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Aquabotanic
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Description: Online Plant sales


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Piscesgirl
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Registered: February 2004
Location: Vance County, North Carolina
Posts: 1916
Review Date: Sun April 24, 2005 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Good selection, fast delivery, plants in good condition
Cons: none

I ordered some plants from Aquabotanic last year, and they not only arrived sooner than I expected (in 2 days), but really a much larger quantity than I expected. The stems were large, not the tiny ones one sometimes gets.

I am at a point where I just buy a plant or two, or trade with other hobbyists, but if I was planning to buy more than a plant or two, would definitely purchase from Aquabotanic.

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lionsgate
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Registered: December 2006
Posts: 1
Review Date: Sat May 5, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Top quality plants, well packed for shipment
Cons: Difficult to contact the retailer by telephone.

A couple of people I know recommended Aquabotanic. I'm very jaded about ordering aquatic plants online because in the past I've received some really poor quality items from other dealers, but I am extremely pleased with Aquabotanic. The plants arrived quickly and were outstanding in size and quality. I ordered several plants, both potted and bare root. They were all beautiful! Actually there were so many that I had a number of plants left over. Other online retailers would have given me small plants that would barely have suited my needs. Aquabotanic sent me plants that were so lush and large that, even after planting my 24 G, I have several plants left over that I set aside for another tank.

The only suggestions I have are these. It would be helpful if the retailer added an 800 number and add lines so they are able to take a greater number of calls simultaneously. It's possible that they only have one or two lines at present. I tried to call their office before I placed the order. Their voice mail didn't allow me to leave a message; instead I was requested to send them an email. That was a little off putting and I came close to not ordering at all, but I'm glad I went ahead and did it anyway.

The other suggestion I would make is this. Only after placing my order did I learn (from the company that processes their online transactions) that Aquabotanic normally ships orders a week after they are received. This wasn't disclosed among their "terms of sale". I emailed the retailer about it and they offered to ship the plants out immediately, which I very much appreciated.

That said, this is definitely one retailer that I will use again and recommend to others.
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joshvito
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Registered: April 2009
Location: buffalo, NY
Posts: 715
Review Date: Mon June 8, 2009 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 3 

 
Pros: all the plants I ordered were included
Cons: plants not very healthy, signature required shipping

I have ordered aquarium plants and fish online through retailers and auctions, I belong to my local planted aquarium society PAPAS(http://www.homeofpapas.org/), consider myself to be successful at keeping healthy aquariums.
With that being said, I will not order from this retailer again. The plants came with duckweed all over them, and the swords I ordered had brown leaves with holes in them.
I order rooted, potted, and stem plants. The stem plants had almost no leaves on the bottom third of the stem. An the Isotoes lacustis had half of their leaves detached upon arrival.
Like I said earlier, I received the plants I ordered in the exact quantity I ordered, but they were not in very good condition.
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Also , the package was sent requiring a signature. I just so happened to miss the ups guy, and he took the package back with him, and I had to pick the box up later that evening. I wish I was given the option for the box to be left at the door!

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