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Hello from The PlantGuy

Post by The PlantGuy on Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:12 am

HI everyone!. This is John from ThePlantGuy.org.  I'm very happy to join April as one of the first sponsors of this forum.  Its really great to be part a site with a national focus.

I’m located in Winnipeg and have been involved with planted tanks for about  20 years starting  my first one when I lived in Japan during the 90’s.  I operate www.theplantguy.org as a side business.  I wish I had more time to devote to it as there’s so much more I’d like to do but with a full time job and 2 young kids there’s only so much time.

Because of this I decided to focus entirely on plants and plant related hardware.  I have over 700 gallons of tanks dedicated to plants most of which are high tech setups with good substrates, high lighting and CO2.

I order my plants from 3 different sources in order to provide a large selection for online sales.  I’ve also learned what each nursery does well and what they don’t .   One nursery will grow a certain plant better while another one will grow a different plant better.  All of this knowledge goes into which plants I bring in.

Being located in Winnipeg is advantageous when it comes to shipping.  I’m able to ship to either east or west coast quickly and cost effectively.  Typically a plant shipment will arrive 1-2 days after shipping (isolated towns east of Winnipeg may add a day) and will cost between $9-$17 depending where you are.  I also offer $5 shipping for orders under $15 by regular post weather permitting.  Shipping is free for any plant order over $100.  My goal is to provide a plant source for people who don’t have good access where they live.     I always say the best place to get plants is through other hobbyists , the second best is your local fish store and if these 2 aren’t an option or they’re a poor option, then look online.

In addition to plants, we also carry Mr.Aqua aquariums (although we are low on stock right now) as well as Mr.Aqua LED lights and various CO2 accessories, diffusors etc.  We are also a retailer of ADA and just recently received a pallet of ADA Ammazonia normal which we are currently selling per KG.  So If you only need a little bit for a nano tank or to use in conjunction with another substrate, you can purchase a small amount and save on shipping costs.

I plan to offer special deals to members of this forum only from time to time with one coming up shortly , so stay tuned!

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Post by guppyguy on Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:51 am

Hey John.

That was a great info and I never knew you had 700 gallons of tank space for your plants. I have been ordering plants from you since January 2013 and always happy with the service. I have plenty of great looking plants in my tanks from you.  Thank you for providing a much needed Canadian online plant site. Cool

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Post by Shell on Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:57 am

So glad to have you as a sponsor, and as a part of our team! We will be looking for an aquarium light for our future 55g fully planted tank....hopefully you'll be able to hook us up! Smile

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Post by alexmtl on Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:30 pm

Hi John,
Great to have on as a sponsor. I love looking through your website ! Thanks for posting and looking forward to special features and what's new !
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Post by CAAIndie on Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:21 pm

We are really happy to have you on board John. It's very exciting to have such a great sponsor for Canadaquaria. Looking forward to the updates.

If you haven't checked out The Plant Guy website, please do! Even better, pick up some plants, take some photos and share them with us.
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Post by hello_rockview12 on Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:56 am

Good to have you on board John!

I've had great service dealing with John (the plant guy). Never hesitate to order, his prices are great and plants are always high quality!
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Post by l_l_l on Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:26 pm

I often find myself wandering on your website dreaming of plants I would buy if I had more money...
Maybe one day I'll make the jump! Smile
Great to have you on board.

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Re: Hello from The PlantGuy

Post by The PlantGuy on Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:47 pm

Thanks for all the kind words everyone! If you have any questions etc, please contact me via PM or if you think it would benefit others, feel free to post it in my section.  I'm at a desk all day and plan to check the forum frequently so my responses should be timely..

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