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Old 11-25-2013, 09:06 PM   #31
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Hi folk's, my name is dave from dublin living in meath, ever try seahorse aquariums up by the red cow, super shop
Dave, welcome to AA. Great to have another Irish person on the site. Our numbers are growing slowly but surely...lol
Haven't been to Seahorse Aquariums yet but certainly do plan a trip soon. Maybe after Christmas, hit the sales...haha. Seems a bit pricey but I suppose you have to pay for quality. Checked out there store online, looks very cool. What part of Meath are you living in??
PS... Love your upside-down tank. Very unique....haha
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:08 AM   #32
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Hi Ian i am living in navan, seahorse is defo worth going to see if you are up that way
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:15 AM   #33
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Hi Ian i am living in navan, seahorse is dedo worth going to
I want to fill up the wallet before I go. It looks like I could easily spend a few hours in there. The manager of my LFS wants to go with me. Maybe he might get some ideas and expand his fish/equipment section in store. Would that be your local(not so local!) fish store??
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:41 AM   #34
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Well as you said it is not so local but when im up in dublin and need a few bits i go in there, they have loyalty program so fill up you little card and get 25 quid worth of live stock.

I only upgraded to the 240 litre tank and month ago and when i went in there to get more fish and other essentials i must have easily spent 200.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:42 PM   #35
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Well as you said it is not so local but when im up in dublin and need a few bits i go in there, they have loyalty program so fill up you little card and get 25 quid worth of live stock.

I only upgraded to the 240 litre tank and month ago and when i went in there to get more fish and other essentials i must have easily spent 200.
Yeah it looks like a place where you could easily spend 200. I get a lot of my stuff off the internet. Prime, food, lights etc, most of it can be easily half the cost online. I know we should be supporting our local shops but the price of some of the gear is crazy.
The seahorse shop, is it hard to get too. I'm not a big fan of driving in Dublin.....
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:37 AM   #36
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I buy a lot of stuff online myself, would mostly buy fish there in seahorse, as you said buying online is the way forward, was looking at a api master kit the other day €40 in the shop and only €15.99 online in the states through amazon. Spend 35 dollars and it is free shipping but they will not ship chemicals or some fish foods to Ireland. The price difference is massive over €25 difference on price for the same product. How they get away with it i do not know???
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I buy a lot of stuff online myself, would mostly buy fish there in seahorse, as you said buying online is the way forward, was looking at a api master kit the other day €40 in the shop and only €15.99 online in the states through amazon. Spend 35 dollars and it is free shipping but they will not ship chemicals or some fish foods to Ireland. The price difference is massive over €25 difference on price for the same product. How they get away with it i do not know???
Yeah Amazon are very strict with what they'll ship or not. I prefer ebay myself, if i'm looking for something in particular, i just search the Irish, UK or the American version. Some American online petstores have great prices and have reasonable shipping rates. Prime is a great example, i get the 500ml(including shipping) for the the price of the small bottle(120ml??) over here. Remember too, if you want some small(low wattage) electrical gear, you can import it and buy a step down transformer(15e) to use it over here. I plan on buying a nice LED light for my soon to be planted 55g. Probably cost about 250e(price not released yet). Something similar/as good over here, easily 500e. I would love to buy local but i'm sick of paying stupid money for over-priced stuff in Ireland.....
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Add another Irish name to that list!!
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:50 PM   #39
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Add another Irish name to that list!!
Hey Golfball98. Welcome to AA. Good to have another Irish guy/gal aboard. Where are you based, tank(s), stock??
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Kildare. I've got a goldfish in my 16 gal for now while I save for a bigger tank and another leaking hex tank that is being re sealed tomorrow only got the goldfish as I've only just gotten back into the hobby
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