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Where to buy in the North West.

Discussion in 'Where to buy ...' started by Graeme Edwards, 26 Jun 2007.

  1. AndyMcD

    AndyMcD Member

    Swell UK are website only, but you can collect from their warehouse in Hyde (see opening times on their website).
  2. Soilwork

    Soilwork Member

    Pets at Home in Oldham,
    Unit 5 Elk Mill
    Retail Park,
    Broadway Royton,
    OL2 5HX

    Not too bad. Had lots of luck with fish I have purchased from there to the point where I'm questioning whether or not it's luck or whether they are actually well kept! Last batch of cardinals had whitespot though.

    Good selection of tropical fish, snails and shrimp but cold water section is not great.

    Plant selection is progressively getting better with new species coming all the time. They are normally very healthy too. Spent a lot of money in there on plants and staff are very helpful.

    Again Maidenhead at Ashton is my other go to place. Staff friendly and very helpful. Good plant selection and can order in anything you like on their database.
  3. radar

    radar Newly Registered

    Update on the Abyss. There is a new member of staff who knows his plants. As a result they now have a very impressive selection of potted plants (Aquadip and Tropica) and culture pots (Tropica).

    Took the 70 mile trip to a certain shop in Wrexham earlier this week; Abyss had the better selection of plants.
  4. MarkyP

    MarkyP Member

    I'm off to The Abyss on sunday for a scout around to see if they have any plants I like the look of, I'll report back sunday evening
  5. Imorpher

    Imorpher Member

    I always find The Abyss to be the best around for most stuff, unless your after a rare pleco/cory then Pier Aquatics is a great visit. Like others have said, they have recently got much better plants. I think last time I was there I got 3 big portions of monte carlo for around £6.

    All the staff are great and if you speak to them they can normally attempt to get most things for you, whether it's fish/shrimp/plants. I wish they gave an employee a decently sized tank for a great planted aquascape though, could look stunning alongside their big reef.
  6. radar

    radar Newly Registered

    Visited Water World in Altrincham today. Underwhelming. Plants were looking a bit unloved. Nice selection of Rift Valley cichlids.

    Called in at Abyss on the way home. Heaving. Very very busy. Wonder when they'll open up their new room? Plants were top notch. I really should save myself time and effort and only visit here.

    Visited Maidehead Ashton last week. It's had a bit of a revamp, plants were clean and healthy.
  7. radar

    radar Newly Registered

    Fishrooms Poynton, at the reopened and revamped Brookside Garden Centre. Small but well kept. Basic ranges of dry goods, good healthy tropical stock. Tropica plants.
    Stocklists posted on their website. Miniature railway if you need to placate/bribe small people to visit another fish shop.

    Abyss update: going from strength to strength. Bartek will happily order plants in for you (Thursday or Friday delivery). He knows his plants and will happily spend a long time talking plants. Very helpful chap. In stock plant range very clean and well cared for.

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