In Bristol itself there's quite a good shop down in Bedminster on North Street. Good range of oddball fish as well as the standards so well worth a look (I haven't been there for a year or so though). Also, Parkers Aquatics is pretty good, it's out in Iron Acton but is worth the trek if you can make it. Good range of pond and freshwater, discus too. Not sure if they do marine though (again, haven't been there for ages). Also got a nice range of wood and rocks and a load of lovely plants. Hope this helps, I'm sure you can find the exact addresses with a quick google searchEllieRosea said:Anyone know any good places near bath/bristol?
There is a Dobbies in Shepton. I've been to a couple of their other stores and not been impressed but the aquatics section in Shepton is pretty good. The guy I spoke to there is really passionate and all their plant and fish stock looked to be in good condition. The downside is that they are a little expensive and are keen to sell the trendy gear. Lots of Biorbs and the like.
A recent discovery is Acres Supplies in Corsley, near Longleat/warminster. Good quatics section and Sam there really knows his stuff. He seems to have good networks as well and can get most things in. Good range in good condition and is happy to just chat and advize. Just don't go at the weekend unless you want to be pestered by the arrogant, pushy kids that work there then.
It is worth going just to see the Pauldarium that Sam has set up. Really neat tank, with guppies in the water and and a couple of little white tree frogs. Really attractive set up, with a fogger and plans to be self sustaining. Next time I'm there I'll take a camera and see if he minds me snapping some photos.
Would have to disagree with you. Emperor tropicals in plymouth are great and have just won practical fishkeeping magazine best retailer of the year. They stock all aquascaping stuff. All the seachem and ada products plus dones of plants, fish and even redmoor wood thats were I get mineLike some one said devon as far as i know Isn't great for planted enthusiasts lol , we'll apart from aqua essentials, their based in crediton ,
I've been to Aquator , Exeter aquatics , maiden head , something fishy , and all the other small shops from Exeter to torquay and none of which really specialize in planted tanks and don't really know what your talking about , then you have pets at home , what a load of cod Sh** that is , they should be banned from selling plants and fish !! If someone knows of a decent place to visit then I will be happy to hear , also co2 refills , it's cheaper to buy a new FE from eBay every time rather then asking any of the above shops to refill ! So maybe there is somewhere that does cheap re fills , I don't know ?