In the time I've been using aqua essentials I have always received great service and the plants etc I've bought have always been of high quality at a good price and the advice / emails from Richard have been very informative and helpful have no hesitation in recommending them
Testimonial By: Vaughn Williams
Tuesday 23 February, 2021
**SUPERB ADVICE *
**AQUAESSENTIALS SUPERB ADVICE ** featured heavily in my preparation: from Richard's weekly email; his free aquascaping guide; planting guides; and video guides of plants. Decommissioning the old tank and having a new floor fitted included a last minute COVID delay to the floor & having to ask Richard to delay sending the order.
**HELPFUL CUSTOMER SERVICE ** meant that he delayed the order until I was ready to receive it by DPD Express Delivery. Due to my need to delay, some of the originally chosen plants were no longer available (understandably) and so Richard advised on suitable replacements. To the original plant order I also added two further orders including foreground, mid, slow and fast growing. I probably seemed like a mystery shopper, throwing every challenge at the vendor. In reality I was just a doubtful novice and at the last minute, chose to include neutro fertiliser and sought Richard's advice (feed from the outset). The multiple orders were DELIVERED PROMPTLY AND IN PERFECT CONDITION.
The new tank is planted and 'scaped. Not perfect (need to work on my superglue technique) but I am very pleased. The plants are healthy and thriving. A HUGE FEATURE OF THAT SATISFACTION IS THE QUALITY SERVICE FROM RICHARD & AQUAESSNTIALS and unsurprisingly I'm already seeing opportunities to add to the planting & will be returning to AQUAESSENTIALS very soon!
Testimonial By: Karl Snelgrove
Tuesday 16 February, 2021
I had plastic plants before I had the help from Richard now I have a planted tank. It's so good to watch them grow. Thanks for all the help Richard.
Testimonial By: Ian McBurdis
Monday 15 February, 2021
I came across this sight when I was looking to set up a new planted aquarium, I had tried in the past to get a planted tank up and going but my efforts usually ended in failure. So when I ordered plants from Richard I also signed up for tips on how to manage planted aquariums. So far after six months my plants are still alive and thriving. The plants arrive in good order and are top quality, I wish I had known about this firm years ago it would have saved me the frustration of taking out dead plants and replacing with fake ones.
Testimonial By: Len Bowles
Monday 08 February, 2021
The best there is!
I have been an African cichlids keeper for a number of years and they have been able to destroy my efforts of using plants with ease. I tried using artificial plants and they are well named they look artificial.
When I found Aqua Essentials I was very impressed with the web site. I spoke to Richard for advice and he made excellent suggestions including using the very useful section where plants we divided by characteristics I.e not edible.
The plants I have received have exceeded my expectations, the quality is fabulous, the size is great and the prices are very reasonable for the product quality. When you compare these plants with the offerings from other sources Aqua Essentials blow the others right out of the water (no pun intended well perhaps a little one)
The plants have always arrived in great condition including the recent cold spell and problems with transportation.
I would not dream of looking anywhere else for plants. I have found
Testimonial By: David Mason
Tuesday 19 January, 2021
complete satisfaction in all my dealings with Aqua essentials
I wish to inform you of my complete satisfaction in all my dealings with Aqua essentials (Plants delivered in perfect condition each and every time) Information on the internet is most valuable, I depend greatly on the guidance offered on all aspects of this fantastic hobby. Please continue with what I consider to be the most reliable information I have found in all the years I have been involved with aquariums. My sincerest thanks and best wishes for the future. As a footnote Richard could you suggest an alternative to LED lighting, My thoughts on the matter (Light is too intense and I believe this results in the dreaded Black algae, I am experimenting with defusers reasonable results so far.
Testimonial By: William
Wednesday 16 December, 2020
Wasn't sure if I was paying more than I needed for the plants looking at prices elsewhere.... WELL I WASNT...all plants came in A1 condition an so far every single one has survived and grown well (2 months later) everything has been great with the exception of my fancy goldfish happily pulling the odd plant out but they still do well when replanted. Thanks Richard your plants are CLASS. MERRY CHRISTMAS MATE.
Testimonial By: Andy Hughes
Tuesday 15 December, 2020
My fish thank you!
I came across Richard and his website during the first lock down when my fish were desperate for some plants!!! There is a superb range to choose from, and good information on the plants. I chose quite a few and they were delivered quickly and very well packaged. The fish appreciated some greenery too. I've found the hints and tips useful. Might be an idea for him to list them somewhere on the website so we can go back to them if a problem occurs.
Testimonial By: Yvonne Eady
Sunday 13 December, 2020
First port of call...
Just one order so far and was very pleased. The emails and advice are always informative and helpful. I have a new tank to set up and scape in the new year. Richard & Aqua essentials have already been a useful resource and will be first port of call when it comes to ordering...
Testimonial By: Karl Snelgrove
Sunday 22 November, 2020
Received my Delivery today very quick service ordered and to my door in 2 days! Plants in very good condition and looking awesome in my tank.
Thank you Aquaessentials team!
Testimonial By: Carl Omlo
Sunday 22 November, 2020