Stephen's 120L tank log

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Re: Stephen's 120L tank log

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I wouldn't be too happy with that response from Aqua Essentials. As said above, an apology and assurance that if the plants aren't viable that you will be refunded would have been better. I think they use a slower option than Aquarium Gardens which puts me off using them (AG almost always arrives next day though not guaranteed, and they won't send out plants on a Friday to avoid weekend delays). My AE orders have been more like 3 days as standard.

The suggestion for floating is good though... Just be aware of their T&C which is that you need to take photos of ALL the affected plants and send it to them on the day of receipt.

https://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/page.h ... sfl9j1hqc4

Hmm, just seen that they don't recommend their standard shipping for plants. Why offer it then..?

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The plants arrived today (7 days after despatch).
2 of the plants in my order are the wrong plants, I ordered 2 x Staurogyne Repens and received 2 x Juncus Repens.
I telephoned Aqua Essentials and they will re-send the correct plants.
I may use the Juncus Repens in the 120L aquarium and give them a try seeing as they are now free, nothing to lose.
The Echinodorus Reni is looking a little sad but should bounce back.
The Echinodorus grisebachii Tropica is small and arrived without the label, I ordered the same plant from Pro Shrimp recently and that was much bigger. (???)
I'll let the plants sit in tank water for 24 hours before attempting to plant them, as suggested by Aqua Essentials.
6 foot (550L) - Rio Ucayali themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 54 x Paracheirodon innesi, 23 x Thayeria boehlkei, 30 x Gold Laser Cory (CW010), 2 x Flash pleco (L204) named George & Mildred

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked)
15 x Paracheirodon innesi, 9 x Three-lined Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)

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Re: Stephen's 120L tank log

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Glad they have arrive at last!
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Hope your plants bounce back!
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Hope the plants recover.

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Thanks
I hope they bounce back too :dodgy2:
6 foot (550L) - Rio Ucayali themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 54 x Paracheirodon innesi, 23 x Thayeria boehlkei, 30 x Gold Laser Cory (CW010), 2 x Flash pleco (L204) named George & Mildred

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked)
15 x Paracheirodon innesi, 9 x Three-lined Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)

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Stephen wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 14:19 pm 2 of the plants in my order are the wrong plants, I ordered 2 x Staurogyne Repens and received 2 x Juncus Repens.
I telephoned Aqua Essentials and they will re-send the correct plants.
The replacement plants arrived today (Thursday) so I planted all the plants today and done another water change.
6 foot (550L) - Rio Ucayali themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 54 x Paracheirodon innesi, 23 x Thayeria boehlkei, 30 x Gold Laser Cory (CW010), 2 x Flash pleco (L204) named George & Mildred

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked)
15 x Paracheirodon innesi, 9 x Three-lined Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)

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More pics or another video en route? :D
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Maybe Iain ;]
6 foot (550L) - Rio Ucayali themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 54 x Paracheirodon innesi, 23 x Thayeria boehlkei, 30 x Gold Laser Cory (CW010), 2 x Flash pleco (L204) named George & Mildred

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked)
15 x Paracheirodon innesi, 9 x Three-lined Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)

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Re: Stephen's 120L tank log

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Gingerlove05 wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:28 am More pics or another video en route? :D
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The new plants are in.
The grass type plants are the Juncus repens that was sent in error and replaced (so basically free).
6 foot (550L) - Rio Ucayali themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 54 x Paracheirodon innesi, 23 x Thayeria boehlkei, 30 x Gold Laser Cory (CW010), 2 x Flash pleco (L204) named George & Mildred

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked)
15 x Paracheirodon innesi, 9 x Three-lined Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)

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