect should be much shorter.


    If you still are unable to access Aquariu.ms after this window, please reach out to us via our social media channels.


    Thank you for your understanding, and we will make sure that we keep this thread updated when the required maintenance has been completed.

    Please include information that would help us to verify what needs to be corrected:

    • What are the details that are incorrect (please state all of them).
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    Although company based websites tend to have accurate information (ex; Google, Yelp), this must come from the businesses own website (through validation), official social media account(s), and/or through the business in other means (ex; replying to this thread after validation).


    Aquariu.ms does not update the photo(s) that are listed as the cover photo of each shop, as these are pulled on a manual basis (we do not own or take these photos).


    We appreciate your cooperation in following our guidelines, and hope that we can resolve any inaccuracies that you have noticed and get them correct as soon as possible!

    We have a bunch of new items to go over that we have recent 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.

    Recent Changes

    • We have moved to a new hosting provider, which will allow for us to do far more unique, and creative things. Additionally, this new hosting provider decreased the time it takes to load any content that we are serving by 93.92%! Due to the way that we had to migrate and use newer software, the following must be noted:
      • Shoutbox entries have been lost as a result as the data was stored in a different method, and wouldn't allow for us to nicely migrate it over.
      • Shops have been lost as a result, therefore we are starting to build them over from scratch.
      • Awards have been lost due to them not converting over (we plan to add these back later, once we can establish a better awards page to view them all on).
      • Marketplace has been removed as it currently is not supported on the newest release of our community software. Once it is back in place, we will reevaluate if we need it and if it can provide what we want for this community. In the interim, we have re-enabled the forum based Marketplace.
      • Due to the way various email templates are being used, we have swapped to a more responsive theme (this fixes the issue with emails sending white white text on a white background).
      • We now have enabled DMARC verification for emails sent out. You can rest assured that any email you see from [at]aquariu.ms will be from us, since email providers will now reject (won't even show up in your spam/junk folders).
        • NOTE: Due to the shift with a new hosting provider, it may take time for emails to appear in your inbox (they may start to appear within your spam/junk as we build our email reputation again). Please select these and mark them as "Not Spam/Not Junk" if you receive them to help us out, thank you!
    • Multi-Factor-Authentication (MFA) has been added and can be turned on for all accounts (visit your User settings page to find out how to enable it).
    • You are able to quickly tag other users in replies to threads, simply start typing @ following with their username and they will receive a notification.
    • Posts from staff members will be marked as an “Official Post” on some threads. Just note that this is to allow others to quickly see and notice on more important threads, and we plan to expand this feature in future updates.

    Please let us know if you see some that isn't working, or links to a something broken - thank you!

    Upcoming Planned Changes

    • We are going through our currently layout for various information pages (ex; Freshwater, Saltwater) and updating them to a more friendly layout (while removing duplicated, not needed content).
    • Restructuring some of the layout of pages and articles so that they make sense category wise as we add more content, as during the shift we noticed things that may not make sense for someone who is new to aquariums in general content wise.

    We have a bunch of new items to go over that we have recent 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.

    Recent Changes

    • We have added a new Marketplace section, that supports multiple offers, items, and reviews! Check it out now, and list any of the items that you are looking for, offering for sale, or want to trade for!
    • We have rebranded Points of Interest to Stores, since this will only show stores (physical or online), how many of our members have gone there, and reviews of the locations.
    • Updated our GDPR compliant "Export Personal Data" to support Stores, Marketplace, and the Shoutbox.
    • Fixed some color issues with our current default theme on the lighter color.
    • Shifted around some items in the header navigation to be more modern and easier to navigate.
    • Shifted around some items in the footer navigation.
    • Fixed some issues when viewing on a mobile device and images not resizing correctly as expected.
    • Added BBCode formatter to the Shoutbox to allow for additional personalization of messages.

    Upcoming Planned Changes

    • We are generating a new layout for the upcoming newsletter that members (and guests who don't want to become members) can sign up for. More information regarding this process will be released once it's available.
    • As always, adding in new content to all of the categories to provide you with the best and most current information regarding algae, fish, diseases, and more! We're currently going through our already created articles and adding in photos, and navigation items to clean up the format. We are also removing duplicated or slightly useless information to be more direct with knowledge.

    TOTAL ENTRIES

    Out of the total 38 entries, only 38 were valid and completed correctly. From there, with bonus entries included, there was a total of 49 entries.

    THE WINNER

    Using a random number generator (and placing every entry on a random line - not grouped by participant or ordered in any way), the winner has been randomly selected to be tezwad (confirmed). Congratulations! You now have exactly 48 hours from the time this has been posted to either the Private Message (PM) or email we have sent. Failure to not claim within 48 hours will result in the random number generator being ran again to select a new winner.

    Zoo Med 40 Gallon ReptiHabitat™ Aquatic Turtle Kit

    Zoo Med has partnered with us to allow for one (1) grand prize winner to win a brand new 40 Gallon ReptiHabitat™ Aquatic Turtle Kit.



