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Where to get aquatic plants in Boston area?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by pepetj, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. pepetj

    pepetj Lifetime Members
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    Hi. I'm going to Boston at the second week of March to attend a couple of workshops and lectures on my career (clinical personality assessment). I'm also picking up my Apogee Quantum meter MQ-200 (ordered it today!), some aquarium accessories and hopefully some nice plants.

    I already have a "green light" to bring home aquatic plants. Wonder if any of you know where I can find a LFS with good selection of plant species in the Boston area. I'll stay at Revere but expect to spend most of my time in Boston.

    Pepetj
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  2. inkslinger

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    Hello not too many have a large selection on freshwater plants
    Skipton's is just south of Boston city limts they have at times some nice plants
    Lovely Pets is in Quincey also South of Boston = http://www.lovelypets.com/
    Tropic Isle in Frammingham if you like to drive take Rt. 9 out of town until you get to Frammingham need to google a map I like to use yahoo map.
    http://www.tropicisleaquarium.com/products.htm

    These stores are half Saltwater /Freshwater when they place there plant order they will have some nice looking plants but find them to be pricey but above average in selection .
    If you need help email me
    bote110@yahoo.com
     
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    I can second Tropic Isle.

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  4. pepetj

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    Thank you very much. I already figured out how to get to both using MBTA routes although I might get a ride from Fishlore forum friend.

    My Apogee MQ-200 arrived yesterday to where I'll be staying! Hopefully I can find some nice plants there (focusing on species that tolerate 28C well). I plan to place them with moist air in sealed plastic bags, not sure if I should dump them in a bucket with a heater for 6 days and bagged them just before I travel back home... What would you suggest?

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    Went to Lovely Pets in Quincy (easier transportation). Got a nice selection of plants although not all what I wanted (e.g. no Crinum, Eleocharis, Glossostima, Hemiantus. Fissidens...). Not sure if I will be able to make it to Framingham though... I will try to but I have some lectures to attend to.

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