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Old 05-19-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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Another shipping question!

What type of bags should i use to ship aquatic plants and where can I get them?
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Ziploc... About any grocery store has them.
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Alright, I didn't know of everyone used something "special" or not lol thanks
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That was intended to be somewhat humorous. Just wrap them in a damp paper towel (but not dripping wet... it can cause issues... just damp) and zip them up. I would always double bag them just in case.
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I use 1 mil fish bags. You could use pretty much any bag as long as it's relatively sealable. I don't put any water in the bags at all, I just rinse the plants off and put them in a bag, lay it flat to remove all the air and then seal it. An alternative to sealing them would be to just tape it shut. If you are using a ziploc bag I would suggest taping it shut as well just in case, but if it doesn't have much air in it, it shouldn't come open. I also line the bottom of the box with newspaper or some other kind of paper material to absorb any drips.

This is the method I settled on after trying all different methods for several months.
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Where do u get the bags?
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Where do u get the bags?
Ebay or ken's fish.com

I ship rooted plants wrapped in damp paper towel and in a 2 mil fish bag. Floating plants/stems I ship in fish bags with water.
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I get mine from ebay. I wouldn't bother getting specific bags though unless you start selling a lot. Ziploc works just fine.

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Also how much would a medium priority mail flat rate box cost me to ship at the post office?
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Also how much would a medium priority mail flat rate box cost me to ship at the post office?
think it's $10.95
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