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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-27-2020, 04:52 AM Thread Starter
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Where to Buy Plants Online?

Hi Folks!
I’m new to the hobby (and this forum haha), and I absolutely love it! I’ve had a planted tank set up for almost half a year now, but I recently took it down because I wanted to revamp it and actually scape it. Since I don’t have any LFS, I’m looking for a good place to order plants online. Do you have any suggestions on sites/forums I could get some good selection on for decent prices? Everything I’ve seen is so expensive! 😕
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-27-2020, 09:03 AM
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If you're a member of this site, then you're in the right place ! The best plants I've ever purchased have come from members right here in the for sale section ! Also had good luck with plantedaquariumscentral.com, but they're shut down until the end of the month. If I were you, I'd stick with the for sale section here.

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I use Buce Plant, plants come healthy and well packaged. Had an issue twice with receiving plants that were labeled wrong, but it was Bucephalandra and crypts. They were similar varieties to what I ordered so I dealt with it. Otherwise, great company


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Thanks for the suggestions!
I’ve posted a “wanted ad” here. &#x1f602; hopefully someone will see it sometime. I’ve also checked to see if anyone was selling anything, but I guess I have to be patient and wait.
I checked out Buce Plants but they were a little pricey for my range. I’ve noticed the normal price range for most sellers is around $8-$12 per plant. I have seen a few for $4, which is more affordable. But then I do want healthy plants.
I’ll take a look around and hopefully I can find something.
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I've purchased plants from members here, buceplant.com, aquariumcoop.com and etsy.com. I also purchased a handful of unnamed buce from a woman on facebook. I've only had one issue and that was buceplant and they send out new ones the next day.


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aquatic arts and Buce plants - both a bit expensive, but worth it.
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aquatic arts and Buce plants - both a bit expensive, but worth it.
A couple of weeks ago I ordered from both of these companies.

Aquatic Arts sent the plants in a Styrofoam lined box with a cold pack and everything well supported by crumpled construction paper. Unfortunately I made the mistake of using less expensive USPS Priority and it took 6 days to arrive. If they had not packed so well I would have been eating fern soup for dinner. Everything survived in excellent shape.

Buce sent my plants in a light cardboard box with no insulation or internal packing. Luckily the carrier was fast and the plants arrived in good shape in spite of Summer temps and poor packing. Nice plants though.
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Not giving a review, but avoid AZ Gardens.
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Not giving a review, but avoid AZ Gardens.

Agreed....they sent me un-wanted substitutions on items that were out of stock...never again
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highly recommend Aquarium Co-op.
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I don't know how Dustins is but I have seen/bought some of his plants at my LFS and they were not bad.

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I just placed a sizable order with West Coast Tropicals. They still have some plants. Most places are sold out of the staple varieties. I'll add more variety later once places get restocked
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