Best Marine Pet Shops in JHB?

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  1. AfricaOffroad

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    Up here on business, wouldn't mind making a quick visit to one of the better shops this side of the world?

    Any suggestions and directions appreciated
     
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  3. crispin

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    there are better tanks than pet shops in JHB :) go see some reefers instead.

    if you are near midrand then look up Idol Marine, very well worth a visit.

    exotics in the deep east is also good apparently, although ive never been.

    to the westen shores of the reef (jhb) are a number of shops but they arent sponsors so pm me if u want some ideas in that direction:)

    what are u looking for, hardware or LS, or additives?
     
  4. AfricaOffroad

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    I'm just browsing, trying to get a feel for equipment and stock prices and availability.
    I'm still in the planning stage for my tank. The more homework I do, hopefully the less mistakes I make.
     
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    I think Idol Marine might be worth the visit, given their proximity to where I am.
     
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    I got to laugh at this:lol: The guy giving you directions is in Norway and yes its not bad directions.

    I also think to go see one shop is a waist of time you need to see a few. Pm and I will give a list. Also just tell me what you want to see.
     
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    Never noticed crispin was in Norway:p
    :lol:.

    I've got enough time for a single shop visit today, but will definitely contact you David and get a proper visit list next time I'm up here.

    Thks
     
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    lol i can give you the Norway list too, its short and poor, three shops in total worth visiting!

    But i did many a sunday between the LFS's in jhb and pta and know most of em :)
     
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    Idol has got one of the best tank builders around and when starting this hobby and to see what can be done, Idol is a good place to start.
     
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    idol
     
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    just tagging along - david can you please send me a list aswell i'm from the east side :wave2:
     
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    Great, had a nice tour of Midrand and still couldn't find the place - @#% !
    Didnt have my GPS and the shop's directions were rubbish.

    Ah well, next time.
     
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    Damn that is a shame. I am looking at the post now. I could have give you the right directions and number to phone if you got lost. They are in a small factory park, so not that easy to see if you don;t know where to go.
     
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    I'm in need of some substrate, preferably a coarse aragonite. Any Pet Shops in North Riding/northgate and proximity that hold stock?

    Been to VIP pets twice in two weeks and just keep getting empty promises.
     
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    Try lifestyle on beyers, or jungle aquatics
    Maybe given them a call first.
     
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    The serious reefer in Olivedale may be worth trying, otherwise Jungle Aquatics isn't too far.
     
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    We have plenty stock of coarse aragonite.
     
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