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post #16 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 11:15 PM
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All the ones by me suck, either a live plant tank that has dying plants or they only sell the tubes.
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post #17 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 11:29 PM
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i have had great luck with anubias. the rhizome was in great shape but kinda long, so the some of the leaves have taken a while to straighten out. but other than that it is doing great. The rest of the plants they had where sketchy at best. several where bog plants also. I will admit that some of the foreground stuff in the shrink wrap type packages look intriguing. If you see something you like, i'd givem a day in court. just be very selective.
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post #18 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 01:25 AM
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They are located on the Live Plant End-cap. They are $7.99 and we carry 7 different varieties depending on store. If i can recommend something to people, call your local Petsmart and ask when they get their fish shipment. Plants come in this shipment also. So for us in South Charlotte, it's Wednesday. We only stock 2-4 of each SKU at a time, so if you see the inventory getting low, then next fish shipment, snag some new healthy plants!

Also if you tell the manager on duty that the plants are dead and need to be thrown away and taken out of inventory, they will do so. Sometimes associates don't know when a plant is dead, but we sure do!
Does every petsmart carry them?
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my petsmart does not carry them. the ones that i have seen were in awful shape though.
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post #20 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know the other type of plants that come in those plants ?
1) HC
2) Bacopa ?

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i just bought some of the alteranthera a couple days ago and planted it. anybody else got it growing?
Me! It grows fantastically!
It was actually the only package they'd ever had of it, the top was missing and some of it was dead, so I talked the manager into giving it to me for $1. It took me over 2 hours of googling to find out what it was.

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I got some dwarf hairgrass and it was super green with great roots and a huge amount. it is now planted in my 125g that is DSM and is still green and doing great.
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Me! It grows fantastically!
It was actually the only package they'd ever had of it, the top was missing and some of it was dead, so I talked the manager into giving it to me for $1. It took me over 2 hours of googling to find out what it was.
got any pics?
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got any pics?
Some bad cellphone photos, but yes! Hahaha

Someone snuck into the shot Haha.


This stuff has more than doubled in size in the 2 weeks I've had it.

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I bought the bacopa, dhg, and telanthara cardanalis. Bacopa is taking off in my 20L but the dhg and telanthra wilted due to parameters. I put some of the dhg and telanthra in a 2g fluval spec and both are thriving. I have noticed the dhg yellowing a bjt after about 2 months but its roots are spreading quickly. The telantrha has grown in very lush, thick, and red. I also bought those test tube anubias (3 different varieties) and they are also very healthy.
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The DHG I got from there is doing well so far. At least the stuff the plecos haven't bulldozed into the substrate. Not too bad for a bag from a big box store.
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The DHG I got from there is doing well so far. At least the stuff the plecos haven't bulldozed into the substrate. Not too bad for a bag from a big box store.
And this is why I have no plecos Hahaha.

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What petsmart sells in Las Vegas..

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post #29 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 08:17 PM
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The DHG is actually pretty good from petsmart, as well as the anubius, i personally like the bacopa, i think it looks really nice when you let it grow to the surface, its a good almost wall to have, ecspecailly with my angels becasue they can breed behind it


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I bought Bacopa from Petsmart, and I have like gigantic plants now from the original offering. Here are some tips, I visited a few Petsmart stores.

GO FOR THE INSIDE PACKETS.

If you go through them, they put the older ones in the FRONT. The ones in the back are MUCH MUCH fresher. Also, a few of them are quite old, they will be evaporated, or even dried up. You can also tell if something has been sitting, because the plant actually grew a bit in the package. The ones I bought was in the back, had a lot of Gel Material, and was quite short. The freshest. Just my 2 cents.

Also, I compared the TOPFIN stuff to the stuff in Petco, and I can say the Petsmart stuff is a lot better

I also prefer the TOPFIN Petsmart stuff because it is GUARANTEED NO SNAILS (it says it right on the package)
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