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Review: Florida Driftwood - 1st Impressions
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Review: Florida Driftwood - 1st Impressions
- From: "don" <don at calimages_com>
- Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2002 21:33:33 GMT
- In-Reply-To: <200202072048.g17Km2U26349 at actwin_com>
- References: <200202072048.g17Km2U26349 at actwin_com>
I broke down and ordered one of their "24 plants" deals on eBay. Ended up
being around $40 with shipping to CA. Figgered that it might be worth trying
out just to see...
Here are pics of the package that came today:
(sorry about the crappy pics... getting the hang of a new low-end digicam)
It seems they are mostly stem plants (each stem counts as one plant in the
"24 plants" deal...)
I see pennywort, wisteria, a val, foxtail, anacharis, couple of bacopas, and
a red plant I can't identify yet (not opening the bag till I get home).
Except for the vals (the leaves of which are all broken), there aren't any
rooted plants. I expected apons at least. Hmmm....
The plants appear healthy, the stem plants that root above the stubstrate
all have good roots. No algae that I can see either.
I figured the selection would be common, easily reproduced plants, and would
depend on what they have lots of at the moment. I was still kinda
disappointed at what seems to be counting each stem as a plant for that
price. I pay $2 a bunch for the common stem plants, and $3 for the less
common ones at my local stores.
So, buyer beware. Ask what you're getting. I've heard good things about this
seller from others, so maybe my local selection and pricing is just better
than the rest of the country.
They did ship fast, and the communications I had with them prior to the deal
were friendly, so I may try them again for other stuff. But I don't think
I'll do plants again from them.