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Old 17-02-2003, 09:56 PM
HDH
 
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I should add my plug for Phyl and trueaquariumplants.com as well. I am
plant newbie and she has been extremely patient and helpful in answering my
many questions.

-hh

"John Worfin" wrote in message
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I have also had a wonderful experience with Phyl. I have yet to purchase
plants, but her advice was "dead-on". I made a few changes, at her
recommendation and my tank has never looked better.

I would not hesitate to buy plants from her.

"E. Mito" wrote in message
...
In article , "Some Guy"
writes:


Does anyone have any suggestions for buying plants online. I am

looking
for
a site that explains the different types of plants and their care
requirements.


I would recommend www.trueaquariumplants.com. If you don't see enough

detail
about plant care for a particular species of plant, don't hesitate to

ask
the
owner, Phyl, for help. She is very charming and friendly, and has

provided me
with the most excellent customer service I have yet to experience. She

knows
her plants and will help you get them to thrive.


Erica
http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/mitoem/mitoem/index.htm






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Old 17-02-2003, 09:56 PM
HDH
 
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I should add my plug for Phyl and trueaquariumplants.com as well. I am
plant newbie and she has been extremely patient and helpful in answering my
many questions.

-hh

"John Worfin" wrote in message
. net...
I have also had a wonderful experience with Phyl. I have yet to purchase
plants, but her advice was "dead-on". I made a few changes, at her
recommendation and my tank has never looked better.

I would not hesitate to buy plants from her.

"E. Mito" wrote in message
...
In article , "Some Guy"
writes:


Does anyone have any suggestions for buying plants online. I am

looking
for
a site that explains the different types of plants and their care
requirements.


I would recommend www.trueaquariumplants.com. If you don't see enough

detail
about plant care for a particular species of plant, don't hesitate to

ask
the
owner, Phyl, for help. She is very charming and friendly, and has

provided me
with the most excellent customer service I have yet to experience. She

knows
her plants and will help you get them to thrive.


Erica
http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/mitoem/mitoem/index.htm





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Old 19-02-2003, 01:25 AM
linda mar
 
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I'm chiming in as everybody else, but Phyl at trueaquariumplants.com is
wonderful. I requested an assortment for my 30+G tank, and she bascially
did the 20-30G tropical assortment as a base, but substituted most of the
bight-light requirement plants for more lower to moderate light requirement
plants, and also tried to tailor the plants that will have a better chance
of surviving using UGF (I can hear a collective groan whenever I mention
this to the plant crowd... hopefully it will work out... if not, I know
what to do next time I need to overhaul a tank...). the price was little
over the normal $35 due to the substitutions, but, boy, I definitely got a
bang for the money... i really couldn't fit in all the plants I got in my
tank!!!

I would never have been able to collect such a gorgeous group of plants that
she chose for me at a local store, as I would be too afraid to try them.
I'm very happy customer!

Linda

"E. Mito" wrote in message
...
In article , Eric Schreiber
writes:


So, I think PetSolutions is a good source, but that you shouldn't
order from them during a season when the shipper can easily kill your
plants by leaving them on an unheated dock overnight.


I bought my plant order from Phyl at trueaquariumplants.com during a

summer
heatwave, and she enclosed cold packs to keep the plants safe from

overheating.
I would imagine she would use heat packs during very cold seasons in the
winter; she was very conscientious about asking what the weather was like

in
L.A. to make sure she could optimally package the plants.

Erica
http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/mitoem/mitoem/index.htm



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Old 19-02-2003, 01:25 AM
linda mar
 
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Default Where to buy plants online?

I'm chiming in as everybody else, but Phyl at trueaquariumplants.com is
wonderful. I requested an assortment for my 30+G tank, and she bascially
did the 20-30G tropical assortment as a base, but substituted most of the
bight-light requirement plants for more lower to moderate light requirement
plants, and also tried to tailor the plants that will have a better chance
of surviving using UGF (I can hear a collective groan whenever I mention
this to the plant crowd... hopefully it will work out... if not, I know
what to do next time I need to overhaul a tank...). the price was little
over the normal $35 due to the substitutions, but, boy, I definitely got a
bang for the money... i really couldn't fit in all the plants I got in my
tank!!!

