I was very pleased with the prompt service from Aqua Essentials. I haven't got my new aquarium up and running yet, but the Rio Xingu gravel I ordered looks very nice - I think I may need another box of it though when it is in stock. I will be happy to try the cold water plants which I suspect may get eaten by my goldfish!
Testimonial By: Gillian Hall
Friday 14 April, 2017
I have been using aquaessentials since we started our aquarium at home. The website is great and really clear about what the plants need in terms of environment, light, how quickly they grow, and how skilled you need to be. The plants are all stil growing well and strong, unlike some of the random plants I bought in pet shops, which nearly all failed within the first two weeks - as they come more or less without care information. Plants mail ordered come impeccably wrapped, still moist, and ready to put in place. The emails for tips on planted aquariums are absolutely great - really useful. Quick to be delivered too. Absolutely love it. I don't buy aquarium plants anywhere else any more
Testimonial By: Clare Macgregor
Monday 10 April, 2017
Aquaessentials is by far the best aquatic plant retailer I have ever come across. Not only does it offer very high quality products at affordable prices but it offers speedy delivery and great customer service. If you ever have any queries you can just leave them in the comment section and the staff will get back to you very quickly.
Aquaessentials offers a wide range of aquatic plants and accessories some of which I have never come across before. I have ordered products off this company many times and not once have I received an inadequate item or a damadged plant. Their plants are of excellent quality, some of the best I have ever seen.
Their website is organised very well and it is very easy to access and move around it. Their delivery is very speedy and i have received my order the next day when I have ordered from them.
In conclusion, aquaessentials is amazing and I would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy aquatic plants and other planted tank accessories.
Testimonial By: Ben Hale
Friday 07 April, 2017
All round excellence would be a short few words to sum up Aquaessentials! Their plants are second to none and to give a description of them would include: brillianty healthy and in a fab condition, come with all the relevant information you need, rapid delivery and lovingly packed! When a plant has been out of stock Richard has always got in touch with me and offered me a replacement plant on par with the one that was out of stock. They are a truly honest company who don't 'talk crap' just to get money out of you, as their best advise with successful aquatic plant growing is free! Every time I've asked for help Richard or Sarah have got back to me promptly and given me sound professional advise for no charge. I am being genuine when I say that all round they are a fabulous trustworthy company with heaps of caring for their customers thrown in! Can not recommend them enough. Why risk your hobby of aquatics by going anywhere else? Thank you Aquaessentials my tank is looking beautiful...
Testimonial By: Matt Sillitoe
Wednesday 29 March, 2017
I recently purchased a carbon dioxide kit from Aqua Essentials, by phone. The gentleman who assisted me was very friendly. He gave me a very valuable piece of advice. I had been plagued with a problem with ammonia, and I mentioned this. I could not get it to go down to zero, after far too many weeks. A website had told me to keep the pH down at about 6.2, but your staff member told me to have the pH between 7 and 8. This was the first time that I had heard that. I had been using dilute sulfuric acid (sold as "pH Down") to pull the pH down from 7.6 to 6.2. I stopped doing that, and now the ammonia (and nitrite!) are both staying on zero.
While I am discussing ammonia, here is another superb piece of advice, from my local aquarium store that I should share. DO NOT use Fluval's "Ammonia Remover" or any of their other bags of "removers", in your filter. These prevent the filter bacteria from being established, and the ammonia and nitrite will never go down to zero. I removed those...
Testimonial By: Steve Wray
Monday 27 March, 2017
never use a "Pet shop " again
How can a plant supplier change your life , Well if as I did you wanted a natural looking scene , then You need plants , And the local pet shop is Not the place to find them , (Been there done that ) A specialist who gives you constant feedback , cares about their products , provides the best quality at a reasonable price .. I found Aqua Essentials and was blown away , first order had me hooked for life , Excellent quality Plants , carefully packaged, fantastic customer Service has turned my barren Aquarium from a place where plants went to die , to A burgeoning oasis of bright healthy Plants , Advantages also include 1) Happier , healthier Fish 2) support only a phone call away 3) no more buying "green away to chemically remove Algae 4) far fewer Chems needed to keep water in pristine condition, (cheaper to buy plants than chemicals . ) Am I going to continue using the services of Aqua Essentials , Do I need to answer that I think its obvious ,, YES .. Roger Pell
Testimonial By: Roger Pell
Sunday 26 March, 2017
Excellent plants & service
Excellent quality plants & service. Always happy to take my call & provide advice, in particular suggesting I dose daily with liquid C02 & plant fertiliser & not weekly like the product spiel suggested - this literally saved most of my new plants. Thanks so much!
Testimonial By: Marco Pavoni
Tuesday 21 March, 2017
Great Service and help
I have a new 200 litre tank which I wanted to set up as a planted tank. My son recommended Aqua Essentials and I am so glad he did. They talked me through the whole process from start to finish. I phoned them many times for advice and David was very helpful and patient with me. I purchased every single plant from them in one big order and was extremely pleased with the quality of the plants, much better quality than my local shops. The plants have been in the tank now for 10 days and so far all are doing well. I would highly recommend Aqua Essentials to anyone. Give them a try. You will not be disappointed.
Testimonial By: Robert Pearce
Saturday 18 March, 2017
I purchased some moss balls and some moss trays and the service I received from start to end was 110%
I in the past have bought plants from other sources online and was not happy with the quality at all but with aqua essentials the quality of the plants are by far the best I have ever received, the quick and efficient delivery was great and the plants are now settling in to my 88 gallon tank and growing great in such a short time. They are so green and look very healthy so I have a happy aquarium and all I get is compliments when people see it great will be purchasing from you guys again soon.
Testimonial By: Ian Paterson
Friday 17 March, 2017
Almost self explanatory
Reading through the catalogue of products and decor you can almost build up the picture of what you want from your own aquarium. The site is well set out just like flicking through a glossy magazine. However there is more substance to it than just that and the range must surely cover everything for a beautiful planted aquarium. Reading the description of products it almost guides you through what to do on top of the knowledge you have already read up on. Carry on the good work all the best for the future and look forward to more packages coming to my door.
David Mathers Aberdeen
Testimonial By: David Mathers
Tuesday 14 March, 2017