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Post by jonstreets on Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:40 pm

what are some online retailers. i know of shrimpfever, theplantguy, and angelfins. are there any others? specifically i was thinking there must be something in montreal or BC. but any suggestions are very welcome. thank you

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Post by alexmtl on Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:28 pm

If you are looking for plants I recommend The Plant Guy. I have ordered from him and have been very satisfied. Aside from being a sponsor he is one of the few if only online sites which strive to bring in new and exciting plant imports. We should support him whenever we can.
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Post by FishHobby on Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:53 pm

I recently got my order from The Plant Guy...If I lived in Winnipeg...I would be going crazy with a serious MTS condition Smile
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Post by CAAIndie on Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:04 pm

For plants.. I definitely recommend the plant guy! Not a person better!

For some livestock.. you could consider canadian aquatics, or Spencer Jack.

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Post by GaryE on Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:26 am

I don't think we have the mega-stores the US has. I find Canadian online retailers seem to be niche oriented. The shipping season for live fish is kind of short in our climate, sadly enough.

Speaking for Montreal, since you asked - it is a bit of an importation hub for fish, but I don't know of any direct to hobbyist resellers. It tends to be more of a store supply scene here.

If I were looking for online retailers, I would go to The Plant Guy for greenery, Angelfins or Pets and Ponds for dry goods and Aquabid for fish.
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Post by Biulu on Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:22 pm

JL Aquatics in Burnaby has great prices for hardware.
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Post by jonstreets on Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:41 pm

@GaryE wrote:I don't think we have the mega-stores the US has. I find Canadian online retailers seem to be niche oriented. The shipping season for live fish is kind of short in our climate, sadly enough.

Speaking for Montreal, since you asked - it is a bit of an importation hub for fish, but I don't know of any direct to hobbyist resellers. It tends to be more of a store supply scene here.

If I were looking for online retailers, I would go to The Plant Guy for greenery, Angelfins or Pets and Ponds for dry goods and Aquabid for fish.


what kind of fish do you get on aquabid? most everything i look at is only usa shipping.

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Post by GaryE on Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:27 pm

That US shipping is a problem. We have such a short season and our shipping costs are so high that it kills the incentive. When you sell a pair of livebearers to BC for $10, but Canada Post wants $35 to deliver them and that's cheap compared to the courriers...
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Post by The PlantGuy on Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:31 pm

yeah, box size needed and short shipping time make it tough i think..

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Post by kaynun on Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:09 am

Recently found this online retailer from Aquariums West in Vancouver.

http://shop.aquariumswest.com/Tropica_Potted_Aquatic_Plants_s/1907.htm

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