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Best place to buy Hardscape and Dragon Stones in Yorkshire, Leeds -England? #1
Hello all,

As I am setting up a new tank and will be hardscaping and planting in the next couple of weeks for a fishless cycle of a new roma 240 I wanted to ask where is the best place to buy wood and stone? my local garden centres have very little in the way of choice and are usually small pieces at extortionate prices.

Buying online is cheaper but you do not know what shapes or pieces you are buying.

Q: Any suggestions on places in Yorkshire area that have a good stock of stone and wood for tropical hardscaping? I am a bit lost with where to go and find a good supplier of all things of the fishy goodness variety.

I am based in Leeds, but open to travel to get some good hardscape materials.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Andy.
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Re: Best place to buy Hardscape and Dragon Stones in Yorkshire, Leeds -England? #2
Sorry I'm nowhere near Leeds, but can recommend this eBay seller for rock and wood (they have specific pieces of wood listed so you know what you're getting): https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/tmaquatixltd?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
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Re: Best place to buy Hardscape and Dragon Stones in Yorkshire, Leeds -England? #3
Likewise, I don't know the LFSs in Yorkshire. However, it's possible that the contacts on here http://www.yorkshireaquaristsociety.co.uk/ may know of suitable options. Practical Fishkeeping often does shop tours, so you may find videos/reports of these online. Looking at their Readers' Poll 2019, Yorkshire-based winners include Ferrybridge Aquatics in Wakefield, Lincs Aquatics in Burstwick and Bawtry, and Octupus 8 in Brough in E.Yorks, but I don't know what their availability is of the items you're looking for.

I've had consistently good service for online purchases from Pro-Shrimp and possibly you may find suitable items here https://www.pro-shrimp.co.uk/188-wood-rocks-ornaments

Hope that helps somewhat, even although not necessarily specifically.
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Re: Best place to buy Hardscape and Dragon Stones in Yorkshire, Leeds -England? #4
Yes very helpful thank you. Wakefield is only a 45 min drive so might pop over at the weekend :)

New fluval roma 240 Tank journey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vZVNLpz81U