    You'll find everything you need to take care of aquatic turtles in the Zoo Med 40 Gallon Aquatic Turtle Kit. This kit comes complete with;

    • 40 gallon terrarium (36″ x 18″ x 18″) with sliding screen top.
    • Turtle Dock (Large)
    • Repti Basking Spot® Lamp (100 w)
    • Mini Deep Dome Lamp Fixture
    • ReptiSun® 5.0 UVB Fluorescent Bulb (17 w)
    • ReptiSun® Terrarium Hood (36″)
    • Water Turtles Care Booklet
    • ReptiSafe™ Water Conditioner (4.25 oz)
    • Aquatic Turtle Food Sampler


    Together it adds up to a wonderful environment your aquatic turtle will thrive in.

    CONTEST DETAILS

    The contest runs from May 9th, 2021 12:00AM EST (Eastern Standard Time) until June 20th, 2021 11:59PM EST. No late entries will be accepted.

    HOW TO ENTER

    To be entered you MUST complete at least these 2 steps:

    1. Create a Aquariu.ms account (can create one via email address or linking a social media account) - if you already have an account, no additional new account is required.
    2. Post a reply to this thread. By doing so you agree to our Contest Rules & Disclaimers.

    BONUS ENTRIES (You may only do these AFTER your initial entry)


    Bonus 1: Post 1 (one) additional reply to any other thread of Aquariu.ms for a total post count of 2 (two) under your account.

    Bonus 2: Post 1 (one) additional reply to any other thread of Aquariu.ms for a total post count of 3 (three) under your account.

    Bonus 3: Upload at minimum 1 (one) image of your current (or dream aquarium - can be turtle related or not) to our Gallery.

    THE PRIZE

    One (1) grand prize winner to win a brand new 40 Gallon ReptiHabitat™ Aquatic Turtle Kit (est. retail value: $250 USD).

    • Includes shipping internationally as long as Amazon can deliver (or partner with a company) to deliver the package to your region.

    Aquariu.ms will select the winner via a random number generator based upon the number of all valid entries. Winners will be announced within 7 days of the contest end date. The winner's username will be tagged in the winning announcement on this thread. In the event of Aquariu.ms not being able to contact the winner(s) and receiving a reply within 48 hours, Aquariu.ms reserves the right to draw again.

    We have a bunch of new items to go over that we have recent 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.

    Recent Changes

    • We have added a new lighter theme/style to our website! You can swap to this in your user account area, with the name "Tales of Daylight".
    • Added new GDPR compliant "Export Personal Data" so that you may see everything that we have stored regarding your account in our database(s).
    • Fixed some color issues with our current default theme.
    • Fixed some issues with the Points Of Interest Map as it wasn't displaying items correctly (including ones that had CLOSED).
    • Shifted around some items in the header navigation.
    • Fixed some issues when viewing on a mobile device and images not resizing correctly as expected.
    • We have updated and released our shortcode website (ur.fish) that allows for you to link to content on Aquariu.ms faster - check it out now!

    Upcoming Planned Changes

    • We are generating a new layout for the upcoming newsletter that members (and guests who don't want to become members) can sign up for. More information regarding this process will be released once it's available.
    • We are exploring the option to expand the Marketplace into a true marketplace area, with seller/buyer feedback, and possibly payment methods through Aquariu.ms directly (as a middle man if requested).
    • As always, adding in new content to all of the categories to provide you with the best and most current information regarding algae, fish, diseases, and more!

    We have a bunch of new items to go over that we have recent 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.

    Recent Changes

    • We have added a friends system in order to connect with those who you want to see their content (more of), know if they are online, and have a quicker way to message them if needed.
    • We have swapped from reCaptcha to hCaptcha since they support better privacy aspects and a friendly interface.
    • We have finished off our first calculator for aquarium sizes (more calculators are coming soon).
    • We have fixed some color issues with the shoutbox when using emojis.
    • Added a method to apply for membership into the Vendor usergroup (to post in Vendor specific forums) in your user control panel.
    • We have added a new warning window to inform users if they are leaving aquariu.ms from a link found anywhere to be more complainant with upcoming privacy laws.

    Upcoming Planned Changes

    • We are generating a new layout for the upcoming newsletter that members (and guests who don't want to become members) can sign up for. More information regarding this process will be released once it's available.
    • We are exploring the option to expand the Marketplace into a true marketplace area, with seller/buyer feedback, and possibly payment methods through Aquariu.ms directly (as a middle man if requested).
    • As always, adding in new content to all of the categories to provide you with the best and most current information regarding algae, fish, diseases, and more!

    Content Aspects Moving Forward

    Moving forward, we will be creating content (articles, new pages regarding species/profiles) in the frequency of 2 new items per month. We are hoping to expand this outward to more pages while also adding new aspects, but more information will come as we proceed through a few months of doing this (the content quantity will rise to more per month). Once we are at a nice point and have finalized the layout for the newsletter system based on these articles, we will release that to be consumed.


