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Old 11-16-2009, 08:18 AM   #1
 
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I was very unsure which place to choose to order plants for the 55g online, however the non-avilability of plants in the store "closest" (over 2 hrs away) from me forced me to do so.

So in the end I chosen to order here Sweet Aquatics

All in all I ordered 33 plants for a Total of $46, which I find is a very good price. Also at this price they offered free shipping, which was another plus.

Upon receiving the shipment I came to realize that some plants were actually a few more then the amount I ordered. Also many plants had plents of runners already on them, so that was a plus too. The overall quality of the plants was good too.

The only plant that troubled me from day 1 was the Redd Tiger Lotus, which I hoped being out of the packaging and back in the water would help it, but no all its leaves turned like papery- see through. I contacted the company and incl pictures of the very plant the next day and asked them, cause it could well be IMO this type of plant does not ship well and the biggest reason I wanted to know that from them is so next time I could order something different for the other tanks.
Before I even had a email reply from them I was refunded the full cost of this plant, followed up by an email from their side.

So all in all I am happy with quality and price and customer service, there's nothing more I could ask for and I'd definitely recommend them and buy there again myself.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:33 AM   #2
 
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I was very unsure which place to choose to order plants for the 55g online, however the non-avilability of plants in the store "closest" (over 2 hrs away) from me forced me to do so.

So in the end I chosen to order here Sweet Aquatics

All in all I ordered 33 plants for a Total of $46, which I find is a very good price. Also at this price they offered free shipping, which was another plus.

Upon receiving the shipment I came to realize that some plants were actually a few more then the amount I ordered. Also many plants had plents of runners already on them, so that was a plus too. The overall quality of the plants was good too.

The only plant that troubled me from day 1 was the Redd Tiger Lotus, which I hoped being out of the packaging and back in the water would help it, but no all its leaves turned like papery- see through. I contacted the company and incl pictures of the very plant the next day and asked them, cause it could well be IMO this type of plant does not ship well and the biggest reason I wanted to know that from them is so next time I could order something different for the other tanks.
Before I even had a email reply from them I was refunded the full cost of this plant, followed up by an email from their side.

So all in all I am happy with quality and price and customer service, there's nothing more I could ask for and I'd definitely recommend them and buy there again myself.
Have grown the red tiger lotus from a bulb puchased in a pack of three from walmart. The plant grew well from a bulb and on occasion,, the leaves from one shoot ,or stem, did indeed become transparent and die off but I found that with monthly addition of root tab and proper light,, that new stems and leaves would sprout. Funny,, I had more luck with these three bulbs purchased from walmart than I did with many of my other plants. In fact,,the stems and leaves quickly reached the surface and began to block light to other plants and it became necessary for me to move some of the plants below to where they could get more light . Girlfriend forbid me from removing the lotus completely. I should prolly add,,that not all the little packages of bulbs found in fish supplies section at walmart ,produced the results that the lotus bulbs did and some lotus bulbs never took off. but the bulbs were cheap enough and through repeated attempts,,I did end up with four healthy plants. Am pleased your plants arrived in good shape and wish you the best with regards to their growth.8)
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:56 AM   #3
 
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I attached you a picture of 1 my old tank and if you look on the right side, that Tiger was SO BUSHY and so NICE in its coloration and tall, I just REALLY REALLY loved the colors as far as centerpiece plant....Maybe after I completely had to clip back this new one, it''ll grow back out over time at least I hope so.

Must be nice to have a Walmart that carries fish supplies Or any place in town for that matter...
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:30 AM   #4
 
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I rarely purchase anything from walmart with the exception of perhaps gravel, and some fish foods which are often cheaper than the big chain stores. Their fish are usually in such poor condition,,that I am saddened by the experience of visiting but yet,, feel drawn to them with each visit for groceries ,hardware,etc.
The photo of the tank you submitted looks very nice.
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:48 AM   #5
 
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Our Walmart back home (Colorado) used to sell fish too, I personally prefer non-commercialized hobby breeders to get my fish.

Thanks...but I had to give all tanks up for moving, so now I'm starting alllll over again, but I know it'll be worth while it in the end
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