Sweet Aquatics - Online Plant Vendor - July 2011 - 4.5/5 - **** - Aquarium Forum
Store and Seller Reviews This forum is for reviewing particular stores, online or offline, as well as reviews of particular sellers here in the forum.

  Members currently in the chatroom: 0
Who's Online
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-12-2012.
No one is currently using the chat.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
 
Pigeonfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 839
Thanks: 205
Thanked 377 Times in 349 Posts
Welcomes: 110
Welcomed 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs up Sweet Aquatics - Online Plant Vendor - July 2011 - 4.5/5 - ****

I promised a review on Sweet Aquatics, so here it is. It's been a little less than week since I planted their products.



This is the tank yesterday and today it even looks better.

I ordered from their website and not their auctions on Aquabid because I was making a pretty big order with multiple items.

I ordered,
  • 6x Contortion Vals
  • 3x Anubias Nana
  • 3x Java Fern
  • 4x Cryptocoryne Wendtii Green
  • 1x Amazon Sword (SM)
  • 2x Anacharis
  • 1x Dwarf Hairgrass

That was a total of $43.00, plus $9.40 for USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days) = $52.40

There is really nowhere that can beat this price, besides a very few users on Aquabid and some of the users on this forum.

I had a small problem when ordering the Anubias, the website only allowed me to get two of them, so I got a different Anubias, of the same price. I then contacted Sweet Aquatics and was attended by Mary, and she changed my order to what I wanted without a problem. I received what I wanted.

I suggest making a PayPal account when ordering with them from their website (as well as Aquabid if they use Paypal with that too) Mainly because Paypal is very buggy when you're not registered and I tried three times adding my credit card info. It only worked when I decided to register.

On their website it says it usually takes about a week for an order to process and then ship. When a week past I emailed them asking for a status update but I didn't get a response. Two days later I got an email from their website and Paypal saying my order was shipped, Paypal sent me the tracking ID.

I received my order in two days, mind you I live in Florida, and am pretty close to Alabama, where Sweet Aquatics is located.

The plants came in really good condition despite the heat wave. It was packaged with a thin Styrofoam and an icepack. Everything was nice and green. It was all labeled correctly. Although all of the same plants are packaged together, it may seem you're missing something but it's all there you just have to separate them.

So far my plants are doing very well and this is my first planted aquarium. I have to say, Sweet Aquatics made this very stress free and easy for me.

If they had a better paying system (ex. not Paypal) it would have been nicer. According to the website (one week until it ships) they were two days behind on my order, which really isn't a problem (this didn't affect the score) but what did affect the score was that I didn't get a response when I emailed them the second time. They should have responded, even if they knew it was going to be shipped in two days.

Overall: 4.5/5

I would recommend this seller, if you don't have a problem waiting a little bit and being a little left out until it ships.

I hope this was helpful and informative to you guys. Good luck.


my dream aquarium...
Pigeonfish is offline  
Said thanks:
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Aquarium Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome