Online vendors for Canadians - updated 22/06/2013 - Page 3 - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #31 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-22-2013, 03:41 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
samee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Canada & US
Posts: 1,005
Thumbs down

ahahahahahaha shame on them!!!!

Ammannia Garcilis

http://www.theplantguy.org/Ammania-gracilis_p_185.html

Does that pic resemble anything to...I dunno...this one?


My Most Unimaginative Tank on Plantedtank > http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...082&highlight=

My Hens and Chicks Plants > http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...722&highlight=

samee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-22-2013, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
SomeCanuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 209
Oh my haha that certainly does seem a little... familiar haha
SomeCanuck is offline  
post #33 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-08-2014, 04:30 PM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Montreal
Posts: 38
What about ordering plants in winter? Any advices?

Thank you!
paquette12 is offline  
post #34 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
SomeCanuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 209
Your best bet is to not order plants in the winter, just because of the below zero temperatures here. Unless you find someone willing to ship them with heat packs, most things you could order would freeze before making it to you.
SomeCanuck is offline  
post #35 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-21-2014, 08:24 PM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 69
I am getting really sick of seeing fabulous deals online in the US, and finding that they don't ship to Canada. Also getting sick of seeing the Canadian price gouging markup of 50-100% for some items. I now understand why urajoey's DIY channel is so popular. I wanted a 5g cube tank. Just the friggin tank. Over 100 bucks for a friggin 5g tank!! I think I will make my own.

Why is the "next" tank, always the most interesting?
Fletch's Fishbowl Shenannigans
Fletch is offline  
post #36 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-21-2014, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
SomeCanuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 209
Yeah, we certainly get a bum deal up here on aquarium supplies. But the truth is that it's like that across the board. We pay more for nearly everything out there simply because we're north of the border. It's unfortunate and there are some reform attempts to reduce the gap, but nothing concrete yet.
SomeCanuck is offline  
post #37 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-21-2014, 10:50 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
samee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Canada & US
Posts: 1,005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
I am getting really sick of seeing fabulous deals online in the US, and finding that they don't ship to Canada. Also getting sick of seeing the Canadian price gouging markup of 50-100% for some items. I now understand why urajoey's DIY channel is so popular. I wanted a 5g cube tank. Just the friggin tank. Over 100 bucks for a friggin 5g tank!! I think I will make my own.

Visit the site GTAAquaria. I ship Canada wide and have in the past. atm I dont have much for sale but I usually have many different things. I will start shipping when spring arrives. The shipping times here take too long, which means chances of freezing are much greater. It takes around 3 days of transit from Toronto to BC. Its quicker if its inter provincial. Actually, Ive not shipped during winter, so I cannot say from experience if its a bad idea to ship during winter. Ive bought lots of plants in US during winter, never had a bad plant. So in US its fine to be shipped. Canada, dunno.

My Most Unimaginative Tank on Plantedtank > http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...082&highlight=

My Hens and Chicks Plants > http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...722&highlight=

samee is offline  
post #38 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-22-2014, 12:11 AM
Algae Grower
 
The Plantguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 24
Shipping in winter can be problematic at times but as long as CP delivers on schedule its not a huge issue...If things get delayed and its cold and its a long truck ride, there can be issues....I've shipped from here when its -30 to some place in sask where its -30 and had no problems....But i've had certain stretches where delays happen and plants freeze..I just refund or ship again...

as far as marks up in Canada, I would say yes its higher but that's just to account for importing cost, currency difference and shipping.....Especially on the plant side, its very expensive..
The Plantguy is offline  
post #39 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-22-2014, 02:46 AM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Saskatchwan, Canada
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by SomeCanuck View Post
Your best bet is to not order plants in the winter, just because of the below zero temperatures here. Unless you find someone willing to ship them with heat packs, most things you could order would freeze before making it to you.

I ordered from plant guy in Winnipeg back in November and UN-lucked out. Nasty cold snap hit just after he shipped and by the time I picked up at the post office it was -45. IIRC he shipped on Monday and I picked up on Thursday.

Everything arrived alive. No heat packs. One anubias looked a little rough, must of had a tough trip. wasn't sure it was going to survive but it did and its put out a few new leaves. One caveat, in my family at least, I'm kinda know for having a bit of a green thumb, especially for "rescuing" plants (non-aquatic) in distress. I've only recently returned to the aquarium hobby after a long hiatus.

I've got a 40b I'm going to set up and the Windelov I got is growing so good I'm worried it might take over the tank it is in now before I get the 40b up & running.

The crypts were typically unhappy about being moved but none of them melted, and all are growing well now.

Not much option for plants where I live. Petsmart or Petland. their selection is limited. Actually, less than limited. More like minimal. Poor quality too.

All in all, I'm pleased with plantguy. When the 40b is ready....

Last edited by Ghostryder; 02-22-2014 at 02:57 AM. Reason: added info
Ghostryder is offline  
post #40 of 41 (permalink) Old 05-31-2015, 10:08 PM
Planted Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: british columbia
Posts: 174
Commenting so I can find this later. Was going to add the plant guy but he's already there
xmpjx is offline  
post #41 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-03-2016, 04:48 PM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Calgary ab
Posts: 10
Here is another one new just stated up, Specializes in aquatic plants and aquascaping.
Welcome to The Wet Leaf - Canada's source for Aquatic Plants, Rare Moss, Bucephalandra, Aquarium and Aquascaping supplies.
nicr is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome