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  • Aquatic Plant Online Retailers...

    Whats your experiences of online plant suppliers? Not so much Tropica retailers as we all know their quality. I'll start:

    Greenline Aquatic Plants:
    Ordered a few times and mostly alright. Stems tend to be cuttings with no root system. Last time I ordered I wasnt iiimpressed as a lot of the order were poor quality and a lot of my hairgrass was dead!

    URL: Greenline Aquatic Plants Ltd

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    Greenline are generally extremely good, and if you do have an issue, Andy will sort things out almost instantly if you email him. They sent me the wrong type of HC once, and as a sorry he sent me the biggest bag of the right type of HC youve ever seen for free.

    Unfortunatly in my area, all we have access to for quality, affordable plants is the internet, which is a pain. But with suppliers like Greenline, it makes life much easier.

    Also had quite a bit of success buying riccia from germany, took a little time to get here, but perfect quality stuff when it did. Riccia does travel extremely well though, so that might be why. I woudlnt buy more sensitive plants from so far away. Whenever I sell riccia on ebay it flys off the shelf.

    Aqua essentials stuff is extremely good, but also very expensive, if you can afford it, their tropica potted products are 100%.
    Flora


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    • #3
      I've used Greenline a few times and find the quality very good. Never had any problems. Yes they often are cuttings, but so what? They soon root without any problem. Aqua Essentials have good quality Tropica plants but don't have anywhere near as much choice as Greenline.

      James
      My Planted Tank Web Page

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      • #4
        Greenline always say in the item description if its cuttings or potted plants anyway
        Flora


        The only things that happen in an aquarium quickly, are BAD

        --------------------------
        235 litre
        EI ferts with 2w/g T8 and T5
        CO2 Pressurised system with Rhynox 5000
        --------------------------

        http://www.ukaps.org/images/Signiture1.gif

        Download the very useful Nutri-Calc v1.9 EI Dosing Calculator by Quenton

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        • #5
          Has noone used other suppliers then? Getting a database of suppliers would benefit us all.

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          • #6
            AM

            I buy almost everything from plants to equipment to glassware from Aquatic Magic in Malaysia. and food/fish from Pleco Aquatics in.....Lincolnshire

            AM sell plants that a lot of the others just don't have and at low prices as well. Some items like the mosses can be in small portions but they do grow well, and unlike everyone else there are so many different types and not just....yawn....java moss.

            Also plenty of crypt, anubia and sword species along with the nymphae.

            Never had a bad package from them although the last lot of taiwan moss I got was a little brown but 2 weeks later is bright green and growing steadily.

            Andy
            www.greenneedle.co.uk

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Aeropars View Post
              Has noone used other suppliers then? Getting a database of suppliers would benefit us all.
              when our new forum goes live (wont be long now at all) well have a whole section deditacted to this so its in hand
              Flora


              The only things that happen in an aquarium quickly, are BAD

              --------------------------
              235 litre
              EI ferts with 2w/g T8 and T5
              CO2 Pressurised system with Rhynox 5000
              --------------------------

              http://www.ukaps.org/images/Signiture1.gif

              Download the very useful Nutri-Calc v1.9 EI Dosing Calculator by Quenton

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              • #8
                Just to add to this as it is a useful thread.

                I got all of my plants from Plants Alive (Aquarium Plants | Pond Plants | Plants Alive)

                Wasnt overly impressed. The hairgrass, HC and a few of the stem plants where pretty much dead. They sent the order with the Riccia missing and the only communcation I have had about that is "to follow". I would say maybe 20% out of about 200 plants where great quality, 20% where dead or dying and the rest where ok.

                Next time I will definitly pay more and go somewhere else.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Aeropars View Post
                  Has noone used other suppliers then? Getting a database of suppliers would benefit us all.
                  In the USA I have used AquariumPlants.com Largest online sales / service site for the live aquarium plants & aquarium products community. a few times.
                  I think they were the only place that would ship a full co2 tank to me (for the extra $$) I have also purchased some Kasselman books and some planting implements.
                  As for plants, I think they have a pretty large selection and they have no minimum order. The Rotala Rotundifolia came in good shape and in a nice color, and the bunch I ordered had maybe like 2 dozen+ stems. The anubias was very pretty and they sent me 4 nymphea bulbs instead of the 2 I ordered.
                  All the plants were shipped in wet newspaper in a plastic bag inside of a box.

                  My experience all in all has been very good and I have to recommend them.
                  Plus I like the no min. order policy.

                  I am about to order from Floridadriftwood's Aquarium Plants & Driftwood and will post my experience with them when I do.

                  -Mike B-

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                  • #10
                    oops, just saw this in the new posts list and didnt realize it was for the UK
                    (in the UK Aquatic Plant Society forum)
                    -Sorry!

                    -Mike-

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