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Yeah...plants for sure. Anyone have experience buying from ebay? There are loads of nice looking, inexpensive plants that are coming from Malaysia but I ...
Yeah...plants for sure. Anyone have experience buying from ebay? There are loads of nice looking, inexpensive plants that are coming from Malaysia but I just wonder how well the plants ship. Sad that they can offer a huge bunch of plants for five bucks and free shipping but the same thing here will cost $12-15 and $5 shipping.
I have bought plants on ebay but mostly from sellers here in the US I did accidently buy a Moss Ball from Tawain and ot was ok when it got here but it took about 2 weeks I don't think alot of other plants would do well for that long without light. At sweetaquatics.com you can get a bulk plant package rangeing from $12.00-$33.00 and shipping is normally less than $12.00.
Thanks...I did a test order from a place in Malaysia. Shipping was free and the plant was only a few dollars. If it works out it will be great because this guy has some pretty awesome stuff. My experience has been at least ordering from China, not plants but general merchandise, my orders arrive quicker from there than if I order from a place two states over from me...lol...sad but true. Otherwise, I'm heading in to town now so if that's a bust I'll probably order from one of the places you mentioned earlier or from someone in the classifieds.
For sure. Photography is another hobby so hopefully I can get some pics later that do both hobbies some justice.
I did manage to grab a few plants today...a med sized Amazon Sword, an Anubias barteri nana, a C. wendtii 'Red', and a piece of wood cover in Java Moss. I also went out rock hunting and found some really nice rocks, IMO at least. I am going to mess with the aquascape some tonight once the rocks are cleaned and disinfected. I got some new bulbs too so hopefully that will bright things up a bit.
Sounds good! C. Wendtii is one of my favorite plants they are easy to care for but sometimes when you first move them they will melt and look like they are going to die but normally they grow back so don't worry if they don't look to good in a few days. ; )
Just brought in a haul of new rocks...Pretty happy with them. I'll probably replace all the rocks on the left side of the tank with some of these...the one that is at the top left is going in the tank for sure...pic really does not show how sweet the rock really is...hopefully once in the tank tonight it will show. I am thinking that rock that is like a ledge, actually two rocks stacked...maybe to the far left with the other rock I mentioned to the right of that. Not sure about the right side of the tank yet...more rock maybe? I am still hunting for that perfect piece of wood. Going back out tomorrow to walk the creek and see what shows up.
Just for perspective...the stacked rock ledge is about the size of a basketball.
Alright...tank is hazy from adding a bag of Tahitian Moon Sand, removing some rocks, and adding new ones. So here is a bit of new aquascaping...not sure what to do on the right side yet and I want to still incorporate some wood in there somehow. That's it for now...definitely open to criticism and suggestions....
Wow looks very nice. Well done so far I really like that rock on the left there the one you found. I've always been leery of using wild wood in my tanks but I'm in serious need of driftwood and these stores want a million bucks for it, it seems lol. Hopefully you'll find some and show us how you prepped it for the aquarium I'm really looking forward to that.
Keep up the good work, Looks like your off to a great start.