2010 Readers' Poll winners

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Which are the top aquatic shops, manufacturers and products in the UK? Look no further – here are the winners as voted for by PFK readers in our 2010 Readers' Poll.

Earlier in the year, we asked you to vote for your favourite aquatic shops, and after several months of campaigning by shops and voting by readers, we can finally announce the winners of the 2010 Practical Fishkeeping Readers’ Poll.

We’d like to thank our sponsors Rolf C. Hagen, Tetra and TMC for providing some fabulous prizes. Without them the Readers’ Poll would not have been possible.

Thanks too, to everyone who voted in this year’s poll, either by magazine or via the PFK website. By supporting manufacturers and retailers with your votes, you are placing your official stamp of approval on their business and they can be proud to be a Top 20 retailer or specialist category winner.

Retailer of the year: Tri Mar, Cornwall (pictured above)

Runner-up: Sweet Knowle Aquatics, Warks.

Top 20 shops (in alphabetical order)

Aquajardin, Gloucs.

Cambridge Coraltech, Cambridge

Chilton Aquatics, Co Durham

Devotedly Discus, East Sussex

Ferrybridge Aquatics, West Yorks.

Maidenhead Aquatics @ Cardiff

Maidenhead Aquatics @ Crowland

Maidenhead Aquatics @ Truro

Oasis Aquarium, Manchester

Prestwood Petzone, West Midlands

Real Reefs, Gloucs.

Sweet Knowle, Warks.

Taunton Aquatic Centre, Somerset

The Aquatic Centre, Edinburgh

The Goldfish Bowl, Oxford

The Green Machine, Wrexham

The Waterzoo, Peterborough

Tri-Mar, Cornwall

Wholesale Tropicals, London

Wildwoods, Middlesex

Regional awards

North:

Chilton Aquatics, Co Durham

Runner-up: Ferrybridge Aquatics, West Yorks.

South:

Wholesale Tropicals, London

Runner-up: Wildwoods, Middlesex

East:

The Waterzoo, Peterborough

Runner-up: Cambridge Coraltech, Cambridge

West:

Tri-Mar, Cornwall

Runner-up: Aquajardin, Gloucs.

Midlands:

Sweet Knowle Aquatics, Warks.

Runner-up:Prestwood Petzone, West Midlands

Scotland:

The Aquatic Centre, Edinburgh

Runner-up: East Lothian Aquatics, Edinburgh

Wales:

Maidenhead Aquatics @ Cardiff

Runner-up: The Green Machine, Wrexham

Ireland:

Fish Antics, Co. Dublin

Runner-up: Exotic Aquatics, Belfast

Specialist awards

Small retailer of the year:

Ferrybridge Aquatics, West Yorks

Runner up: Real Reefs, Gloucs.

Tropical retailer of the year:

Tri-Mar, Cornwall

Runner-up: Sweet Knowle Aquatics, Warks.

Marine retailer of the year:

Real Reefs, Gloucs.

Runner-up: Oasis Aquarium, Manchester

Cichlid retailer of the year:

Chilton Aquatics, Co. Durham

Runner-up: Wildwoods, Middlesex

Discus retailer of the year:

Devotedly Discus, East Sussex

Runner-up: Discus South, Southampton

Plant retailer of the year:

The Green Machine, Wrexham

Runner-up: Aquajardin, Gloucs.

Online retailer of the year:

iQuatics

Runner-up: City Aquatics

Manufacturer awards

Manufacturer of the year:

TMC

Runner-up: Rolf C. Hagen

Freshwater product of the year:

Hagen Fluval G filter (pictured above)

Runner-up: Tetra TetraPro Crisps

Marine product of the year:

TMC 1000HD LED lighting

Runner-up: D-D H2Ocean Salt