Free Plants!

Mcasella

Member
I have a number of plants that are over taking my tanks (mts in full gear of course). So I am going to give away a couple bunches and a number of single plants.

I have Swords (Amazon, and a smaller type that is only four inches tall),
crypts (not potted),
a golf ball of taiwan moss,
a clump of Trump's toupee (ball of dwarf hairgrass, right now it looks like a bird's nest in my tank, or a toupee),
water sprite,
a single cyperus helferI plant (in my 37 they reach the top and bend),
and whatever else I feel like dropping on this.
Right now the numbers look like this:
x2 Amazon sword
x2 small sword
x4 crypts (bareroot)
x1 golf ball Taiwan moss
x1 ball of Dwarf hair grass
x7 water sprite (these are single plants with good root systems)
x1 cyperus helferi
x1 Banana plant
x2 Rubra (bareroot, lily type plant)

To win one or more of these bunches/singles, show me a picture or pictures of the tank you have that you think it would go well in. Many of these plants are very healthy green (or the color they should be) and would love better homes than being crowded in my tanks.

The only cost to you is shipping; I will find the cheapest method of shipping that is safe for the plants and ship them that way.

This ends at the end of the month 6/30/2016, that way I will have time to pluck up which plants go where and time around work to get them shipped out!
 

glocknug

Member
I'll bite! I have been trying to replace my fake plants with real plants for months. I recently planted some Anubis, some bacopa, and some wisteria. I am now about 30% planted, as I had to remove half of the bacopa due to rot..

My first photo is before planting. I will take an updated photo soon!
 

oOBlueOo

Member
I'll get in on it!

This is my green sunfish tank. A 40 gallon breeder until they get moved to my 120g. I've been adding some plants here and there, but it's not as planted as I'd like it to be.

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clk89

Member
I am going to join this, I will add a picture to this post soon. Just marking it for right now.

Alright so I have a 40 gallon breeder that I currently building a stand for so close to being done. By the time this contest ends I should have the tank cycling. Here is my very empty tank:



I am going to be doing a ying yang theme, light colored sand on one side and black on the other. I am doing same thing with the plants dark colored plants on one side, lighter on the other.

As far what plants I would like I am going low tech, no CO2, low/medium lighting, and some ferts.

I love banana plants, and I can only buy them online as my local stores won't even order them for me. It's not illegal here or anything they just don't like special orders. I also like moss for driftwood, crypts are a favorite too.
 

martini4

Member
I could use way more plants!
Crypts and/or water sprites
 
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Mcasella

Member
You may also say what plant you are interested in, as well as a picture of the tank. (Want to make sure I send you something, or somethings , that are in tune with your tanks!)
 

glocknug

Member
The first pic is mostly fake plants. The second pic is my current setup with real plants on the left, one real on the right, and some fake plants to fill in. In the long run I'd like to get all of the fake plants out of there and replaced with real!

My tank is tall, so I'm waiting for everything to grow!
 

shusband

Member
I have three tanks that I am doing live plants in. The rubra, water Sprite, and swords are all plants I'd be very happy to receive.


This is the first tank, it has eco complete substrate and is home to a kribensis cichlid, hatchet fish, harlequin rasboras, khulI loaches, and a clown pleco.


The second has black sand for substrate, and is currently stocked with ghost shrimp and a peacock gudgeon.


My last planted tank, is currently struggling with black hair algae. It has play sand substrate and is stocked with angels, pearl gouramis, a 5 year old gold three spot gourami, Australian rainbow fish, cories, Bolivian Rams, and a rubber lip pleco.
 

Flowingfins

Member
Might as well try my luck at this

My 20 long sorority, it's not the prettiest but the girls love it!

The other tank would be Niko's, these are the only ones with decent lights.
I'm definitely interested in the swords, moss, and banana plant.
Thanks for doing this!
 
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Mcasella

Member
An updateed list:
2x Amazon Swords
2x small swords
4x crypts
1x taiwan moss
1x ball dwarf hairgrass
7x water sprite
1x cyperus helferi
2x rubra
1x banana plant
1x mystery bunch (will include a few [2-3] stems of a couple types I have depending on how well each one is doing - most likely rotala of some type *have three different types to choose from along with other stem plants*)
 

Taffymieh

Member
This sounds like fun and a really kind offer by you!


This is my 10 gallon housing a male half moon betta named Qui-Gon, some ghost shrimp, a couple african dwarf frogs, and a glutinous mystery snail

This is my 5 gallon that needs some aquascaping assistance lol My other betta, Kenobi, lives here along with a couple other ghost shrimp.

I'd be most interested in the moss, water sprite or mystery bundle~ haha I don't have a setup that can accommodate plants needing higher intensity light at the moment.
 

Jwills95

Member
I'll try my luck!

Here is my 20 gallon long sorority, my first planted tank! I have 8 female bettas as of right now. (Ignore my earrings in front of the tank)



And here is my 10 gallon divided male betta tank. As you can see, I need some more plants. I'd like to break up the lines of sight through the divider.



I would be happy with any plants! Thank you for this
 

Pringlethesnail

Member
Here is my 10 gallon tank I recently aquascaped for the first time. I would like any low light beginner plants! That is very kind of you and fun to try to win
 
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Mcasella

Member
Just a note, some of the plants could have "parasite" snails; bladder/pond, mts, or even ramshorn (I have blues, pinks, and leopards that I can see in the ramshorn). I will try and get them off but cannot promise they won't have tiny babies on there.
 

Skyy2112

Member
Just redid my shrimp tank, I would love to get ahold of a carpeting plant, maybe the taiwan moss or dwarf hairgrass? Or the amazon sword w/ a baby would be sweet, i'd love A sprite... but no place open atm. =/ maybe some crypts?

