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    The Wet Leaf Blog

    Bucephalandra Available!

    Bucephalandra Available!

    We have some Bucephalandra available from our own collection. Quantities are limited.

    Because Covid 19 is creating poor shipping conditions and that it's also winter, Shipping is restricted to western Canada. We will ship too BC, AB, SK, and MB. No shipping to any other province, that's just a bad idea right now.

    Live plants ship Monday and Tuesday. Please have your order in Sunday afternoon for shipping the following week.

     

     

     

    Site wide sale!

    Site wide sale!

    Everything in store is 20% off!

    Starts, Tuesday January 5 2021 @ 9:00 am MT

    Ends at the end of the month.

     

    There will likely be a lot of interest when the sale starts. Might be a good idea to get your cart loaded up and ready to check out at 9:00am if you're looking for something specific.

    We did just receive a huge ADA/DOOA order recently. Probably one of the largest inventories in Canada, some products will still be limited.

     

    Discount will be applied in cart at check out.

    Products are limited.

    Standard shipping rates apply.

    Holliday shipping schedule.

    Holliday shipping schedule.

    We're taking a break over the holidays. Of course we'll still open online!

    Here is our shipping schedule starting this Monday.

    Dec 21 Monday - Shipping

    Dec 22 - No shipping

    Dec 23 - No shipping

    Dec 24 - No shipping

    Dec 25 - No shipping

    Dec 26 Saturday - No shipping

    Dec 27 Sunday - Shipping

    Dec 28 - Shipping

    Dec 29 - Shipping

    Dec 30 - Shipping

    Dec 31 - No Shipping

    Jan 01 - No Shipping

    Jan 02 - Back to normal shipping.

     

    Happy Holidays!

    Cornavirus update, a notice to our customers. --Updated Oct,15 2020--

    Cornavirus update, a notice to our customers. --Updated Oct,15 2020--

    January 11 2021

    The holiday shipping season has finished! Generally shipping times should be improving. But delays due to COVID 19 are still expected.

    We won't have any plant stock for several months. Cold temperatures and expected shipping delays are likely to result in frozen plants. Nobody likes to receive frozen plants! Supply will likely be an issue for several more months anyway.

    Happy New Year

    Stay safe!

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    December 7 2020

    Expect shipping delays with all shipping services.

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    November 17 2020

    Again no changes, the pandemic is still here.

    Get your Christmas shopping done early if you're planning on ordering online. Normally this time of year is busy for shipping companies, this year it has been very busy with shipping delays expected across Canada.

    Our ADA order has been delayed again unfortunately. The BC lower mainland is semi-locked down, getting through the Port of Vancouver has been problematic. Currently we don't have an updated ETA.

    We have a UNS order that should arrive to us next week and another UNS order that should be about two weeks behind if everything stays on schedule. Fingers crossed.

    Plants - Possibly spring of 2021.  Shipping in cold weather with expected delays is a recipe for frozen plants. We really don't like frozen plants, and most of our customers know we won't ship live plants if we think there is a high chance of failure.

    Stay safe!

     

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    October 15 2020

    No big changes to how we are operate at this time. Still not stocking plants, see August 19 below.

    Shipping is generally more reliable than it has been for most of the summer. But that will likely change in the coming months.

    Due to changes with UPS, our order processing time will be a day longer than normal for packages shipped via UPS. 2-3 business days instead of the usual 1-2 days. Our processing time with other shipping methods remains unaffected.

    We have a large ADA order set to arrive at the beginning of November. That's exciting! Hopefully it stays on time, we've been waiting for this order since late spring.

    Stay safe! 

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    September 18 2020

    Again, no changes to our business and how we currently operate with COVID 19. This is from Canada Post, couriers will likely follow. Delays are still expected.

    Changes to parcel service standards

     

    Canada Post continues to see significantly increased parcel volumes as Canadians adopt different shopping behaviours during COVID-19. Given the high volumes and the important safety measures in place throughout our network to protect Canadians and our employees, including physical distancing, we are adding one day to our standard delivery dates, as of September 21, 2020. As well, our on-time guarantee remains suspended.

     

    While we have adjusted our delivery standards to manage expectations, we remain committed to providing timely and reliable service. However, given the unpredictability of the COVID-19 situation, delivery standards remain subject to change.

     

    Visit canadapost.ca/servicealerts for the latest updates on the status of our network.

     

    Visit Find a delivery standard to determine how long it will take to deliver your package in Canada.

     

    Visit canadapost.ca/track for the latest status of your item.

     

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    September 14 2020

    No changes from our last update. Shipping is more reliable now, but shipping times are still not guaranteed by most shipping companies. Minor delays are still expected.

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    August 19 2020

    All equipment, dry goods, and supplies are still shipping Canada wide. Expect shipping to be delayed. And if its not it will be a great surprise on your door step! Generally shipping times are getting better, but this pandemic is far from over. It's getting kinda old in our opinion! 

