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good place to buy an aquarium/tropical fish

Post by xiaohoo » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 2:33 pm

Looking to buy an aquarium/tropical fish but don't want to pay shopping mall prices.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

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Re: good place to buy an aquarium/tropical fish

Post by x9200 » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 2:54 pm

xiaohoo wrote:Looking to buy an aquarium/tropical fish but don't want to pay shopping mall prices.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
Depends where you live...
For example, around Sungei Tengah Road area (eg. Farmart Centre) there were a number of fish/aquarium shops.

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Re: good place to buy an aquarium/tropical fish

Post by Peruvia » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 3:59 pm

xiaohoo wrote:Looking to buy an aquarium/tropical fish but don't want to pay shopping mall prices.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
Yep, depends where you stay. Some places have fish shops in their 'market' area.

If not some rare exotic species but those general aquarium fishes, I wouldn't spend much time hunting for a place with a cheaper price. The difference in price is usually minimal & the time + transport spent may not be justifiable.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 4:27 pm

Rainbow aquarium in Serangoon North off of AMK Ave 3 at the intersection of Yio Chu Kang Road.
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Post by xiaohoo » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 5:02 pm

Thanks. I live near 6th Avenue Center off of Bukit Timah. Any good fish markets/stores in that area.

Otherwise I will check out Rainbow Aquarium

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Post by durain » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 7:20 pm

there's a good one along clementi road. from bukit timah, further up after SIM on the RHS (opposite clementi crescent).

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Post by QRM » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 8:15 pm

We always goes to the one on the corner of sunset way, they just have fresh water fish which are a lot easier to look after. They have everything including these all-in-one tanks just fill with water and plug it in.

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Post by therat » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 8:48 pm

clementi Blk 328.

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Post by x9200 » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 8:48 pm

xiaohoo wrote:Thanks. I live near 6th Avenue Center off of Bukit Timah. Any good fish markets/stores in that area.

Otherwise I will check out Rainbow Aquarium

Cheers
Blk 328, Clementi Ave 2. Bought from there only once an Eheim filter but judging from the crowds inside and the choice they offer it should be a good one.

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Post by durain » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 9:10 pm

QRM wrote:We always goes to the one on the corner of sunset way, they just have fresh water fish which are a lot easier to look after. They have everything including these all-in-one tanks just fill with water and plug it in.
oh yeah, sunset way, that's the one.

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Post by Grumpy77 » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 9:45 pm

If you don't want to pay mall prices, then go to those other shops, check the going rate, then watch on Ebay and grab something good at a fraction of the price.

But you need patience and a bit of luck.

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Post by durain » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 9:55 pm

brilliant idea. ok, let me go buy a gold fish on ebay.

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Post by SGBoyxxx » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 10:44 pm

:wink: neighbourhood fish shops

go to search arofanatic is a local fish website

there is many information about getting good fishes in singapore.

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Post by jc2000m » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 9:24 pm

I bought a few fish and shrimps from Aquatic Connection (blk 53 Sim Place tel 68428164) a couple of weeks ago. The owner seem helpful.

although, all my fish have now died but the shrimps are all still alive, so if you are new to keeping fish, the you might want to think twice and get shrimps instead.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:11 pm

Sounds like you tried to set up a salt-water aquarium. You have to let a salt-water tank conditions itself first. Hardy species and throw away fish will help seed the bacteria in the filter bed but the ammonia buildup before the seasoning will kill all but the hardiest of fish.

Sounds like you didn't go to a very reputable dealer. That was why I suggested Rainbow. Salt-water tanks are tricky to set up but easy to maintain once they are conditioned properly. (provided you don't overcrowd them like you can with a fresh-water tanks. Also, if it's salt-water, different species don't always play together well and this will cause stress in the fish and kill them as well.
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