A tour of our shop:
Our store is easy to find, just 2 minutes from the Trafford Centre and 30 seconds off Junction 9 off the M60 motorway. We have plenty of free parking, our own car park to the rear of the shop, private parking parking places at the front and to the side of our shop (marked with UA), along with road side parking in the layby (don't park in the bus stop - the traffic wardens circle round every 20 minutes on scooters!).
Our shop has two levels with the lower floor housing as a marine froom, a freshwater fish room, an aquarium display room and a pond room. The upper floor is where we house our reptiles and other small pets (hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs etc). Here you will also find all the accessories required for keeping Fish, Reptiles or Small Pets.
We are open 7 days a week. Mon-Fri : 9:30 to 6pm, Saturday : 9:30 to 5pm, Sunday : 09:30 to 4pm.
It is easy to contact us - Via phone, email, or our facebook page.
2 Floors packed with everything you need for your pets!
Our counter area:
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Our marine section displays Protein Skimmers, Wave Makers, Return Pumps, RO units, Dosers along with a range of specialised Lighting. You will also see many brands of treatments for Marine Aquariums including Red Sea, D-D, Seachem, Tropic Marin, Waterlife and many others.
If its a new filter you need, we will have it here as we stock Fluval, Interpet, Aqua One, Oase, SICCE, Juwel and Aquael filters, both internal and external. Plus all the foams and other media required for all types of filters.
Fish require a varied diet and as all of our customers know, we are the best shop for a wide and varied choice of fish foods - flakes, pellets, crisps, frozen, and live, to the more Specialised fish foods for cichlids, herbivores, carnivores, fry, large fish, small fish - Anything from goldfish food to Arrowana food. We have it all!
Aquarium Lighting, filters & foods:
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Urmston Aquatics is one of the UK's leadings sellers of aquarium equipment! Our off the shelf prices are the same as on our web site - up to 50% off RRP's!
We hold in stock a huge selection of electrical items for aquariums: Heaters, Filters, Lighting, Pumps, Protein Skimmers, Wave Makers etc. All of stock is supplied well known brands such as - Fluval, Tetra, Red sea, Aqua One, DD, Juwel, Interpet, API, Aquarian, Waterlife, TMC, Ocean Nutrition, Hydor etc.
Our staff have excellent knowledge of the items we sell and are always happy to help with advice or demonstrations. Our full catalogue can be viewed on our web site or on our APP. When shopping In store loyalty points can be gained by scanning our APP at our counter following a purchase.
Spare parts - We have drawers packed full of impellers, o-rings, taps, switches, connectors, guards, nozzels, clips, and any other part your aquarium may require. All these can be found on our web site to either buy on-line or in-store.
Our Marine Room - Downstairs:
Downstairs is where we have all our fish rooms and our Marine Room is always busy. The range of fish on show is magnificent and everyone who visits can see that we take great care of our marine fish and inverts.
All of our fish and coral's are hand picked by our team before coming to our store, we have 2-3 new batches of fishn and coral arriving each week so there is always something new available! If there is something special and unusual you require, just ask and we will source it for you.
Our marine tanks hold over 2,500 litres of water and are kept healthy with a bank of UV sterilisers, sand bed filters, protein skimmers and huge trickle filters. This is all backed up by a 1,000 litre holding tank and staff who work very hard to keep everything healthy and clean.
We are one of the largest Invert, Fish and Coral offerings in the North all at great prices! We have over 20 foot of coral and frag tanks, between 60-80 tanks of fish (depending on the configuration that week) and over 20 tanks with inverts inside them.
We have readily available, over 3,000 liters of pre-mixed salt water and RO water for your marine or tropical aquariums! - Just leave your jerry can at the counter whilst you look round and the staff will fill and leave near the door for you!
Near the counter we have our Red Sea Max Reefer 300 Deluxe, wet display tank. This tank has Red Sea Reef LED lights, Red Sea ReefDose 4, Red Sea RSK 300 Skimmer, TMC V2 300w Heater, a mixed reef inside and Biohome Ultimate running in our sump. We have been selling Red Sea Max aquariums ever since they first came to the UK and are now one of the leading outlets for Red Sea aquariums!