    Due to availability of live plants from our main supplier. We have chosen not to stock plants at this time. Unfortunately we only receive a small percentage of what we order. This can't work for us as we are set up to better serve our customers with a huge in stock inventory. This includes 1-2 Grow cups and all potted plants. 

    We have several outstanding orders for sold out products, Ada, Dooa, Stone, Wood, Tropica Plant Care, and a few others. When product arrives it will be stocked in our store. Check back frequently as some stuff sells out fast and follow our social media for the latest updates.

     

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    June 28 2020

    No new information. Shipping Ontario and east still is delayed, with Canada post seeing the biggest delays. Unfortunately still not suitable for live plants. Everything not perishable is still shipping normally but delayed. Hope everyone is doing well, stay safe!

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    May 1 2020

    We're shipping live plants again!

    But... It's limited to western Canada specifically. British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Yukon. Our normal shipping policy will apply. Please keep in mind that it is always important to ship live plants reasonably fast and all the more important now with the current world situation.

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    March 2020

    Hope everyone is doing well. In light of the current world situation there are a few considerations. This will impact how we do business for several weeks possibly months.

    The risk of transmission of coronavirus though the mail is low. We have increased basic sanitation measures and continue to monitor the health of our shipping staff.

    All of our packages are sent requesting a signature for many of reasons. Biggest reason is that we don't want packages left in community mail boxes or on your door step. It's cold outside! Canada post is no longer getting signatures at your door to reduce transmission of cornavrius though human contact. As we do not allow our packages to be safe dropped you will have to go to your local post office to pick up the package. We expect UPS and Puorlator to do something similar as the situation evolves.  Please consider this if you are immunocompromised are in the high risk categorie or in contact with someone who is. In fact we would encourage you not to order at this time. 

     

    As this pandemic continues to evolve we expect shipping to be delayed.

    We are Shipping Live plants within Western Canada, Manitoba and West.

    All other products will ship Canada wide per normal, just expect delayed shipping.

    Going forward product supply will be an issue as the majority of our plants are shipped to Canada via air transport. And at this time we're not sure how this will effect dry goods.

    Stay safe! Wash your hands! Practice social distancing! Self isolate if needed! Listen to what our health authorities are saying, together we can flatten the curve.

     

     

    Tissue culture plants rock!

    Tissue culture plants rock!

     

    Tissue culture plants are becoming more and more popular in the planted tank hobby. There are a many of reasons to use them for your next project. Read on, we'll give you the run down as to why we think they're awesome!

    We usually just carry the 1-2 Grow tissue culture cups from Tropica Aquarium Plants. Why? Well generally plant quality is very good, better than most others. And Tropica Aquarium Plants has a North American facility here in Canada. This makes acquiring premium plants very easy for us, with little risk of overseas shipping. With 50 different species to choose from in the Tropica 1-2 Grow line up, most folks should be able to find what they're looking for. Wheather its mosses, carpeting plants or stems. Of course there are still some species like Anubias, Echndorius, and some Cryptcorne that come better as potted plants due to poor suitability as tissue cultured plants. And don't forget Tropica is a huge nursery, they know things like this. *Disclaimer* We are not affiliated with Tropica Aquarium Plants. Just really love the quality and selection available. But that's a totally different blog!

    1. All tissue cultured plants are grown in sterile lab conditions. This makes all 1-2 grow cups pest free. Great if you have phobia of snails. And algae free. Now there are a lot of factors that contribute to algae, but tissue culture plants will come with absolutely no algae. This means no competition for nutrients when your plants are adapting to your aquarium. Just nice clean plants ready to go!

    2. Plant mass inside a tissue cultured cup is usually a lot more when compared to the same potted species. 

    Out of the 1-2 grow cup!

     

    Same cup divided into portions. Almost every single time when comparing 1-2 Grow cups to potted plants you will receive more in the 1-2 Grow cup. When comparing the same species.

    3. Small shipping volume! Shipping is based on weight and volume. We can ship 4-5 TC cups or 1-2 average sized potted plants. And there's no rock wool weighing the box down with useless shipping weight. In winter we use bigger boxes for added protection for all plants. Shipping cost does go up for winter, but you will get way more bang for your buck with 1-2 Grow cups. 

    4. Plants in cups ship a better too. The hard plastic cups provide a bit of protection too. Because they are emersed grown out of water, leafs and stems are much tougher.

    5. No need to plant right away. 1-2 grow cups can easily sit on your counter for a couple days. Just keep them out of direct sun light and slightly cooler than room temperatures. Of course it's better to plant them sooner than later.

     

    Now some tissue culture cups may not be for everyone. Stem plants and carpeting plants might be hard to get going depending on lighting, substrate, fertilization and experience levels. Heres an old blog post with a few tips on growing plants.

    In our opinion the pros out weight the cons, give them a try!