Cork ... where to go?!

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05 Dec 2016 22:17 #1 by dolf_peeters (Dolf Peeters)
Hi all,

I'm not sure where to post this on the forum to get maximum attention but I decided to place it here ... if the mods feel it needs to be moved ... feel free to.

So, I'm not new to fish keeping as I had a Chillids tank up to 5 years ago, but circumstances dictated I had to sell the tank.

I'm now looking at getting back in to keeping fish but would like to go down the salt water route.

When I had my previous tank I used to get all I needed in either Hanleys or Petstop by the Kinsale road round-about in Cork as I live out in West Cork and these were the most convenient places for me to shop.

Now even though both places are still there, neither do saltwater fish or tanks.

So here is my question ... where in cork city / county / munster get salt water tanks, pumps, filters, salt, fish ...... where can I scratch that salt water itch?

If salt water ends up being a non runner .. . where else is their for equipment and / or fish (must be close enough for them to survive the trip to my home)

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06 Dec 2016 18:17 #2 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
I m afraid you will have to travel to Dublin for livestock.
Same thing for the gear or order online.
There was a nice shop in Limerick called Underwaterworld who sold marine fish, corals etc but i havent been there for a few years.

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06 Dec 2016 20:17 #3 by hammie (Neil Hammerton)
Unfortunately I don't know of anywhere in the Cork area either that sells marine fish, you could look up some of the local pet shop lads but I wouldn't be confident they would know much or hold stock of marine fish

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06 Dec 2016 23:18 #4 by dolf_peeters (Dolf Peeters)
Thanks guys ... would fish survive a car journey of that lenght?

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06 Dec 2016 23:23 #5 by hammie (Neil Hammerton)
I've done a couple of journeys from Cork to carlow with fish in the past.
Plenty of air, and keep the temp constant with a source of heat if you can!
Speak to the lads in the likes of seahorse that transport fish all over the country! They would be in a better position to advise you than i am!

When I did it, I used a big polystyrene box to help maintain the temp a d put a bottle of fairly warm water in there too

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08 Dec 2016 09:17 #6 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
I m in Cork and always buy my fish in Dublin.
Like hammie said you can use an insulated box or just turn on the heating in the car.

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06 Jun 2017 22:44 #7 by FishKeeperAtLast! (Alisa Midzic)
hi, a post a bit far back, but saw on other forums there is a shop in Cobh (stockbull) that seems decent regarding livestock. if somebody is familiar with can they tell what's it like, does it pay off to check it out

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