In our marine room, we have a large range of LED lights on display, options for both fish only, coral and mixed reefs. We have on show the following LED lights:
- Red Sea Reef LED 90 Wifi controlled lights.
- AI Hydra 26 (Wifi) and 32 (bluetooth) LED Tiles.
- TMC Reef Pulsar LPS and SPS LED Bluetooth tiles.
- Interpet Tri spec LED bars.
- TMC iLuminaire 900 & 1200 connects.
Our Freshwater Room (Coldwater, Tropical & Plants) - Downstairs:
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We have one of the largest Freshwater rooms in the North of the UK! We have around 200 Tropical and Coldwater tanks, all brimmed with stock and all shiny and new - We carried out a £100,000 fish room renovation in 2020 - 2021 which completed December 2021 ready for Christmas - Call in and see, we think you'll be amazed!
This Fish room has everything for the Freshwater Aquarist - From Goldfish to Lion Heads, Neon Tetras to Discus, and unusual Catfish. Our Tropical and Coldwater Aquariums are maintained and looked after every day by our staff who are passionate about fish keeping. All our fish are kept in the correct environments - our Catfish are kept in tanks with sand substrate, Cichlids are housed in large tanks with rocks and caves, our Tetras live in perfect Tetra water with the correct pH. We do it right.
If there are fish you require but are not in stock, just ask a member of staff and we will get it in stock for you. Our stocks change from week to week. We always keep guppies, neon tetras and other very popular fish in our tanks, but also we change of fish stocks weeekly - Different catfish, new tetras, new cichlids etc.
This room also houses our Live Plants in a specially designed Aquarium. CO2, fertiliser and good lighting are what keeps our plants healthy. You can see a selection of the plants we sell on our shopping web site - In pots and loose bunches. We have over 500 mixed plants delivered to us from our growers each week!
Our Small animal section - Upstairs:
We have 17 small animal enclosures, each housing dwarf and syrian hamsters and mice. We stock all types of small animal foods, treats and housing for your little pets! We sell 5 types of hay, from Timothy to wild meadow, we have a range of natural treats from chew bars to yoghurt drops. We offer 4 types of sawdust and shavings along with a whole raft of play toys for all animal types!
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Even though we are predominantly well known as an Aquatics & Reptile Centre, we also sell Food and Accessories for Dogs and Cats.
We cater for all types of keepers who require foods and treats for their pets. Our stocks include Burns, James Wellbeloved, Pedigree, Bakers, Purina and Goodboy. Our best selling dog treat at present is our "dinosaur bones", a real bonus for the larger dog. For smaller dogs, we have our Pigs Ears which are always enjoyable!
We carry one of the largest selections of natural dog treats than almost any other store! We usually have over 35 types available to pick and mix for your pampered pooch!
In this area of our shop you will also find our wild bird section which is where we sell a variety of seed and nuts for most species of garden birds. Our prices are very competitive with any garden centre for wild bird seed and treats.
We specialise in Raw Diets for dogs and are one of the UK's leading retailers for Natural Instinct Raw Dog Foods. We have 2 huge freezers full of Natural Instinct frozen foods, over 20 flavours, in 3 different size tubs and over 15 types of frozen bones and treats. We carry over 300 tubs of food at any one time, a huge selection to choose from! Shop the full range here.
We stock the full range of Doodle Bone dog harness, X Overs, Leads, Collars and much more - All in stunning bright colours!
As well as healthy natural dog treats, dry foods and Natural Instinct frozen, we also stock treats from the Barking Bakery! A stunning range of delicious looking birthday cakes, mini cup cake packs, muffins, cookies, popcorn and much more - Celebrate in style on your pups next Birthday!
