06-07-2020, 11:51 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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| | WTB: Larger quantities of African plants en masse
Hello everybody! I'll be starting a new Walstad type tank meant to reproduce the West Congo Basin and I have some very specific but not difficult to source plants in mind. The challenge is to get them in a specific window of time, already in the submerged forms and rooted or at least a good start on their roots. And in vast quantities.
Ideally I would like to source them from one person so that they can all arrive at the same time and I can just flood and plant on that day. I thought about just ordering online or going to the LFS but those plants are usually emergent and don't always look or feel their best and I need to take full advantage of the initial flush of nutrients that comes with a soil based tank while having enough ammonium left over to do a fishless cycle.
Here's what I'm after:
Anubias barteri var. coffeefolia (variegated would be awesome but not a deal breaker)
Nymphaea zenkeri 'Red'
Nesaea pedicellata 'Golden'
Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini'
Here's the catch:
I need enough of each to cover a 15 cm by 15 cm (6 inch x 6 inch) square densely. Naturally the Bolbitis and Anubias will be mounted (to stone). The hornwort will be floating, of course. The Crinum and red lotus will just be single, individual specimens. Bonus if they have pups! Stretch goal: The hair grass will already be disentangled and cut into individual plugs but that's not a deal breaker.
I need to receive these plants between June 26th and July 11. This is when, not coincidentally, I'm taking my PTO from work and seeing how no one's doing much travelling these days... Well, I'll need something constructive to do.
I'm willing to state publicly here & now that I know that I'm asking for is a lot so I'm willing to pay fairly and in proportion to the task for both the quality and quantity plus fast shipping, cold pack and insurance. Shipping will be to Austin, TX 78745-8118.
Please carefully consider my conditions carefully and PM me a quote. Don't worry about coming off as being unreasonable because I am the one making an unreasonable request so I've already resigned myself to the fact that this ain't gonna be cheap. I am perfectly capable of using your payment method of choice.
If I can't get everything from a single individual, I can figure out how to do the coordination.
So my fellow water weed farmers, can you help me out?