About Us:

Aqua Parade Aquarium Store
by Glasgow Aquatics Ltd
343-345 Cumbernauld Road
G31 3LP

Telephone: 0141-554 7771


Monday - Saturday
10:00 - 17:30

Sunday & Bank Holidays
11:00 - 16:30

Aqua Proud

Aqua Parade offers any customer free membership in our loyalty club Aqua Proud.

£1 spent = 1 point. Once you have reached 120 points you automatically receive a £5 Livestock Voucher to use as payment for Freshwater fish, Live Plants, Frozen & Live Foods and R/O & Ready Aged Saltwater.

Like Us On Facebook

Celebrate Father’s Day with 50% cashback in Aqua Parade.

Bring your Father to Aqua Parade this Sunday for an amazing 50% cashback on all purchases of freshwater livestock over £15. E.g. spend £20 on fish and receive a £10 livestock voucher. This can be used straight away or you can save it for your next visit.

All Marine keepers can fill up their R/O cans for free when making any purchase in store.

On top of this we offer Double Aqua Proud points on everything else in store (except Freshwater fish).

You don’t even have to be a Father to receive these offers! They are valid for everyone.

Easter Opening Hours & Offers

Easter is upon us and Aqua Parade is open every day:

Good Friday 11.00-16.30
Easter Saturday 10.00-17.30
Easter Sunday 11.00-16.30
Easter Monday 11.00-17.30

Throughout Easter we will be running the following offers:

80 Aqua Proud bonus points on purchases above £40!
(That gives you a £5 voucher immediately)

Half Price on all Live Plants with compliments from Cichlid Steve ;)

Half Price on Frozen Food. That’s only £1.25 ea!

Fill up your cans with free R/O water when making a purchase of £20 or more.

Let us also take the opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Easter from the whole team in Aqua Parade,

John, Steven, Helen & Chris

Birthday Quiz & Competion results

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our birthday weekend celebrations.

Here is the correct answers to the quiz.
1.  The river crossing almost an entire continent is the world’s longest and although the next world cup and olympics are in Brazil, the correct answer is the Amazon.

2. Nemo’s father is called Marlin.

3. Nauplii is to Brineshrimp, what Cyclops is to… Daphnia!

4. A PH below 7.0 is not alkaline. It’s acidic. Most got this one wrong.

5. The 3 largest African rift lakes are Lake Malawi, Lake Tanganyika & Lake Victoria. This question scored 3 points.

6. From Ammonia, to Nitrite and finally Nitrate. Most got this one right.

7. How many cm of fish can you add to a 54 l tank. This question was flawed as the answer changes depending on what type of fish you are keeping. With our apologies, we have decided to not reward any points to this question.

8. Polar bears does not eat penguins because they live on different continents.

9. A UK gallon is the same as 4.5 litres. We have accepted answers between 4 and 5 l.

10. The all female Swordtail tank that suddenly started producing babies and why?  Swordtails have the ability to change sex if there are no males present.

11. Trick question. There’s always one. Artemia & Brineshrimp is exactly the same thing. No one got this right.

12. The world’s first artificial coral reef is currently being built in Dubai.

13. The killer whale that lives at Sea World Resort in Orlando is an actor who once played in Free Willy. That was not the answer. His name is Shamu.

14. There are many types of livebearers, but the most common are Platy, Molly, Guppy, Swordtail and Celebes.

15. Aqua Parade has just finished celebrating its 3rd birthday.

16. Carassius Auratus is the latin name for…. Goldfish!

17. It’s not sardines. It’s not mackerel. It’s the anchovy that gives Worcester sauce its unique taste.

18. Our Crystal Palace is cleaned quick and easy with the help of a simple algae magnet.

19. Out of a hundred customers that come to the shop, we estimate that 70% reached for the pound that is glued to the floor by the door. We have not awarded points for the last two questions.

And we have a winner. With only 2 mistakes is Brian McClure. Please pop in to the shop and get your gift voucher.

