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post #11 of 15 Old 02-06-2010, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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Is it really a good idea not to ever siphon the gravel??

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I have a 3g betta tank and I think I will get the baby tears as carpet :)
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post #12 of 15 Old 02-06-2010, 08:49 AM
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Does the site also sell the mesh to make a java moss wall??
For that I use window screen
If you go on to my aquarium log here to the left and look at my one tank that's called "New Shrimp farm" you'll see some pic's there.

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Is it really a good idea not to ever siphon the gravel??
I have a 3g betta tank and I think I will get the baby tears as carpet :)
If I have the tank carpeted with like baby tears, grass or generally tight planted I don't gravel vac....Like the Newest 55g I only gravel vac the spot I feed the Cory's at and that's it.
The rest of the matter will actually break down, create mulm and be a add on fert for the plants. Like my shrimp farms non of them ever get a gravel vac and it works just fine

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I was browsing this thread and noticed the $10 shipping charge for the moss balls. Our website is set up to use USPS shipping calculators. It does not include the flat rate options, so our shipping rates tend to be high for western states. It is a problem we are trying to remedy. If anyone gets a high shipping rate from our site email us and we can either refund the difference or send you an invoice for correct amount. Note: that we can ship up to 10 moss ball for $5.

As far as getting plants from many of the Asian sellers. They tend to ship their plants to the U.S. illegally and they are often intercepted by the USDA and confiscated. Also the buyer can be fined for illegal importation by the USDA.

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I was browsing this thread and noticed the $10 shipping charge for the moss balls. Our website is set up to use USPS shipping calculators. It does not include the flat rate options, so our shipping rates tend to be high for western states. It is a problem we are trying to remedy. If anyone gets a high shipping rate from our site email us and we can either refund the difference or send you an invoice for correct amount. Note: that we can ship up to 10 moss ball for $5.

As far as getting plants from many of the Asian sellers. They tend to ship their plants to the U.S. illegally and they are often intercepted by the USDA and confiscated. Also the buyer can be fined for illegal importation by the USDA.

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Aquatic Magic orders arrive here in a padded brown envelope marked, "Home Decorations". While they offer specialty mosses unavailable anywhere else I doubt being fined by the USDA would have been worth it, even though the moss arrived in great condition.

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post #15 of 15 Old 02-08-2010, 03:27 AM Thread Starter
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I was browsing this thread and noticed the $10 shipping charge for the moss balls. Our website is set up to use USPS shipping calculators. It does not include the flat rate options, so our shipping rates tend to be high for western states. It is a problem we are trying to remedy. If anyone gets a high shipping rate from our site email us and we can either refund the difference or send you an invoice for correct amount. Note: that we can ship up to 10 moss ball for $5.

As far as getting plants from many of the Asian sellers. They tend to ship their plants to the U.S. illegally and they are often intercepted by the USDA and confiscated. Also the buyer can be fined for illegal importation by the USDA.

Dan

Dan, how many plants will I be able to purchase and ship via the $4.95 priority mail box? I'm mainly interested in plants suitable for a 3g betta tank. Mary has sent me a recommendation of plants and I am most likely going to order the ones mentioned to begin with.

If I can get the plants in the $4.95 box, I would be very happy!

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