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Old 02-03-2012, 05:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am new to Aquatic plants and I am wondering where everyone purchases their substrate and plants from, the local chain fish stores don't have anything!
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you should add your city/state to your id, so we can see where "local" is located.

You can buy a lot of plants on APC, check the FS section.

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I'm fortunate enough to have multiple LFS around me, three of which I visit frequently that I never knew were there until I went through about three phone books & Facebook. You never know what you'll find until you dig a little deeper!
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PetSmart carries flourite, and FloraMax
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you should add your city/state to your id, so we can see where "local" is located.

You can buy a lot of plants on APC, check the FS section.
For some reason I can't find where to add the "Location" too on the User control Panel, but I live in Baltimore, MD.
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PetSmart carries flourite, and FloraMax
I saw that PetSmart has FloraMax but my local store doesn't carry it, they said that they used to, but no one ever purchased it so that stop carrying it. I know that I can order it online, but I wasn't sure of the quality of the product? does anyone here use it? and if so, do I mix it with something or do I just use it by it self?

I have a 55 gallon tank that I am going to use, and I am assuming I need a 2"-3" layer to give the plants a nice root bed.

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to edit your location, go to your user page. (e.g. http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f.../joshvito.html )

on the 'about me tab', you can change your home town.
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If you are in baltimore, Do a google for AQUARIUM DEPOT, EXOTIC AQUATICS, PETSMART and Toms Tropicals. I would suggest Exotic Aquatics. There is one more just North of Baltimore, but cant recall the name.

Just google Baltimore Aquarium Shops
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Also consider house of Tropicals.
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If you are in baltimore, Do a google for AQUARIUM DEPOT, EXOTIC AQUATICS, PETSMART and Toms Tropicals. I would suggest Exotic Aquatics. There is one more just North of Baltimore, but cant recall the name.

Just google Baltimore Aquarium Shops
Aquarium Depot is not to far from where I live but they are going out of Business, or least it looks like it, it is a dump on the inside now, and the shelves are empty.
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