• You are viewing the forum as a Guest, please login (you can use your Facebook, Twitter, Google or Microsoft account to login) or register using this link: Log in or Sign Up
  • You can now follow UKAPS on Instagram.

Where to buy in the South West.

Joined
10 Jun 2007
Messages
963
Location
Dorset, UK
CO2

3crossfire Ltd

Chris McKay
Po Box 6371
Wimborne
Dorset
BH21 9BF

01202 849695

This guy is great, if you ring him, he'll likely come out if your in his area, or you can drive over to get it. He charges me £5 for a 2kg exchange cylinder. He can be a pain to get hold of, but once you have no problems.
 
Joined
15 Feb 2008
Messages
45
Location
Cornwall
Reef Life Aquatics
Cornwall
Falmouth

Co2 equipment and bottles and refills, huge tropica plant range (thats all they stock) , glass lily pipes etc, plant substrates, zoo med gear, and tasty tropical fish too!
 

curlywig

New Member
Joined
28 Apr 2008
Messages
14
Location
Cornwall
agreed REEF LIFE is well worth a visit for anyone in the south west, or on holiday.
 

Fred Dulley

Member
Joined
8 Jul 2007
Messages
563
Location
Cardiff, Wales
The Aquajardin in Gloucestershire is very good.
Visited today and they had several planted display tanks. Of which they all looked fantastic. The best was their Juwel Vision 450 with t5 lighting, eco-complete and pressurized Co2.
They stock red wood and different types of driftwood, aswell as several types of rock, including Dragon Stone, and Mini landscaping rocks.
Tropica plants were in the fish room in the middle and also in some of the tanks. One tank was specially set-up for different tyes of plants on wood or lava stone.
I myself, bought 2 Pogostemon helferi at £2.75 each and a pot of Anubias barteri var. nana at £6.99.
 

John Starkey

Member
Joined
8 Jul 2007
Messages
1,601
Location
worcester
Hi all,even though i live in worcester aquajardin is my favourite lfs i can,t recommend them enough,regards john.
 

Superman

Member
Joined
29 Jan 2008
Messages
1,804
Location
Cheltenham
I went to Aquajardin today as some house viewings cancelled and I was in Gloucester.

It's just off the motorway and is the best I've seen that is attached to a Garden Centre.

As others have said it's very impressive inside. They had a decent selection of Tropica plants and a vast array of differenet fish.

I took a few photos to show off what they have in their display tanks (sorry photos taken by mobile).

What I was impressed was the large amounts of external filters on offer (never really seen them before in such numbers) and also had a stand for us plant people.

When I move down there, I think this will be my LFS.

2008-05-31001.jpg

2008-05-31002.jpg

2008-05-31003.jpg
 

beeky

Member
Joined
21 Aug 2007
Messages
879
Location
Chippenham, Wiltshire
It's good to see when shops move with the times. So often you go somewhere and it looks like the stock list hasn't changed for the last twenty years! A choice of filters is always nice, the standard fluvals and occasional eheims get a bit dull after a while!
 

Joecoral

Member
Joined
24 Nov 2007
Messages
686
Location
Carmarthenshire
I can only echo what others have said. I've only been to Aquajardin in gloucester once, but I was extremely impressed, and it stills remains one of, if not the best LFS I have visited to date
 

Superman

Member
Joined
29 Jan 2008
Messages
1,804
Location
Cheltenham
I had to pickup, pickup, a pa-parcel in Worcester so went to Maidenhead Aquatics in Worcester.
I was impressed with them as the chap there (passed the too early Crimbo dec's) was very chatty and helpful.
Managed to get two really nice pieces of wood that I might use in the future.
The plants were a bit algae-fied but in terms of customer service, was well impressed.
 

abates

New Member
Joined
1 Nov 2008
Messages
4
Does anyone know of a really good store in the Plymouth region? (Reel Life, Falmouth, is a bit of a trek with no car) A few ok little stores I know of, but nothing more specialist/larger.