    If you are looking to help write about aquarium related aspects, please reach out to us directly (through the Contact Us button or message Aquariu.ms directly) to open discussions.

    TOTAL ENTRIES

    Out of the total 70 entries, only 68 were valid and completed correctly. From there, with bonus entries included, there was a total of 136 entries.

    THE WINNER

    Using a random number generator (and placing every entry on a random line - not grouped by participant or ordered in any way), the winner has been randomly selected to be Sulaiman Pete. Due to them not claiming the prize within the 48 hour window, our new selected winner by random number drawing is dweqj75990 (confirmed). Congratulations! You now have exactly 48 hours from the time this has been posted to either the Private Message (PM) or email we have sent. Failure to not claim within 48 hours will result in the random number generator being ran again to select a new winner.

    We have a bunch of new items to go over that we have recent 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.

    Recent Changes

    • We added a new theme that will be greatly improved on in the coming weeks (this was required as the theme we had wasn't being maintained correctly, and had some issues when viewed on mobile devices). Please let us know if you see any bugs or issues with this new theme and we will iron those out!
    • Our homepage is under going a full redesign - so don't be shocked if one second elements are added/removed!
    • We have added new features to the Points Of Interest system, including now the ability to identify wholesalers and breeders!
    • Our system software has been upgraded, which allows for faster pages and more in-depth control over your profile.
    • We have added the Glossary of Aquarium Terms in the footer and are continuing to add and approve upon the entries in there now.
    • We have fixed some issues that were discovered with the current version of Tapatalk that we are using (the likes system for now has been disabled due to database issues).
    • We have enabled AMP pages, which will perform faster if you are viewing Aquariu.ms' from a search engine related result.
    • We have added a new anti-spam bot check. If you have less than a given number of posts, and attempt to post a link, your post will go into automatic moderation approval status before being shown. Note that this is expected and to prevent us from showing spam related content.

    Upcoming Planned Changes

    • We are generating a new layout for the upcoming newsletter that members (and guests who don't want to become members) can sign up for. More information regarding this process will be released once it's available.
    • We are finishing off our calculator page with as many calculations that many may be looking for (tank sizes, gallons to liters, inches to centimeters, etc.).
    • We have finalized the layout of the species profile pages, and will begin using this moving forward.
    • As always, adding in new content to all of the categories to provide you with the best and most current information regarding algae, fish, diseases, and more!

    Fluval Sea Evo Saltwater Fish Tank Aquarium Kit

    Have you guys checked out this awesome starter kit for those who want to dive into saltwater, but want to have everything they need in a compact format? Fluval has partnered with us to allow for one (1) grand prize winner to win a brand new Fluval Sea Evo Saltwater Fish Tank Aquarium Kit 13.5 gallon.



    Fluval Sea EVO Fish Aquarium 13.5 gallon packs the same performance features as a tank several times its size but is small enough to fit on any desk or countertop. A super bright 14000 K LED aquarium light provides optimal conditions for healthy coral growth, color, and conditioning, while powerful 3 stage water filtration with oversized media delivers amazing water quality. Now you can finally enjoy the saltwater fish tank hobby for less money, less effort and less space required! Go ahead and grow your mini reef tank with confidence and creativity. Endless possibilities await.

    CONTEST DETAILS

    The contest runs from November 1st, 2020 12:00AM EST (Eastern Standard Time) until December 6th, 2020 11:59PM EST. No late entries will be accepted.

    HOW TO ENTER

    To be entered you MUST complete at least these 2 steps:

    1. Create a Aquariu.ms account (can create one via email address or linking a social media account) - if you already have an account, no additional new account is required.
    2. Post a reply to this thread. By doing so you agree to our Contest Rules & Disclaimers.

    BONUS ENTRIES (You may only do these AFTER your initial entry)


    Bonus 1: Post 1 (one) additional reply to any other thread of Aquariu.ms for a total post count of 2 (two) under your account.

    Bonus 2: Post 1 (one) additional reply to any other thread of Aquariu.ms for a total post count of 3 (three) under your account.

    THE PRIZE

    One (1) grand prize winner to win a brand new Fluval Sea Evo Saltwater Fish Tank Aquarium Kit (est. retail value: $217 USD).

    • Includes shipping internationally as long as Amazon can deliver (or partner with a company) to deliver the package to your region.


    Aquariu.ms will select the winner via a random number generator based upon the number of all valid entries. Winners will be announced within 7 days of the contest end date. The winner's username will be tagged in the winning announcement on this thread. In the event of Aquariu.ms not being able to contact the winner(s) and receiving a reply within 48 hours, Aquariu.ms reserves the right to draw again.

    We have a bunch of new items to go over that we have recent 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.

    Recent Changes

    • We have added additional social media accounts to sign into the forum with.
    • We have added a Shoutbox (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 added 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 over time which allow for everyone to have a chance no matter skill level, or how frequently you 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 a 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 method we have tested do not work correctly on some mobile browsers.
    • As always, adding in new content to all of the categories to provide you with the best and most current information regarding algae, fish, diseases, and more!