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Scaped For You Collection - Winter Hotel (350L) Medium


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    Just wanted to give you a heads up that the image of the plant you'll be receiving is just an example of what you can expect. Each plant is unique and may vary in size and shape, so it won't be an exact match to the photo. If we provide a size guide, keep in mind that it's just an estimate and that plants can vary in size depending on the time of year.

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    If you choose Express Delivery, we will replace any plants that are damaged due to delays. Express Delivery is a fast, trackable, and reliable option with a one hour delivery window. It also ensures that the plants will arrive in the same condition as when they left our facility. If you choose a different postage option, such as Tracked 24 or Tracked 48, you will not be covered for any damages due to delays and will assume the risk yourself if the plants do not arrive in good condition. Express Delivery includes an insurance policy, which may cost more but provides added peace of mind.


If you order before 4pm we dispatch the same working day (Mon-Fri). Shipping prices start at £4.99 depending on the speed of delivery required.

    This aquarium belongs to a gentleman who retired from his daily work and wanted to replace his old-style fish tank with a modern nature aquarium. Maintenance of the previous aquarium was very time-consuming and the constant battle with algae was very tiring, we, therefore, decided to make a complete rescape.

    For the substrate, we choose to go with Tropica aquarium soil and small amounts of decorative sand, used in the foreground. Sand consists of a mixture of Dennerle Crystal Quartz sand and different variations of the sands from the hobby market. Stones were taken from a nearby mine which saved us a significant amount of money, due to the size of the tank and the fact that stones are one of the most expensive things in the hobby. For the hardscape, we chose 3 pcs. of red moor wood, mainly because this type of wood provides you with great details without too much effort.

    The main goal of this rescape was to achieve a stable long-term nature aquarium with little to no maintenance required, on top of the routine water changes. That's why we went with plants in the easy and medium categories, focusing mainly on the easy ones. We also avoided stem plants, simply because easy-category stem plants require loads of trimming. We also set up a new easy maintenance routine, replacing the “bucket method” with the “hose, pump, bucket in the sink method”. The pump makes your maintenance routine quick and painless, I would highly recommend it to everyone with tanks above 60l.

    You will also receive the hardscape materials in this plant collection and they are designed to be positioned as indicated in the diagram.

    Plants in this collection are:

    Bucephalandra pygmaea 'Bukit Kelam (139TC) (A)

    Bacopa monnieri 'Compacta' (B)

    Cryptocoryne wendtii Green (109TC) (C)

    Hottonia palustris (027TC) (D)

    Hygrophila corymbosa 'Siamensis 53B' (E)

    Ludwigia repens 'Rubin' (F)

    Anubias barteri 'Petite' (G)

    Bolbitis heudelotii (H)

    Microsorum pteropus' Windeløv'(I)

    Vesicularia montagnei 'Christmas Moss' (003A TC) (J)

    Lilaeopsis brasiliensis (040 TC) (K)

    Helanthium tenellum 'Green' (067A TC) (L)

    Marsilea hirsuta (010 TC) (M)

    Staurogyne repens (049G TC) (N)

    Hardscape materials in this collection are:

    20kg Mini Landscape Rock

    3 x XXL Driftwood

    Please be aware that in the majority of cases, all plants in the collection are available to send out immediately however there may be times when a particular plant is not available, we will substitute as closely to that plant as possible.  For example, if Alternanthera cardinalis is not available we will pick another species of this plant and if one Cryptocoryne is not available we will pick another Cryptocoryne that looks the most similar.

    Please note this is a special order item so depending on availability can take between 1-7 days to arrive. It also means it is non-returnable.

    Scaped For You Collection - Winter Hotel (350L) Medium - Aqua Essentials
    Scaped For You Collection - Winter Hotel (350L) Medium - Aqua Essentials
    Scaped For You Collection - Winter Hotel (350L) Medium - Aqua Essentials
    Scaped For You Collection - Winter Hotel (350L) Medium - Aqua Essentials
    Scaped For You Collection - Winter Hotel (350L) Medium - Aqua Essentials

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    1. Delivery Information

    How much does shipping cost?
    Shipping starts from £4.99 up to 5kgs on a tracked 48 service. If you want it faster (recommended for plants) then choose Tracked 24 £6.99) or DPD Express Delivery (£8.99).

    How long does shipping take?
    Not long in general. DPD is the fastest service available and if you order before pm we'll dispatch the same working day. DPD aim to get the parcel to you in 1-2 working days (excluding bank holidays).

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    Your plants will be wrapped with recyclable Honey Comb wrap - sounds cool because it is :). It interlocks which means we don't need to use tape either, reducing our impact on the environment.

    Not only is delivery fast with DPD Express but it's also green as they offset all the carbon their vehicles produce. Guilt free delivery which we're very proud of...

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