I would never have been able to collect such a gorgeous group of plants that
she chose for me at a local store, as I would be too afraid to try them.
I'm very happy customer!

Linda

"E. Mito" wrote in message
...
In article , Eric Schreiber
writes:


So, I think PetSolutions is a good source, but that you shouldn't
order from them during a season when the shipper can easily kill your
plants by leaving them on an unheated dock overnight.


I bought my plant order from Phyl at trueaquariumplants.com during a

summer
heatwave, and she enclosed cold packs to keep the plants safe from

overheating.
I would imagine she would use heat packs during very cold seasons in the
winter; she was very conscientious about asking what the weather was like

in
L.A. to make sure she could optimally package the plants.

Erica
http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/mitoem/mitoem/index.htm



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Old 19-02-2003, 04:02 AM
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Look at Arizona Aquatic Gardens, too - www.azgardens.com.com . They have
very nice stock and are a great source for some more unusual plants that you
probably won't find elsewhere.

I've bought from them several times and can vouch for their good intentions
and helpfulness if not their actual competence in filling and shipping
orders. Still, all's well that ends well...

kush

"You can't have everything - where would you put it?"

Some Guy wrote in message
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Does anyone have any suggestions for buying plants online. I am looking

for
a site that explains the different types of plants and their care
requirements.

Also, what are some good floating plants to put in a tank?

Thanks,
Aaron






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Old 19-02-2003, 04:02 AM
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Look at Arizona Aquatic Gardens, too - www.azgardens.com.com . They have
very nice stock and are a great source for some more unusual plants that you
probably won't find elsewhere.

I've bought from them several times and can vouch for their good intentions
and helpfulness if not their actual competence in filling and shipping
orders. Still, all's well that ends well...

kush

"You can't have everything - where would you put it?"

Some Guy wrote in message
...
Does anyone have any suggestions for buying plants online. I am looking

for
a site that explains the different types of plants and their care
requirements.

Also, what are some good floating plants to put in a tank?

Thanks,
Aaron




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Old 08-03-2003, 04:20 AM
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Well, I just bought some plants from FishVet.com and I can't really say I'm
impressed.... I got the package open and was met by the stench of decay. I
opened up the bag with my glossostigma (sp?) and it was all MUSH. Never
again....

Blake

"Jim" wrote in message
om...
I just recently purchased a few dozen plants from a guy named Marco at
www.aquatic-store.com and had great success! I ordered a few dozen
plants over net paying with PayPal. You can order any amount, but
since I live in Anchorage, Alaska and had read good things about this
site I took a chance and was rewarded greatly. He even through in
extra plants (over a dozen) for free. The best part is he doesn't
gouge you on shipping and they are from very nice personal aquariums
versus large farmed variety at a nursery. Definitely worth looking at
his site! I'm very excited to have such unique plants too, my LFS
doesn't carry much in the way of unique, or high quality.

Good luck! Jim




Eric Schreiber wrote in message

. ..
"Some Guy" wrote:

Does anyone have any suggestions for buying plants online. I am

looking for
a site that explains the different types of plants and their care
requirements.


I recently bought some from PetSolutions.com. The plants were
beautiful specimens when they arrived.

Unfortunately, I made the mistake of ordering in the dead of winter.
Despite the fact that the box had "Live plants, do not expose to
extreme temperature" type warnings all over it, there was ice all over
the plants.

A crypt and an anubias were a total loss, though it was two days
before the leaves all fell off. Two bunches of dwarf sag were damaged,
but appear to be recovering. And an anubias nana survived the ordeal
just fine.

So, I think PetSolutions is a good source, but that you shouldn't
order from them during a season when the shipper can easily kill your
plants by leaving them on an unheated dock overnight.



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Old 08-03-2003, 06:45 PM
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Blake wrote:
opened up the bag with my glossostigma (sp?) and it was all MUSH. Never
again....


Should've used trueaquariumplants.com like everybody here recommends...

--
Victor M. Martinez

http://www.che.utexas.edu/~martiv

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I suggest www.trueaquariumplants.com. If you do not see enough of the details of a particular plant species, plant care, do not hesitate to ask the owner, Mayfair, for help. She was charming, friendly, and provided me with the best customer service, I have no experience.
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