Thanks for giving back to your community! Hope to do this some day!
 
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Mcasella

Member
I am currently sorry, the water sprite has to be taken off the list as my 22 plants melted or were eaten (looking at the angels and snails in that) and I now have only two or three solid plants. That would make the plant count on this to be 15 total plants, I will change up the numbers a little to make it a little more - adding another banana plant and another mystery bunch (most likely 9-11 stems of a couple types of plants) - the rubra will be a little shorter than the one pictured at the top.
 

glocknug

Member
Even if I don't get anything, I wouldn't mind suggestions for what to add to my tank. I have removed most of the fake stuff, and it's looking a bit bare!

As you can see, it's a tall tank. I'm still waiting for it to fill in! Everything is real except for the tall fake plant on the right, and the two up front.
 

katiemorrison94

Member
This is my 60 gallon aquarium that I am starting again. My fancy goldfish just dies after having them for several years. My tank is already cycled and ready for my tropical community! I have 3 plants already, but I really want to have a planted tank. I am currently trying to get my piece of manzanita driftwood to sink. Please oh please send some free plants my way! Plants are more expensive than my fish are where I live!

 

Bamafish353

Member
Oh won't let me post a picture. :-(
 
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Mcasella

Member
Bamafish353 said:
Oh won't let me post a picture. :-(
I can't find the forum link for the "how to post a picture", if anyone else has it, please post it for Bamafish353!
 

kingguppy9000

Member
This is a pretty sweet idea, I may have to give away some swordtails when they grow out a little more. If I somehow received free plants I would either over haul this tank

Or perhaps this tank, it's my 20L that houses my for at batch of swarms along with some stragglers from later batchs of babies.


Or even better would be to use them on the low water tank I want to set up, I put a few random rocks down forst, nest is the sand, I wanted the rocks to be high enough that that sand covered them up for the most part, just can't decided what color to run with.

I could show off my collection of empty ten gallon tanks but I'll save you from all that.
 

fishkeeper21

Member
Could I get any plant please
 
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Mcasella

Member
fishkeeper21 said:
Could I get any plant please
Sweetheart, the rules are to post a picture of the tank you are looking to put a new plant in for the chance at getting a plant/plants.
 

fishkeeper21

Member
Sorry I'm new to fish lore
 
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Mcasella

Member
fishkeeper21 said:
Sorry I'm new to fish lore
That is fine, just wanted to make sure you had read through my posts so you could understand what exactly I am offering.
 

Skyy2112

Member
I would like to remove myself from your list. My lfs recently had a sword, and another in pots for 5.99, and a very large handful of java moss for 6.99. Hope people enjoy these plants!

Heres a pic of my new plants. Two potted in front right, moss still in the bag in top left. Havent got to putting them in substrate yet, the moss will be put on my spider wood to make a tree, and others clipped back and used for foreground for a while.
 
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Mcasella

Member
No more submissions will be taken, thank you for coming and posting. I will let those who entered know what plants there are and what they are getting!
 
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Mcasella

Member
I now have the full list of who gets what - your tanks are all really nice and I am hoping these plants will further that!

1. glocknug - receiving cyperus helferI and the ball of dwarf hairgrass
2. oOBlueOo - receiving large amazon sword
3. clk89 - receiving a banana plant and a crypt
4. martini4 - receiving a crypt and a lone water sprite
5. shusband - receiving a small sword and a (bareroot) rubra
6. Flowingfins - receiving the moss ball (taiwan moss)
7. Taffymieh - receiving a mystery bundle (stems)
8. Jwills95 - receiving a rubra (bareroot) and a mystery bundle (stems)
9. Pringlethesnail - receiving a crypt and a banana plant
10. katiemorrison94 - receiving large amazon sword
11. kingguppy9000 - receiving a small sword and a crypt

Those who did not specify a plant were given what should look pretty good in their tank. Please message me when you get the chance that way I can get your new plants to your tanks!
Thank you all for participating!
Mcasella
 
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Mcasella

Member
Plant shipping will have to be withheld for a week, as this weekend I will be at work. I apologize and hope I will get everything out quickly.
 

martini4

Member
Just got my plants in the mail today. They look great, just have them floating for the time being until I can get in there. Thank you Mcasella
 

Flowingfins

Member
Got mine too! The fish are loving the moss! I can't thank you enough
 

Pringlethesnail

Member
?
 

clk89

Member
Got mine, and they survived the trip just fine. Thanks a lot.
 

shadowfish

Member

Pringlethesnail

Member
They never got back to me and I have not received any communication about the free plants after the initial post saying what I won.
 

shadowfish

Member
Pringlethesnail said:
They never got back to me and I have not received any communication about the free plants after the initial post saying what I won.
did you pm her?
it says to pm her to get your plants
 

Tropicwolf

Member
Do you have any more plants? Such as amazon swords and dwarf hair grass? (Maybe moss) I'll buy if so
 
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Mcasella

Member
Tropicwolf said:
Do you have any more plants? Such as amazon swords and dwarf hair grass? (Maybe moss) I'll buy if so
I have another thread in the BSTF forum with what I have.
 

Dragonclaw99

Member
this is my guppy tank all of the plants and there are fake except for two and I was wondering if you still had some plants available I have been trying to start switching out the fake for live plants
 
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Mcasella

Member
I have another thread in the BSTF forum with what I have.
 

Dragonclaw99

Member
I would like the waterSprite or the moss but anything would be awasome
 
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Mcasella

Member
Dragonclaw99 said:
I would like the waterSprite or the moss but anything would be awasome
My dear, this has ended already, I have another forum in BSTF section.



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