Agreed, Petsmarts plants are MUCH better and always have a better variety. Every petco I go to seems to have a whole row of 5-6 dead plants and then they put one alive plant on top..
For me both sucks, but Petco seems to be a tiny bit better ..less rotted, algae covered plants and larger selection of... unlabeled mystery goodness.. "assorted stem/assorted potted plant" ugh so annoying. But Petco likes to rot their non aquatic bamboo (leaves below water) Petsmart does not.. but Petsmart sells terrestrial (100% not aquatic) ferns and grasses as aquarium plants...
This is just my local ones... I wish the stores were as nice as some people make them out to be by their homes.
Venting aside, the tank looks cool! how many gallons will it hold?
Nice. I've come to the conclusion I can't decorate tanks. I like the broken pottery look. I got some of the Rotola indica from Petsmart the other day. Going to see how well it grows in a jar and I put 1 trimmed stem in my tank. If it can't handle the jar I'll add it to the tank.