Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Central, OH
yes, they are a huge seller on both ebay and aquabid. looking at my e-mail i placed my order december 31, and the seller was projecting they might get here january 10-14. not bad for overseas shipping if they make it! but i don't think it would get to you in a week. i've been going around to my local pet stores one by one using the yelp app and picking up most of my plants and equipment locally, i am also new to this. i've read good things about their shipping in general, but yeah, i would expect it to take more time than that. aemaki, the issue i was reading about was that some people believed that the moss they were selling as submersible would only thrive emerged, one of their species of fissiddens (sp?) that looked really cool. i don't know if they were right or wrong, but it did make me cautious, there's no harm in double checking what the seller is telling you! :)
there are people out there that will sell moss balls as marimo, that arent really marimo. I dont remember what moss it is exactly, but it doesnt actually grow in a ball like marimo does and when the sellers roll them it causes the insides to eventually rot. You have to go through a reputable seller for the balls. BUT since the seller has mostly positive reviews I dont think that is the case.
Also, just letting you know for future referance, that it's illegal to import certain (if not all) plants without going through a transhipper. Some sellers will send them to you without bothering about the transhipper just to make it cheaper and faster for you, and they make more money. BUT if those plants were to get caught in customs you would be the one geting in trouble for them since the seller isnt a US resident.
Be careful about importing in the future
10 HM, 3 HMPK, 5 HMPK fry
8 German Blue Ram, 5 Green Dragon BNP, 4 Albino BNP, 4 Calico BNP, 6 Red BNP, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 2 ADF, 7 Peppered Cories, & 6 Tiger Endlers + Fry
12 full time tanks, 4 NPT, 6 QT/Breeders