Good site to buy plants Question

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by el337, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    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!
     
  2. AmazonPassion

    AmazonPassion Moderator Moderator Member

    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
     
  3. BDpups

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

    I've bought a lot from these places.
     

     

     

     
     




  4. OP
    OP
    el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    Great! Thanks so much for the quick response!
     
  5. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    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...


    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
     
  6. f2002

    f2002 Valued Member Member

    I've purchased some decent plants from an ebay seller called Extraplant. 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.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    All great resources! And so many to choose from! Will make shopping for plants just as much fun as shopping for fish!
     
  8. M

    MichaelM Valued Member Member

    Id also reccomend peabodysparadise

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum mobile app
     
  9. J

    Jockamo New Member Member

    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.
    IMG_20150721_122618.jpg
     
  10. Dolfan

    Dolfan Fishlore VIP Member

    Along with peabodysparadise.com 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/fishforum/buy-sell-trade-free/185696-aquarium-plants-sale-easy-low-light.html
     
  11. OP
    OP
    el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    Thank you. That's a bit far off from me but I'll check their site as well.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    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.
     
  13. BDpups

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

    Amazon swords.


    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
     
  14. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Ceratophyllum, commonly known as hornworts
     
  15. Jswin

    Jswin Well Known Member Member

    I have bought some plants from liveaquaria as well as those pest free topfin plants from petsmart
     
  16. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    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...
     
  17. Jswin

    Jswin Well Known Member Member

    Usually it's not just one. Mine had 4 water wisteria that are now like 20 haha they grow like weeds
     
  18. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    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. :)
     
  19. OP
    OP
    el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    But don't you also have to pay for shipping for most of these places?
     
  20. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Not for Craigslist sellers, you just pay gas money (bad joke haha).
     




  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice