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Post by Guest on 19/11/2011, 19:45

Hi Just wondering what aquatics are about that have a decent choice of tropical fish as most pet shops r rubbish.

The ones i visited already are:

* Peter Barrets (stockton garden centre, yarm road) - pretty good nice choice some of the staff a pretty helpful. a few plants.

*Maidenhead Aquatics (strikes, stokesley) - pretty good we bought a very nice fish tank cabnet from there decent choice of fish on par with peter barrets helpfull staff. good choice of plants.

*Teesside Koi. specialists in koi and have a lot of cichlids. not the best for other tropical fish. but still a decent shop for bits and bobs. we bough some very nice pieces of bog wood from here.

*Pet Mainia (Portrack Lane)- stockton a pets at home type of shop pretty good all round pet shop good choice of tropical fish new orders on a regular basis

*Pets at Home (teesside park, skippers lane)- the comersial pet shop decent but not great for tropical fish fill in a load of forms to buy a fish :/

*Tyne Valley- first impression was not the biggest it is in a bomb shelter i think lol, but this shop likes to have rare fish so thumbs up to that Cool

anybody know any more could they let us know please aslong as its not too far ill have apop down tomorra and let yous know what i think Wink

Thank Chris Wink


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Post by Ian on 19/11/2011, 20:33

try the auction at sunderland tommorow mate its on here under auctions

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Post by k3vinjam3s on 19/11/2011, 20:34

Sorry but peter barrets is terrible imo. Centralized filtration would never put their fish in any of my tanks without QT first. Oh and the manager there with the grey hair is a tool. Not to be mistaken with the taller grey haired man who is a lovely chap and very helpful.
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Post by smoggs on 20/11/2011, 00:44

The Pet mania over on portack lane isnt too bad would of said tropical house but they're closed sundays
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Post by Guest on 20/11/2011, 16:53

smoggs wrote:The Pet mania over on portack lane isnt too bad would of said tropical house but they're closed sundays
Wheres tropical house never heard of it

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Post by carpguru on 20/11/2011, 17:00

tropical house is on birdsall redcar
right next to the railway track
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Post by Guest on 21/11/2011, 19:29

the biffster wrote:tropical house is on birdsall redcar
right next to the railway track

yeh i been there on a sunday and it was closed do you know what days its open?

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Post by Guest on 21/11/2011, 19:32

Have you been to the one in redcar on the high street?, Absolute Aquatics i think its called.

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Post by carpguru on 21/11/2011, 19:54

yeah been there its not bad in there he normally
does marines in there the guy is knowledgeable
on marines
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Post by carpguru on 21/11/2011, 19:55

week days only i think for tropical house
check in the shop round up i will ring and
ask her for her opening times
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Post by ado_boro on 21/11/2011, 19:57

I wasn't that impressed with Tropical house. There was one tank that was stocked full of juvi black angels and everyone had white spot/finrot, poss 30+. Felt really bad for the fish! Don't know if they had been brought in that way and were getting nursed back to health though so I suppose that would be a possibility.
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Post by ado_boro on 21/11/2011, 19:59

I've been to absolute aquatics and they seem to really care for there tanks. Nice and clean all round. They are well stocked with dry goods etc but could have more fish stock. Might have been expecting a delivery though. Every fish is packaged up with an elastic band instead of tying the bag which I found much easier to undo. They also put a squirt of stress coat in to chill them out and place them into a good thick paper bag to keep the light out. Small points but its the small things that make a difference I reckon, allot of shops wouldn't bother.
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Post by MarcG on 21/11/2011, 20:13

Good to hear you found a good shop mate
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Post by Guest on 21/11/2011, 20:28

what's the place in thornaby called folks? on the main drag towards teesside industrial estate it is somewhere near the oddfellows arms if i remember correctly

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Post by k3vinjam3s on 21/11/2011, 20:35

theres two, pet pantry and seymour aquatics
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Post by Guest on 21/11/2011, 21:10

the one with a bit of a car park right on the corner with the traffic lights on where you turn left towards the town centre

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Post by carpguru on 21/11/2011, 22:42

that sound like pets pantry seymores
is a bit down form there
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Post by scott on 4/2/2012, 21:00

Has anybody been to s&c aquatics in stanley.Its ran by Stevie Nelson who is a regular at most of the auctions and has been keeping fish for years,he realy knows his stuff.This shop is the cleanest best looked after aquatics shop i have seen in over 20 years of keepin fish.He doesnt do a lot of cichlids but gets lots of other stuff most other shops dont.He is a fountain of knowledge on most types of fish and can supply advice on just about anything fishy.He is also a nice bloke and makes a geed cup of coffee.If anybody interested the address is,High Street,Stanley,DH9 8DQ

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Post by Enigma on 1/3/2012, 10:20

good to know about S & C as i had never heard of them and in the great scheme of things not too far from me. I'll have to have a ride over there sometime and take a look

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Post by NedtheDog on 1/3/2012, 10:30

S&C Aquatics at Stanley very good, as Enigma says very clean shop and very clean and well maintained tanks.
Steve keeps lots of unusual species all in top condition, even had Discus breeding in the shop as well as Angels. Well worth a visit.
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Post by NedtheDog on 1/3/2012, 10:32

Sorry, should read "as Scott said" not Enigma, Opps
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Post by Enigma on 1/3/2012, 12:55

haha, not to worry, I have been blamed for worse than saying nice things LOL. I'll definitely have to take a look over there, thanks

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Post by NedtheDog on 1/3/2012, 17:05

While your up this end why not call in,
Penshaw Aquatics and Reptiles,
1 Rose street,
Penshaw.
Again nice clean shop and a good selection of freshwater tropicals, cold-water and Marine fish.
Brian the owner, is a breeder turned retail, and knows his stuff, friendly Guy, helpful and also makes good coffee.
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Post by Enigma on 1/3/2012, 18:16

ah yes, I forget about that shop. I heard good things about them over a year ago and then forgot. I'll do that...although I dont drink coffee Smile

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Post by NedtheDog on 1/3/2012, 19:55

Be cheeky and ask for tea.lol.
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