2 and a half years
About 10 years
Jewel 180, tropical community
As a child I got brought up with them all around me with my parents being fish keepers as a result it made me want to learn myself.
The need and want to learn more about it.
My most enjoyable was keeping rainbow fish the reason for this is because of all the different bright and vibrant colours they come in, also because they are great in a large community tank.
The trickiest so far would be marines due to all of the different water parameters to get right.
For words of wisdom I would have to say patience would be the main thing when setting up a new aquarium, also never listen to what you read on the internet talk to a member of staff from one of our branches or a member of staff from a creditable or recommendable retailer.
A 1000ltr live planted fish tank with a co2 unit running on it and a big shoal of discus.
My most memorable experience would be building my 750ltr pond designed to put rescue turtles in.
A high percentage of my knowledge has come from working at maiden head aquatics, but the most interesting thing for me would be learning about the different species for fish needing specific requirements.
My favourite aspect for me would be talking and engaging with customers and finding out at their fish keeping experiences and giving them the knowledge I have been taught.
For me doing this for 2 and a half years I have found that most customers ask the question what fish are best and most compatible to live together happily.
Aquarium pure balls, the reason for this is because they are great for any occasion in the fish keeping world such as using them for ammonia an nitrite spikes, they are also really benefit when doing water changes and adding in new fish into the tank as a bacterial guard.
Patience would be my number one bit of advice there also listening to recommended retailers and going by what they say and not to listen to the internet as that can sometimes give you mixed or false information.
Had a customer come in looking to buy a tank to put tropical fish in it, I gave this customer the best advice I could as a result he went away with his new tank very happy.
For me the most rewarding experience is having customers coming in and saying that the information I have provided has been really good and helpful.
I would recommend either temperate fish or small tropical community.
I needed to help someone out with working out the measurements of their pond and what liner and filter would be best.
I do not own a pond with fish in however I do have a turtle donation pond… the best thing I find about it is maintaining and looking after them to ensure that they have the best life possible.
Sting rays/ manta rays
Never buy from anyone who is not a creditable retailer.
I would like to the chances of more different types of fish size permitting to be able to be kept in aquariums.
Make sure you have extra liner as it’s easier to cut some of rather than to add it on or have to start all over again.
At current time I only have a turtle tank.