Waterlife - Science serving aquatics
WATERLIFE VISITORS EXPERIENCE
THE WATERLIFE SHOP
This aquatic shop located at Waterlife's headquarters (Bath Road, Longford) spans approximately 350 square metres, and includes more than 200 aquaria and coldwater tanks. The shop also stocks a large range of aquarium products. The building has an oriental theme, stocking seawater, tropical and coldwater fishes, plants and invertebrates many parts the world.
Finished in December 1995 the store is just part of the WaterlifeResearch Industries Ltd group, a venture which was founded over 40 years ago by the Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Graham Cox.
Shop opening times:
7 days a week, 10 am - 6 pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
HOW TO FIND US
The main entrance to the shop is through double sliding doors. Hand carved marble lions were brought in specially from Taiwan to ward-off evil spirits!
A huge variety of "dry goods" are on display. Equipment for ponds, including filters, pumps, liners and ornaments are displayed in a separate showroom.
Aquaria for sale of all shapes and sizes are on display around the shop.
A small selection of the 180 acrylic display tanks with centralised filtration.
Many varieties of pond fish are kept in large vats. This area is normally fully stocked from the middle of March through to the end of September each year
Waterlife has always specialised in marine invertebrates. You will always find a large selection of anemones, star fish, crabs, shrimps and corals in our display tanks.
Being close to Heathrow airport, and having been in business for 30 years enables Waterlife to import the finest marine fish from most parts of the world.
Four display aquaria showing some of the marine invertebrates.
Between March and September each year the front area is a riot of colour with an impressive array of pond plants. Also to be found here are preformed ponds, waterfalls and stone ornaments.
Also available in the retail shop, but not shown:-
Dedicated tanks for aquarium plants.
Live foods usually available (River Shrimp, Brine Shrimp, Bloodworm, Daphnia)
Frozen, irradiated foods.