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Old 03-05-2019, 06:09 AM   #181 (permalink)
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This way of growing plants sounds like an aquatic plant Russian roulette process! It clearly requires a lot of knowledge that we don't get from caring for our aquarium plants.
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So I have to be up for my day job in about 5 hours. So not gonna be much typing

Things continue to do well. Very very well actually. Most of my plants are right on track. My Iguazu 2009 and Cryptocoryne x timahensis are both recovering well. Not gonna be ready super soon, but they are alive and contamination free too.

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Another quick update and then bed.

Things are going along well. I'm waiting on samples of my new cups to come in. Found a new supplier. Going to be getting 2000 of them if they're as good as they look online.

23 species. Should be looking to fill wholesale orders in 4 to 6 weeks. B2B only. 4 stores in NY, a few websites, a a few stores in other states so far.

If I can hit 2k cups per month I'll be quitting my job and going full time with this.


Also going to be moving my lab in a month or so, since if we can't move I'll be needing the room it's all in right now for a nursery. Expecting our little girl in October.


So very close to making this into a reality I can feel it at my fingertips. Now I just need to get the customers to support that kinda volume.

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Old 05-19-2019, 05:46 AM   #187 (permalink)
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A year ago this week I was on an ordering spree with all the cash I borrowed from my 401k to make my dream of owning my own legitimate lab business become a reality.

This week I'm hoping to get the samples of the containers I'll use to start doing wholesale orders, very close to pulling this off. 36 species of plants thriving.

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What's your brand? I'll keep an eye out for it if I see it in the lfs.
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What's your LFS I'll shoot em some samples once I get my containers in I can hit the production, finding customers to take that production is gonna be my next hurdle.

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Something that might increase the market for these plants would be an article, or series of articles about how to best use them. Most of us have no problem using cuttings, or potted plants to get our planted aquarium started, but I'll bet that 80% of us are very wary about handling such tiny, seemingly fragile "baby" plants. I think I would make a big effort to get the word out about how easy it is to use these plants. (I'm just assuming it is easy.) There are several on line and printed publications that would probably welcome such articles.
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