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I am having a hard time finding somewhere to buy plants from online, I want to get everything in one order to combine shipping but I cannot find all that I want in the same place for a decent cost.

Any suggestions on sites? I've looked at peabodyparadise already, they had most of what I wanted but their wisteria is emersed, which I don't want.

The main ones I'm struggling to find is Anubias nana and water wisteria, if someone has one they don't have the other.
 

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Emersed just means its grown above water prior to sale. When you convert it to submerged, it will regrow new aquatic leaves is all.
 
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Bluestreakfl said:
Emersed just means its grown above water prior to sale. When you convert it to submerged, it will regrow new aquatic leaves is all.
The difference in wisteria is so dramatic I wasn't sure if it changes or not and how long it takes?
 

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Any plant that can be grown both submerged or emersed, can transition to one or the other. Anytime plants are transferred to new water parameters, not just submerged vs emersed you still may get some die off and then regrowth. Being that water wisteria is a fast grower, I don't think it would take to long to convert. Dolfan or jetajockey might be able to give you an idea how long it will take to convert.
 
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I've shot Dolfan a message to see what plants he has left, his prices seem almost unbeatable after searching around.
 

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I really love this Planted Aquariums Central. She sends really well packed, beautiful plants. I have bought the majority of my plants from their along with some from Petsmart etc.

 

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Petsmart is good for those tissue cultured plant packs. No snails, and lots of "nodes" I guess you could say, the plants are usually small but you get a lot of them. Good for planting big tanks.
 

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DanB80TTS said:
I am having a hard time finding somewhere to buy plants from online, I want to get everything in one order to combine shipping but I cannot find all that I want in the same place for a decent cost.

Any suggestions on sites? I've looked at peabodyparadise already, they had most of what I wanted but their wisteria is emersed, which I don't want.

The main ones I'm struggling to find is Anubias nana and water wisteria, if someone has one they don't have the other.
Those two plants can be found at Petsmart. Bought a couple there myself.


 

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I have bought a lot of these and have found them to be both pricy and high quality. I would buy from the plant god Dolfan but he doesn't ship to Canada
 
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Found some good looking places online but then they wanted $40+ to ship! That would be reasonable if you are planting a bit take and spending $100+ on plants but when your only looking and $20-30 it's not happening. I'm in talks with Dolfan, I will just have to hit up petsmart I think for Anubias. Petco fails to label the exact plant and just calls them assorted Anubias, their submerged plants looked pretty pitiful this week.
 

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I found this here in Canada and ships to the US from what I can see. Has better prices then any of the LFS around here and with the US$ whopping ours it may give you an advantage as well. He sells tropica 3 to 4 $ less then what I've seen at the local LFS's
 

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Plants can get real expensive so what I did was, searched "aquarium plants" on craigslist. I have found two separate guys that sell them there. I usually get 20-30 stems/trimmings for $20. Most of the time I get what I need and then some. Spent a total of $40 for all the plants in my 75.
 
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Dom90 said:
Plants can get real expensive so what I did was, searched "aquarium plants" on craigslist. I have found two separate guys that sell them there. I usually get 20-30 stems/trimmings for $20. Most of the time I get what I need and then some. Spent a total of $40 for all the plants in my 75.
I never find anything on my Craigslist, I check every few days. Only living aquatic I found was somebody who sells Angels. Other than that it's just a million people trying to sell 55 gallon tanks lol.
 

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Lol I can kind of see why... The "grass is cleaner on the other side" idea... It's just not enough footprint as a 75, but it also doesn't cost as much. Even the 40B has a bigger footprint.


 
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Lol I can kind of see why... The "grass is cleaner on the other side" idea... It's just not enough footprint as a 75, but it also doesn't cost as much. Even the 40B has a bigger footprint.
I always thought a 55 sounded cool, but then I saw one at petco and I think they are only 12inches deep? When I make a step up from the 29 gallon (and by step up I mean just add another to the collection not replace lol) I intend to go at least 75 but more hoping to go 100+ if I can get a house with a basement.
 

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I just figured out why your Craigslist is saturated with 55 gallon tanks, after just returning from Petco. The 40 Breeder regular price is $120, which you can get for $40 with this sale. So I'm guessing the 55 gallon regular price is somewhere around $180 or so. These people buy for $55 and try to sell on CL for profit! But then the market gets saturated and nobody makes money...


 
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Yh I have to cover my eyes and walk past the tanks section with the $1/gallon sale lol
 

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Around here, fish tanks just don't seem to sell unless it's a dollar a gallon or has a stand and is still at a good price. I'm judging this by watching the same tanks getting posted for prices that just aren't moving. Even tanks worth the price barely move. The 125 setup I'm trying to get is only 325 for the tank and stand, I'd snag it if I could just find a truck...
 

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Joshua Drake said:
Around here, fish tanks just don't seem to sell unless it's a dollar a gallon or has a stand and is still at a good price. I'm judging this by watching the same tanks getting posted for prices that just aren't moving. Even tanks worth the price barely move. The 125 setup I'm trying to get is only 325 for the tank and stand, I'd snag it if I could just find a truck...
Tell em $300 cash, use the other $25 for a one day u-haul van. They have in town only specials starting at like $20 plus the gas you use.
 

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