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15 Aug 2005 17:24 #1 by zig (zig)
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Hiya

Im into planted tanks, but find it very difficult to find decent plants in Dublin other than fast growing stem plants, and the usual vallis etc.

Im just wondering if there is anybody else into planted tanks as a hobby and has harder to find plant species that they would either be willing to trade for other plants or to sell, or failing that does anybody know of any online plant retailers that are willing to ship to Ireland, i cant seem to find any in the UK that will post to here.

The main tank i run at the moment has 3 WPG with co2 and i dose useing the EI method and no algae :D

Any replies advice or help would be greatly appreciated

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21 Aug 2005 08:29 #2 by darragh (Darragh Sherwin)
Have you tried Tropica http://www.tropica.com/default.asp ?

I think some of the shops get there plants from Tropica and will order specialised ones as long as you want about 50 :D

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21 Aug 2005 20:51 #3 by zig (zig)
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Have you tried Tropica http://www.tropica.com/default.asp ?

I think some of the shops get there plants from Tropica and will order specialised ones as long as you want about 50 :D


Thanks for the reply

Yes im aware of Tropica, i can only find one shop in Dublin that stocks Tropica plants, problem is, they stock the same verities all the time (about 6) and although they dont want me to buy 50 for a special order, instead they want about 50 euro per plant :D well not quite that amount but it worked out very expensive, ok i guess i will keep looking, thanks again for the reply.

Or if anybody else has any ideas or can help me id appreciate it.

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21 Aug 2005 21:01 #4 by darragh (Darragh Sherwin)
Gerry Evans of Water World Aquariums maybe able to help you out.

He usually orders a large amount of plants from Tropica for tanks he designs

Gerry is usually at the ITFS meetings

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22 Aug 2005 20:00 #5 by zig (zig)
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Gerry Evans of Water World Aquariums maybe able to help you out.

He usually orders a large amount of plants from Tropica for tanks he designs

Gerry is usually at the ITFS meetings


Oh ok, thats really helpful, ive been meaning to try and get to a few society meetings just to check it out, i only live up the road from where they are held, and was aware they happened, but unfortunatly tuesdays have been out for me for the last 6 months or so due to other commitments, but at the end of this month i will be free again and would like to go, so maybe the first meeting in september, can anybody just walk in unannounced as it were? or do i have to be a member of the society? and what do they do at the meetings, do they have talks on different aspects of fishkeeping etc

Thanks again for your help i appreciate it, maybe i will see you down there sometime.

btw very cool website i never knew anybody did this on a large scale in Ireland, very impressive installations.

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05 Sep 2005 15:42 #6 by platty252 (Darren Dalton)
Hay Zig, try www.aquaticplants.eu.com www.java-plants.com
I hope to see you at one of the meetings.

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11 Dec 2005 19:58 #7 by campo (campo)
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the trop shop is good for plants right now ken is inporting them in from ????..but the plants are v.good at this time dont know how long it will last :?: :?: :wink:

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12 Dec 2005 07:29 #8 by ken (ken)
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The plants in the trop shop are v.good right now and there is a new shipment in next week so come in and see them.
KEN

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14 Dec 2005 08:36 #9 by AndyT (Andy Taylor)
Agree with the above, Ken's plants are top quality at the moment....I bought a good few over the last week or so and they've all taken off really well.
Recommended.

170L Bowfront Community Tank : Heavily planted : CO2 : T5 lighting

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20 Dec 2005 03:22 #10 by Processor (Niall O'Leary)
Hi all..first post as I am now the proud owner of an aquarium that for the moment only has water in it.
Where can I see these plants Ken ?
Do you have a shop ?

Thnaks in advance.

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20 Dec 2005 05:01 #11 by Pablo (Pablo -)
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I think Ken shop is:

Trop Shop in Inchcore

Cheers
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20 Dec 2005 06:12 #12 by ken (ken)
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KENS TROP SHOP TEL-01 4546343
THER ARE NEW PLANTS IN TODAY
ALL THE BEST KEN

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20 Dec 2005 06:42 #13 by Pablo (Pablo -)
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Ken... are you having a Sale on January???

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20 Dec 2005 17:15 #14 by campo (campo)
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HI PABLO KEN WHY DONT YOU GIVE KEN A RING AND ASK HIM AND THEN TELL THE REST OF US :D

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21 Dec 2005 07:17 #15 by Pablo (Pablo -)
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naahhhh no presure!...

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23 Dec 2005 17:24 #16 by platty252 (Darren Dalton)
I taught every day was a sale day at the trop shop?

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24 Jan 2006 16:03 #17 by Tumblina (Tumblina)
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If you get a copy of practical fish keeping, there at lease two plant companies in there that post to ireland,needless to say they charge extra. I haven't tried them, I did see them while readin the mag.

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01 Feb 2006 08:18 #18 by Dave (Dave Fallon)
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Word of warning when buying plants from mail order. I have heard of at least two people who have ordered them via mail order and have recieved them as nothing more than dried leaves, it takes approximately 3-4 days to get them over at best, as opposed to two in the UK. Lack of water often gets the better of them.

Qui Vivra Verra.

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07 Mar 2006 07:54 #19 by zig (zig)
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Great selection of plants in Wackers of Parnell st at the moment, the tanks are full downstairs, plant heaven, all Tropica brand in great condition, just giving a heads up, i dont work there or anything, i was in their this morning buying a few things for my own planted tank.

I would say without a doubt if you are into plants and live in Dublin its definatly the shop with the most consistant quality and widest variety of plants, i think they get a new shipment every month, so 12 foot of beautiful plants to choose from each month is not bad at all.

Like i say i dont have any financial or other interest in the shop just spreading the word on the plants, its just that so few shops do any decent plants at all that i think its worth mentioning here.

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28 Mar 2006 14:17 #20 by Discusguy (Discusguy)
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I know this thread is old but just in case any of you guys are interested i've ordered plants from www.aquatics-direct.co.uk a few times now as well as other products and all arrived in excellent condition. My plants are now huge even in my 375L discus tank. I'll post some pics soon. Best of all the bulk prices are soooo cheap, i was buying one plant at a time for almost 4 euro each then i bought about 80 plants from this website for about 30 euro, granted they were kinda small but they grew really big within a month or so. I'd also reccommend for anyone who wants to keep plants but doesn't have good lighting or a co2 system to get Flourish and Flourish Excel from www.aquaessentials.co.uk and some light reflectors from the site above.

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