06-24-2011, 12:38 PM
The Plant Whisperer
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Harrogate, TN
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
| | Re: ChongGyeChon Street South Korea (Aquarium street)
Oh man trust me I bargained for about 30 minutes. I even pulled the whole never mind then and walked out the shop. But I eventually returned about an hour after that and just bought the plants for $15. I don't think they would have come down in price on the Marselia. But ultimately I think I did get a decent bargain since the Marselia looks like something we don't have in the US. I did get a bargain on the liverwort though
I think the shops in the US don't make plant tanks like this because culturally people here don't appreciate fish tanks as much. People here view fish as a disposable pet in general and something you don't have to invest a lot of time into. In Asia people seem to revere nature and spend a lot of time tending to gardens, plants and natural things. They have a lot more experience designing gardens and growing plants, so I think its an easier learning curve to grow aquatic plants for them then people in America.
One thing is for sure though, I think I will be trying Aquasoil out soon... It seems amazingly straight forwards and every single plant tank there had perfect plants and no algae. Even the more difficult plants like Rotala macrandra and Nesea were growing perfectly.