All Testimonials

Great find

Great find

I have recently found Aqua Essentials following reaching out via email to enquire about their plants. I have been struggling to find a secondary reputable supplier of aquarium plants following a couple of poor experiences and am thrilled to say Aqua Essentials have not only met, but exceeded my expectations. Fantastic range of plants for beginners and advanced aquascapers, no fuss ordering, great email tips, prompt delivery and exemplary customer service. My plants are growing in well and I am very happy with the quality. Refreshing to find a company that clearly cares about what they are selling. 5*

Testimonial By: Rebecca Knight

Friday 19 March, 2021

Fantastic Quality Plants

Fantastic Quality Plants

I ordered 2 pots of Pygmy Chain Swords (E. Tennelus) via Amazon for the foreground of my 50l aquarium. They were planted in playsand ferted with clay and in water that's dosed with E. I. and CO2. Each pot yielded 5-6 plants which were all in excellent condition. They DID however have emersed leaves (meaning that, in the nursery, they were grown with only the roots in water. Its now been 2 weeks and there has been zero signs of die back, submerged growth has started and they are even throwing out runners!
Delivery was on time and packaging was excellent.
I very strongly recommend Aqua Essentials for all types of plants.

Testimonial By: Mark Nicholls

Monday 15 March, 2021

A very pleasant surprise

A very pleasant surprise

So glad I found this company.
I had spent good money on poor plants in the past and was a little skeptical to start with....what a pleasant surprise when the order arrived yesterday.
The quality of these plants exceeded my expectations and the size of the plants was brilliant.
This company really takes pride in their business and I would recommend them to anyone.
I will be using them again if like other times the plants bought fail ,though unless my fish turn rogue I feel this will only be because I want some new varieties!
Delivery and packaging excellent.
Thank you.
Petch Scurr

Testimonial By: Petch Scurr

Sunday 14 March, 2021

Quality goods

Quality goods

Just received my second order of Neutro T fertiliser. Since i started using this product my plants have grown very well, algae growth has reduced and the tank water is clearer. Following the email tips has been very useful in reducing algae and improving my tank. In fact its the first time in five years i have had to trim plants down rather than throwing them out due to excessive algae growth, all due to superb growth from using Neutro T. All i will say is increase the dose as the plants grow and use liquid carbon as well.

A great product.

Testimonial By: Richard Stone

Thursday 11 March, 2021

Useful tips

Useful tips

So back last October I decided to start up a new tank , a planted tank which although I've had tanks with plants before I always imagined having one like you see pictures of, so I started receiving the tips from aqua essentials which helped me decide which way to go, and now after 3 months I'm happy with what I have achieved with the help and advice from aqua essentials, also all of the plant's were from them and I haven't lost one yet.

Testimonial By: Peter Hardy

Tuesday 09 March, 2021

Great service

Great service

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 *

**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

Richards help

Richards help

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

Planted Aquarium

Planted Aquarium

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!

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
Choice
Quality
Service
Value...

Testimonial By: David Mason

Tuesday 19 January, 2021