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Old 05-29-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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Where to buy plants in Austin?


I'm setting up a 75g, where is a good place to buy plants?
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:51 PM   #2
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There is aquatek, and PetCo and PetSmart sells decent looking plant as well
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:35 PM   #3
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There is aquatek, and PetCo and PetSmart sells decent looking plant as well
I've never noticed my local PetCo having plants, but the Petsmarts seem to have some anubias, crypts, swords, and hygro difformis in those tubes that look decent (depending on the location). Their other offerings are either not fully aquatic or are in some sort of vacuum bag and typically look like they are already dead.

Maybe I'm just being picky, but the Aquatek plant tank (when I have been there) is so infested with algae that I can never bring myself to try their plants.
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:29 AM   #4
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I've never noticed my local PetCo having plants, but the Petsmarts seem to have some anubias, crypts, swords, and hygro difformis in those tubes that look decent (depending on the location). Their other offerings are either not fully aquatic or are in some sort of vacuum bag and typically look like they are already dead.

Maybe I'm just being picky, but the Aquatek plant tank (when I have been there) is so infested with algae that I can never bring myself to try their plants.
Yeah in the PetCo I go to, the plants are rather much horrible looking, most brown or dead. In PetSmart, the ones in the tubes are mostly submergable, but they were grown emersed. That also applies to the bagged plants they have there. I've never been to aquatek, so nothing to say about that, although from peoples' reviews, it ounces like a great place to buy stuff from.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:00 AM   #5
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Depending on your PetSmart. Some have tanks only with plants. The waterfall set up thing.
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Aquabid.com
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:19 AM   #7
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http://www.aquariumplants.com/

I brought twice from here. They have awesome plants.
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:07 PM   #8
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Thanks. So the plants in plastic bags in petco are not real aquatic plants? They are half dead anyway.
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:40 PM   #9
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Aquatek has a decent selection of the basics, but IMO their prices are kind of high compared to ordering anything online, especially if you are looking to buy enough to fill out a 75g. You are better off figuring out what you want, and ordering it online... even with the risk you could lose some plants due to the heat.

Now, if you wanted just ONE of something, then picking it up at Aquatek if they had it probably makes more sense than shipping it.
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Thanks. So the plants in plastic bags in petco are not real aquatic plants? They are half dead anyway.
Most or all of the plants at PetCo are aquatic, but they are grown emersed. If you were to put them underwater, you would expect some dying, but then they grow back once they've adapted to growing underwater.
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i recommend you make the drive down to New Braunfels and visit Darby's. its a great great store. if you can wait there is another LFS opening in NB on June 4th.

then of course you can down to SA and visit Elegant Reef, Fintique, and Papa Jim's.
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