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Old 11-19-2011, 05:01 PM   #271
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Hi my local pets at Home is Ok,but wouldn't buy from there unless it was something exceptional,then i would quarantine it first! Yes a decent LFS is like gold dust My local Maidenhead aquatics is great but well over priced for the dry goods! The owner said they do match online prices if proof of price is produced,and me mate still doesn't give me a discount
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:42 PM   #272
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Hi my local pets at Home is Ok,but wouldn't buy from there unless it was something exceptional,then i would quarantine it first! Yes a decent LFS is like gold dust My local Maidenhead aquatics is great but well over priced for the dry goods! The owner said they do match online prices if proof of price is produced,and me mate still doesn't give me a discount
I agree my maidenhead aquatics said they wud match online aswell its the only place I will use, they are amazing plus my mate works there so I get discount
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:08 PM   #273
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Hi your mates better than mine Mine only gives me discount if i moan and groan about it,which i do often Seriously though his knowledge on fish is awesome!
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:15 PM   #274
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Hey all- Almost central Londoner here! I went to the second largest maidenhead for my first stock, all still alive! And the largest maidenhead in the uk is just a half hour away! But I now go to a group of huts filled with exotic fish, including three axolotls! The thing that I don't like about chain stores is that the all share the same filtration, so if one tank is diseased it passes through to all of them. Also, they empty and restock every week bit sad...
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:17 PM   #275
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Hi your mates better than mine Mine only gives me discount if i moan and groan about it,which i do often Seriously though his knowledge on fish is awesome!
At first he wouldn't but I moaned at him and then when he came to me for stuff he changed his minded ha ha
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:47 PM   #276
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Hi lucky you I see me mate today at me local Maidenhead aquatics and yep he didin't give me discount AGAIN! He must be thinking of his commision
Hi Phoebekatee, i also had this concern but me mate assures me that disease cannot spread through the system,as they can isolate each tank to treat if needed! As for changing there stock - not sure what you mean?
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:49 PM   #277
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I was speaking to someone in charge and he was meaning it to sound positive, but he said that they get rid of all their stock (other than the rares like stingrays etc) every week incase of any illness, and bring in whole new batches. He was trying to insure me that they aren't too old or anything, but I think it is really sad that they just 'get rid' of old fish.
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I've found that although the staff are nice their knowledge levels are really pathetic. They ask all these standard questions before filling in their little form although none of the questions are particularly relevant. Also, if you give a "wrong" answer it doesn't seem to make difference.

Although, my experience is just from a few branches around west Yorkshire.
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Talking about Pets At Home BTW.
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Speaking of Pets At Home--
I went there yesterday to replenish some of the stock eaten by my Monster Shrimps, and on the way I took some water to test. I just tested it at home for Ammonia and Nitrites and it was as it should, but just wanted to make sure the pH and Nitrates levels are OK as well. Since they have the API testkit, little lady took the comprehensive test anyway, and imagine my surprise, when the Ammonia reading was around 5 and the Nitrite levels went off the chart!
Completely baffled I didn't get any fishes (just in case) but decided to test the water again at home, and - today - at different pet store. Both of them test confirmed my very first readings - everything's all right with water
I don't even want to know, what they did wrong anymore. Giving this kind of advice is unacceptable, to say the least

That was the final straw for me, and I don't think I'll get anything more from this store anymore - which is a shame, because they do have the widest choice and some rare fishes as wel...


Oh! And they did sold the Monster Shrimps to the couple that came after me, and when I tried to warn them the seller just shrugged me off and said: "They'll be all-right"
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