Fish Planner

A members area where you can introduce yourself, discuss anything outwith catfish and generally get to know each other.
Post Reply
Posts: 405
Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:03 pm
I've donated: $23.00!
Location 2: Dartford

Fish Planner

Post by JamesFish » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:51 am

Hi All,

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I've been keeping fish for over 15 years and have reasonable success with it. I keep tropical and more basic species but have learned allot along the way. I accept I still have lots to learn because the world never stops it changes all the time and improvements are forever coming along.

Over the last few years I have been concentrating heavily on making my fish keeping easier, tanks stable and what equipment actually works well and provides good value for money. The cost of electricity for example has gone up rapidly in the UK so LED lights and lower wattage equipment is a big deal now.

Some information I am planning on providing for free as like most things if you spend long enough hunting you can find or do and learn it yourself.

The idea of the planner is a £17 downloadable item so you can print it at home. The contents are not yet concrete but the basics will be
  • How to plan your tank maintenance (Biggest mistakes I ever made were because I forgot to do things that were not frequently needed or wasted time and money doing them too often).
  • Checking it is working correctly for you
  • Reduce the things you need to remember and do every day with cost effective solutions.
  • How to do big water changes without shocking the fish
  • Basic lighting control and why you need to adjust it a little throughout the year
  • How to safely do water changes without lifting buckets (This won't be possible for everyone)
  • How to check requirements for fish and compatibility
For those wondering why the small charge. The upkeep of the information, producing the content and videos will take some time and effort. It also ensures people might actually follow it as they haven't just gone google give me this. People have a habit these days of assuming anything for free has no value.

Now a few questions -
Would anyone be interested in this?
Do you think think it provides good value?

For the senior members of the board I would love to send you a draft for free and get some feed back. I know if you ask 100 fish keepers how to keep fish you will get 100 different answers but I'm hoping to put the basics out in a easy to follow set of systems. The controversial methods won't be in the pack as they divide opinion too much and are not as easy to implement.

Oh and of course the planet Catfish forum would get a discount code as I value this board and it's members.

Viktor Jarikov
Posts: 3931
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:11 pm
My images: 11
My cats species list: 25 (i:0, k:0)
Spotted: 4
Location 1: Naples, FL
Location 2: USA
Interests: Big freshwater catfish and Co.

Re: Fish Planner

Post by Viktor Jarikov » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:41 pm

My first thought is this would be very interesting and useful to see. IDK about the charge, I'd do it free of charge, in the spirit of the PCF and our the best promotion of our hobby but it's your child. If you get too few orders, you may realize you need to make it free. If you get millions of orders, you can quit your day job and become a philanthropist :) If you land in between, you might be at your sweet spot... haha

All in all, I love any and all initiatives like this, or any initiative that's constructive and useful and helpful to others.

Depending on how handy you are at filming, YouTube channel with all these know-hows carefully and thoughtfully laid out may also be considered.

Post Reply