Looking To Buy New Plants

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Prodriver86, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. P

    Prodriver86 New Member Member

    Any recommendations on places to buy plants I have bought from petco and pets mart but I don't like the gel kinda weird
     
  2. -Mak-

    -Mak- Well Known Member Member

    Buceplant.com and Han Aquatics I have used and highly recommend

    Other popular sites include aquariumplants.com, aquabid, amazon, ebay
     
  3. RedLoredAmazon

    RedLoredAmazon Well Known Member Member

    The plants in the gel are tissue culture plants. I use those for my tanks since I don't want any pests like snails or diseases to come into my tank due to plants. I haven't bought any plants elsewhere so I can't give any recommendations to you about online places.
     
  4. OP
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    Prodriver86 New Member Member

    Really ebay has decent plants?
     
  5. LA58

    LA58 Valued Member Member

    It is a good thing to QT new plants like fish. Never know if you will have hitch-hikers! Very diluted bleach will kill most pests. Be sure to rinse very well.
     
  6. LA58

    LA58 Valued Member Member

    best_aqua_bargains on eBay has been very good to me.
     
  7. -Mak-

    -Mak- Well Known Member Member

    Depends on who you buy from, but yes.
     
  8. Al913

    Al913 Fishlore VIP Member

    Yes, you can also get them for a cheaper price
     
  9. J

    Jocelyn Adelman Fishlore VIP Member

    You can also get plants from members here opinion the buy/sell category. I've gotten from here, from aquabid, from aquariumplants.com, trins fish, Amazon, and aquatic arts personally. Was only disappointed once with a moss from Amazon (other mosses from Amazon were amazing)
     
  10. DuaneV

    DuaneV Well Known Member Member

    I buy almost exclusively from Petco and Petsmart as they are the only "aquarium shops" within hours of my house. We have no traditional mom & pop fish shops left that I know of. The tissue cultures (the ones in gel) are great and that's what I buy most of the time. The only time I buy something else is when I'm buying banana plants and I will buy the small live ones. Wash well in bleach, rinse well and into the tank they go. Haven't ever had a hitch-hiker doing that, and have never had a plant die unless it was due to me doing something wrong. Even though they are big-box, chain stores, it's local, it's my only option, it supports jobs in my area and I can see the plants. I'd rather buy that way than through ebay.
     




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