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07-08-2012 02:20 AM
robxc80 Its actually a fair amount for the smaller varieties.

you get what would normally be 3 bunches of dwarf hairgrass for 7.99.

Stem plants on the other hand are very short stems. About 2.5-3 inches. The packaging is about 4 inches Lengthwise to give you an idea of the number of stems. For those who don't mind growing the plants out, it could be a decent enough option considering most LFS around here have a terrible plant selection.

That Pet Place is hit or miss with their plants. It almost makes sense take a chance and buy online.
06-29-2012 04:48 PM
Fishies_in_Philly
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Originally Posted by Aheartlessfish View Post
haha when i buy plants online i always buy in big bundles or trades ftw
Ya man! I don't remember the last time i paid for plants. Trades are so much more "profitable". I can send and recieve monster bunches of plants for the cost of shipping!!
06-29-2012 08:21 AM
Aheartlessfish also buying from another member reasures u that the plant is grown submersed/emersed depending on what u buy...but coming from petsmart, mostlikely their plants are all emersed. no bueno
06-29-2012 08:20 AM
Aheartlessfish haha when i buy plants online i always buy in big bundles or trades ftw
06-29-2012 07:12 AM
jeremyTR Just bought some DHG from Petsmart today, not sure why some of you wouldn't buy it at Petsmart... It's only $8. Buying from here you're probably going to pay $7 alone for shipping. I think of that as another pack of DHG I could have bought.
06-28-2012 04:48 AM
dbosman@msu.edu Are those the tissue culture plants that some Petsmarts are stocking?
(no snails = some extra value)
06-27-2012 11:21 PM
Fishies_in_Philly
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Originally Posted by Walleye View Post
I have several of those Peacock Ferns from the tubes from PetSmart. Every week they mark some as 50% off. Some of them look pretty bad, but I got one that looked great and is doing good in my 75 gal which is in DSM. I have since picked up 4 more (all at 50% off) and they are all doing well also
It will look great now that you are growing it emersed in the dsm setup, but after the flood, it will rot and die. Google peacock fern, you'll find all the info on it. I know my local p.s. now has stickers on the peacock fern that say "semi-aquatic".

Tony, you need dhg? I can hook ya up
06-27-2012 04:30 PM
Aheartlessfish I agree with ya davek they are more expensive. But convenience is key here. For those like me who like to stop by any fish store as long as its near by and check stuff out, im posting this mainly for those who just wanted to "check em out". I never stated it was a good deal :P!! Like i mentioned in the OP i would NEVER pay 8 dollars for these plants haha. But knowing petsmart they will go on sale and drop down to 5 bucks or even lower. THEN you'll be tempted to snag some if your in your local petsmart for 1 dollar fish :P
06-27-2012 08:38 AM
DaveK At $8 each, you'd be much better off makeing the long trek to something like That Fish Place, or buying from one of the online vendors for your plants.

Psesonally, unless it's a sale I've typically found the big chain stores to be more expensive and of lower quality than most of the LFSs, but that could just be the area I'm in.
06-27-2012 04:48 AM
Aheartlessfish oo cool i didnt know they had it for 8 months now...every petsmart is different and changes based on how new and how well the local petsmart does. For my petsmart, which is in a non rich neighborhood we usually get new things last. Although when i worked there we were number 1 in fish sales on the east coast ^^...that was until i left :P

You prob live in a nicer area and prob have a better petsmart...my petsmart is still uses the 20 gallon old ugly acrylic tanks while newer petsmart have nice brand new looking acrylic tank with seperators built in and some tanks that look like they're 40-50 gallons long. Need i say newer petsmart are alot cleaner? :P
06-27-2012 03:32 AM
pwolfe I bought some dwarf hairgrass from one of those vacuum packaged things the op is talking about. They were vibrant green in the packaging and are thriving in my tank. The other plants in this packaging looked equally lush.
06-27-2012 03:17 AM
Zefrik Huh, I have seen those in my petsmart for about 8 months now. They do look good though. I bought the Dwarf Hair Grass one a long time ago and of course I killed it. :/
06-27-2012 03:16 AM
Walleye I have several of those Peacock Ferns from the tubes from PetSmart. Every week they mark some as 50% off. Some of them look pretty bad, but I got one that looked great and is doing good in my 75 gal which is in DSM. I have since picked up 4 more (all at 50% off) and they are all doing well also
06-27-2012 03:05 AM
Aheartlessfish my petco's usually have the WORST selection of plants...all of them look dead and im pretty sure the employees dont know what to do with them.

Petsmart taking away their planted tank (usually its the 4 tanks that pour into each other) was in my opinion one of the dumbest/best things they ever did...

Dumb because i loved buying live plants from them (WAY BEFORE I WAS INTO HIGH TECH and knew nothing about ferts/etc).

And Best because people who go to petsmart never buy their live plants...if they do, they take it home to their crapy setups, plants die and leave a mess, they never buy again. Simply put, it was a loss leader for them (only because they didnt educate their employees on keeping live plants, or anything about fish in general xD...i say this because im an ex petsmart employee)
06-27-2012 02:59 AM
tyger9791 our petsmart used to have a great selection of live plants, then they got rid of the plant tanks. now they have just one narrow end cap of those plants in plastic tubes. they are really expensive and most look nearly dead.
the bags sound like a decent alternative if you don't have a lfs that carries plants....though i'd still rather get plants from a LFS or just have them shipped from a reputable source.
petco has a mix of the plants in tubes and a tank of plants. though the tanks are usually full of non aquatic plants...go figure.
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