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It’s time to reveal the winners in this year’s PFK Readers’ Poll. So, which were your top shops in 2017?


Our 2017 Readers’ Poll to find your favourite aquatic shops saw a record number of votes — almost 30% up on 2016. And it has to be said that there were some surprises this year too.

 

The roll of honour

Retailer of the Year
Lincs Aquatics, Alford, Lincs. (pictured above).
Runner up: Charterhouse Aquatics, London

Online Retailer of the Year
AllPond Solutions
Runner up: Charterhouse Aquatics

Small Retailer of the Year
Octopus 8 Aquatics, Brough, East Yorkshire (pictured above).
Runner up: Aqua Design Aquatics, Skegness


TOP SPECIALISTS

Marine Retailer of the Year
Lincs Aquatics, Alford, Lincs
Runner up: Seahorse Aquariums, Dublin

Cichlid Retailer of the Year
Wharf Aquatics, Pinxton, Notts.
Runner up: Seahorse Aquariums, Dublin

Catfish Retailer of the Year
Seahorse Aquariums, Dublin
Runner up: Wharf Aquatics, Pinxton, Notts.

Discus Retailer of the Year
DL Discus, Co. Durham
Runner up: Devotedly Discus, East Sussex

Plant Retailer of the Year
Emperor Tropicals, Plymouth, Devon
Runner up: Seahorse Aquariums, Dublin

Pond Retailer of the Year
Lincs Aquatics, Alford, Lincs.
Runner up: Seahorse Aquariums, Dublin

Oddball Retailer of the Year
Wharf Aquatics, Pinxton, Notts.
Runner up: Tank Terror Aquatics, Cornwall

Shrimp Retailer of the Year
Seahorse Aquariums, Dublin
Runner up: Wharf Aquatics, Pinxton, Notts.


REGIONAL WINNERS

South east
Maidenhead Aquatics @ Windsor
Runner up: Crowder’s Aquatics, Hampshire

South west
Emperor Tropicals, Devon
Runner up: The Aquatic Store, Bristol

Wales
Maidenhead Aquatics @ Wenvoe
Runner up: Maidenhead Aquatics @ Cardiff

London
Charterhouse Aquatics, London
Runner up: Wholesale Tropicals, London

East Midlands
Lincs Aquatics, Alford, Lincs.
Runner up: Wharf Aquatics, Pinxton, Notts.

North east
DL Discus, Co. Durham
Runner up: Lanchester Aquatics, Co. Durham

Scotland
Discovery Aquatics, Dundee
Runner up: Fishkeeper Inverness

Republic of Ireland
Seahorse Aquariums, Dublin
Runner up: Carrick Aquatics, Co. Monaghan

Northern Ireland
Clearly Aquatics, Co. Down
Runner up: Exotic Aquatics, Belfast

North West
Aquahome Aquatic Centre, Lancs.
Runner up: Pier Aquatics, Wigan

East
The Waterzoo, Peterborough
Runner up: Amwell Aquatics, Soham

Yorks and Humber
Octopus 8, Brough, East Yorkshire
Runner up: Ferrybridge Aquatics, Wakefield

West Midlands
Maidenhead Aquatics @ Mere Park
Runner up: Maidenhead Aquatics @ Shirley


TOP 40 shops of 2017
as voted by readers of Practical Fishkeeping

(listed in alphabetical order)

Abacus Aquatics, Kent

Aqua Design Aquatics, Skegness 

Aquahome, Leyland, Lancs.

Aqualife, Leyland, Lancs.

Aquatic Finatic, North Yorkshire 

Bow Aquatics, Devon

Carrick Aquatics, Co Monaghan

Charterhouse Aquatics, London

Clearly Aquatics, Co. Down 

Crowder’s Aquatics, Hampshire

Cuddra Aquatics, St. Austell, Cornwall

Discovery Aquatics, Dundee 

DL Discus, Co. Durham 

Emperor Tropicals, Plymouth, Devon 

Ferrybridge Aquatics, Wakefield 

FishCove Aquatics, Wimborne, Dorset

Fishkeeper Braehead 

Fishkeeper Coatbridge

Fishkeeper Inverness

H2O Habitat, Surrey

Innovation Aquatics, Southampton 

Lanchester Aquatics, Co. Durham

Lincs Aquatics, Alford, Lincs

Maidenhead Aquatics @ Mere Park 

Maidenhead Aquatics @ Shirley

Maidenhead Aquatics @ Wenvoe 

Maidenhead Aquatics @ Windsor

New Concept Aquatics, Bonnybridge

Octopus 8, Brough, East Yorkshire

Pier Aquatics, Wigan, Lancs

Real Reefs, Gloucs.

Riverside Aquaria, West Lothian 

Seahorse Aquariums, Dublin

Sweet Knowle Aquatics, Warks.

Tank Terror Aquatics, Cornwall

The Aquatic Store, Bristol

The Waterzoo, Peterborough

TriMar, Cornwall 

Wharf Aquatics, Pinxton, Notts.

Wholesale Tropicals, London


Thank you!

We’d like to say a massive ‘thank you’ to everyone who voted, and also our sponsors, Fluval, for their support with the Readers’ Poll. You can find more information on the Fluval range at www.fluvalaquatics.com