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#1 Tuxyu3

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:21 PM

Hey guys, as some of you may or may not know i am only  fourteen so the only way i can support my fishy needs is through borrowing money or waiting for birthdays and christmas, understandably i am not too mad on this.

I have recently bought some java moss (yet to arrive) and cant help but notice it apparently grows easily and sells for a decent price, would it be a good or bad idea to grow some in a jar and sell it on the interwebs to supplement my fish fund?

Shoot me down in flames if you think its a bad idea. :geek:
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:28 PM

Not a bad idea, hope it works

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:33 PM

Yeah, you're not going to get a mass over night, or even in a month, but it grows pretty well. Rather than sell it all, why not swap some for other plants? Worth a shot.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:41 PM

Great idea, go for it. Also if you need any freebies (plantwise) I am sure we could help.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:54 PM

Thanks guys, i understand i wont get a magic 10 tonne of moss overnight but i am thinking in the long term instead of begging for money all the time :no:
And thanks about the offer to help, its always nice to have people willing to be supportive (too dramatic? XD)
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 09:36 PM

View PostTuxyu3, on 28 August 2012 - 07:54 PM, said:

Thanks guys, i understand i wont get a magic 10 tonne of moss overnight but i am thinking in the long term instead of begging for money all the time :no:
And thanks about the offer to help, its always nice to have people willing to be supportive (too dramatic? XD)

If you're going to do business then floating plants, certainly the species I have, will reproduce far more quickly than moss. I put three bits in the tank and within two months I had to clear it all out as the tank became too dark to see the fish!

I don't know what it's called but if I get the time I'll take a picture tomorrow.

Edited by ShinySideUp, 28 August 2012 - 09:37 PM.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:39 AM

Hi. Since I'm around your age I do the same thing. I'm a bit younger. I don't really sell my plants as they are too much of an asset in this hobby, I might not need all the plants one day and the next day I'll be setting up a heavily planted spawn tank for my bettas and am going to need a ton of plants. So instead I breed bettas which provide a better revenue and are fun to breed and raise but they require a lot of commitment. For the school year il be breeding killifish mostly. I make around 100 dollars every few weeks
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:48 AM

View PostBetta Breeder, on 29 August 2012 - 12:39 AM, said:

Hi. Since I'm around your age I do the same thing. I'm a bit younger. I don't really sell my plants as they are too much of an asset in this hobby, I might not need all the plants one day and the next day I'll be setting up a heavily planted spawn tank for my bettas and am going to need a ton of plants. So instead I breed bettas which provide a better revenue and are fun to breed and raise but they require a lot of commitment. For the school year il be breeding killifish mostly. I make around 100 dollars every few weeks

Breeding and selling fish is always something I have been interested in, where do you sell them? I don't live in a city so I might not find many (if any) people willing to pick them up and my LFS might not be too interested either, then I would be in trouble!
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:21 PM

I sell all of my fish on Aqubid.com. I'm not sure if you guys have that in the UK
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:05 PM

View PostShinySideUp, on 28 August 2012 - 09:36 PM, said:

If you're going to do business then floating plants, certainly the species I have, will reproduce far more quickly than moss. I put three bits in the tank and within two months I had to clear it all out as the tank became too dark to see the fish!

I don't know what it's called but if I get the time I'll take a picture tomorrow.

That sounds like duck weed


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:01 PM

For the reason of that plant growing so fast you'll have little/no luck making the same amount of money on that plant as you would for the moss.. The faster and more common the plant is the less expensive the plant is IMO/E
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:10 PM

Received my moss today :D
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:44 PM

View PostAqua Tom, on 29 August 2012 - 08:05 PM, said:

That sounds like duck weed

No, duck weed has small leaves. My stuff has much larger leaves which, when fully grown, are slightly hairy and about 1.5 cm across.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:48 PM

View PostShinySideUp, on 29 August 2012 - 11:44 PM, said:



No, duck weed has small leaves. My stuff has much larger leaves which, when fully grown, are slightly hairy and about 1.5 cm across.

Sounds like nothing I've ever seen, although saying that I'm not very up to date on plants
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:33 AM

Dwarf water lettuce? Amazon frogbit? Hornwort?
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:58 AM

View PostBetta Breeder, on 29 August 2012 - 12:39 AM, said:

Hi. Since I'm around your age I do the same thing. I'm a bit younger. I don't really sell my plants as they are too much of an asset in this hobby, I might not need all the plants one day and the next day I'll be setting up a heavily planted spawn tank for my bettas and am going to need a ton of plants. So instead I breed bettas which provide a better revenue and are fun to breed and raise but they require a lot of commitment. For the school year il be breeding killifish mostly. I make around 100 dollars every few weeks
Don't you mean a 'betta' revenue? Haha!

I am convinced you're much older than you say you are! To successfully breed bettas and know so much about them at such a young age is enviable!

If yu want to have a go at breeding and perhaps make a few quid on the way, cherry shrimp are great. You need to have a dedicated small tank but you can have it nicely planted and start off with say, 15... In no time you'll have a population explosion and you can probably sell them on at a good size for 50p each. They are so fun to watch too!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:00 PM

View PostShinySideUp, on 28 August 2012 - 09:36 PM, said:

I don't know what it's called but if I get the time I'll take a picture tomorrow.

Took me a while but...




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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:32 AM

View PostShinySideUp, on 28 August 2012 - 09:36 PM, said:

If you're going to do business then floating plants, certainly the species I have, will reproduce far more quickly than moss. I put three bits in the tank and within two months I had to clear it all out as the tank became too dark to see the fish!

I don't know what it's called but if I get the time I'll take a picture tomorrow.

Please do, I'm looking for some of those floating plants for 2 of my tanks
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:35 AM

somebody please ID
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:48 AM

You wouldn't make a ton of money but anything to help support the hobby! Good luck :ahappy:
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