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Old 06-24-2011, 12:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i will be the first on this thread to say ..... aqua soil is not a miracle substrate.

does it work in one word.....yes

but so does plain sand and other substrates.

i wont get into ti but read some of the threads on there about aquasoil. then make your accessment.

i use aquasoil and i like some of its qualities and hate some of its others

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Old 07-14-2011, 03:35 AM   #13 (permalink)
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hi,
I'm actually not into the planted tanks but i am into nano reef tanks and i have been to these shops you posted a hundred time's in the last year. LOL! I live in seoul, actually i live a mile away from those stores. I've bought a lot of stuff from some of the stores out there and they are usually good about equipment prices but livestock is another thing. They are usually about 15-20 dollars more expensive than the stand alone shops that i go to buy my livestock. I know of another area like this that has planted tank shops that's not that far from these shops. It's probably another 3 or 4 miles down the road, if that. (In seoul traffic it seems like 100 miles). I cant tell you how to get there without looking at a map with you, but i do know a website that has directions on how to get there or if you'd like you can tag along with me the next time i go over there. (www.aquaseoul.com) If you're ever interested in nano reef's let me know because i know of a couple of great places that have awesome coral and fish.
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i went .... it was awsome. im going again on saturday. and again next week and the week after that and after that and after that....
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Niiice! Post some pics the next time you go and keep an eye out for new plant species, they roll through there every so often.
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