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Fish Tank cleaning service?

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Shells Tue 30-Apr-13 16:50:22

Is there such a thing for domestic tanks? We have had a tank for a couple of months now and I just don't have time to do all the water changes and cleaning etc. The kids are too young/ not interested to do it themselves. Help! Was wondering if anyone had accessed anything like this where someone would come in once a week and do it for me?

EauRouge Tue 30-Apr-13 17:20:35

It's my long-term plan to start up a business doing exactly that. You don't live in Cambridgeshire do you? grin

Seriously though, you should be able to find someone to help you out pretty easily. Some fish shops offer this kind of service, there are companies that specialise (although they normally do larger tanks in commercial places) or you can probably just find a local geek that'll do it for a fiver/tenner depending on what sort of tank you have and how big it is.

EauRouge Tue 30-Apr-13 17:38:14

Forgot to say, do be wary who you get though. I've seen some all-emcompassing 'pet services' but fish are very specialist so make sure the person knows what they are doing. Ask them to explain the nitrogen cycle and describe how they would clean the filter. If they don't know what the nitrogen cycle is or say that they would wash the filter under the tap, don't hire them!

Shells Tue 30-Apr-13 17:40:19

Do you know, I do live in Cambs.... want to try out your business idea on me???

But if not - thanks for other ideas.

EauRouge Tue 30-Apr-13 17:47:21

No way, really? grin PM me if you want, if you live near me then I'll defo consider it! If you're not near me then I might be able to recommend someone.

CestTout Tue 16-Jul-13 13:40:42

Eau - I'm near Cambridge (2 miles south) any recommendations locally? The past few months I'm finding myself cleaning the tank at 11.30 at night.

EauRouge Tue 16-Jul-13 14:24:35

I need to move closer to Cambridge to set up my own business, so it seems grin. I don't know anyone personally. I know there's a guy in Ely that does it, I forget his name (something Eastern European...). He's on Facebook, I'll see if I can find him.

EauRouge Tue 16-Jul-13 14:29:46

This is the fella.

CestTout Wed 17-Jul-13 17:42:53

Thank you!

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