06-14-2011, 01:14 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
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| | Re: Buying plants off of internet?
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!