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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-29-2019, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Where do you get your plants?

So, I'm going to be needing some plants for my new 5 gallon tank and was curious where people get their plants! I'm in the US so I've got petco/petsmart locations but am also open to ordering online. In the past, I've gotten those tube plants with the gel in the bottom from the chain petstores. I know people have issues with plants bringing in pest snails or parasites/worms with their plants and I'd really rather avoid this. I also worry with ordering online if the plant will be able to survive the shipping. I live in an apartment complex where packages that aren't delivered directly to our mailboxes are often delivered in to the mailroom with the main office, who then sorts packages and sends out emails to notify that they have arrived and are ready to be picked up. This is convenient but also a pain if my package is delivered outside of office hours.

I'm leaving towards starting with java ferns and anubias since I've grown these before and know they can survive in my tank with gravel but am also intrigued with trying floating plants or even a carpeting plant but know I need to do my research and see which options I have that won't require me to be using C02 injections or could do okay with gravel substrate and root tabs.

I guess my main question is, if you've ordered plants online, do you have any specific places you'd recommend? If you've ordered off of Amazon, are there any sellers you do or do NOT recommend? Thank you!

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You can look into wetplants.com or https://www.aquariumplantsfactory.com/ a lot of the people on her order from them. I on the other hand Use Petco for both stem (or Bunch plants ) if they have nice stock I also buy the snail free Plastic tube plants. Just make sure your not seeing a lot of dead leaves in the package. I also buy Tube plants from PetSmart. However I have a little LFS Up in Erie I go to and thy always have some great bunch plants and plants in general they have a ready supply and offer really nice bunches and prices on their plants. I also count on them for different rock and driftwood in decor.
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Iíve purchased rom Bruce plants and also purchased off eBay and aqua bid. They do flat prices so I donít need the stress of bidding. Just look at the sellerís reviews, Iíve never had a bad sale except for the one time I ordered Val and it was shipped poorly.


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I get a lot of my plants from PetSmart, and have had good success with them, they've never brought snails or disease into my tank.

Online I get plants from Aquarium Plants Factory, and on Amazon I use Mainam. How the plants arrive usually depends on how delicate the plants are. I've had some arrive melted, and half dead, others arrive in terrific shape. I've not noticed any snails or other pest on the plants.
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Petco, Petsmart tube plants,ebay check the sellers rating. I will be ordering from aquariumplantsfactory.com at this website they tell you how to care for the plants and I like that. A few people recommend them on here. I would not place a very large order online until you find out if the seller is good just place a small order at first.
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I bought frogbits from ebay and so far it was good actually starting to propagate. I got some from petco java fern in a tube for some reason it started to melt i cut off the bad stems lets see how it recups if it does. Petco petsmart etc have decent prices for those kind of plants.

For my next project I am probably going to order from h2oplants.com
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I was curious of this myself, as I'm looking into buying plants. Though I have heard a lot that Petco and Petsmart have decent options, buying online seems to be pretty popular too.

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I'll definitely have to check out Aquarium Plants factory since so many of you recommended them, thanks!

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Hi

I usually buy from Petco and Sungrow Amazon. They provide best quality plants like marimos moss balls etc.

Try and you will like it.

Hope this helps.

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So, I'm going to be needing some plants for my new 5 gallon tank and was curious where people get their plants! I'm in the US so I've got petco/petsmart locations but am also open to ordering online. In the past, I've gotten those tube plants with the gel in the bottom from the chain petstores. I know people have issues with plants bringing in pest snails or parasites/worms with their plants and I'd really rather avoid this. I also worry with ordering online if the plant will be able to survive the shipping. I live in an apartment complex where packages that aren't delivered directly to our mailboxes are often delivered in to the mailroom with the main office, who then sorts packages and sends out emails to notify that they have arrived and are ready to be picked up. This is convenient but also a pain if my package is delivered outside of office hours.

I'm leaving towards starting with java ferns and anubias since I've grown these before and know they can survive in my tank with gravel but am also intrigued with trying floating plants or even a carpeting plant but know I need to do my research and see which options I have that won't require me to be using C02 injections or could do okay with gravel substrate and root tabs.

I guess my main question is, if you've ordered plants online, do you have any specific places you'd recommend? If you've ordered off of Amazon, are there any sellers you do or do NOT recommend? Thank you!
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