Cliner, thank you. That sounds like a great idea.
At this point, I think just finding people nearby the Capital District is great!
I mean, when it comes to shipping plants and fish to and from each other, I assume it would be easier with someone more local to each other!
Do you ever go on APC? Aquatic Plant Central
I have just discovered #1 - local fish stores have the most perfect styrofoam lined boxes 17"x17"x8" that they will give away FOR FREE. It is what they receive ALL OF THEIR SHIPMENTS in, and they just end up tossing them out. They are perfect for storing supplies in and shipping with.
And #2 for smaller shipments, any local vets office has 10"x10"x10" styrofoam boxes that are perfect for shipping roughly less or more than a pound. THEY ARE PERFECT for shipping in our frigid winter weather. I just sent a shipment to Louisianna which was received today (Wednesday) and I shipped it out Monday Priority mail with USPS - The United States Postal Service (U.S. Postal Service)
. Costs $4.10. I put 10 regular stamps on it and one postcard stamp and scheduled it online at USPS - The United States Postal Service (U.S. Postal Service)
. I even got a THANK YOU NOTE from my POSTMAN! I never got that before when I purchased stamps online. He signed it STEVE. Wow.
I really like your idea.
Oh by the way, give Union Aquarium a phone call and ask them about their aquatic plants now. I trimmed one of my tanks (10 Gallon) last week and dropped off one of their styrofoam lined boxes at 2am in the morning with all the trimmings. I would love to see how many of their tanks that filled up. (ha,ha)
Does your brother Bob, come online to plantedtank.net or APC?
Let me know if you both know of others.
I would love to swap some plants or Mollies with you two.
Oh yeah, I would love your feedback on my threads on APC. Thanks.