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Need live plants

Hi,

Can somebody recommend me a good place where I could buy nice aquarium plants. I am looking for a healthy aquarium plants that will do good in Discus tank in a temp 82F and up. Place that you can trust, because I purchased once before on-line and I had many problems with my fish shortly after.
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anyone of the sponsors are good scroll down end of the forum to find them
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Thank you,

I will see what they have.
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I would not recommend aquariumplant.com. I took the recommendation for this site from a few people I saw mention it. It was a bad experience for me. The glosso I ordered was growing tall indicating insufficient lighting, and the leaves were all yellowed instead of green, which could have been from the shipping, but I suspect had more to do with lack of proper nutrients. Most of the other leaved plants came with A LOT of snails, which may or may not be normal but my leaved plants came with more than enough snail holes in the leaves making many of them die off. The only thing that came in semi decent condition was the hairgrass. This may have been one bad experience out of many good ones for other people, but for over $60 dollars worth of merchandise, you should expect more out of the store.

Just a word of caution.
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Glosso is normally grown emersed. And when grown emersed it grows tall. Then when it is immersed the emersed leaves turn yellow.

Also many of the plants in the hobby are grown outdoors in the south. And it's almost impossible for any nursery doing any kind of volume to NOT have snails.
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I have made a few larger orders $200+ from aquariumplant.com and have never had a problem with quality (they have always given me freebies too). Granted the quality of trades with members here will be better but we don't deal in the bulk that online retailers will. A lot of plants you order regardless of where you order it from will be emersed growth. I have also ordered from aquaboutanic.com and they also have good plants and service.

aquariumplants.com does have a high temp section for warmer water tanks. Although you can talk to a lot of people who have discus and keep their water 83-86 range who have grown just about everything.


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Arizona Aquatic Gardens did me right.
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So far, Arizona Aquatic Gardens is the only retailer I have used and I have been very pleased with their quality and quantity.

They offer a Discus Habitat plant package.

AFAIK, they aren't a site sponsor.

An article on the compromises of a planted discus tank.
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Glosso is normally grown emersed. And when grown emersed it grows tall. Then when it is immersed the emersed leaves turn yellow.

Also many of the plants in the hobby are grown outdoors in the south. And it's almost impossible for any nursery doing any kind of volume to NOT have snails.
By emersed, do you mean deep?

The snails I know are a normal thing to have when getting plants, but I didn't think it was normal to get that many snails. I cannot say whether or not it is normal because the only online plant order I've made thus far has been with them, so I cannot compare.
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By emersed, do you mean deep?

from www.dict.org...

Emersed \E*mersed"\, a. [L. emersus, p. p. See Emerge.] (Bot.)
Standing out of, or rising above, water. --Gray.
[1913 Webster]
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Snails come from snail eggs (most snails). If you don't treat the plants to remove the egg masses you will get lots of little snails that will soon grow up to be big snails.
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I was *very* satisifed with aquariumplants.com

I felt I got good value on the assortment.

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Glosso is also one of the most sensitive plants around to shipping. I hate selling it because 80% come back saying the plants didn't make it. I only sell it by special order now. Summer is the worst time of the year for this plant, but often oddly enough is the only time of the year it is available. Usually it comes potted, and is always grown emersed, (out of the water)

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Snails come from snail eggs (most snails). If you don't treat the plants to remove the egg masses you will get lots of little snails that will soon grow up to be big snails.
They weren't eggs.
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