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Old 08-05-2012, 09:54 PM   #31
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The bagged plants IMO are no good. All of my needle leaf Ludwigi melted after a week and the red type I bought are also just falling apart, no new growth. I have had good luck with the tubed anubis, bought 3 and one died due to my fault (cut the rhyzome) but the other two are going strong.

Edit: Most of the live tank plants are pretty good.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:42 PM   #32
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i got a few bags of the dwarf hair grass like 6 months ago and its growing pretty good since i only put some root tabs in when i first got it and dose ei
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:32 AM   #33
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I got some d h g and bacopa Carolina, they have both taken off!
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:20 PM   #34
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In our Petsmart, they sell a lot of junk plants. Only if you select very carefully, you will find a few good ones. A very boring selection. They sell some plants, which are not doing well in normal aquariums, even when lighting is OK. Perhaps, they do well in their nurseries, but they will melt down, when you plant them in your tank.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:31 PM   #35
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i've used their tube java ferns and annubis and swords. i have used the bulbs in a box and melon swords in the baggy. everything grew nicely in my no co2 tank. one thing to look out for is that these plants are in an emersed state, so expect to loose some of the emersed leaves while the plant transitions from emeresed to submersed.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:14 PM   #36
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The tube sword and wisteria have been working very well for me.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:25 AM   #37
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Got some dwarf hair grass tonight. Looks really green and healthy. Going to see how it does and add more if it survives. It was the one by top fin
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:43 AM   #38
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depends on the PEtsmart/Petco I recently moved to Va and the Petco is garbage and the Petsmart is ok the bagged plants from petsmart are ok depends on how long they are in the store the Microsword and DHG I bought were nutrient starved......but are doing well
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Longer they in the store the worse they get. Best to get on shipment days.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:37 PM   #40
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I was in petsmart today and picked up the hair grass. Looks nice and healthy and is a good value. A lot of plant in there for the price. I'll see how it does.

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Old 08-11-2012, 10:37 PM   #41
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My Petsmart has them, bacopa, a sword, microsword, telanthera etc. Although it has "Crypt Wendtii" and if it's really Wendtii green like it says, it's the smallest, crypt parva looking wendtii i've ever seen.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:38 PM   #42
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Quote:
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The tube sword and wisteria have been working very well for me.
Same for me.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:41 PM   #43
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I got hornwort from them and it died in a week. I don't know it may have been my water temperature as well (86 degrees).
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:50 PM   #44
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I have better luck with the tube plants than their live plants that seem to wither away.

I wonder if it is the temp though in the Eclipse 12 with the lid closed and light on it it makes the water temp up.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:40 PM   #45
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I have dwarf hair grass some amazon swords and an Anubis that are all doing great. The problem is that they sell some plants as semi aquatic. You have to be careful when you buy plants from them.
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