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Price of plants

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New to aqua plants, and was floored to see the avg price of plants! My LFS is selling on average $10 a piece. I know it depends on the type, and some are even going as high as $15-20. What is typically a fair price for plants that you all normally pay for I wonder.
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My lfs sales potted plants in the range of 5 to 8 bucks depending on the plant. Your better off using swap n shop here. I've practically filled my tank over the past 4 months or so just propogating plants won through raok offerings. I'm almost at the point I can offer clippings to pay it forward.

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$5 to $8 for us too ...... but you can normally get a better deal for better plants on the aquatic forums!!!
US vs Canada and customs.
Supply and demand on retail pricing.
Here it's cheap to buy water weeds but most of the aquatic nurseries are in semi tropical south Florida. Everything going north ships one way or another and permits also add cost.
Aqua, where are you located? I might be able to help you out.
OP - I suggest you network with the other Canadian forum members. That will be your best best to keep your cost down. If you buy from members here in the states remember to consider shipping time the POST from US.Canada can take longer.

Plants like Moss, Crypts and Swords can handle longer shipping times than other plants. So consider weather on both ends of the trip.

I've never seem a plant in a LFS that was superior to plants I've traded, bought or sold here. Sometime the LFS were equal, but never better. Of course do het to know who your buying from.
JCGD: I'm in Ontario.

Agreed, my LFS s have plants, but they don't seem too healthy. I don't think I'll go to the US shipping route for the pricing and shipping times might not seem worthwhile.


Aqua, where are you located? I might be able to help you out.
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