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Austin 07-26-2013 01:34 AM

Best place to order plants?
 
Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a good place to buy plants. Back a few years ago it seemed the forum favorite was sweet aquatics. It seems like they are gone now. :(

Anyways, I really just want one plant... Jungle vallisneria, but I can't seem to find it at any nearby fish stores, even though its supposed to be common! Does anyone know of any places with fairy cheap shipping? I don't wanna pay 15$ just to ship one plant. Or maybe I'd be better off asking in the aquarium classified sections?

Thanks!

BarbH 07-26-2013 02:06 AM

For just jungle val I would suggest trying to see if you can fund some from a fellow hobbyist. I am sure that someone here probably has plenty in their tank.

Austin 07-26-2013 04:38 AM

Yes I heard it grows quickly! Well, I posted on the aquarium classified section. I guess I'll see if anyone would do me a favor. :D

Also still open to suggestions if there's any cheap places. :) I can't imagine they'd need more than a little padded envelope.

Boredomb 07-26-2013 05:55 AM

I had a bad experience with Sweet Aquatics but they were cheap. There won't be any places online that you are going to find cheap shipping. Best bet is to find a fellow tanker that has it and is willing to some. I use to have that plant and it did great for me but they get freaking huge!!! I got mine from Pet Supplies and Fish Supplies at That Fish Place - That Pet Place 2 years ago but shipping wasn't cheap through I also got several other plants as well.

Austin 07-26-2013 06:16 AM

Thanks I guess for now I'll see if I can find anyone who has some. I actually saw one vallisneria at petco but I didn't know the variety and it was covered in green hair algae and looked kind of neglected.. I'd have to cut half the plant away and pray that it made it. What is the common variety that stores carry?

Also when I ordered from sweet aquatics I got really healthy plants. I read a thread at some point somewhere and it sounded like they went downhill in their customer service and quality (heard it was due to weather or something partly?) and apparently eventually went out of business. :( shame.

rexpepper651 07-26-2013 09:15 AM

i had awesome experience with AquariumPlants.com.

Agent13 07-26-2013 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by rexpepper651 (Post 2645058)
i had awesome experience with AquariumPlants.com.

Yep..Thats the place I went batsh!t crazy and ordered WAAAY too many plants. All very healthy.

BarbH 07-26-2013 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Boredomb (Post 2644154)
I had a bad experience with Sweet Aquatics but they were cheap. There won't be any places online that you are going to find cheap shipping. Best bet is to find a fellow tanker that has it and is willing to some. I use to have that plant and it did great for me but they get freaking huge!!! I got mine from Pet Supplies and Fish Supplies at That Fish Place - That Pet Place 2 years ago but shipping wasn't cheap through I also got several other plants as well.

I think that your bad experience was around the same time mine was a couple if years back. When I was getting ready to order plants for the current tank I was searching for places to order from and my search on sweet aquatics showed that around that time they seemed to be having a lot of problems and they finally went out of business.

Quote:

Originally Posted by rexpepper651 (Post 2645058)
i had awesome experience with AquariumPlants.com.

When I ordered my plants for my current tank went with them. Because I did a large order I didn't have to pay much for shipping. For a small order shipping can be pretty steep since they do flat rates based on how much you are ordering. My experience with them was good. Did have some plants missing but a quicl call to customer service squared it away and recieved the rest of my plants the following week.

fishkid 07-26-2013 10:46 AM

My 46 gallon tank is overrun with huge jungle vals if you're interested.


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rexpepper651 07-26-2013 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by BarbH (Post 2645554)
I think that your bad experience was around the same time mine was a couple if years back. When I was getting ready to order plants for the current tank I was searching for places to order from and my search on sweet aquatics showed that around that time they seemed to be having a lot of problems and they finally went out of business.



When I ordered my plants for my current tank went with them. Because I did a large order I didn't have to pay much for shipping. For a small order shipping can be pretty steep since they do flat rates based on how much you are ordering. My experience with them was good. Did have some plants missing but a quicl call to customer service squared it away and recieved the rest of my plants the following week.


their shipping was a little spendy on my order but it was worth it.only thing i dont like is the way they do their shipping. they ship on weds and another day only. if i would of ordered on tues i would of got my plants the next day for the same price as 2nd day shipping due to my location my jungal val wass huge and all plants were very healthy as well. haha agent i kind of went a lil crazy too when i ordered


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