View Full Version : best place to buy plants?

08-21-2013, 09:22 PM
was interesteed in online order for plants and maybe some fish? any reccomendations?

Mog Carns
08-22-2013, 07:57 AM
Throw a post in the buy and sell section below. Someone will have exactly what you want, or know where to tell you to go to get some.

In October is the big fall auction at the Farmer's Market. Every first Saturday of the month is a mini auction after the meeting at Fernbank Science Center.

08-22-2013, 05:12 PM
Aquabid and Pet Wharehose

08-25-2013, 03:44 PM
Aquabid and Pet Wharehose
pet wharehose? the 3 that were pet warehouse didn't seem to have any things for sale trhat were live delivery

08-25-2013, 09:17 PM
Go to www,petwharehouse.com ,click on aquarium supplies in the left top corner When this comes up look to the right under live stock and click on live aquarium plants

08-27-2013, 10:13 AM
First, the fall/spring club auctions are AWESOME for plants.

Next a lot of the good online sellers (good prices, good selection, good healthy plants) didn't survive the recession. As a result, I've order a couple of times from aquariumplants.com with good success.

08-28-2013, 08:41 AM
It wasnt the recession the drove many plant sellers out of business it was the enactment of resrictive regulations by the government.It is almost impossible to import plants from Asia where most were imported in the past.Importing plants is much more restictive than the importation of fish.If you note that the sites still selling plants on line state"grown in the USA "

10-03-2013, 11:47 AM
The club meetings and auctions is a good place to find hard to get plants. I also keep a good selection in stock at my store.

10-03-2013, 06:21 PM
I also agree, the auctions are the cheapest, if for no other reason that I am already there. You just need to be careful as to what may be tagging along. I am relatively certain my now ever present BBA came from an auction purchase.
The place I have used online is http://www.extraplant.us/.
i can't say whether or not the prices are good but I was very happy with the customer service.


10-04-2013, 06:09 PM
If you are concerned about hitchhikers you can always treat the plants for algae and other critters before adding them to you tank. It is a good idea to quarantine everything that you plan to place in your established tank.

As for BBA you could get a SAE or try the "One Two Punch". Both are very effective. BBA is one of the easier types to get rid of, IME.

It is the duckweed that is driving me CRAZY! One tiny little speck and then the entire surface is covered.

10-07-2013, 11:59 AM
It is the duckweed that is driving me CRAZY! One tiny little speck and then the entire surface is covered.

Vile weed! I hate getting duckweed tag-a-longs!

10-07-2013, 02:18 PM
One of the advantages of growing plants in your aquarium is it's ability to soak up nitrates. In order to do that, the plant needs to be healthy and fast growing. Does that sound familiar? When you thin and throw out the plant, you are doing a water change (sort of). Duckweed is one of the best plants you can have to help control nitrates. Skimming and throwing out duckweed is part of my weekly maintenance. I like duckweed. It has an underserved "bad rap" in our club. I also like it because it is about the only plant I can grow. LOL.

10-07-2013, 03:43 PM
I have noticed that when I end up with duckweed in a tank, the other plants suffer. Not sure whether it's the duckweed blocking too much light or absorbing too many nutrients, but either way, the pretty plants do poorly & the duckweed thrives. Reason enough for me to want it gone.

Many floating plants are equally good at absorbing nitrate and not nearly as difficult to keep under control as duckweed.

10-08-2013, 08:19 AM
Go to www,petwharehouse.com
Link not working.

10-08-2013, 02:21 PM
it should be www. not www,

10-08-2013, 02:56 PM
It also probable is ware not wharehouse.

10-08-2013, 03:39 PM
it should be www. not www, Even with it as www.petwharehouse.com didnt' get anything. Put in petwarehouse.com and got Dr Foster's site. Google pet warehouse and got this site http://www.pwpets.com/ whoms full name is pet warehouse. Not able to purchase on line from this site. Just an advertisement for store in MO

I found the best deals on plants from:
people on this forum

Companies that others' have bought from on line are:

10-08-2013, 08:10 PM
It's www.petswarehouse.com


This is a store in Long Island, NY that I have actually visited a few times. The place is a dump, but I believe they do a big online business.