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post #16 of 47 (permalink) Old 03-15-2007, 01:14 AM
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Well, I can agree that they stop selling the fish, I hope they dont stop selling the equipment though. I would hate to loose my only source for 10 gallon birthing tanks that they sell for 9$!!!
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Well, I can agree that they stop selling the fish, I hope they dont stop selling the equipment though. I would hate to loose my only source for 10 gallon birthing tanks that they sell for 9$!!!
You now the petsmart by me sells 10gals for $7. Meijers sells them for $6.50
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I bought the bulbs, actually I didn't, my girlfriend did, as she saw me looking at them for like 4 minutes deciding whether I wanted to waste $3. They didn't sprout. Didn't bother to send them back in.

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I bought a pack that sprouted once and two packs that didn't. For the same price you can get some nice plants from the swap n shop section.
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They haven't sprouted yet. It says I have 30 days.
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post #21 of 47 (permalink) Old 03-15-2007, 05:26 PM
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I bought like 2 packs about a year ago. There were about 10 bulbs between the 2 packs and only 2 spouted. A lillly, which I didn't want and tossed, and a apon crispus which I still have in my tank. These bulbs seem to be the rejects since they are much much smaller maybe 1/4 the size of the bulbs I have seen from the major online stores and the ones they sale sprouting at my LFS.
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In the pet department. In the fish section. I could never find them at my local walmart either. I read that walmart is going to stop selling fish and fish supplies in a lot of their stores soon. That's why I got the bulbs while I was out of state. I flew them home in my baggage with me.
One of our walmarts quit carrying fish...sucks...they took better care of the fish than most of them do. Aways clean tanks w/no dead fish in them...then the one that always has dead fish (or no fish at all) and nasty tanks still carrys them! I don't understand the logic?!

OH...back on subject...I bought the bulbs several yrs ago (before I knew about light), and they grew (3 out of the 5...I think) grew, and the others did not...I just threw the others away. I did eventually lost the ones that grew due to poor lighting.

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I still haven't recieved my replacement bulbs in the mail.
Well I guess I spoke too soon, my replacement bulbs came today. I recieved 10, a couple more than I included. However, they didn't send me a replacement lily. I couldn't send it in because it was too rotten and gross.

Overall, the experience was still more hassle than it was worth. I would avoid the packaged bulbs. If your already placing an online plant order, I would get them from somewhere like freshwateraquariumplants.com.

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Well I guess I spoke too soon, my replacement bulbs came today. I recieved 10, a couple more than I included. However, they didn't send me a replacement lily. I couldn't send it in because it was too rotten and gross.

Overall, the experience was still more hassle than it was worth. I would avoid the packaged bulbs. If your already placing an online plant order, I would get them from somewhere like freshwateraquariumplants.com.

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Hi Stephen, I bought the ones from walmart and misplaced the address to send them back to, any chance you may have it still? Thanks, appreciate your help! ~Tina
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I bought some , after a few weeks nothing had grown. So I took one out and smelled, it was rotten. I took the rest out an pitced them. Im thinking about trying the ones at petco, if one grows it will be like a ten dollar plant!
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Can you add some pictures of what had sprouted from the bulbs?

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post #27 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-09-2008, 03:17 AM
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I purchased the bulbs from pet"co" before and the plant that grew from that bulb is a monster.... In my 55 gallon it has covered the entire surface of the water with huge basketball sized lily pads and the root system formed a carpet like mesh throughout my substrate. I have to cut the pads off every week because they grow like an inch or two a day. They plant is all lily pads and they are reddish green in color, with no flowers Does anyone know what this plant is called?
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I know I know pictures i don't have one yet
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post #30 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-09-2008, 10:15 PM
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Matt, what sort of lighting do you have in there? I'm making the uneducated guess that you have a water lily (no idea what, though) and it seems pretty happy.
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