Our Reptile Section:
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Reptiles require specialised care and here at Urmston Aquatics & Reptile Centre we have qualified staff who give excellent advice on the keeping of these exotic animals. To house a reptile requires the correct equipment and food, as well as the knowledge to understand how they should be kept. We stock everything you will ever need for your reptile, from heat bulbs to heat mats, spray bottles to rain makers, Foggers, Rain System, thermometers to thermostats - We keep it all on our shelves.
We have a varied range of "off the shelf" Vivariums from Glass Enclosures to attractive Wooden Vivariums. Our Wooden Vivariums are available for order in 14 different sizes with a choice of 5 different wood colours.
We receive two fresh deliveries of live foods every week - Tuesday and Friday mornings. This includes Crickets, Locusts, Waxworms, Mealworms, Fruit Fly Culture, Dubia Roaches, Calci Worms and earth worms, all fresh on our shelves ready to buy. We also stock Springtails in store, and offer Isopods to order. Our live food prices are very competative at only £2.20 per tub, or why not choose our instore deal which is very popular - 5 mixed tubs of Locusts, Crickets or Waxworms for only £10 - Thats £2 per tub!
We have over 60 Vivariums, Terrariums and Paludariums, housing a huge range of reptiles which includes Lizards, Snakes, Spiders, Scopions, Frogs, Mantids, Tortoise and Turtles.
Our reptiles are housed in the finest Vivariums and kept in the correct environment required for each species, we have rain systems and foggers across our rainforst tanks. As our staff are qualified in reptile keeping, they make sure that each of our reptiles receives the correct care at all times. We have care sheets for each species of reptile we sell which are available in our reptile area to take freely. Whether you are new to reptile keeping or are more experienced, you will always find something in the reptile area of our shop.
Tortoises are always popular and we sell a range of Tortoise Tables that suit all requirements for these popular pets. Available to buy are Horsfieldi, Hermans, Leopards and Red Foot.
We have great expertise in Bio Active reptile setups, with over 15 of our own display tanks being setup as Bio Active systems. Bioactive is creating a completly natural enclosure for your reptile, whether rainforest or arid, the substrate comprimises of Isopods and Sprintails which ensure no fecies or waste food remaing there long, rain and fog systems set to mimic the exact natural environment - Call in and take a look for yourself!
Aquarium Display Room:
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Our display of Aquariums and Cabinets is situated downstairs and shows off many different types of Aquariums, over 40 on our last count + a range of kids aquariums.
As well as the wide range of Aquariums in this room, we also sell many others that we just do not have room for - So all you need to do is speak to a member of our Team or click here to see them on our website.
On display we have Aquariums by:
Aqua One, Juwel, Fluval, Hagen, Red Sea, Interpet, Kent Marine, Reef One, Red Sea, TMC, Marina and also a large selection of Glass Tanks and also a display of our custom made aquariums and cabinets.
Most Cabinets are sold flat packed although we also offer a Cabinet Build Service if you prefer. We require at least 72 hours notice for this and there is a charge of between £20-£60 depending on size. We also offer free home delivery on many of our Aquariums and Cabinets. The delivery areas are displayed in checkout on our website.
Pond Room & Pond Fish:
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Pond season is always a busy time for us with our pond room always packed with Pond Foods, Treatments, Pumps, Filters and of course, Pond Fish.
We have 6 large holding tanks for Pond Fish where you will find Goldfish, Koi, Shubumkins, Mirror Carp, Tench and Sturgeon. Our fish prices are always the lowest in the area!
We stock Blagdon Pond Products and have 95% of their range of goods - Pumps, Filters, UV's, Treatments and more.
We also stock Pond Xpert's full range of Pumps, Filters, UV and spin clean filters.
If you require Pond Liner, we sell this in a range of sizes, the largest size we supply is 8m x 9m. Any sizes wider than 8m can be ordered, just ask a member of our Team.
We stock the full range of Blagdon Affinity ponds - These are one of our most popular lines throughout summer; a stunning pond without getting muddy digging a hole!
We hope you've enjoyed our store tour - We'd love you to come in and see it for yourself, we have even more in store and stock is always changing so there is always something new to see!
Chris & Jonathan.