TMC AquaGro Scissors & Tweesers

It was only a matter of time before TMC started investing a little more into their AquaGro range and they’re consistently producing excellent products that will inspire you and make your life a little easier when maintaining a planted aquarium.

TMC AquaGro Curved Tip Precision Scissors, TMC AquaGro Curved Tipped Tweesers and TMC AquaGro Straight Tip Precision Scissors

These tools are made of the highest quality stainless steel and they are really comfortable in your hand. Easy to operate with a long reach (approx 11″) these tools allow for quick planting and easy trimming of even the thickest stems.

You can see the other tools of the trade here.

All are packaged nicely so would make a great present or just a treat to yourself.

Quicker browsing

We’re delighted to announce that you can now browse quicker on Aqua Essentials. We’ve listened to the feedback so far and are implementing changes.

You wanted faster – you got it 🙂

Simply hover over any of the categories at the top of the page and a drop down will show allowing you to find the product/s you need quicker.

Enjoy and happy (quicker) browsing.

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D-D Replacement Cartridges for RO Units

A lot of people use Reverse Osmosis Kits these days and for good reasons too. Our tap water is full of chemicals and minerals that a lot of fish cannot tolerate. In particular marine aquariums where salt is added directly to RO water. So you can probably imagine a lot of people rely on the RO unit a great deal.

We would like to introduce to you the D-D Replacement Cartridges specifically for the D-D RO Units.  The cartridges are often overlooked by hobbyists but like everything, RO units need maintaining. There are 2 different cartridges available:

10″ Carbon Cartridge – replace every 6 months

10″ Sediment Cartridge – replace every 6 months

Both are cost effective costing £6.95 and £2.99 respectively and help keep your water to remain pure and clean.

You can also see our RO Units here.

TMC CO2 sets for smaller aquariums

TMC have brought out some really great CO2 sets that are just perfect for smaller aquariums up to 100L or so. For about 15 months TMC have successfully been introducing planted aquarium goods which is a great move for them and a true reflection of where the planted aquarium market is in 2010.

The TMC AquaGro CO2 sets (Hobby & Expert) are small and are a great introduction into pressurised CO2. Both types of sets are easy to set up and the main difference between Hobby and Expert is that Hobby uses plastic bubble counter, diffuser and non return valve – in Expert the equipment is glass.

At Aqua Essentials we lean towards planted aquarium goods as that is what we specialise in but we also have a passion for marine products. If you’re looking for other CO2, click here.

Another lovely crypt for the planted aquarium

Crypts are truly lovely aquarium plants. They are undemanding, require little maintenance and are ‘easy on the eye’. What’s more is they come in many different styles and this particular one is a cracker.

Aquafleur Crypt Wendtii Brown

This particular crypt is brown and one of the reasons it is so popular in the planted aquarium. It provides a refreshing change to most plants which are green and looks particularly nice if planted in groups around stones. Other plants are available and can be found here.

A delightful aquarium plant