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Old 07-30-2013, 12:25 AM   #1
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Best place to buy plants online?


Also wondering if anyone could tell me about how plants I should be looking for in a 40B, no Co2
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:33 AM   #2
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You can try aquariumplants.com, they give description of plants requirements. Also good quality plants in my experience
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:37 AM   #3
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http://www.shop.plantedaquariumscentral.com/aboutus.sc Their selections are limited but if they have the plants you want, you would definitely get them within the same week. With aquariumplants.com, you have to place your order before Sunday in order to have your order shipped on the following Wed. ALL orders are expected delivered by Friday the same week. Don't ask me why they are doing this.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:38 AM   #4
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I've had better luck from members on here. Check the for sale section and look for positive reviews about sellers


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Old 07-30-2013, 12:38 AM   #5
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The for sale section here or aquabid from a reputable seller.

Really tough to give any type of estimate on planting as it depends on what look you're going for and what plants you'd like to use.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:50 AM   #6
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if you want to support a small business, see if nicosaquatics.com has what youre looking for! i've had one excellent order delivered from him, with free extras (anacharis and a surprise free cabomba) I went ahead and ordered from him again
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:15 AM   #7
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+1 plantedaquariumscentral.com. I've never had any hitchhikers such as algae or snails and always receive health plants. I ordered my latest batch Sunday night and they shipped today.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:03 AM   #8
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Cool, thanks for all the fast replies. I am checking out aquariumplants.com and plantedaquariumscentral.com now.

Has anyone heard anything about aquariumplants aquascaping packages? I am very new to this, this is my first planted tank, the idea seems very beginner friendly as I am stressing a little bit about what plants to buy and how/where to plant. This is a copy of the hardscape I was thinking of.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=395218
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:11 AM   #9
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I prefer buying from hobbyists on the forum. A good amount of commercial sites sell emersed plants which is not really helpful for most purposes.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:42 AM   #10
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Has anyone heard anything about aquariumplants aquascaping packages? I am very new to this, this is my first planted tank, the idea seems very beginner friendly as I am stressing a little bit about what plants to buy and...
Try to relax, you can stress at school/work.

Check out the pictures of other 40B in the the tanks gallery on TPT: see what you like and what you want your tank to be. Look at the plants you like, find their names and read up a bit on them. Start a list of plants for your own tank.

Read some of the Tank Journals to see what works and with what amount of effort an $$.

Start with plants suitable for your lighting level and fertilization.

Start with as large variety and as many *cheap* plants as you can afford. Some will do well, some will die - figure out why. The more plants you start with, the higher is your chance of success.

Learn the basics of planted tank: a ton to read.

Think of what fish/shrimp you would like to keep: that will affect your plant selection.

Consider your tank size and the growth rate and healthy size of the plants you want. People like to recommend swords: most grow to 24" tall. Your tank is 16" tall.

You will learn step by step, just like the rest if us still do.

Ask questions, that's what this forum and the community is all about.

Buy from people who are willing to help you out: from the plant recommendations, to planting and trimming advise, to educating you about specific plants, to tank layout and so on people who care more about your success then your $50.

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Old 07-30-2013, 10:33 AM   #11
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I have purchased the beginner package from aquariumplants.com before, the plants were in good condition, only downside is you get a bundle of plants with no tags identifing what they are, as a beginner It would have been nice to know what im planting. So after that I simply pick out the plants I want from them so I atleast know what I'm getting. I've ordered from them 3 times now and haven't had any issues yet.

Both my 55 gallon and my 20 gallon have no co2, i used a soil substrate and have low light. I have various sword plants, rotillia indica, cardamine, i've had success with purple cabomba (but this will grow like wild fire in any tank), green temple, tawian moss, all are slow growing because of my tank conditions but still are doing good.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:31 PM   #12
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I've had good luck with bamaplants.com. He labels the plants individually in there bags, and has been helpful in getting me what I have requested.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:51 PM   #13
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i liked aquarium plants . com

- plants were in great condition and healthy

- i liked the schedule they work for shipping sent exactly when they said and arrived on the exact day they said as well
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:51 PM   #14
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If you're new to plants (or even if you're not), your best bet is to visit the For Sale section here on the forum.

It'd be silly not to check it out, honestly. Look for people with solid feedback, clear photos, set expectations.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:31 PM   #15
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I have used both of the following with good results :

http://www.liveaquaria.com/

http://www.plantedaquariumscentral.com/

The only gotcha is that you have to pay for 2nd day delivery since you are having plants mailed to you.
Also, depending on where you live, you don't want to order plants in the middle of winter and have them freeze on your doorstep...

I've also bought plants from PetSmart stores -- but their selections are limited.

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