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Purchasing plants online.

Jaceree

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I did do a search of the forums for this, and found an outlet someone recommended, but didn't have what i was looking for. What are you guys using when or if you order online. Thanks.
 

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Nathanh2150

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I have used pro shrimp website to order my plants waiting on there arrival but they also are short on plant stock..
 

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In addition to AG, I can recommend Aquasabi - I’ve used them numerous times. Not sure how Brexit might have affected things though.
 

Jaceree

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Just tried to buy from Aquarium gardens but everything's out of stock.
 
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I have used Pro Shrimp a couple of times and the plants have arrived in really good condition. There seems to be a shortage everywhere at the moment though.
 

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I did do a search of the forums for this, and found an outlet someone recommended, but didn't have what i was looking for. What are you guys using when or if you order online. Thanks.
I very recently used Pro-Shrimp to completely plant out a new 58 litre tank, they arrived on time and were boxed very well and in good healthy order. I would use them again.
 

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weird times, a bit of a mix of covid, Christmas and brexit (an unlikely triple act!)

Id suggest calling your favoured normal shop and ordering over the phone. You’ll get plants delivered as soon as plants arrive. Super fresh 😃

Ordering online from eBay you’ll more than likely get plants that have sat around for 3 weeks which you don’t want.

I fear a week delay may become the new brexit norm due to deliveries not as regular as before. Hope I’m wrong though!
 

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I have used pro shrimp website to order my plants waiting on there arrival but they also are short on plant stock..

why? Scaped Naature are on your doorstep in Norwich.
They‘ll be able to order in the freshest plants for you to collect, Nothing against Pro Shrimp but it doesn’t make sense!

Of course you can buy from where you like, but when you have a specialist shop on your doorstep it makes sense to support them.
 
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Nathanh2150

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I have been going back and forth with scape nature and atm there stuggling to get the plants so thought as I have ordered off pro shrimp might as well place an order with them also doesn’t stop me once all has settled with guide lines to visit scape nature for more plants hehe 🙃
 
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Similar issues here in the US. What drives me insane is that I can never get everything I need from one spot due to them being sold out or not carrying what I’m looking for. Some species are not even available here which is even more aggravating! Aquascaping hasn’t taken off here yet so finding cool local shops is difficult, and the ones that do sell plants are incredibly inflated.
 

Andy Pierce

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I've had good experiences with aquaessentials, pro-shrimp and riverwood aquatics. Recently plants are hard to get though as others have noted.
 

Andrew Butler

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In addition to AG, I can recommend Aquasabi - I’ve used them numerous times. Not sure how Brexit might have affected things though
+1 on AG, always found them helpful but as with everywhere reputable that I've looked these past weeks their plant stocks are not great at the moment.
Aquasabi I've used for glassware and SS hardware several times and found great but they're not currently shipping to the UK, hopefully this will change soon as I need a couple of things from them.
 

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