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PostSubject: Online Aquarium Plants   Online Aquarium Plants EmptyWed Sep 29, 2010 11:23 pm

Does anyone ever buy plants online? If so any recommendations?
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PostSubject: Re: Online Aquarium Plants   Online Aquarium Plants EmptyThu Sep 30, 2010 2:04 am

I have bought lots of plants online but all from Aus. so i cant help with any shops.

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PostSubject: not much on plants here :(   Online Aquarium Plants EmptyTue Nov 02, 2010 4:37 pm

we need more advice and info on best plants for cat fish and aquariums Smile

keep the advice coming guys an gals Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Online Aquarium Plants   Online Aquarium Plants EmptyTue Nov 02, 2010 10:35 pm

hey, just thought i'd share what i deck my tanks out with. i usually go with what looks really nice to look at. and my peppermints don't complain as i always see them eating away at them!
i don't buy online as it's easier for me to get them at my LFS.

on my driftwoods there are a few different anubias - afzelli, barteri, lorraine. which are quite hardy plants and if the leaves get eaten and they still have roots the leaves will always grow back Smile
i use different vallis as well tall and short. i like this as it gives a nice lake look.
i use java fern as it is hardy (bitter in taste for fish) and it's a nice small bunch that can easily fill an empty space.
one of my favourites is dragon flame Smile under aquarium lights it looks great as it has purple and green colours so it adds something a little different. same with purple waffle but that doesn't seem to last as long for me.
i might mix it up sometimes trying new things, but i tend to stay with thick leaved plants.
that's pretty much what i like to use and again, it's only because i like the look of it. not entirely sure what's the best for catfish.
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PostSubject: Re: Online Aquarium Plants   Online Aquarium Plants EmptyWed Nov 03, 2010 8:52 am

Hi, same here, I am in Oz and buy online from a store and have had no problems or issues. cheers jk
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PostSubject: Re: Online Aquarium Plants   Online Aquarium Plants EmptyWed Nov 03, 2010 1:55 pm

I buy plant online sometimes, and have no dramas in Oz....I think Java fern is the best for Bns n plecs...also some water sprite on the surface dulls the light, They like the low light.. Some Anubias on wood is good too...
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PostSubject: online plants   Online Aquarium Plants EmptyWed Nov 03, 2010 11:33 pm

hi, darren. i have bought plants off ebay a couple of times now. the listing i use is. 25 live aquarium plants item number 220593421120 called last-trading-post@hotmail.co.uk £5.99 inc postage you won`t get 25 plants, but you will get 25 good cuttings, it`s a mixture of cuttings, and plants with bulbs attatched. read the listing carefully to fully understand it. they used to be £4.99 but have just gone up in price. but i think are still worth the price compared with my local shop. i have just ordered my 3rd batch. have a look and see what you think. if you cant find them get back to me and i will have another try for you. good luck, john.
p.s. if you ask them nicely they will send you the plants that you ask for.


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PostSubject: Re: Online Aquarium Plants   Online Aquarium Plants EmptyThu Nov 04, 2010 10:53 pm

bungalow wrote:
hi, darren. i have bought plants off ebay a couple of times now. the listing i use is. 25 live aquarium plants item number 220593421120 called last-tradingpost@hotmail.co.uk £5.99 inc postage you won`t get 25 plants, but you will get 25 good cuttings, it`s a mixture of cuttings, and plants with bulbs attatched. read the listing carefully to fully understand it. they used to be £4.99 but have just gone up in price. but i think are still worth the price compared with my local shop. i have just ordered my 3rd batch. have a look and see what you think. if you cant find them get back to me and i will have another try for you. good luck, john.
p.s. if you ask them nicely they will send you the plants that you ask for.
I tried contacting them to see if they would deliver to Ireland but my emails kept bouncing back
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PostSubject: online plants   Online Aquarium Plants EmptyFri Nov 05, 2010 7:38 am

sorry you will have to excuse me, i am in my sixte`s and only just learning myself how to use a computor. i think that i might have missed a digit on the email address for the online plant`s from ebay. i have had another look, please try this one. last-trading-post@hotmail.co.uk but you should be able to find the listing by typing in the item number on ebay. 220593421120 please let me know if you have any luck. john.
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PostSubject: Re: Online Aquarium Plants   Online Aquarium Plants EmptyFri Nov 05, 2010 11:10 pm

Thanks I found the ebay page but for some reason it doesn't have an "Ask the seller a question" LINK.I sent another email which didn't bounce back- hopefully they'll reply soon.
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PostSubject: online plants   Online Aquarium Plants EmptySat Nov 06, 2010 9:29 am

hi, if you follow the page right down to the bottom, you will see ASK A QUESTION. go through the link`s and in the end you will come to the part for your question. john. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Online Aquarium Plants   Online Aquarium Plants EmptySat Nov 06, 2010 10:29 am

bungalow wrote:
hi, if you follow the page right down to the bottom, you will see ASK A QUESTION. go through the link`s and in the end you will come to the part for your question. john. lol!

DOH! found it- seems they don't offer international postage- pity, sounded like a good deal
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PostSubject: Re: Online Aquarium Plants   Online Aquarium Plants EmptySat Nov 06, 2010 2:16 pm

For the UK I can't recommend Plants Alive highly enough.

http://www.plantsalive.co.uk/

There is another large retailer who james is similar to a certain type of script that runs on webpages but they were useless at getting me a correct order in a timely fashion.
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