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My downoi is showing lots of new growth after just a week or so (it's growing out in a tank WITHOUT fish to nibble on it)... some of the emmersed growth melted within the first few days, other parts are just hanging in there but have colored up well since being planted, and overall it's looking pretty good. I have quite a few "mini" crowns that are about 1/4" of new growth.

All of the staurogyne repens I've planted has done exceptionally well.. so well that I just picked up two more packages (I started with 2) to fill in and extend my carpet a bit more
Can you tell me what your setup is? My downoi doesn't seem like it's dying, but it doesn't look good.
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this is true. i just dropped 65$ there because i'm redoing my tank. pretty much got one of everything. crypts, repens, carolinas, ect. look to be in good condition as well.
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Can you tell me what your setup is? My downoi doesn't seem like it's dying, but it doesn't look good.
I just have it growing in a spare 10g tank, lighting is a 20" fugeray, lots of CO2 - my drop checker is yellow but I have no fish in the tank, just plants.
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I bought some S. Repens the other day and it was surprisingly healthy and in great condition. I actually didn't even buy it, the guy tried to scan it and it didn't work, gave me the nod he was just giving it to me so it was free. They had about 8 different plants packaged this way. Then they had a much larger variety than before in the tubes and I didn't find any non-aquatic plants in the mix. I am convinced you can have a very unique and diverse planted tank only going through Petsmart which is something I never thought I would say. Looking forward for more options as plenty of other plants can survive for quite awhile emmersed on store shelves so I hope Topfin capitalizes on this.

Most my LFS that are not plant specific have either stopped carrying plants or carry significantly less. Only two stores, neither of which are that close, carry a large variety of plants and are dependable. I will continue to go to both because they carry some of the more rare plants to the hobby in general, not just to a LFS. It would be nice to get my "bread and butter" plants locally again.
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I just called my local Petsmart, and they said they aren't carrying them. Darn.
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I am sure they will soon, we got ours maybe 4 weeks ago, it takes some time to deliver to all PetSmart stores

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I just called my local Petsmart, and they said they aren't carrying them. Darn.
I stopped by one Petsmart by where I work the other day and they don't even carry any bagged/tube plants, only a scant selection of algae infested stems in tanks.
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Mine too. Here's to hoping!

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I stopped by one Petsmart by where I work the other day and they don't even carry any bagged/tube plants, only a scant selection of algae infested stems in tanks.
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I stopped by one Petsmart by where I work the other day and they don't even carry any bagged/tube plants, only a scant selection of algae infested stems in tanks.
So they didn't have a shelve right across the fish wall at all with plants? That is weird

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So they didn't have a shelve right across the fish wall at all with plants? That is weird
Nope, I even asked when I didn't see them, and they said they didn't carry those, just what was in the tanks (all of which looked really really bad).
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Yeah, was the Anarchis and Mondo Grass, right? Lately they come already half way dead

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No mondo grass, it was hard to say for certain what the stems were - easily half of the plant mass was algae
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Oh boy... I would't buy anything outta there for sure lol

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I checked out petsmart today and picked up some staurogyne repens. I am going to try it in my non co2 and see how it does. These plants were hanging on a little rack beside the tube plants at the one I went to.
I was also pleasantly surprised at my local petco, they had hygrophila angustifolia in their stem plant tank that I had been thinking about ordering online, so I picked some up a week or two ago, because they usually only have anachris and a few other common things.
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they dont sell it here in bergan county do they cuz i couldnt find them
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