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The LFS or petsmart/petco don't seem to have the plants I want or they don't look too great. Where could I buy plants that are decently priced and are shipped in good condition? Thanks!
 

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I've bought the majority of my plants from:


He's also a fellow member and sponsor of this forum.

I've also bought several plants on Aquabid
 
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Great! Thanks so much for the quick response!
 

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You can also try Craigslist, there's always one or two guys trying to sell their trimmings for a good price. I got about 10 stems or so for $20 from one guy and about 30 for $30 from another guy. The plants are growing great using liquid ferts, just had to remove some hitchhiking snails...


 

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I've purchased some decent plants from an ebay seller called . His prices are not anything special, but what I do like is that fact that I've never gotten any snails from his plants. Also he lives like 2 cities away so I always get my shipment super fast.

You might want to check ebay yourself and see if you can find a good seller with great feedback who lives fairly close to you.
 
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All great resources! And so many to choose from! Will make shopping for plants just as much fun as shopping for fish!
 

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Id also reccomend peabodysparadise

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Near Lancaster in PA is a store called That Fish Place. I don't know much about plants but they seem to have a large variety. They have a website if your too far away. Might be worth a try. It's about a hour drive for me but worth it.

The coral selection to give an idea of the size of this store.
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el337 said:
The LFS or petsmart/petco don't seem to have the plants I want or they don't look too great. Where could I buy plants that are decently priced and are shipped in good condition? Thanks!
Along with Peabodys paradise being a great site, jetajockey is also a member here on fishlore and a forum sponsor. He is knowledgeable and has good stuff and good service.

Also, there are quite a few people here on the forums that sell plants such as myself. Check out my sales thread....

https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/aquarium-plants-for-sale-easy-low-light.185696/
 
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Jockamo said:
Near Lancaster in PA is a store called That Fish Place. I don't know much about plants but they seem to have a large variety. They have a website if your too far away. Might be worth a try. It's about a hour drive for me but worth it.

The coral selection to give an idea of the size of this store.
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Thank you. That's a bit far off from me but I'll check their site as well.
 
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What's a fairly easy plant that's already about medium height that I can plant in the substrate? Something with broad leaves. I have a water wisteria and anubia frazelI that I just put in but they are small and slow-growing. Looking for something a little taller for some of my more shyer fish to hide in.
 

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el337 said:
What's a fairly easy plant that's already about medium height that I can plant in the substrate? Something with broad leaves. I have a water wisteria and anubia frazelI that I just put in but they are small and slow-growing. Looking for something a little taller for some of my more shyer fish to hide in.
Ceratophyllum, commonly known as hornworts
 

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Those top fin plants are expensive though! Almost costs as much as one fish per plant... which I find ridiculous, $6 for one water wisteria, thanks for the offer but I'll pass...
 

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Usually it's not just one. Mine had 4 water wisteria that are now like 20 haha they grow like weeds
 

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Haha, I think I remember seeing 2 water wisterias for $6 when I did buy them in the past... but I'd rather just buy them off Craigslist, 1 stem per dollar, and cleaning out the pest snails myself, saves money, especially when you got big tanks or multiple tanks.
 
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But don't you also have to pay for shipping for most of these places?
 

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But don't you also have to pay for shipping for most of these places?
Not for Craigslist sellers, you just pay gas money (bad joke haha).
 

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