Marcus fish tanks review

SouthAmericanCichlids

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Oh! I cannot sing their praises enough, so I got way more than I ordered for everything. Everything arrived in great shape and is healthy (Except for the guppy grass, which was healthy when I got it so I figure it's my water) I got my plants on time. It is the cheapest place by far that I have seen to get plants. And I had a TON, and I mean a TON of questions for him and he answered every single one and was quick to respond given how big the company is. He is so friendly, they are my best pick by far.
 

Betta'sAnonymous

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You know where they are based out of? Just a random curiosity.
 
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SouthAmericanCichlids

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I believe texas.

I also want to thank AcornTheBetta for suggesting them. Thanks a ton!
 

emmykenzie

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I can second this! Great company! They are out of texas
 

AcornTheBetta

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I agree with everything SouthAmericanCichlids said! They are my go-to place and I just love them. Along with low prices, Marcus also gives large, healthy plants and often includes extras with your order. 11/10
 

Jojo205

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Lol I never ended up using the plants I bought from them but they had great costumer service and shipped everything quickly! I did buy a coin leaf anubias (i THINK that’s what it was called) and the leaves were very small, much smaller than the description so I think so I’m pretty sure they either sent me a very young plant or the wrong plant. But overall I had a great experience buying from them!
 

Passionfish

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I just saw the shipping prices on MarcusFIshTanks.com and I'm amazed! Is this really a good website? And if it's not a scam, are the plants good quality? I know people have talked about this website, but this is just out of this world compared to aquaticarts.com and liveaquaria.com. If this site is real, all I can say is hallelujah, I can save money!
 

AggressiveAquatics

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This site is legit and I highly recommend it. I know others like AcornTheBetta can back me up too. You also get a few bonus plants as well when ordering. 99% if the plants I have come from here and they are all high quality
 

Passionfish

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That's insane man. I need to be buying from this site. Like now.
 

Nessaf

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I’ve bought twice so far, plan on buying more in the future. Plants are great quality and their fertilizer works very well!
 

AcornTheBetta

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Passionfish said:
I just saw the shipping prices on MarcusFIshTanks.com and I'm amazed! Is this really a good website? And if it's not a scam, are the plants good quality? I know people have talked about this website, but this is just out of this world compared to aquaticarts.com and liveaquaria.com. If this site is real, all I can say is hallelujah, I can save money!
The sight is 100% legit and has the best quality plants that I've come across!
 

Kribensis27

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AggressiveAquatics said:
This site is legit and I highly recommend it. I know others like AcornTheBetta can back me up too. You also get a few bonus plants as well when ordering. 99% if the plants I have come from here and they are all high quality
Lol, Acorn is probably responsible for half of their sales.

Yeah, they’re a pretty great site.
 

AggressiveAquatics

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Kribensis27 said:
Lol, Acorn is probably responsible for half of their sales

Yeah, they’re a pretty great site.
Yeah lol. He was the one to spread the word throughout the forum
 

AcornTheBetta

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Kribensis27 said:
Lol, Acorn is probably responsible for half of their sales.

Yeah, they’re a pretty great site.
Lol, probably!
AggressiveAquatics said:
Yeah lol. He was the one to spread the word throughout the forum
The og lol.
Edit: Oh wow! AggressiveAquatics and Kribensis27 I just realized that Marcus Fish Tanks now sells sponge filters, prefilter sponges, plant ledges, mystery snails, ramshorn snails, nerite snails, salvinia of 2 types, Red Root Floaters and Terrarium Plants!
 

Passionfish

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Just ordered last night. When should I expect them?
 

AcornTheBetta

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Passionfish said:
Just ordered last night. When should I expect them?
2-3 days
 

Deku-Cory

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Passionfish said:
Just ordered last night. When should I expect them?
Mine just shipped! Or well, the label was made. It hasn't physically been sent off yet... Ordered it late on March 17th, or very early on March 18th. I can't quite remember, it was one of those late night purchases.
 

Demonskid

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Thanks to this thread I checked out the website and saw a few nice plants. And that shipping price really is a great price. I placed an order yesterday.
 

Gudgie

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Also place an order late Thursday - hoping to have them next week
 

aquachris

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Yes I've had good luck with them too!
 

yeti79

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I have ordered from there before. Very happy with what I have got from them.
 
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SouthAmericanCichlids

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Passionfish said:
That's insane man. I need to be buying from this site. Like now.
Shipping is free over 50 bucks. Not like it matters much being 5 dollars. And the code 10off gives 10% off your whole order.
 

emmykenzie

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Hi everyone!
After receiving such excellent quality plants from Marcus Fish Tank I wanted to spread the good word! Customer service is top quality, and all the plants I received are either thriving or were thriving and became a snack! All the plants came snail free as well!
They are having a massive sale right now, I’m talking like half off majority plant stock! If anyone is looking for plants right now, check it out!

I’ve included some photos from my tanks of their product as well. I didn’t include the Christmas Moss and myrophyllum I ordered because: the Moss is still adjusting, slowly but its coming around... the myrophyllum got made into a tasty snack before I was able to take a picture of the vigorous growth it was showing!
oh well time to order more :3
Emily
 

Cawafuoshi

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Due to this forum and folks' experiences I also ordered last week. Seemed they already (always?) had some sort of sales going on. I like the fact shipping is way less than when ordering from the other place. This purchase will conclude my scape for now and the foreseeable future.
 

emmykenzie

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Cawafuoshi said:
Due to this forum and folks' experiences I also ordered last week. Seemed they already (always?) had some sort of sales going on. I like the fact shipping is way less than when ordering from the other place. This purchase will conclude my scape for now and the foreseeable future.
That’s what I said then my fish ate my myriophyllum so here we are! Lol
 

Demonskid

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I also ended up ordering last week due to a post that had been posted around that time. My order just now got the shipping label made! I'm so excited.
I may have splurged a bit too much due to the sale.
 

emmykenzie

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Demonskid said:
I also ended up ordering last week due to a post that had been posted around that time. My order just now got the shipping label made! I'm so excited.
I may have splurged a bit too much due to the sale.
Trust me i get that. I won’t even lie I contemplated picking up this nano anubis for cultivation but decided against it. I have Echindorus Aflame Knight Swords growing right now that I’m ecstatic about so I’ll let that be my project for now.
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Demonskid

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Wow.. 41.99 for that (on sale) I thought the Hydrocotyle Tripartita ‘Japan’ clover mat I bought was expensive! XD
 

emmykenzie

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Demonskid said:
Wow.. 41.99 for that (on sale) I thought the Hydrocotyle Tripartita ‘Japan’ clover mat I bought was expensive! XD
Right? Absolutely craziness for an aquarium plant.
 

Gudgie

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Demonskid said:
Wow.. 41.99 for that (on sale) I thought the Hydrocotyle Tripartita ‘Japan’ clover mat I bought was expensive! XD
hah I thought the same about the mat I bought too! My order gets delivered tomorrow
 

Sauceboat

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emmykenzie said:
Trust me i get that. I won’t even lie I contemplated picking up this nano anubis for cultivation but decided against it. I have Echindorus Aflame Knight Swords growing right now that I’m ecstatic about so I’ll let that be my project for now.
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I think Petco has tissue cultures of the white anubias for like $10
 

emmykenzie

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Sauceboat said:
I think Petco has tissue cultures of the white anubias for like $10
Petco and I have a rough past lol. I try to stay out of the store as much as possible LOL!
 

Cawafuoshi

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For what it's worth, I cannot say I'm happy with my first ever order from this business. Mostly dead matter arrived inside the package. I'm in the process of saving some parts of each plant here and there and see if they thrive again. The package was shipped fast and arrived precisely on time. It might be that it lacked insulation or plants were packed too tightly inside the bags with hardly any water, I have no idea.

Now, I did not contact the business because I was not interested in getting replacements and needed to act quickly. I hope my efforts will pay off in the long run, but I received consistently superb quality from a different vendor although their packages take longer to arrive. Call me spoiled by them, but this experience tells me not to buy from anywhere else online. And my local petco. Their standard fair of plants seem good enough quality.
 

Gudgie

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Cawafuoshi said:
For what it's worth, I cannot say I'm happy with my first ever order from this business. Mostly dead matter arrived inside the package. I'm in the process of saving some parts of each plant here and there and see if they thrive again. The package was shipped fast and arrived precisely on time. It might be that it lacked insulation or plants were packed too tightly inside the bags with hardly any water, I have no idea.

Now, I did not contact the business because I was not interested in getting replacements and needed to act quickly. I hope my efforts will pay off in the long run, but I received consistently superb quality from a different vendor although their packages take longer to arrive.
Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that!

I was thankfully happy with my first ever order from them which arrived last week. I don't think there was any particularly cold weather along the route though, so lack of insulation was okay in my case. Java ferns, crypts, buce, and Hydrocoytle tripartita all arrived without issue here.
 

Cawafuoshi

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Gudgie said:
Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that!

I was thankfully happy with my first ever order from them which arrived last week. I don't think there was any particularly cold weather along the route though, so lack of insulation was okay in my case. Java ferns, crypts, buce, and Hydrocoytle tripartita all arrived without issue here.
Insulation should also protect from warm/hot weather.
 

Gudgie

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Cawafuoshi said:
Insulation should also protect from warm/hot weather.
Good point. I suppose I should have stated that there weren't temperature extremes in either direction.
 

Cawafuoshi

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Gudgie said:
Good point. I suppose I should have stated that there weren't temperature extremes in either direction.
Don't worry. I'm glad it worked out for you!
 

ferg42995

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I made my second order from there on Sunday night and am anxious to receive the plants! They were fantastic quality the first time I ordered.
 

