Father’s Day (16th
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If you are looking to treat Dad to some new fish or plants for Father’s Day, we recommend that you opt for a Maidenhead Aquatics gift card. Questions about compatibility, suitability and whether or not the recipient's aquarium is ready for any new additions all combine to make livestock a tricky proposition when purchased as a surprise gift. What's more, they're far easier to wrap than a Lionfish! Our gift cards are available to purchase in any of our 160+ stores across the UK with any value between £10 and £500 and can be topped up time and time again, making them the perfect gift for your Dad. Alternatively, we have a selection of gift card designs available to buy online in the following amounts: £10 / £20 / £30 / £40 / £50 / £75 / £100.
Help take the pain out of regular aquarium water changes with this compact and powerful self-venting submersible pump that Dad can simply plug in and start changing his tank water straight away with! No
If your Dad is more of a pond fishkeeping enthusiast, what better way to take the strain of keeping his pond clean than giving him the gift of an easy and convenient pond vacuum, enabling him to remove silt and debris without interruption. The Oase PondoVac Classic Pond Vacuum has a maximum suction depth of 2m and a universal nozzle for removing pond debris without sucking up the gravel. Not only that but should the mood take him, its flat nozzle offers the option of trouble-free wet suctioning of residual water and its rubber lips allow for use in the household as a dry vacuum.
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Again, not an obvious gift
So simple yet so effective, these handy little magnets make the perfect gift for the fishkeeper in your life all year round. These floating little aquarium cleaners remove unsightly algae from your aquarium's glass without getting your hands wet. This convenient little floating magnet cleans your aquarium and will float if the inner magnet separates from the outer magnet, and because you never have to reach into the aquarium, you stay clean and dry! What’s not to like?
As all good fishkeepers know, it's highly important to regularly test the water condition of your aquarium - a negative spike in a usually balanced aquarium can be lethal to your fish. The team of fishkeepers behind AquaCare has developed a new range of exclusive test kits aiming to ensure every fishkeepers aquarium stays balanced and safe. These new tests are super easy to use and understand so any aquarium issues can be picked up and treated quickly.
The perfect combination for happy, healthy fish- and happy, healthy fish
AquaCare Water Conditioner 120ml
AquaCare Biological Supplement 120ml
AquaCare Tropical Fish Flakes 12g
What to get for the fishkeeper who you think already has everything? How about something completely different in the form of these amazing fish ReefScape Models from TMC depicting some of the ocean's most beautiful creatures as never seen before. Made in conjunction with BrightBricks, the UK’s only LEGO® certified professional, you can now collect all sixteen models across three series from your local Maidenhead Aquatics or our online store, from the Blue Spot Stingray to the Lionfish and even the playful Clownfish! Each model includes amazingly true-to-life details and is suitable for keen modellers and aquarists aged fourteen and above.
If you know your Dad has his heart set on some new fish for his pond or aquarium, and you were thinking of treating him to one of our Maidenhead Aquatics gift cards so he can choose his favourite – create a proper parcel for him add in this essential thermal bag to the mix to help him get his new tank resident home.
This reusable and ecological way to transport fish safely, features a special insulated material to keep your fish and invertebrates at a stable temperature, tough handles and a secure zip to allow years of use, blacked out interior to prevent any light shock to the fish when opening the bag and a stable flat base that helps the bag stay safely upright on your journey home. If that’s not a compelling enough reason to buy, we have included a printed procedure for introducing new fish into your aquarium or pond on the bag's side so you can be sure the new member of the family arrives in peak condition to its new home.
The PURE Pond Bomb is a unique combination of friendly bacteria and enzymes, which get to work to quickly restore the biological equilibrium of any pond as soon as the Bomb hits the water to clean up organic waste and break down the ammonia and nitrite, leaving your pond crystal clear and healthy. Not only is it effective on ponds up to 20,000 litres, but it is super easy to use and impossible to overdose with. So, Dad can simply drop the PURE bomb in his pond and sit back and enjoy the fruits of his labour while it works its magic boosting water clarity and clearing organic waste.
This unique little container has been designed exclusively for Maidenhead Aquatics to reduce stress when introducing new fish to your aquarium. It very slowly mixes the water that the fish or invertebrates have travelled home in with water from your aquarium; this helps to ensure there is no sudden shock due to a change in temperature, salinity, pH or levels of Nitrate. This stress reduction is very important for all marine fish species such as Dwarf Angels, Anthias, Wrasses, Gobies, and essential for delicate species such as Shrimps and Corals.
Don’t forget it you are still stuck for inspiration, you can pop into your local store and chat to any of our friendly staff for any additional ideas and help with gift choices. Check out our local store locations here.
This month we introduce a new feature from our resident fish geek Tappers, mostly to stop him ranting about things in the office. This month he shares his thoughts on the trends and fashions that have come and gone, fuelled by the quest for less natural beauty in what’s already an amazing and diverse group of animals.
So, here we are again – the robins are briefed and ready, the mistletoe is looking nervous and the stores are bracing themselves to explain to last minute gift shoppers that fish can’t be gifted in a brand new aquarium purchased the previous day. Here are our top fishkeeping tips for indoors and out for December.