Oh and Aquajardin is top notch - tropical, marine and pond. Quality plants and animals, and the staff are always helpful and knowledgeable. Thoroughly recomend! (I miss them :arghh: !)
 

Lozbug

Member
Joined
14 Oct 2007
Messages
211
TRI-MAR AQUARIA
Pendarves Street,
Tuckingmill,
Camborne,
Cornwall,
U.K.
TR 14 8 NP

tel. (01209) 713639

Voted 1 of the best - i have been once, and they have a very nice selection.
 
Joined
15 Feb 2008
Messages
45
Location
Cornwall
I believe there are not many good plant retailers in Plymouth, take a look at emperor tropicals or Endsleigh, both I haven't been to in a long time so can't comment on what they keep. Your best bet really is to travel, I catch the train from Falmouth to Penryn (the station is just down the road to their shop) to Reef Life as I find they are the only ones with any good plants, I'm sure there is a service from Plym. Also might be worth giving Steve at reeflife a call as I'm sure he can mail you stuff too. Here's his number 01326 377660.

Si
 

oatfish

Member
Joined
8 Aug 2007
Messages
94
There's a new MA opened up in Christchurch, popped in today and they seem to be catering more towards planted etc. with a CO2 range and huge plant holding tank with some decent plants in! It's next to Stewarts Garden Center (AKA Gardenland) if your interested.
 
Joined
21 Feb 2009
Messages
333
Location
stroud, glos
Superman said:
I went to Aquajardin today as some house viewings cancelled and I was in Gloucester.

It's just off the motorway and is the best I've seen that is attached to a Garden Centre.

As others have said it's very impressive inside. They had a decent selection of Tropica plants and a vast array of differenet fish.

I took a few photos to show off what they have in their display tanks (sorry photos taken by mobile).

What I was impressed was the large amounts of external filters on offer (never really seen them before in such numbers) and also had a stand for us plant people.

When I move down there, I think this will be my LFS.

2008-05-31001.jpg

2008-05-31002.jpg

2008-05-31003.jpg


agreeed is a great shop! ill take some pics next time im up there, these tanks look very different now! :0)
 

funky

New Member
Joined
15 Sep 2008
Messages
10
abates said:
Does anyone know of a really good store in the Plymouth region? (Reel Life, Falmouth, is a bit of a trek with no car) A few ok little stores I know of, but nothing more specialist/larger.

Oh and Aquajardin is top notch - tropical, marine and pond. Quality plants and animals, and the staff are always helpful and knowledgeable. Thoroughly recomend! (I miss them :arghh: !)


TBH, anyone is wasting their time looking for anywhere decent in the Plymouth/Torbay area, in fact even as far as Exeter there is nothing amazingly spectacular down here. What shops are in Plymouth/Torbay are pretty much all the same, and some of the advice I have heard from them is absolutely shocking.

Tri Mar in Camborne I can recommend, and Exeter Aquatics has some good quality fish. Other than that, there its rubbish down here. If only I had the money, but it would be madness to set up a shop here.
 

squiggley

Member
Joined
18 Apr 2008
Messages
218
I think that sometimes I'm got the wrong hobby, theres nowhere decent in North Devon. I have to rely on companies such as trimar and the like that will post fish.
 

funky

New Member
Joined
15 Sep 2008
Messages
10
squiggley said:
I think that sometimes I'm got the wrong hobby, theres nowhere decent in North Devon. I have to rely on companies such as trimar and the like that will post fish.

MA at Barnstaple is not too bad, at least it was ok when I went there last year, but your right, there is nothing really anywhere in Devon
 

squiggley

Member
Joined
18 Apr 2008
Messages
218
It seems to have gone down hill, they seem to have mainly bread and butter fish anything different seems to be well over priced.
I went in there about 8mths agao and they seemed to have a bad bout of white spot and fungus and the variety of stocking never got back to what it was before.
 

Similar threads

Top