JettsPapa

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Cawafuoshi said:
For what it's worth, I cannot say I'm happy with my first ever order from this business. Mostly dead matter arrived inside the package. I'm in the process of saving some parts of each plant here and there and see if they thrive again. The package was shipped fast and arrived precisely on time. It might be that it lacked insulation or plants were packed too tightly inside the bags with hardly any water, I have no idea.

Now, I did not contact the business because I was not interested in getting replacements and needed to act quickly. I hope my efforts will pay off in the long run, but I received consistently superb quality from a different vendor although their packages take longer to arrive. Call me spoiled by them, but this experience tells me not to buy from anywhere else online. And my local petco. Their standard fair of plants seem good enough quality.
I've never ordered from them, but everything I've heard indicates they're a good company. If you had contacted them I think it's likely they would have tried to make it right.

As far as your part about them being packed with hardly any water, that's customary when shipping plants. Plants only need to stay damp while in transit, they don't need to be submerged. When I ship them I typically just put a wet paper towel in the bag with them.
 

Cawafuoshi

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JettsPapa said:
I've never ordered from them, but everything I've heard indicates they're a good company. If you had contacted them I think it's likely they would have tried to make it right.

As far as your part about them being packed with hardly any water, that's customary when shipping plants. Plants only need to stay damp while in transit, they don't need to be submerged. When I ship them I typically just put a wet paper towel in the bag with them.
Yes, I understand your point. I didn't mean for them to be submerged inside the bag.

As I said, I did not engage with them because I felt I needed to save whatever was left asap. I have no doubt that others have had great shopping experiences with them. And I don't think they wronged me. It just happens.
 

wrs2

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These reviews just convinced me to place an order! I'm excited about getting extra plants lol.
 

Demonskid

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Mine arrived yesterday, really good shape.

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Due to a.. misunderstanding or something with petsuppliesplus, the tank I thought would be arriving this week, wasn't even ordered, so I decided to take the plants out of the temporary tank they were in, and put them all in my shrimp tank. I had to undo the Clover Mat.. hope I didn't damage it too much doing this. The mat wouldn't fit in my 5g tank as it was.


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The shrimp are happy, they were only suppose to get 1 of each of the 4 stem plants, now they have all of the stem plants, the clovers, and the new anubias in there. The only plant I haven't put in there were the water spangles.
 

marmaaa

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Demonskid said:
Mine arrived yesterday, really good shape.

plantarrival.jpg


Due to a.. misunderstanding or something with petsuppliesplus, the tank I thought would be arriving this week, wasn't even ordered, so I decided to take the plants out of the temporary tank they were in, and put them all in my shrimp tank. I had to undo the Clover Mat.. hope I didn't damage it too much doing this. The mat wouldn't fit in my 5g tank as it was.


tank3.jpg


The shrimp are happy, they were only suppose to get 1 of each of the 4 stem plants, now they have all of the stem plants, the clovers, and the new anubias in there. The only plant I haven't put in there were the water spangles.
hows the clover mat been? I wanna order one for my 40g but I wanna know what others think of it
 

Demonskid

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marmaaa said:
hows the clover mat been? I wanna order one for my 40g but I wanna know what others think of it
I love it! It's so cute and the shrimp adore it. There's some melting going on as expected but it seems like there is already new growth as well.
 
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SouthAmericanCichlids

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Ok, one word of advice, they can have snails, I just found one in my tank. And on their site they say if there are snails they won't compensate you. So, cleanse your plants first from them.
 

Demonskid

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SouthAmericanCichlids said:
Ok, one word of advice, they can have snails, I just found one in my tank. And on their site they say if there are snails they won't compensate you. So, cleanse your plants first from them.
Yea, I found snails when quarantining the plants. Kinda hoping this tiny fat one is a ramshorn, so Dude has a friend. The obvious bladder snails go in the bladder snail jar.
 

emmykenzie

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Demonskid said:
Yea, I found snails when quarantining the plants. Kinda hoping this tiny fat one is a ramshorn, so Dude has a friend. The obvious bladder snails go in the bladder snail jar.
Yeah I wouldn’t doubt snails they have. I have them in my tanks but I prefer to farm them for my clown loaches. I’m the weirdo that buys pest snails in bulk
EDIT: excuse my yoda talk xD I wouldn’t doubt they have snails
 

Cawafuoshi

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Yep, at least the snails or eggs made it from there to here. Never thought my new quarantine tank would come in so handy right away. Unfortunately at least one made it into the main tank and I lost track of her.
Actually, after educating myself, a handful might be helpful. Should they become too many it’s a good sign something is out of balance in the tank’s ecology and should be addressed.
 

wrs2

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How long does it usually take to get an order filled? I placed an order a week ago and nothing...
 

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