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Dear qldaf friends There has been a change of ownership of The Age of Aquariums, which happened quite quickly. The new owners are diligently trying to fulfill a backlog of pre paid orders as quickly as possible, along with processing and fulfilling new orders. Please be patient, we are doing our very best to maintain the efficient, friendly and knowledgeable service you have come to expect from The Age of Aquariums. Thank you, Josh, Dean, Terri and the AOA Team.
Hello Everyone All I can say is WOW. Just a couple of weeks ago I had no idea that I would be taking over ownership of this fantastic forum. It is really an honour to have even been trusted with the ownership by Bristlenose John because as we all know he has been very passionate about making this a forum for the people. I believe, like John, that the only way this forum will continue to grow and maintain it's status as Australia's leading Aquarium Forum is for it to remain a "peoples forum" and remain free to join. Whilst I do own Redlands Pet Centre, it will remain totally independent of QLDAF. Redlands Pet Centre will remain a sponsor as it always has done, along with the other valued sponsors for as long as they wish to continue that sponsorship. QLDAF is run using vBulletin and Bristlenose John was in the process of implementing an upgrade which we will continue to push through. This may change the look of the forum slightly, but what it will give us is the ability to use Apps on Apple and Android devices. I believe that many of you will be pleased and excited with this upgrade. What I am ultimately getting to here is that there will be very little, if any changes happening to QLDAF. As I said, QLDAF needs to be run by its members and not a corporate or commercial entity. I believe that most , if not all of the existing Mods will stay on in their current roles (just still waiting to here back from some of them) and they will continue to run the forum as they have done so far. I myself don't really want to be a Mod, I will only take on the role of "Admin" and will only really act as a Mod if called upon. I really believe that the existing Mods do an exceptional job and there is no need to change anything. May be in the future things might change, but for now hopefully things will remain the same. Bristlenose John has given me a few good ideas (Competitions, Swap Meets, BBQ's etc) that he was planning, so hopefully we will still be able to achieve these goals. So that's about it. I sincerely hope that you the members of this great forum will continue to support it with your knowledge or use it to learn from that knowledge, because that is what it is all about. Last of all, I would like to wish Bristlenose John and his family the very best with their new venture. He is a very well liked man and should do well. Hopefully it won't be too long before we see him back here on the forum. In regards to QLDAF, he has really taken it to the next level and made it a very friendly site catering to all types of people. Membership growth as a result has been exceptional. John's efforts and contribution to this forum will be recognised and remembered for a long time to come. Regards Russ