Bio-security is not a new concept for us, but constantly evolving. COVID-19 poses a new challenge for the world, for vulnerable people, business, and those that rely on other services.
We have to be on site, therefore we will remain 'open', but there will have to be changes made. Sanitizing surfaces, card machines, and social distancing are obviously required, but there are other things we need to consider.
Please only visit if you have a specific need, and please call ahead to make sure we have what you need. We are trying to keep our core products in stock but some of our wholesalers and suppliers do rely on Chinese factories, and international goods transport.
When arriving on site, please call either 07931 7376555 or 07931 737655 to make sure the shop is clear of the previous customer. Please be prepared to pay by electronic methods - no cash. We accept card, PayPal, bank transfer, and can still arrange 0% Interest Free payments.
Our online store will operate as normal as possible, and we aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 working days. Courier services are and will continue to be disrupted. All our couriers have implemented hygiene/social distancing procedures. APC will not transport live animals for the foreseeable future,
If you would like to minimise all human contact but still need essentials then we will offer a click and collect service - please type 'Click and Collect' in the order notes and we will contact you by phone when your order is ready.
We wish you all the best during this time, and hope to catch up for a cuppa when it's all done 🤞
Chris has been keeping koi for over 25 years, and dealing in koi for 15 years. Travelling to Japan to select new stocks is the favourite aspect of the business, closely followed by being on the tools pond building.
Do you fancy bidding on some amazing koi and leaving them to grow with the breeders in Japan until October 2020? The 26th Niigata Nishikigoi Auction takes place on March 9th 2020 and will see some great koi go under the hammer. The format has been tweaked to prevent the spread of the Corona virus so potential for a bargain!
Utilising technology from the waste water treatment industy, the Oase PondPad - 20l has an unrivaled protected surface area for bacteria to colonise. The Oase PondPad will handle more food per m3 due to it's almost porous nature. It is designed for use in a moving bed bio chamber, and will be self cleaning when used correctly.
Seneye is perfect for busy people, those that have limited time around their ponds and would fail to spot problems occurring. It's a great tool for winter, when you're less likely to spend time by the pond and when most issues occur. And for those with heavily stocked ponds running on a knife edge, the early warnings would be invaluable.