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Old 10-10-2012, 03:38 AM   #1
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I know its been a few months now since Petsmart have been selling live plants in those packets. I was wondering if anyone has had great success with the likes of HC (and others that i cant remember what they sell)

Any pictures ? Before and afters would be great !
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:53 AM   #2
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I haven't used them but look at them every time I go in and some if them look rough. I think if find out when they get new shipments in and get the freshest pack they will do as good as any plant you could buy elsewhere
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i split some bacopa and crypts from those packages with a friend, mine have been growing great! just get the best looking (greenest, tallest, good roots) packages you can...
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I already bought some HC a few weeks ago but i thought it would be intresting to see who has done what with there purchase.
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The only time I've seen those plant packets was when I went to the flagship Petco in Manhattan. The remaining living crypts were stuck in a solution that was part water gel, part melted crypts. Also, $7 for some half-dead crypts. Obviously I passed on them.

Edit: Meh. Misread the title. I haven't seen those Petsmart packet plants around. The only ones I've seen were the assorted ones placed next to the snails in the plexiglass tanks.
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The bacopa I bought a while back has been growing good so far. I was looking around today and saw they had moss in little Betta cups now.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:31 AM   #7
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My DHG is still healthy.
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it's a crappy picture, but you can see what's become of the bacopa and crypts in my tank... for some reason the plants on the left are less inclined to explode with new growth, i think it's because of the flow from the filter.

this is a low tech tank, mind you. it had DIY CO2 but it kind-of stopped working... it's got T8 stock lighting, osmocote root tabs and a mesh bag of osmocote stuffed in the filter for fertilizer.
recently the bacopa grew so high that i had to trim about six inches off three of the stalks(? is that the correct term i don't know haha)... i'm really happy with them, and honestly surprised they grew this well.
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DHG (E. parvula) is healthy and growing fine. I actually have another bag beside my desk for when I redo the mini. I bought it last Thursday and it's still just as green and healthy.
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Im gonna buy some for my edge as soon as my ada aquasoil system comes in. The Petsmart here has a few pacakges marked %50 off.
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i just bought some of the alteranthera a couple days ago and planted it. anybody else got it growing?
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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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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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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.
It grows submersed?

Is it the Joseph's coat variety?

I have some in a riparium trellis, I put it underwater and it started to melt so I took it back out again!
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