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dastowers 11-29-2012 08:11 PM

Great experience. PHOTOS
 
I have been in this hobby for 30 years and these are the healthiest plants I have ever seen.

They are planted and the soil substrate is stirred up so planted photos to follow but these are the plants they sent. EXTRA's sent also. Actually they sent 3X the amount of Dwarf Sagittara I ordered.



For scale: the tiles are 12 inches by 12 inches.

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/...riumplants.jpg

MikeS 11-29-2012 08:22 PM

I just got my order too lol (but forgot to order a couple). I have always used them if I can't do local. You pay $ for shipping, but get what you want. I know you have a larger tank, and they have some nice large plants. I see you went for that large amazon sword....did that long ago. I just finished planting.

dastowers 11-29-2012 08:30 PM

Order total was $146.19 for the plants and $61.18 for shipping - a bargain!
Like a kid in a candy store.

I am located in the Tri-State of Ohio, WV and PA. Not a lot of choice. Actually I sell my trimmings to the LFS that has been here for the last 45 years.

MikeS 11-30-2012 04:05 AM

I could probably find some around here, or within a couple hours, but much easier and I get what I want, rather than driving for hours to multiple stores and hoping they have what I want. I have used them several times and always have been good.

dastowers 11-30-2012 06:28 PM

Tank was setup November 21, 2012. Just set up Nine days ago. I am a proponent of HEAVY HEAVY plantings right from the beginning. Have been doing this for years and works wonderfully. And I test everyday for the first month - ph, ammonia, NO2, NO3 I have been blessed with very good country water. Barely any cycle but does cost lots of cash.
Evening shot in the office. Very peaceful. Can't wait to see the new lights. They will be suspended a foot above the tank. New LED technology. Will support the most high light craving plants.

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/...terplants6.jpg

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/...fterplants.jpg

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/...terplants2.jpg

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/...terplants3.jpg

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/...terplants4.jpg

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/...terplants5.jpg

SpecGrrl 11-30-2012 07:26 PM

Beautiful tank and great plants!

If you have a chance please send me a private message with the name of your supplier!

Thanks so much!

tomfromstlouis 11-30-2012 07:59 PM

What a nice looking tank! Good looking angels too. And you are right to rave about the plants, but it would mean more to us if you told us where you got them.

HD Blazingwolf 11-30-2012 08:53 PM

its always nice to a have a place that can supply good plants or fish!!!

my LFS and i have an awesome arrangement
i supply my lfs with awesome plants, he gives me awesome deals on fish and other stuff :)

NWA-Planted 11-30-2012 08:56 PM

Yes please tell us your source, tank looks fantastic!!

Sent from a dark corner in my happy place

dastowers 11-30-2012 09:26 PM

Thank you all. The Moderator edited my original post as it was a review about the company. But if you put the words aquarium and plants together and add a dot com to it you will have their site. Hope that doesn't get me in trouble. Five star service all the way.

Just got a CF500-UV from Aquatop delivered. Goodness I am in love. I created a review in the Equipment section. Can't wait for it to do its magic.

In.a.Box 11-30-2012 09:33 PM

U pay $61 for shipping?
Shouldn't shipping be free if you order over $100?

secuono 11-30-2012 09:36 PM

Can you PM me where you bought the plants from?

secuono 11-30-2012 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dastowers (Post 2094796)
Thank you all. The Moderator edited my original post as it was a review about the company. But if you put the words aquarium and plants together and add a dot com to it you will have their site. Hope that doesn't get me in trouble. Five star service all the way.

Just got a CF500-UV from Aquatop delivered. Goodness I am in love. I created a review in the Equipment section. Can't wait for it to do its magic.


Oh, the red website?
I've bought from them before, fair plants. Never got 'extras' or anything special and one plant was rotted when it came in...

dastowers 11-30-2012 09:43 PM

I don't know what you mean by red?

Ok, it does have some red header. I wish I could explain how they went out of there way to help me get ready for the Aquascape seminar we are having at the computer shop. FYI, the seminar is more like fish lovers going to each others houses/business and discussing setups. LOL!
As far as shipping...it was a big box from SD and I am in Ohio..overnight and was here within 20 hours.

fplata 11-30-2012 09:47 PM

Lol their color scheme is red


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