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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-11-2017, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Where to buy plants

I'm new here. I used to be a member a long time ago, but I'm back and wondering where everybody buys their plants? I bought from aquarium plants.com but never will again. So...
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I buy from members on this site. Aquabid is a good option as well, but I prefer to go through the people here.
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Wtb and for sale section on here is best, IMO

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I have purchased from members on site, excellent quality and haven't received a failed order yet. though it does require paypal.
GreenMachine is also a great place to order from. but its Very expensive IMO. That's the only online place I have ordered from, except aquariumplants.com which I was outraged with plants where All dead
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Don't forget RAOK.be patient and watch for trimmings.I've also had good luck buying plants from the bay as well.

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Where you from? Avoiding shipping costs is key to putting together a cheap tank.
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There are some great packages that come up in the for sale section here. I was just in Petco looking at a single plant in a tube for $15 and then ordered a trim package from here with 15 varieties for $20 shipped!
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I just bought some plants from jacobsaquarium . Do a web search, he has a lot of info. about himself and site and they say customer service is their priority, so I like to support mom and pop shops. Waiting for my first order to arrive.
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Trinsfish.com and plantedaquariumcentral.com is where I buy from. Planted aquarium central always throws in a bunch of freebie plants that you order.
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except aquariumplants.com which I was outraged with plants where All dead
I ordered from this place and it's been 10 days and they still haven't even shipped it.

Terrible experience so far, I just canceled my order with them. I wish I had read more reviews on them before I ordered, my usual place was out of stock on a few plants so I decided to try something different - huge mistake.
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Youd be surprised of how many places sell.. Search these on google and see what turns up. I have experiences with some of the list below:

- aquariumplants - shipping kills the deal
- Aquariumplantscentral - same ^
- substratesource - Great plants, shipping prices
- aquarium plants factory - Great quality, sometimes free shipping
- reddits r/aquaswap - My go to
- eBay (Ive had good luck with them) - I follow 3 sellers and only buy from them if I cant find anywhere else, usually have great plants as well
- The sell forum on here - Could be kind of expensive
- liveaquaria - Once again.. shipping
- thatpetplace - Never tried this place, but it comes up in a search for "aquarium plants"
- buceplant - My order should arrive today, but heard great reviews
- aquabid - Received wrong order..
- dustinsfishtank - Expensive.. but thats his business I assume
- hansaquatics - never placed an order
- h2oplants - same as above
- jacobsaquarium - Never contacted me back about an order. Never went back to his site

I mean the list goes on.. lol


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Youd be surprised of how many places sell.. Search these on google and see what turns up. I have experiences with some of the list below:

- aquariumplants - shipping kills the deal
- Aquariumplantscentral - same ^
- substratesource - Great plants, shipping prices
- aquarium plants factory - Great quality, sometimes free shipping
- reddits r/aquaswap - My go to
- eBay (Ive had good luck with them) - I follow 3 sellers and only buy from them if I cant find anywhere else, usually have great plants as well
- The sell forum on here - Could be kind of expensive
- liveaquaria - Once again.. shipping
- thatpetplace - Never tried this place, but it comes up in a search for "aquarium plants"
- buceplant - My order should arrive today, but heard great reviews
- aquabid - Received wrong order..
- dustinsfishtank - Expensive.. but thats his business I assume
- hansaquatics - never placed an order
- h2oplants - same as above
- jacobsaquarium - Never contacted me back about an order. Never went back to his site

I mean the list goes on.. lol
Planted Aquariums Central Live Aquarium Plants - this is my usual place. They have great plants and the shipping I found to be reasonable. Only reason I didn't order from them again was because they were out of stock on my main plants, but now I wish I had just waited.
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Look in the for sale section here for barthog (think that is the correct name) They have 40 tanks of plants and typically a huge listing of for sale items. Many times shipping is $8 unless you buy like $50 of plants than I think shipping might be free. I have also bought from other members on this forum with great results.
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Have ordered from www. aquariumplants.com several times without an issue cept for the time they sent double order.
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post #15 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-23-2017, 05:03 PM
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Maybe I am missing it but is there a separate form of that then the wtb one for for sale items
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