Aquascaping has exploded in the UK in recent years and we have really upped our game to have huge stocks of hard scape materials in store at all times.

Barlows now boasts quite literally tonnes of Bogwood from pieces suitable for nano tanks to huge center pieces plus much more, including large quantities of Red Moor Root to Cork Bark and tube,
(many cork pieces are pre glued to a glass base to enable them to sink). We have tonnes of rock available too, including – Tuffa, Ocean, Red Stripe, Dragonstone, River Cobbles, Pink Granite and Green Slate to help create your dream aquarium.

Furthermore we are major stockist of Aquarium Sand by B.D trading and always have vast quantities available at discount prices. AWARD WINNING AQUARISTS regularly use this exact sand.

All in all Barlows Aquatic Trading is your one stop shop for all your hardscaping needs.


We now offer a personal hardscaping service where you tell us your tank size and a rough idea of how you imagine your tank to look and we will do a hardscape for you.

We have 2 options

1. Visit us in store where we will arrange your aquascape in front of you so that you can take it home with pictures on your own phone so you can recreate.

2. Contact us either by phone (preferred), email or facebook, tell us your tank size and roughly the look that your after and we shall send photos for your approval. Once approved all you will be charged for is the actual goods and postage not the design service as this is free when you buy the goods.

Did you also know that Barlows have a great selection of Dutch potted plants available in store, all healthy and ready to go into your new scape, we also stock soil substrates and fertilisers.

Expert advice is always on hand, just pop in for a chat