|02-02-2012 08:44 AM|
Join a local Aquarium Club
Just a thought to all looking for stuff. Join your local aquarium club. Information is usually awsome, you can trade as well as they usually have auctions. I filled my 100 gallon aquarium with plants from last auction I went to. A member was selling AMAZING plants cheap. Some were attached to driftwood. So don't pass up this idea. Join your local club today
|01-30-2012 01:26 AM|
|Fishfur||Fwiw, I'm just getting started with a planted tank, but I have wanted one for decades. I haven't actually cleaned the tank yet.. got it used from a store going out of business, so it was dirt cheap, which was nice. Got a hood for it, haven't looked to see what bulb it came with, but I don't mind a bit of DIY if it turns out to be a useless bulb. One thing I've noticed, while I was looking for used tanks, is there are some ads on Kajiji from folks in the GTA mainly, selling plants, cuttings, etc. Haven't looked for CO2 stuff yet, I figure I'll start slowly, my pension only allows for so much expense at a time. But I'm really looking forward to having this tank up and running. Clearly I'm fortunate being in Misssissauga, thus reasonably well located to get to most sources in the GTA. But I really hate having to drive from one side of the GTA to the other, with gas the price it is. I'm becoming fascinated with FW shrimp too, thinking I'd like to have some shrimp in the tank a bit later on too, nice to know we have a source here.|
|01-29-2012 10:30 PM|
Spence is excellent to deal with....got an order of fish in from him last night....they were beautiful.
|01-25-2012 09:03 PM|
how big can winnipeg be? :P
Haven't had much trouble finding items in Toronto and Markham, but we are usually spoiled for choices. We do pay the premium though, but there are enough of us to trade for livestock/plants. Thats the best way to go
|01-11-2012 11:01 PM|
|tentacles||His plants are GORGEOUS, and so are his fish... Just wish it wasn't clear across town!|
|01-11-2012 08:59 PM|
|bluegoldfish||There's a seller in Winnipeg (my hometown) who ships throughout the country. GREAT stock of plants. He's here: http://cichlaholic.com/faq.html|
|01-08-2012 11:50 PM|
Just a thought.
The problem getting stuff in Canada seems like an opportunity for someone -in- Canada.
Tissue culture and standard hydroponics techniques could produce plants that one couldn't grow well in a fish tank.
There should be some really great buys at an RCMP auction, on hydroponics equipment from pot houses being busted.
Substrate can be gotten in large quantities and re-bagged or ordered by the pallet and shipped out with little extra work.
For Turface you've got two distributors in BC.
Premier Pacific Seeds
Multiple Locations Serving British Columbia
distributes calcined clay and filter materials.
|01-08-2012 03:54 PM|
Thought I should post this for others to benefit, and make sure the shop gets enough business to convince them to stick to ADA products in the future. I live near the Québec border and found the only ADA dealer in the province is only 3 hours and 20 min away. They are pricey but if you want the real thing, they carry the entire line of ADA stuff, aquasoil, tanks, lily pipes, stands, solar lights etc.
|12-14-2011 08:31 PM|
|Guppy Woman||I am also in a frustrating place when it comes to supplies and fish. I am located in NORTHERN ONTARIO..... 4 hours away from any suppliers of fish or equipment. I order my supplies from MOPS and I regularly find people going to the city to get new fish. Its inconvient sometimes but I have found great friends to transport the things I need. You have to become resourceful no matter where u are located in this hobby.|
|12-12-2011 09:23 PM|
|12-02-2011 12:28 AM|
|touch of sky||
Take a look at J L Aquatics website. They are in BC, and have free shipping on orders over $100, and have a couple of co2 outfits. They also sell aluminum co2 canisters.
|12-02-2011 12:23 AM|
I tried email and phone calls, no reply back. Perhaps I should go about running an email through Google translate if the language issue is that much of a barrier...
|11-01-2011 07:13 PM|
|09-26-2011 06:07 PM|
AI is a pretty cool store. bought my 30cm cube from them about a month and a half ago. they were in the process of moving into the new location so it was a bit of a mess. im sure the store looks a lot better now. there was a bit of a language barrier, i dont speak chinese, but they are super nice and the products are top notch. they have a lot of imported products from asia. i got a pretty sweet led clip on light and a hob cannister filter that i havent seen anywhere else.
anyway, if you can get there i would recommend it, a lot of stuff they had wasn't necessarily ADA, but same idea. they do have the ADA products as well. i just wish i lived closer, it was a bit of a mission, i live in the high park area west of downtown.
|08-26-2011 04:51 AM|
Wondering if anyone in Ontario's been to AI in Scarborough and what your thoughts are of their prices and selection of ADA products??? Seems to be the only retailer in eastern Canada to sell ADA stuff.
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