Online Plant stores --- which is best?? - New to Planted Aquariums - Aquatic Plant Central

Go Back   Aquatic Plant Central > Welcome Forums! > New to Planted Aquariums

New to Planted Aquariums Don't know where to begin? Find your answer here.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-09-2005, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 399
iTrader Ratings: 35
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
ringram is a regular member
Default Online Plant stores --- which is best??

Anyone have a suggestion or 2 for GOOD online venders for plants?
I know of several, but not sure which one I should go with, as there are a few species that I can't find at the LFS's, so online seems to be the only option.
How was your experience? How many times have you used them? How fast were they? Condition of plants? Comparable shipping charges?

Thanks.
-Ryan
ringram is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 02-09-2005, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 36
iTrader Ratings: 0
spyder is a regular member
Default

Have a look in the sponsor section of the forum. That's a good place to start...
spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2005, 11:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 54
iTrader Ratings: 0
Troy Hendrickson is a regular member
Default

When it comes to knowledge, service and support, Aquabotanic gets my vote hands down. Robert is also a champion in promoting the hobby in general through his active participation in the AGA which most other vendors don't even belong to.

To me that says Robert loves his work and wants others to enjoy it while other vendors would rather just make a buck off of it.
Troy Hendrickson is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 02-09-2005, 11:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
TeutonJon78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 193
iTrader Ratings: 0
TeutonJon78 is a regular member
Default

aquariumplants.com has good cutomer service. If buying stem plants, though I'd wait till it gets warmer out to get better specimins. I got some really good anubias from them. If you are looking for supplies, they seem to have about the best prices on those.
TeutonJon78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2005, 01:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
JanS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Hibbing, Mn. USA
Posts: 6,352
iTrader Ratings: 5
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
JanS is a valuable member of the community JanS is a valuable member of the community JanS is a valuable member of the community
Default

As stated, you can't go wrong with most of the sponsors here.

Aside from them, I've had some of the best luck buying or trading with the members here. Just watch the classifieds and you can find lots of rare stuff.

And of course, I've had very good luck with all of the stuff I've gotten from Aquabid.
Lowcoaster (Charley), is one of them and he always has a huge selection and will special order for you. I've received a few orders from him, and the plants are good quality, the service is great, and the shipping is reasonable.

Not that I'm trying to sway you one way or the other, just giving you some of my experiences and options.
JanS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2005, 02:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member of SCAPE
 
fishfry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: so cali
Posts: 628
iTrader Ratings: 7
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
fishfry is a regular member
Default

I have had good luck with private trades and aquabid...you know what you are getting when you do it that way.
fishfry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2005, 04:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
MatPat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 3,819
iTrader Ratings: 34
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
MatPat is a valuable member of the community MatPat is a valuable member of the community
Default

I have received the best quality plants from others in the hobby, be it through trades, outright purchases, or Aquabid. I almost always receive longer, healthier, and a larger quantity than advertised by hobbyists.

The worst plants I have received have come from retailers. They are usually much smaller and in much worse condition than those received from hobbyists.

If you do get plants from a retailer, try one of the sponsors of this site, as already suggested. I have not used any of our sponsors so I cannot comment either positively or negatively.
MatPat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2005, 06:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 61
iTrader Ratings: 0
jcolletteiii is a regular member
Angry

I don't want to get too negative toward a sponsor, but let me just say that I will never make another purchase from aquatic-store.com (aka plant-aquarium.com) . PM me for the particulars if interrested. I will be glad to flame them off-post.

Someone advised me to trade with, or buy from a fellow hobbiest. No shipping if your close by, and you can see what you'll get - WITH NO POSSIBILITY OF SUBSTITUTIONS OR DECREASED QTY!

-joe
jcolletteiii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2005, 11:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 61
iTrader Ratings: 0
jcolletteiii is a regular member
Default

Well, it looks as if Mr. Russo is really making an effort to fix the problem with my order. I'll let you all know the results of his effort when I get the new box.

-joe
jcolletteiii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2005, 06:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 10
iTrader Ratings: 0
Sugarnails is a regular member
Default

I hope everything turns out okay for you, Joe.

Does anyone have anything to say about floridadriftwood.com? They seem to have some nice plants for nice prices. Their 500ml Tropica Master Grow is nearly 2x the price as the one at bigalsonline.com, though.
Sugarnails is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Aquatic Plant Central > Welcome Forums! > New to Planted Aquariums > Online Plant stores --- which is best??

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Aquatic Plant Forum Replies Last Post
Plant stores in southern california psidriven US Store Reviews 4 07-26-2007 02:20 PM
Needing to find a great online plant dealer! Breadhead Aquascaping 2 01-10-2005 11:45 AM
Announcing The Plant Finder! MiamiAG Site feedback 0 09-04-2004 07:49 AM
New APC Feature: The Plant Finder! MiamiAG Announcements 0 09-04-2004 07:19 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1