Monthly Archives: May 2016

Spring Update – What’s New at Aquarium Gardens

Aquarium Gardens Spring Update

Scapers Tank

A lot has happened this Spring at Aquarium Gardens, we’re here to bring you up to date…

We’ve been working hard this spring, bringing in new products and plants in order to develop our range and service. We have also been working on our new aquascaping shop based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. AND we have even held our first Aquascaping workshop with world famous aquascaper George Farmer! Read on for more info…

What’s new this Spring

Knife Stone per KG    Maple Leaf Rock per KG

Hardscape Materials 

We now carry a wide range of hardscape materials available to order online and collect in store. We have also installed a hardscape sandpit in store, meaning you can arrange your hardscape layout before you even make a purchase!

Aquascaping Workshop with George Farmer

Back in March we held our first Aquascaping Workshop in our brand new aquascaping shop. We were delighted to have George Farmer on board to deliver a wonderful introductory aquascaping presentation followed by an aquascaing demo. We had a full house to watch George in action. For pictures of the day and the finished aquascape, head over to our Facebook page. Stay tuned for future aquascaping events!

Come visit us…

We are extremely excited to bring our business to the shop floor. Based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, our new retail shop offers customers the chance to visit us and view our range of plants, hardscape and aquascaping supplies. We also have on display a number of planted aquariums to inspire you (including a George Farmer aquascape). We’re on hand for help and advice. Head over to our contact page if you’re planning a visit.

Our Facebook page is also packed with pictures of our shop and plants, a great way to stay up-to-date with what’s happening.

Coming soon…

Look out this summer for more aquascaping supplies at Aquarium Gardens. We will be introducing a new range of aquascaping tools and some high quality glassware, including lily pipes, skimmer inlets, and nano glassware.  

Lastly we are super excited to announce we will soon be stocking a variety of freshwater shrimp at great prices, watch this space!


New Products and Special Offers

Anubias Nana | Buy Online from Aquarium Gardens

Anubias Nana
Now £3.75 

Perfect beginner plant for attaching to wood or rock.

Lagenandra meeboldii 'Red'

Lagenandra Meeboldii ‘Red’

A great alternative to Crytocoryne plants. Broad colourful leaves and easy to care for.

Hygrophila 'Siamensis 53B'

Hygrophila Siamensis ’53B’

Forms an incredible amount of side shoots. The perfect fast growing supporting plant.

ReeFlowers AquaPlants All Inclusive 500ml

New plant food

Reeflowers all inclusive plant food is great value and contains all the nutrients your plants need.

Love Cryptocoryne? Then you’ll LOVE this…

When it comes to the most popular and easy to care for plants for aquariums, Cryptocoryne has to be number one. We have some excellent news for all Crytocoryne fans… this month we have a superb alternative plant that looks, and grows very similar to to most common Crytocoryne, but this plant has more colours! AND what’s more it’s 25% off until the end of May. Keep reading for more info….

Lagenandra meeboldii ‘Red’ is extremely similar to many Cryptocoryne. It’s like a broad leafed variety. It is also capable of displaying wonderful colours, ranging from pink new leaves, to dark violets, browns and greens in older more established leaves. The leaves can grow 4-8cm wide and 6-12cm long, so this plant becomes relatively wide once mature. It make’s the perfect focal placement plant. When surrounded by various smaller Crytocoryne, this would look very impressive!

What I love most, though, is anyone can grow this plant. Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced, this plant can be grown in a wide variety of conditions and tank set-ups.

To bring out the best in Lagenandra meeboldii ‘Red’, grow with high lighting, a nutritious substrate and CO2 injection. You will be rewarded with a spectacular array of colours, all on the same leaf normally.

Why not try this plant out now? This month we are offering a 25% discount, just because we love this plant so much! Click here to shop for this plant now.

Lagenandra meeboldii 'Red'