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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