The locally owned store i purchased my tank and stand at today had a SunSun canister filter to sale for $99.99. It box looked old and dusty, I respect what small businesses are trying to do But I didn't give much thought to it, given it was obviously old. Perhaps I should revisit it when I picked up my new tank and stand.NancyD wrote: ↑Sun May 06, 2018 9:05 pmI don't know anyone that uses Aquatops. You might look at Sun Sun canisters, they're much, much less expensive, you could afford 1 for not much more than an AC 70, maybe less. I haven't used them myself but hear good things.
Diana & I belong to a plant club so we get to try different plants all the time (I've killed lots, ). I've been know to give a squeal of delight over a new crypt, Bucephalandra are "relatively" new to the hobby but grow like anubias. I have a couple I'm trying.
Have you tried "trading" your excess plants to a lfs or selling/donating at a club auction? I used to get store credit toward fish, food or whatever when I lived in MA. They loved java fern & moss especially. Now I give plants away if anyone wants my easy growers, otherwise they're compost. Clubs are fun if they're not too far away.
Was just looking at pool filter sand, nice and cheap from the big box stores!! Thanks for the recommendation.
Haven't looked into the local fish trading market, no offense, but I have no problem throwing away over grown plants or composting them as you suggest ( i do have an awesome redworm set up that I throw organics into - I've actually fed them o my loaches but the worms fight back )- a lot of non-natives that plague our natural bodies of water in my area are from the aquarium industry not properly disposing of them