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  1. Koi Story
    Koi Story

    Everybody knows about koi, they’re the expensive pond fish that are worth thousands of pounds. Only this is wrong most of the time. Paul Tapley explains why...

  2. What’s in store - the new normal
    What’s in store - the new normal

    After weeks of lockdown and disruption on a global scale, and with things starting to return to a ‘new normal’, Paul Tapley offers some insight as to what to expect in our stores as lockdown starts to ease.

  3. Go Wild in the Garden
    Go Wild in the Garden

    The past few months have really shown us the healing power of nature and just how readily our wild neighbours can enrich our lives by sharing our outdoor space. Indeed, choosing to add a water feature to your garden will open your eyes to another world. With limitations on travel and the world currently upside down, there’s never been a better time to bring the world to you instead…

  4. The Odessa File
    The Odessa File

    When you work in a fish shop, you get used to the fact that some fish don’t really sell themselves as much as the flamboyant livebearers or neons do.  These Cinderella fish don’t tend to blossom into full colour without time or the right conditions, such as a planted aquarium. Find out more...

  5. Caring for your fish while you are away
    Caring for your fish while you are away

    When the holiday season stretches before us and thoughts turn to beaches and suntans (or even just getting away from the homes where we’ve spent those long weeks of lockdown!) many people wonder how best to care for the aquatic members of their family while they’re away enjoying a well-deserved break.

  6. Fresh Off the Net - July 2020
    Fresh Off the Net - July 2020

    So, one more month has seemingly flown by as the UK increasingly continues to return to some form of ‘normality’ post-lockdown. Check out Stuart Ashley's latest article on what's happening at Maidenhead Aquatics this month. 

  7. Seasonal Tips - July
    Seasonal Tips - July
    ​High summer is here and in many gardens the pond is the most verdant part. That’s what makes them such a great place to sit and enjoy a cold drink but this has to be earned by keeping on top of the usual seasonal tasks.
  8. 5 Great reasons to love your local Maidenhead Aquatics store
    5 Great reasons to love your local Maidenhead Aquatics store

    Now restrictions across the UK are easing, there has never been a better time to pop down to your local Maidenhead Aquatics store to take your fishkeeping to the next level. Find out why...

  9. Fresh off the Net - June 2020
    Fresh off the Net - June 2020

    Stuart Ashley reflects on the challenges of the last few months and shares some of the latest news around new products in the industry and what's coming soon to Maidenhead Aquatics.

  10. Pond Lighting 101
    Pond Lighting 101

    Outdoor and underwater lighting can impart a magical ambience to your pond once the sun has set. Through the use of different types of illumination, both above and below the water, the pond can take on a whole new aspect at night, with the water reflecting the lights and the pond plants casting unusual shadows. Here's everything you need to know about lighting your pond.

  11. UK Pet Shop Licence Star Rating Guidance
    UK Pet Shop Licence Star Rating Guidance

    The new “star rating” system for pet shops licensing came into effect from Monday 1st October 2018 und

  12. Thank you to our NHS - 10% Discount
    Thank you to our NHS - 10% Discount

    Maidenhead Aquatics would like to say a massive thank you for the continued efforts and sacrifices that our NHS teams, with 10% off all purchases online until end of June 2020.

  13. Seasonal Tips - April
    Seasonal Tips - April

    The coming of Easter means it’s time for things to wake up in the spring garden and this month sees sunny days win over cold nights. In response, fish and aquatic wildlife become more active and plants start growing and flowering. With the current shenanigans taking place, it’s good to know that the water garden can absorb all the time you can give it…

  14. Viral Fish Diseases
    Viral Fish Diseases

    In response to the raging global pandemic, Tappers takes a look at a few viral fish diseases which no amount of hand washing can fix.

  15. Coronavirus Updates
    Coronavirus Updates

    Check out current store opening and online store dispatch information in relation to coronavirus developments.

  16. New Store Opening: Brighton Marina
    New Store Opening: Brighton Marina

    Maidenhead Aquatics is excited to announce the opening of our new Brighton Marina store which had its official opening event last weekend. Take a look at some of the photos from the Open Day event and find out more.

  17. Japan Koi Buying Trip - 2020
    Japan Koi Buying Trip - 2020

    This year we heard that there might be a shortage of small koi available, so we made the decision to go out to Japan in February instead of April. Check out the highlights of our Maidenhead Aquatics team trip to Japan this year.

  18. What the Fish? - It's all Greek to me
    What the Fish? - It's all Greek to me

    Like gardeners, aquarists are faced with a massive array of species to discus and not all of them have common names.Sadly the use of binomial names is often viewed as elitist or even mocked by those who don’t understand what they’re missing out on and to be fair, they’re not altogether unfounded. Read on...

  19. Fresh off the Net - March 2020
    Fresh off the Net - March 2020

    This month's Fresh off the Net considers the impact of the recent storms the UK has been experiencing along with how the spread of the coronavirus is impacting the aquatic product supply chain and on a lighter note showcases some of the products coming to the market with some fishy ideas for Mother's Day gifts.

  20. Seasonal Tips - March 2020
    Seasonal Tips - March 2020

    With signs of spring everywhere, it’s time to embrace the start of a new pond season before the warmth of Easter brings the traditional start of the outdoor season.  

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