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Old 12-21-2009, 12:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Check out aquariumplants.com if you're looking to stock 120g. Their prices are probably better than any actual shop...even when you factor in 2day shipping. I bought from them for the first time and gotta admit, the plants are nice and are growing well (red/green melon swords are pretty). I just wish they had better pictures on the website and it would be nice if they labeled which plant was which when they ship the stuff.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hmmm, never tried ordering plants from them yet... Most of my purchases there are equipments and ferts... Will consider them too...
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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What ferts of theirs do you use? I got the "total" pellets and the liquid fertilizer. I notice the pellet ferts make the swords very happy, but not sure about the liquid stuff...or if I even need it. What really sucks about the liquid is that there's no description on the website (or bottle) about what's actually in there, nor are there dosing directions. When asking the guy on the phone, he vaguely said "one or two drops per 10 gallons, once or twice a week should do...depending on the amount of plants". When asked what a "drop" means, he said about a mL.

I'll use what I got, but due to lack of specifics/ingredients, I won't buy more of the liquid stuff.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:56 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I also bought their total pellets (along with 2 buckets of their substrate) and Seachem Flourish and Excel for liquid ferts... Total pellets seems working well with my emersed plants without dosing anymore trace in the water...

Maybe their trace liquid has almost the same ingredients as with their pellets version (just a thought)... Though it sucks if nothing written there about dosing instructions...
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:49 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Greenwich Aquaria definitely have better prices on fish (plus as you said 15% off on Sundays) - in terms of plant prices though, both places are comparable. In my opinion, HoF has an edge over Greenwich Aquaria in terms of plant selection and plant health - did you see their plant stock tank (the one at the bottom)?
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:31 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Went on an LFS trip to Fish Bowl in Stamford yesterday and they only have a handful of plant selection in their 50gal (I think) tank... Not a good source for plants IMO... Though they have a few interesting fish selections like rose line sharks ($28 a piece ), Congo Tetras and Discus...
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:52 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I will admit HoF prices on there fish are up up and away but still is a great store to see. I hope to go there this weekend to see there ADA tanks and hit Greenwich aquaria for some fish.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:44 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Since I'm on vacation this week and if weather permits, I'm planning to go for another LFS trip drive... Destination: Puppy Center in West Hartford...
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best place for plants is aquatic wildlife in manchester
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best place for plants is aquatic wildlife in manchester
Hmmm, that's 20mins away from Puppy Center, I'll probably check that out too since I'm on a fish store trip mode...
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