A Recent Convert
I’ve been adding plants to my aquariums for over 30 years now and in that time have purchased from a wide range of shops, mail order and online locations and market places with various degrees of success. I’ve been aware of Aqua Essentials for some time now but if I’m being totally honest, until recently I’ve always hesitated due to the price of the plants. Not that they’re exceptionally high in comparison to a lot of other plant sellers, but I’ve bought cheaper from other places.
However, during the current COVID 19 pandemic, I’ve found it harder and harder to get plants from my usual sources so I decided to take the plunge with Aqua Essentials.
I placed the order late on Friday night and got notification on Monday that the order had been dispatched, shortly followed by an email from Royal Mail saying the package would be with me the next day. (Tuesday) The package duly arrived the next morning and I was pleasantly surprised by the secure box and internal packaging protecting the plants. All the plants were of a good size and looked healthy with plenty of strong roots.
Nearly a month after my first order these plants are still going strong, looking healthy and keeping their colour. I placed a second order recently for more plants and these arrived in exactly the same way and same condition so I was again pleased with what I’d got.
The message for me is that you can spend less money and think you’re getting a better deal from well-known auction sites but they’re cheaper for a reason. Like anything in life, you get what you pay for and I can see a marked difference in the quality of the plants Aqua Essentials have sold me over others I’ve bought. In the long run, I don’t think I’ll be spending any more than I would have done with cheaper plants which usually struggle, wither and die within a few weeks so need regular replacing.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for good quality, healthy aquarium plants and they will be the first place I come to for aquarium plants from now on.
Testimonial By: Alisdair
Friday 18 September, 2020
Quality is always excellent, value is competitive and delivery prompt. Only minor negatives are that the packing materials are sometimes a bit messy, i ended up with a box with fine sawdust in once, which got everywhere. And the quantities of moss are a little small. But all in all Aqua Essentials are where I keep coming back to for good reason.
Testimonial By: Gareth YOUNG
Friday 11 September, 2020
If you are looking for good unbiased professional advice or help then look no further. Great quality plants, good equipment, and help when and if you need it. And all speedily delivered.
Testimonial By: Mary Simpson
Friday 11 September, 2020
Before finding your company I had tried other suppliers and failed every time, plants would arrive and die, but at aqua essentials this has never happened, plants arrive quickly and full of life, and the price is brilliant too, I've been adding plants now for nearly a year from you, and couldn't be happier, your tips are great and have helped me progress, knowing what to add to the tank and how to make them thrive is brilliant, the tips have given me the confidence to keep going forward, adding the correct amount of feed and liquid carbon etc, to getting rid of the peski algae, it's been great, keep them tips and fabulous plants coming.
Testimonial By: Andrew Reece
Tuesday 08 September, 2020
Excellence as Standard
I have dealt with Aqua Essentials for a while now. I am never disappointed with the quality of the plants. The delivery service is excellent and the plants are always well packed and presented. I would have no problem in recommending Aqua Essentials to anyone looking for quality plants for their aquarium.
Keep up the good work.
Testimonial By: Robert Kealey
Sunday 06 September, 2020
You know so many sites ask you to subscribe to a news letter. Well here's one that is definitely worth it. Firstly, the notification for huge discounts on certain plants. Secondly, the tips and information they send you is a huge bonus. Really good advice and well worth a read. The newsletters come pretty frequent, but you're not spammed with junk. It's all useful info. So if you're not already ... GET SUBBED
Testimonial By: Rodney Maltas
Saturday 05 September, 2020
Quick Delivery. Good Packaging. Excellent Quality.
Look forward to ordering more in future. Thank you.
Testimonial By: Clifford Norgate
Saturday 05 September, 2020
Excellent all round service
Never disappointed, I’ve been ordering plants, substrate and treatments for a while.
Shipping is always quick, the quality of the items is good.
The email tips, should you need them are informative and well written.
Testimonial By: Jamie Reed
Saturday 29 August, 2020
never been disappointed
I have used Aquaessentials for some time and have never been disappointed.The plants have always been very good quality and the size is is very good,They are very well packaged and arrive promtly despite the current problems Would definitely recommend to anyone.
Testimonial By: ian deuchar
Wednesday 26 August, 2020
I Have been buying my plants from here for approx six years
Have always found the plants to arrive in great condition, and on time.
Thanks to Covid 19, i have more time on my hands than ever.
So i have really gone to town and set up three new tanks from scratch in the last few months.
I have spent over £500 on plants to do all three tanks, and have to say the quality of the plants has been amazing
The plants are more important than the fish to me, so i look forward to watching my plants flourish.
Thank you Richard for providing first class service
Testimonial By: iMalcolm Reeves
Tuesday 25 August, 2020