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Old 08-03-2012, 04:17 AM   #1
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Petsmart plants?


Are the plants at Petsmart any good?
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:20 AM   #2
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Not anymore since they went to the tubes, more then 50% arnt true aquarium plants, in fact the only ones i know of that are are the amazon swords the anubias and the java ferns and those are usually in bad shape
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:27 AM   #3
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They actually have stuff in bags now too. DHG, needleleaf ludwigia, c wentii, telanthera, and some others names forgotten. You get a decent amount of plants fr the price. I got the telanthera a ludwigia. Anything else I've picked up at other stores or cllected
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:28 AM   #4
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wow nice, I havent shopped for fish stuff at petsmart for a year or more, thats actually interesting lol
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:30 AM   #5
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Depends on the Petsmart. I have bought wisteria, anubias and hairgrass and had really good luck.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:35 AM   #6
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I have to agree with depends on the petsmart. Closest one to me is probably half the size of a normal one at best.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:37 AM   #7
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I saw those packages the other day. Almost vacuum packed. Not quite, but I wonder how the plants stay fresh?

Anyway, the best place for plants is the local aquarium club, if there is one.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:15 AM   #8
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As with the tubed plants I have seen some dead or dying. But wouldn't have an idea what factors are/did killing/kill them. At times with any plants in a tank at the store I find some dying or not true aquatics ie: purple waffle and dragons flame. At times the plants are in good shape. Hard to find lfs that actually have healthy plants and a big selection anymore.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:17 AM   #9
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wow nice, I havent shopped for fish stuff at petsmart for a year or more, thats actually interesting lol
The one at South Center is still all tubes lol
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My Petsmart has never had plants in tubes, only Petco has. Mine has that funky waterfall tank with bambo, swords and what not. I have never seen the bags of plants at mine either.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:53 AM   #11
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Ive had good success with petsmart plants, the tube kind lol.. yea they do sell a lot of non aquatic plants so be careful on what you buy.

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Old 08-03-2012, 06:25 AM   #12
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Btw lucky bamboo is not bamboo it is draceana ( sp?) same as white ribbon plant. They will die submerged.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:37 AM   #13
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They actually have stuff in bags now too. DHG, needleleaf ludwigia, c wentii, telanthera, and some others names forgotten. You get a decent amount of plants fr the price. I got the telanthera a ludwigia. Anything else I've picked up at other stores or cllected
any pics of your telanthera? im thinking about picking up a bag..
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:43 AM   #14
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I got micro sword in a bag from them, and a few plants from a plant only tank they have in the middle of the fish area. So far so good. Oh wait nvm thats petco =]
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:24 AM   #15
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If you see something of interest, google it on your smartphone to see if it's aquatic, else pass on it.... I do this at Petco as well and saved a bunch of time, money and grief
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