Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Oil City PA. USA
Thank You Russell for the comment it really does mean a lot.
DaceyJ Thank you also. Have you received the plants yet? I checked the price and it's not a bad price for on line sales. I don't know what the shipping is on them? That's where most sellers on Ebay get you. I have two sources around me here In Oil City, that I go to for plants. In the most cases when I go to the shops they have a very good and healthy selection. I guess This week was not a good week to shop for plants. They had very good rooted plants of which you could tell from the pictures. But their bunch plants were pretty much picked over, and sparse. They really were not up to my standards so I didn't buy.
When I buy plants for my 5.5 gal. I have the planting and position of each plant worked out in my mind. I know how I want it to look. Not only in the tank but the shape of the plant or bunch it's self. So to me if I find the right plant the price is not a stopper. For a bunch of scarlet I usually pay between $2.49 and $2.89 for a bunch of between 10 and 15 stems. For my Banana plants I pay $2.49 each. I see them in other stores like Petco for $9.99 each, this is outrageous in pricing.
I never have bought more than two or three of the same kind of plant for a 5.5 gal. so quantity is not what I'm looking for. I basically look for unique plants that you don't see or can't get easily. ( now don't take offense to this next line because it's a general thought) It's the difference of lighting needs and supplement needs, and knowing the difference of what each plant will need. and the difference between a shop that caters to all facets of the hobby, or the box stores that can't find people that they can train in the proper care of the fish and plants, so they sell only beginner plants.
There have been times when I have paid upwards of $60.00 for a certain plant because of the nature of the plant and how rare it is on the market. ( Plus the fact I was being stupid and only looking at the being rare) And then finding out all the little things I didn't think of in their needs, and loosing the plant months later.
I think you got a good price from the seller. I just hope when you get them they are in the shape he claims them to be. Let me know if they got there safely.