which lfs has good selection of plants in the city?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Local Pet Stores, Clubs, and Conventions > New York


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-14-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
gnod
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (31/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: ny ny
Posts: 1,550
Default

which lfs has good selection of plants in the city?


i want to check some places out tomorrow - which lfs has good selection of plants in the city?

thanks!
gnod is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-14-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
aokashi
Wannabe Guru
 
aokashi's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New York, New York
Posts: 1,490
Default

pacific has a good selection... usually for $$
Win is pretty good too, but their plants may come with algae and what not...

Petco in Union square actually sells a variety of beginner plants... what are you looking for exactly?
aokashi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 07:46 PM   #3
gnod
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (31/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: ny ny
Posts: 1,550
Default

for now, just h.m. and bunch of anubias nana or petite i can find.
i want to see some in person before i have any ideas on buying any specific plant.
gnod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 07:56 PM   #4
jimmytruong87
I v(^o^)v shrimp
 
jimmytruong87's Avatar
 
PTrader: (29/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New York City, NY
Posts: 765
Default

Pacific sells 5-7 stems of any plant for $6.99-7.99
Petco sells plants for beginner
123 store sells healthy plant
jimmytruong87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 07:56 PM   #5
gnod
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (31/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: ny ny
Posts: 1,550
Default

which one is pacific? and which one is win? i forget which one is the one near soho
gnod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 08:26 PM   #6
Monster Fish
Planted Tank Guru
 
Monster Fish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (32/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 2,774
Default

Pacific is the one on Delancey Street. Win is on Broome St and Mott St.
__________________
5.5 gallon grass tank|5.5 gallon Rili tank
RAOK Club #77|The Fraternity of Dirt #112
Monster Fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 02:34 AM   #7
Xavier10
Algae Grower
 
Xavier10's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Nyc
Posts: 149
Default which lfs has good selection of plants in the city?

I've bought good anubias and amazon sword plants from petsmart.
Xavier10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 02:58 AM   #8
Jason K
Planted Member
 
Jason K's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 166
Default

i agree pacific is probably the best bet in the city. if you're willing to take a trip to NJ, Ridgewood Aquarium Imports had tons of plant variety, and alot of ADA swag, and really nice ADA display tanks. I live in midtown west, and it was about a 30 min drive.
Jason K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 03:03 AM   #9
Jason K
Planted Member
 
Jason K's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 166
Default

new world aquarium near grand central also had decent plant variety, but it's been a while since i've been there
Jason K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 03:20 AM   #10
Monster Fish
Planted Tank Guru
 
Monster Fish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (32/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 2,774
Default

I think to get the best variety, you will have to travel out to LI.
__________________
5.5 gallon grass tank|5.5 gallon Rili tank
RAOK Club #77|The Fraternity of Dirt #112
Monster Fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 03:53 AM   #11
xev11
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New York City
Posts: 428
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason K View Post
new world aquarium near grand central also had decent plant variety, but it's been a while since i've been there
They unfortunately closed about 2 years ago.
__________________
Nikon Pimp #41
xev11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 03:58 AM   #12
Jason K
Planted Member
 
Jason K's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 166
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xev11 View Post
They unfortunately closed about 2 years ago.
lol...i guess its been a long while
Jason K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 04:57 PM   #13
jellie
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
jellie's Avatar
 
PTrader: (22/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 367
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gnod View Post
for now, just h.m. and bunch of anubias nana or petite i can find.
i want to see some in person before i have any ideas on buying any specific plant.
I suggest rubbing shoulders with other local aquarists and inviting yourself over to their home :X LOL! Especially for hard to find plants like Anubia petite. I didn't really learn to appreciate half the plants in the hobby til I saw them well-grown by others.
__________________
"Heee-eerree fishy fishy fish!" -ernie
My tanks
jellie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 05:15 PM   #14
Shangrila
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New York City
Posts: 249
Default

Gordonrichards right here on this forum.
Shangrila is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 05:57 PM   #15
acitydweller
ओं मणिपद्मे हूं
 
acitydweller's Avatar
 
PTrader: (173/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 7,649
Default

for LFS, i'd say Pacific has been consistently getting stocking some interesting varieties.

Not in the city but Pets warehouse (both carle place and copaigue) occassionally stock interesting things but they generally focus on ferns, crypts and easy stems like cabomba and anacharis. Most of their potted plants come from a florida nursery.
I heard much hype about the copaigue store and was not so impressed when i went there.

Honestly, I have more fun looking at Joraan's tanks.

There are some local hobbyists that have kept species in fantastic shape and form so offering to purchase may score you something beautiful that normally isnt available at retail in the area.
__________________
The Aquatic Plant Society - Our first meet in 2014 will be in July. Stay tuned.
Curator of the NY/NJ/CT LFS & CO2 Directory
Namaste
acitydweller is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012