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Old 04-13-2011, 08:21 AM   #31
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Try pets at home in York. The Clifton moor branch has excellent staff and also do marine fish. I've never had a problem there.
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:31 PM   #32
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I live sorta between Oxford and Aylesbury so I have 3 Maidenhead Aquatics to choose from; Oxford (Wheatley), Oxford (Hinksey) and Aylesbury (Worlds End Garden Centre). There is also The Goldfish Bowl in Oxford (which has improved vastly since the last post mentioning it but is expensive), Pets at Home (Aylesbury), another Pets at Home at Bicester and the local pet store in Thame. I only use Pets at Home for spares and Maidenhead Aquatics (Wheatley) for livestock and food. It does help that one of the guys at Wheatley used to work for me so I get a good deal lol! Also his info is pretty spot on, he's been keeping fish since he was 14 and has 3 tropical and 2 marine tanks himself.
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:34 PM   #33
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There is quite a few good maidenhead aquatics now. Best ones of late are binfield and winnersh near reading
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:49 PM   #34
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i have two fish stores locally, the differences between them are like night and day, the one i use (pets at home, dundee branch) has a limited stock but the tanks are always crystal clear, i am on holiday from work this week so i have been in a few mornings and leaned the they do daily water tests and i have never seen a dead fish. The store i don't use (house of pisces, strathmartine road, dundee) is a local business with a massive range of stock, but, there tanks are disgusting ( i am keeping this to total fact only, seen it with own eyes) lots of them have green algae on the glass(i'm not just on about a tinge, actual growths), there were a few floaters in some tanks too, plus i saw 6 4" angelfish in a tank approx 3-4gal, not nice staff are good in both though. house of pisces has a great range of tanks, all brand new,

What are your LFS like?? good/bad/ugly?
I agree house of Pisces isn't the best place to get fish from. I got a pair of anglefish from their and in the the first week one of them died so I now tend to use dobbies garden centre Dundee for fish.
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:32 PM   #35
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I use a local shop in my town, 'Maidenhead Aquatics'. They have shops up & down the country and it just so happens that the largest one is in my town. I'm always quite impressed with the staff knowledge and variety / condition of fish.

http://www.FishKeeper.co.uk is their website.
Have to agree with you, maidenhead aquatics is the only place I use, can't fault them. Mine is at carlisle
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:09 PM   #36
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I am very lucky. A very good friend of mine owns a small aquatic shop here in Worcester England called Ai aquatics it is a small shop but he does have a good selection of livestock and dry goods and I get very good discount on anything I buy.

He has only been up and running for 13 months but he has a very good customer base and things are going well for him. He specialises in marine fish, corals,(hard and soft) discus, L number plecos and a few other tropicals.
He gets me pretty much anything I ask for at a vey good price.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:37 PM   #37
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Starting my fishless cycle so was out at my LFS to find all the bits n bobs i needed. Asked the girl there if the sold ammonia and she looked at me as if I'd grown two heads. Asked the guy there and he did the same, tried to persuade me to buy cycle stuff and ammonia remover. The guy tells me he believes the best way to cycle a tank is with fish. I don't know really.

All their tanks and fish look perfectly healthy though.
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Everyone has their preference. I do mine with mollies but I start with @ least 1/4 used tank water obtained from PWC from an existing tank so there's a jump start. I also swap a used filter cartridge over to the new tank.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:50 PM   #39
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We have a few stores here in hull! maiden head aquatic is awesome helpful reasuring when u walk in u can see it is clean just a little costly, Ings lane is my favourite reasonable price good variety and quality, good helpful all the way, then frisby Aquatics quaint helpful and seeing them playing with there tanks is reassuring ! Never look at pets at home, collete and Tyson I would not touch or spring garden centre!! All googleable !
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Have to agree, I,ve had bad experiences at pets at home I,ll never buy fish out off their! It's ok for other things but that's it lol
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