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Old 04-25-2011, 06:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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That is Jojo's store. It's a amazing store. He has a very nice selection of plants.

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You really don't ever need to buy plants from the internet unless you have huge amounts of cash to blow. Local stuff is much cheaper and readily available!

As mentioned, try Aquascapes, but be patient- it seems like nothing in that store is really for sale except hardware & fish. The last few times I was there they talked me out of buying anything. It's a strange marketing practice and I don't know how they pay the bills. They do have amazing tanks, but they won't sell anything from them.

Coral Fish Hawaii in Pearl City is much better to buy plants from, and crazy cheap too! The freshwater stuff is all upstairs. I have bought bundles of plants there and never spent more than $4. Military discount, too!

The Petco's are locally owned, and sometimes you can find gems in there for cheap- just know that you're not going to find super-custom stuff, the big-box pet stores are geared for kids that want "Nemo" and to spend $50 on a betta bowl. I found an amazing Amazon Sword at the Pearl City location once, and also the most prolific aponogeton I've ever owned- so shop around and keep it local!
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As mentioned, try Aquascapes, but be patient- it seems like nothing in that store is really for sale except hardware & fish. The last few times I was there they talked me out of buying anything. It's a strange marketing practice and I don't know how they pay the bills. They do have amazing tanks, but they won't sell anything from them.
I know what you mean. But when you want something from the display tanks just ask them when they're going to be trimming and come back when its for sale, happens to me all the time.

I think its great that with some of the harder plants they ask you what your set up is like and if they don't think its gonna make it they don't sell it. It would be irresponsible for them to sell plants if they know the plants would end up dead.

Its like a store selling a small Oscar or a Pacu and they know its going to be housed in a 10 gallon, if they had any interest in your/your fishes happiness they would talk you out of it.
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