Then there was the “How much water in the bowl” competition.  The answers ranged from half a liter to 250 liters. The correct answer was 8.4 liters and the person closest was Steven MacDonald who guessed 8.49 liters. Please pick up your gift voucher when you are next in store. Susan McDougall and Brian Clark both guessed 8 liters and there’s a goodie bag waiting for you in store.

Thank you everyone once again. Here we go, into our 4th year!

3rd Birthday Party!!! 7th-9th March!

Aqua Parade is 3 years and we are celebrating with the theme “Under old management”. The business has always been changing, sometimes for the better but now time had come to go back to basics. We are thrilled to have the old team back in place and John, Helen, Steven and myself are ready to move Aqua Parade forward and into the next era of the shop that we hope will become a prosperous and happy one.

The birthday celebrations will be held on the weekend 7th-9th March and there are loads of things happening in store with competitons, a quiz and several seminars for those wishing to broaden their aquatic knowledge. You’ll find a list with the content of the seminars at the bottom of this page. Look out for special offers on tanks. There are a couple of amazing offers coming up as we need to clear some space. The prices on these items will come down almost by the hour during the weekend until they are sold. Follow this on facebook.

Also a brilliant time to join our new loyalty club Aqua Proud, unless you already have done so. We are giving away double points on everything all weekend!

Finally, of course as usual, there will be free cake with every purchase.



Friday 7th March

10.00-18.00 Shop open with extended opening hours and double Aqua Proud points on everything

Competitions and quiz gets going, cake sliced.


Saturday 8th March & Sunday 9th March

10.00-18.00 (Sunday close 17.00) Shop open with extended opening hours and double Aqua Proud points on everything

Competitions, quiz and free cake continue.

11.00 SEMINAR Live Food Production – An overview of the production techniques and uses of live feeds incl. Phytoplankton, Rotifers, Artemia and Copepods.

16.00 SEMINAR Basic Marine Keeping for beginners – We look at how to enter marine in an uncomplicated and easy to understand manner.

16.45 SEMINAR Fragging Soft Corals – Aims at giving an overview of fragging, incl. techniques and health & safety. Maybe even try fragging one yourself?


We hope to see you there. Welcome!

We present Aqua Proud! Our new loyalty scheme.

We welcome all our customers to take part in our loyalty club “Aqua Proud”! It cost nothing to join, you can register in store and collect points straight away. This is how it works:

You’ll receive 1 point for every £1 spent at retail value even after discounts. E.g. you purchase 6 Assorted Platy which cost £2 each, but as the 6 platy is a multi offer you only pay £10, yet still receive 12 points.

Once you have reached 120 points you are given a £5 “Aqua Proud Voucher” which has a 90 day validity.

You can earn points quicker by buying items that gives bonus points and double points. These items are changed on a regular basis and are advertised in store.

Aqua Proud vouchers can be used to purchase freshwater livestock, plants, live and frozen food. Marine keepers can also use the voucher for R/O water, ready aged saltwater, Phytoplankton and Copepods. The voucher can not be used as payment for Marine livestock, Aquariums, dry foods, electric items, accessories, remedies or decorations.


Price goes down on Ready Made Saltwater!

We have negotiated discounts on Royal Nature Reef Salt which is the salt we use when making our saltwater and we are thrilled to be able to  pass this saving to our customers. As of Monday the price on a 25 litre jerrican goes down by £2 to £6.50!

Royal Nature is a sub-brand of Red Sea and basically consists of evaporated saltwater from Israel and is a premium brand reef salt. We use this to mix with R/O water to a strenght of 1.025. The saltwater is aged and aired for 3 days at 26 degrees before being sold. This is the same water we use in our tanks, it creates stable systems and as there’s no chemicals there’s less chance of skin reactions.

Saltwater is also available in 10 litres for £3.50 You can use your own jerricans or purchase a sterile one instore. We regret that we are unable to lend or rent out jerricans. This is to prevent any cross-contamination issues.

