LFS Ratings - Western Cape

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  1. solex69

    solex69

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    Hi guys

    I have decided to post this topic and share with everyone what to expect from most LFS here in the Western Cape. The below is just my personal opinion and experience with these shops, so please feel free to challenge & comment the topic. Also add your stores you find.

    Now, we're going to have a few rating categories for each LFS and these are as follows:

    Fish Quality
    Fish Variety
    Fish Prices
    Equipment Variety
    Equipment Prices
    Aquatic Plants Quality
    Aquatic Plants Variety
    Aquatic Plants Prices
    Customer Service
    Fish Food Variety
    Fish Food Prices

    For each of the above, we'll use a rating scale from 1 to 10 with 1, being totally bad, 5 being okay'ish and 10 being great.

    Here I go:

    Aquatic Pet City (Blaauwberg Road, Tableview, 0215578365)

    Fish Quality = 9
    Fish Variety = 8
    Fish Prices = 6
    Equipment Variety = 6
    Equipment Prices = 7
    Aquatic Plants Quality = 7
    Aquatic Plants Variety = 3
    Aquatic Plants Prices = 5
    Customer Service = 10
    Fish Food Variety = 6
    Fish Food Prices = 7

    General Comments

    High quality fish. Compared to other LFS, bigger Marine Fish variety. The best customer service I've encountered thus far. Display tanks very healthy and beautifully laid out. Overall, one of the best LFS I've encountered thus far.

    TROPICUM (N1 City Value Centre, Goodwood, 021 595 3826)

    Fish Quality = 7
    Fish Variety = 7
    Fish Prices = 10
    Equipment Variety = 6
    Equipment Prices = 6
    Aquatic Plants Quality = 6
    Aquatic Plants Variety = 7
    Aquatic Plants Prices = 8
    Customer Service = 7
    Fish Food Variety = 8
    Fish Food Prices = 7

    General Comments

    Customer service needs a bit of attention. By far the cheapest fish prices everywhere. Sometimes gets very good aquatic plants and at good prices. Equpiment variety lacks a bit. Quality of fish is decent but sometimes ICH is found in a few of their tanks.

    Ok, I'll hold off on the the other shops for now.

    Maybe start an identical thread to this for the Gauteng/Pretoria regions?

    Admin - Maybe make this a sticky?

    Cheers
    Dale
     
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  3. Big G

    Big G Apisto Nutz!!!

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    Very interesting! Add more please?? Pretty please!!

    Cheers
    Big G!
     
  4. snakes

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    SAMS Aquarium has a variety but they suck when it comes to information
    They Sales people
     
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    Pet Adventure (27 Warrington Rd, Kenilworth, Cape Town - 021 671 1360)

    Fish Quality = 8
    Fish Variety = 9
    Fish Prices = 7
    Equipment Variety = 5
    Equipment Prices = 7
    Aquatic Plants Quality = 5
    Aquatic Plants Variety = 5
    Aquatic Plants Prices = 5
    Customer Service = 9
    Fish Food Variety = 7
    Fish Food Prices = 7

    General Comments

    This is where i purchased most of my kit. Fish seem to be more affordable than SAMs Aquarium in Bergvliet. I got very good service and advice. I didn't get the feeling that he was just trying to sell stuff. The shop assistant that helped me was the same guy who built my tank.



    Sams Aquarium (cnr Childrens Way & Dreyersdal Rd, Bergvliet, Cape Town - 021 712 2534)

    Fish Quality = 8
    Fish Variety = 9
    Fish Prices = 5
    Equipment Variety = 9
    Equipment Prices = 6
    Aquatic Plants Quality = 7
    Aquatic Plants Variety = 6
    Aquatic Plants Prices = 8
    Customer Service = 8
    Fish Food Variety = 8
    Fish Food Prices = 7

    General Comments

    I drove out there to take a look for some plants. The shop is is very well stocked (Equipment and fish). The shop assistants were helpful and Sam is good guy. On my second visit i realized there was a whole marine section i missed the previous time (Be sure to look carefully).
     
  6. Henk Hugo

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    sorry guys - locking this till we decide if we will allow it now that we have sponsors
     
  7. Wimpie

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    spam!!!! Is there a way of reporting this?
     
  8. Donny

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    no, but be careful there is a email going around that looks like absa when you click on the link ,,,, it directs you to a uk absa sight ... delete the mail ... and dont fill in your info ... this sight is set up so well they even sms you like absa does.
     
  9. Gaawie

    Gaawie Wannabe

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    Wtf? ?
     
  10. Schalkv710

    Schalkv710 Aquatic plant enthusiast

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    this will realy help ALOT!!!!!
     

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