this is after they have added 30% to their prices ! (expensive shop)
hope you didn't photoshop that
Maybe you will sleep better now knowing they have a new Rock to explore. image upload without registration
that's a baby triggerfish, isn't it?
All goldfish should be free-ranging, like this one: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/26/robot_goldfish_tank/
The inevitable popcorn comment. Never seen that before.
Just make some notes on the sizes, style etc and browse the sites - see what's available, also, think about the final set up - fish etc, a lot of peeps just go to the LFS and end up buying what they are told to buy - end up with mass amounts of live bearers, cannibal fish, nocturnal predators etc If needs must you can get the shop to order in your fish or even use a online verified aquatic store (don't use ebay) - where the fish are much cheaper but you have to pay around £20 for the registered courier... at the end, you'll have the aquarium you wanted then the perfect community tank ;) - oh - worth joining a few Fish groups on Facebook too for impartial advice, I wouldn't trust any advice from a Aquatic Store as they just want the money you have in their till - and will say anything to get it there... If in doubt - drop me a PM
Yeah i got a great tank silly cheap a few year ago, i'm redecorating my whole house now so i want a new tank set up so I can move my old one if that makes sense. Its stopping me decorating one of my rooms at the minute. I want to get a decent one now to match all my furniture so going to get a sideboard and tank to suit and as you say just modify it to suit.
Expensive ... i am happy with my second hand cabinet just got for 100£
Spot on, you pay the premium for the specially designed "tank stand" - you can buy a decent quality wood cabinet in any style you want then plonk the tank on, save a small fortune... it may need some rework on the back panel for pipes etc, but it's quick and easy.... Overall - best way for buying a tank etc - second hand on the fish keeping sites - aquarist classifieds etc, that way you can get a fantastic bargain, bigger, better, complete set up for a fraction of the price you'd spend on a basic shop tank, hood and stand - made from melamine... I picked up a quality 6ft, 2 x externals, 4 more filters, R.O, halides, loads more gear for £180, asked the guy if he could deliver - gave him £20, got well over £1k of tank and gear, for £200 you get a junky fake wood fish tank these days. Always have an idea of what you want and aim for that set up - don't buy a small tank, then a slightly bigger tank etc etc or you'll waste £££££ on the way to the final set up... Been in the fish business for..... 20+ years, been doing the fish for over 30 years.
Have a look on ebay, aquarist classifieds - for the basic item you want, then visit the site direct where there's often the same thing cheaper or with a discount code... you'll find some with inbuilt filtration/lighting/heating too - the filtration is very light work though so worth adding a decent external - but all depends on your desired set up of course.