Greenline Closing Down

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by Aqua Essentials, 23 Jul 2008.

  1. Aqua Essentials

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  2. Dacious

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    I am surprised as well. However, there seems to be some conflicting info as the main page says closing down and another says plants need to go so that repairs can be carried out(?)
     
  3. JamesM

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    Perhaps their place has been condemned and they can't afford repairs or to move... rates are crazy on newer buildings these days.
     
  4. Dacious

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    I've had a look at the site and there are some real bargains to be had there! O if only I had the money......

    But seriosuly it's a real shame as I brought stuff from them in the past ant they have always been excellent. :arghh:
     
  5. spaldingaquatics

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    Can't believe it! :( I spent ages trying to find a reliable online source for plants and now the only one I trust is going :(
     
  6. Dacious

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    I know what you mean spalding, but from what I remember they did close down once before and then they came back from their hiatus so who knows....fingers crossed they might do it again. I'm thinking of whether to order a few plants or not as I was considering planting up a 12" cube tank I got but I have very limited finds now so I was hoping to do it for as little as possible. But not that this has happened I might borrow some money and buy a few things.
     
  7. spaldingaquatics

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    I'd go for it Dacious,

    I was a bit confused though as they'd been preping customers for weeks about a part shut down of the nursery for heating work and then suddenly it's all over, It's still worth grabbing what you can whilst you can.

    Thanks
    Adam
     
  8. spaldingaquatics

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    Just to add, this is only my personal opinion and probably means nothing, but greenline charged the most for P+P which wasn't a problem because they gave an excellent service for packing and care with keeping plants fresh
     
  9. Dacious

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    Yes Spalding I was confused too and still am about whether they are closing for good or not. As regards to the packing I am sure all will be ok so long as you order before the closing date. As fas as I understand it they are a family run company so I hope it is nothing majorly serious for them.

    I think I might get a few things actually, will just have to borrow the money!
     
  10. JamesM

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    Just read on tff, they suffered heavy damage in a storm, and simple repairs might not be enough. They've also had problems with suppliers in Malaysia who have also suffered from storm damage.

    While I never used Greenline, its a shame to lose a good supplier :(
     
  11. nickyc

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    This is what it says on their site...

    "WE HOPE TO BE BACK TO NORMAL STOCK IN THE AUTUMN WITH REVISED PRICES IN A 2009 CATALOGUE
    WHICH WILL TAKE IMMEDIATE EFFECT ON LINE THEM"
     
  12. Dacious

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    Well I phoned them today and their automated message is that fall in sales and spiralling costs have made their situation "untenable" so it does look rather final sad to say :arghh:
     
  13. Superman

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    Shame I guess, never bought from them but understoody they were one of the best.

    Hope things aren't that bad and they're up and running soon.
     
  14. LondonDragon

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    Made a couple of orders from them when I first got the planted bug and wasn't really impressed with quantity or quality.
    But then again my tank was not equiped enough to deal with plants properly back then so that did have some effect on the growth of the plants. They do package and label everything nicely though.
     
  15. spaldingaquatics

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    Where's the best online source to buy them from now?
     
  16. LondonDragon

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    All plants in my tank have been purchased at LFS (Tropica and AquaFleur) and donations from forum members, I would say always ask here before you go out and buy them, what you get here has already been growing submersed and will adapt much quicker to your tank.
    For tropica plants you can always buy them from our forum sponsors, got a couple before of AE and was pleased, haven't yet ordered any from Greenline but always read good reviews about them too.
     
  17. Gill

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    oh dear
    bad for them good for me

    ##MP7797 SPATAPHYLLUM. CANAEFOLIUM MOTHER PLANT 2 left now available 40cm in height
    ##6144 per 5 NYMPHAEA STELLATA BULB (RED TROPICAL LILY BULB)
    #S149 RED SPATTERDOCK WITH ROOT VERY RARE FEW LEFT WAS £8
    ##4149 Each NUPHUR JAPONICUM (SPATTERDOCK)
    ##MP7794 ASSORTED SPECIES AS AVAILABLE CRYPTOCORYNE MOTHER POT 1
    ##4044 Each BARCLAYA LONGIFOLIA RED FORM WITH NICE PLANTS LAST TIME IMPORT
    ##4649 Per 20 MIXED FLOATERS & SURFACE SPECIES FOR POND/TROPICAL GLASSHOUSE
    ##2101 Bunch ESTRALIS STELLATA (Christmas Plant) 1
    ##7093 per 25 ECHINODORUS TENELLUS (DWARF CHAIN SWORD TRUE FORM)
     
  18. Dacious

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    Wow Gill you went all out then! I only had £10 to spend so I got a red spatterdock as well. These grow very large don't they? Does anyone know what the ideal conditions for these are?
     
  19. JamesM

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    I bought £25 worth of plants from them today too.. missed the Red tiger lotus though >.<
     
  20. Gill

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    its even better cause dad's paying on his card. he does not know yet - snipes his card an pays with it.
     

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