Christmas offers and Opening Hours

Our opening hours during Christmas and New Year is as follows:

Christmas Eve 10.00-16ish…

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day 11.00-17.30

Friday 27th & Saturday 28th 10.00-17.30

Sunday 29th 11.00-17.30

Monday 30th 10.00-17.30

New Years Eve 10.00-16ish…

New Years Day: Closed

Thursday 2nd 11.00-17.30


During the festive season and throughout January we will offer special sets of fish with fantastic discounts.

Community Set: 3 Platy, 10 Neon Tetra, 5 Male Guppy, 1 Dwarf Gourami, 1 live food, 1 frozen food and 1 tub Aquarian flakes 13g. Usual price is £37.41. Now only £25!!

Amazonian set: 1 Small angel, 4 Asst Corydoras, 2 Blue Ram, 5 Rummynose Tetra, 1 live Food, 1 Frozen Food and 1 tub Aquarian Flakes 13g. Usual price is £47.62. Now only £35!!

And don’t forget the incredible value you get with our Guppy Set. 3 males, 9 females for only £15!

We are unable to provide our usual live food during Christmas week and we don’t wish to compromise on the quality that our supplier gives. Instead we offer frozen foods for only £2 until 3rd january when live food is back in stock.

From all of us, to all of you,

a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

September Bank Holiday – Superweekend

Autumn is coming fast, and the best time for fish keeping as the nights are getting longer, and the light from an aquarium brightens up your home. Come down to Aqua Parade this Bank Holiday Super Weekend, for bargains and discounts on everything.

The weekend lasts from Saturday 28th/9 to and including Monday 30th/9.

If you ever fancied meeting a Chameleon, come along! Our animal encounter continues and this time there also a Gecko coming.

We offer a flat 10% off all Freshwater Livestock.

We also give 5% off everything else.

10% Livestock Voucher with every tank sold. (E.g. You buy a tank for 100 Pounds and we give you a 10 pounds voucher)

Buy any 6 Frozen Foods for 10 Pounds.

Buy 1 Get 1 Free on Live fish food.

Our Opening Hours this weekend are:
Saturday 10.00-17.30
Sunday & Monday 11.00-17.30


Super Weekend Winners & Raffle

It’s been a hectic weekend in the shop, so we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who dropped in over the weekend.


The winner of a 50 pound livestock voucher is: J. Thomson, Fintry.

The winning raffle ticket is 72. If this is your ticket you have won a Betta Nano Tank.


Could the winners please contact us for their prizes.


Back to school – SUPER WEEKEND 23rd-25th August.


Feeling the squeeze at the end of the holiday period? A visit to Aqua Parade this weekend can give some economic respite as we discount absolutely everything during our Back to School Super Weekend. Perfectly timed to give a neglected tank a facelift after a long hot summer.


10% off all Freshwater livestock.


5% off everything else.


And some brilliant other offers such as

“Buy 1, Get 1 free” on Neon Tetras & “Buy 1, Get 1 free” Live Fish food


Any 6 frozen foods for a tenner


All purchases above £10 during the weekend will be in a draw for a £50 Livestock voucher


All tanks over £50 will come with a £10 livestock voucher


Eheim scubacube 125 in white (50x50x50cm)

Comes with 4 x T8 lighting system. Was £450

Now only £350. That’s £100 saved

AquaCubic XL 55l in black and white (49x160x40cm incl. Stand)

Comes with led lighting, filtration and heater. Was £385.

Now only £299.99


We are raffling out a super cute Betta Nano Tank complete with led lighting with a retail value of £49.99. Tickets are 50 pence each.


There will be Animal Encounters both Saturday and Sunday. If you are not a reptile fan, you may want to come Friday as Simon is visiting on Saturday and Sunday. Simon is a Beared Dragon and very friendly we’ve been assured! On Sunday there will also be Guinea Pigs in the shop.