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need assistance finding affordable aquarium plants online

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by Leslie, Jul 30, 2008.

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  1. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    i cant find plants at local store

    I can find alot of plants at local stores. and the ones they have look brown and half dead. Or they dont have the ones i want to get. where else can i get some plants at that are going to cost alot with exspesive shipping and handleing.
     
  2. Anthony

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    Have you tried aquabid and ebay ?
     
  3. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    some of the prices are alot on ebay. i will look at aquiabid
     
  4. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    they are more costly at aquabid too. i guess prices have gone up since i have looked last.
     
  5. Anthony

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    When I purchased some plants from I didn't think they were too bad.

    I got about 3 balls of java moss for about 5 bucks and a free plant of my choice, which I picked crypt. I paid about 3 something for a large java fern plant.
     
  6. Leslie

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    maybe im looking at them wrong. but i see them for like a ball of moss for 5.95 and then 6 for shipping and handling.
     
  7. Anthony

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    No, you're looking at them correctly. I just checked for myself. I've never purchased plants from either online services. It is pretty expensive.
     
  8. Leslie

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    the stores down here dont have many plants. so now im just stuck. im ready just to go dig some grass up from my yard an see if it lives. only kidding. maybe i will try to put a ad on cl to see if anyone has plants forsale.
     
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    What about the plant bulbs from Wal-Mart ? The thread below this talks about them. I'm not sure if you wanted specific plants or not. The Wal-Mart ones will all be stem plants so no java moss or those type of plants.
     
  10. Leslie

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    I didnt see any last time i was there. I will have to look agian. someone had said the planted a lilly. will that actully grow in a tank??
     
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    Re: i cant find plants at local store

    well i have 2 of those. i dont know if they are still alive. i bought them a year ago for my pond i never did. would they still be alive?
     
  13. Anthony

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    I have no idea what the "shelf life" on bulbs is.
     
  14. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    i will try them anyways. if they grow great. if not thats okay too. i wish i could find a little bit of mossy type stuff.
     
  15. Anthony

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    Someone on here may have some java moss they can sell you cheaper. Post an ad in the Trading Post.
     
  16. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    i went to walmart yesterday and forgot to look and see if they had any bulbs. that figures.
     
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    Buying plants online

    Okay I'm looking for the best places to buy plants online including, Java Fern, Moss, and anything else. I checked ebay store AquaticMagic and now looking for any other possibilities.
     
  18. Anonymous

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    I normally either submit to the limited selection around town or use ebay. I would also try aquabid.com
     
  19. Anthony

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    I'm not sure about quality, as I've heard bad stories about their fish, but <a class="postlink" href="http://www.LiveAquaria.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.LiveAquaria.com</a> seems to have good prices on their plants.
     
  20. trajik ink

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    you can also try foster and smith...
     
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