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I ordered some plants today! Got Cryptocoryne petchii and Lagenandra thwaitesii, both of which I really wanted along with wendtii green and Mi Oya. ...
I ordered some plants today! Got Cryptocoryne petchii and Lagenandra thwaitesii, both of which I really wanted along with wendtii green and Mi Oya. That's the good news. When I ordered the sand there was plenty of all those, plus other crypts I wanted like walkeri. With the sand delay I got one of each. Would have been nice to have a few of each for small groups. Now I'm slightly annoyed.
Still no sparkle sand shipped. I think I could have walked to this place and back a few times. No idea where it is in PA, but still 2 weeks? Oh well.
I definitely want to get more petchii. I think that and my green gecko will be great for the foreground. I do have some Mi Oya so getting more isn't a big priority. It's perfect for the background though. I need some midground plants since my last bronze wendtii melted away.
Haha!! I check out for one night and you guys write a book!
I do have a mat of java moss in my tank... and I've seen the javas play in it from time to time. Maybe I'll get a spawn! lol! Or maybe the gourami will just eat the eggs. >_> They don't seem impossible to breed, but I would think you'd need a setup specifically for that.
Glad you went ahead and got the plants! If you'd waited longer they might not have been there at all!
If I don't post often someone, no name being mentioned, says I'm a lurker.
I am really glad to get the plants. I'm super excited about that Lagenandra thwaitesii. I'd only ever seen it for sale on sites overseas. They ship internationally, but I didn't know how the plant would fare coming from Asia. At least I was lucky enough to get some from someone in the US. It was cheap too.
I am planning more plants, but I'm not sure how many to get. It might be best to set the new tank up, plant what I have and see how much room I have. I do like dense plantings though.
I've gotten plants shipped from Singapore before. The FIRST time they sent them, they did something wrong in the paperwork, and customs burned them *cries* But they sent them a second time with no problems, just had to wait longer for them. . . and. . . had to be really sure to keep them all alone in QT for a while. I've read articles that they drench them in chemicals to be 100% sure no snails or anything that can't come over here isn't introduced, and that it can kill snails,shrimp. . . didn't take any chances on that one.
I don't *think* you can lurk on your own thread, lol, but keep posting anyway ;)
Was the second time they sent a replacement or did you have to pay for them as well? Were the plants just burned or were you in a bit of trouble as well? lol Just curious.
Not to many crypts I've seen from Asian sellers that I can't find from US ones. C. tonkinensis looked interesting, but as I was researching my response here I found someone selling it in the US. He also has Pangio kuhli for sale, so I obviously haven't tracked down every internet source for loaches yet.
Bucephalandras are some plants I'd really like to get some day, which is mostly why I looked at Asian sellers. The varieties in the US seem to run at least $25. On Aquabid and Ebay you can them for much cheaper. There's a catch though since the sellers always say they aren't responsible if the plants are taken by customs. That to me makes it pretty clear that they don't have phytosanitary certificates. Really not sure that it's worth it. In fact I'm sure it's not worth it in that case.
Shh Jes! You're giving hints as to the unnamed lurker caller.