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Old 10-23-2011, 05:23 AM   #261
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Hi i think its just called Thatcham Garden centre I'll have a look when i drive past tomorrow. Sorry for the delay in answering,been a busy week Thanks for the info on the other shops Ickletas
Perhaps we should have our own shop tour
I've found maidenhead aquatics in basingstoke, had no idea it was there, bonus!
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:40 PM   #262
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Hi they are getting every where Have you visited it yet
I can remember visiting the very first Maidenhead aquatics many many years ago,well impressed but didn't buy anything that day
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:39 PM   #263
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I went today and got 3 ember tetras to start with, it is by far the best shop i have been to, they know what they're on about and are very helpful. Definately going there again! Saw my next tank too, better get saving
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:50 PM   #264
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Hi guys i live in Chesterfield in Derbyshire! i have a Pets At Home just down the road but it's not that good. Staff aren't knowledgeable at all. :/
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:03 PM   #265
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At last someone close to where I live!! I agree with what you said about the staff. But I can with a clear conscience recommend a Pets Warehouse in Swadlincote. Very smart and knowledgable people there. The only trouble is-- there's not too much of a stock to choose from unless you've a saltwater
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:12 PM   #266
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Pets at home are rubbish here too last time i was there i saw a siamese fighter that they just got floating in the bag in the tank, dead! They seem to really cram the fish into the tanks too
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Pets at home are rubbish here too last time i was there i saw a siamese fighter that they just got floating in the bag in the tank, dead! They seem to really cram the fish into the tanks too
I agree. The only trouble is - they still have the largest selection, at least in the place where I live. I would love to not to buy from them, but it's hard But at some point I made the decision not to put their water into my tank...
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:18 PM   #268
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I have 2 pets at home , a maidenhead aquatics and 2 independent LFS within 20 minutes of me! I refuse to even go into either pets at home, maidenhead is ok for tropicals and overpriced equipment, but wouldn't even look at their marine section any more. One of the independents is great for equipment but not so much for fish and the other is amazing for fish but had very little equipment!
Need to find somewhere to move that has a decent LFS
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Could be that these problems with Pets at Home could be in certain areas. I have personally found that the one in our area has very helpful and friendly staff. They have gone out of their way to get spare test tubes, offered help with tanks(that weren't bought there) and will spend time discussing things with you, even when they are busy. Although I do think the tanks are too small.
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I live in Plymouth and our pets at home is a disgrace dead fish in almost every tank every time I go in, I go to maidenhead aquatics they are much better even than the local lfs
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