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#193802 - 13th Jan 2008 10:43am Aquariums!
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Was wondering if there were any local people who r into fishkeeping and really know their stuff who would be able to give me some info and advice? I've kept goldfish for abut ten years and my oldest one is about seven and a half which the woman at chester zoo aquarium said was quite good as they are hard to keep lol. Want advice about tank making, glass thickness needed, price, etc etc. Also would just like to pick someones brain on most aspects of fishkeeping really lol, bore someone to death hehe. I've got a few books but i find it much easier to be taught things by being shown than reading them especially when its really boring stuff working out measurements and water content blah blah blah, the chemical stuff goes in one ear and out the other. It's a woman thing i think? We want to do the interior design, choose the fish, make it look pretty and obviously want to give the fish the best treatment and care possible but don't really want to know the mechanics lol. Does that make sense? It makes sense to me anyhow lol.

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#193814 - 13th Jan 2008 12:09pm Re: Aquariums! [Re: jellebaby]
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Sorry Gold Fish aint my thing and my advise would probably
kill your fish frown

Hopefully someone will help you out wink

Isnt there a big Aquarium shop in Rock Ferry ?
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#193834 - 13th Jan 2008 12:51pm Re: Aquariums! [Re: Mark]
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the fish shop you might be thinking of mark ia andy's aquatics in new ferry.

Not sure how good they are at this sort of thing to be honest.
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#193842 - 13th Jan 2008 1:06pm Re: Aquariums! [Re: Cali_16v]
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Try visiting Blue Planet in Ellesmere Port. They must know all about it.

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#194232 - 13th Jan 2008 6:04pm Re: Aquariums! [Re: chriskay]
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All I know about fish is something about nitrates and nitrites

nitrates = good

nitrites = bad

or was it the other way around? think

sorry I can't help
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#194243 - 13th Jan 2008 6:08pm Re: Aquariums! [Re: BMW Joe]
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Well joe glad to see you had a positive impression there
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#194498 - 13th Jan 2008 9:57pm Re: Aquariums! [Re: Cali_16v]
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Andy's Aquatics is a good place to go, take a water sample down for them to check.

as for glass thickness it will depend on the size of tank. for a custom tank you could try Waterworld but they are expensive.

Their is an old swimming baths in Tuebrook (i think) Liverpool which sell complet tanks at very good prices, will find the number for them tomorrow if you want.


iirc a 3ft corner unit costs complete at 300-350 quid.

Will do another post for nitrates and the like......
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#197479 - 21st Jan 2008 9:54pm Re: Aquariums! [Re: MrPhil]
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Phil, Would that be Lister Drive? My 1st ferrets parents came from there.
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#197480 - 21st Jan 2008 9:56pm Re: Aquariums! [Re: Waddi]
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Do you still have ferrets matey?

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#197483 - 21st Jan 2008 10:19pm Re: Aquariums! [Re: MattLFC]
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Hmm..had a few bad experiences with Andys aquatics...
Randomly the best place as far as im concerned is the pet shop on oxton rd..Ian is really nice and helpfull and can get you anything you want inc a custom tank
Failing that waterworld on the old chester rd..near to Willaston isnt bad either

Ive got a 60l biorb..not cheap but look v classy!
(i got mine cheap as someone was selling one at work!)

Only tip is dont go for anything complicated like topical or marine if you havent had anything like that before...and dont put too mnay fish in it straight away of the ammonia levels build up v quickly and kill everything!
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#198078 - 22nd Jan 2008 9:42am Re: Aquariums! [Re: Waddi]
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Originally Posted By: The_WadFather
Phil, Would that be Lister Drive? My 1st ferrets parents came from there.


i think Wad.
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#279298 - 1st Jan 2009 12:30pm Re: Aquariums! [Re: MrPhil]
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The aquarium shop at Carr Farm on the Meols stretch has a lot of tanks, and the prices are reasonable, also they will give you all the help and advise you could wish for.

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#279300 - 1st Jan 2009 12:37pm Re: Aquariums! [Re: Anonymous]
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Yeah but don't buy fish from there. Every fish I have ever bought from them was diseased.
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#279301 - 1st Jan 2009 12:53pm Re: Aquariums! [Re: Anonymous]
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The aquarium shop at Carr Farm on the Meols stretch has a lot of tanks, and the prices are reasonable, also they will give you all the help and advise you could wish for.


Yeah, practically force advise onto you more like, don`t bother!
If you want healthy fish goto Andys Aqautics in Rock ferry.

Another thing, get a Juwel tank, they have everything you need and are nice looking well built tanks wink
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#279303 - 1st Jan 2009 1:01pm Re: Aquariums! [Re: _Ste_]
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I used to have a juwel vision 260 with 8 red bellied pirahnahs, yerr they kick ass!

They were the size of 5 pence peices when i bought em little munchkins, they just grew n grew n grew omg leathal fish, feed em anything, they like to kill.
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