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Old 12-17-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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Tubed plants at Petsmart...who likes them?


I bought some crypt wendtii the other day at Petsmart in the pre packaged tubes . I like them.! They all seem to be in healthy condition, and I liked being able to pick up each plant and examine them easily.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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Bought a few anubias awhile ago from the tube, nothin wrong with them at all. Just gotta watch out for the non aquatic plants too.

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:22 PM   #3
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I've had great success with their tubed anubias and have also gotten some wisteria that has done well. As long as you buy aquatic ones they should be fine
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:28 PM   #4
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I've bought a couple of their tubed anubias and all of them are doing great. Just make sure you know what plants you're actually looking for and double-check that's what you're getting in the tube. Also condition and size of plant can vary quite a bit tube by tube so give a thorough visual inspection!
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:43 PM   #5
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I got a java fern Windelov a while back and it is doing great. I soaked it in water for a week or two (changed it twice) in case they were treated with copper sulfate.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:20 PM   #6
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Sadly, it's all I have in my tank, but take a look at the journal. They were in rough rough shape to begin with, now they won't stop growing!
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Which plants are the non aquatic ones?
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:36 PM   #8
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They will say "aquatic" or "semi-aquatic" on them - you can use the semi-aquatic in emersed or riparium setups, just not submerged in a tank. At my store, it'll say it on a big green circle on top.

I'm not near any good LFS, so I find these to be a decent option. I picked up a package of cryptocoryne once, and actually ended up with more plantlets than I knew what to do with. You just have to be careful and pick out a healthy one, and of course do your research beforehand to make sure you can support the plant once you get it home.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:38 PM   #9
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Yeah the package of crypts I got had four plantlets each with at least six nice leaves on them. For 8 bucks I was pleased.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:14 PM   #10
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i've picked up a few anubias nanas from petsmart. they were all healthy and are doing great in my 55G
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:14 PM   #11
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also, i like how they say they are 'disease and snail free'. i've never seen a snail on any of the plants that come in the tubes or the plastic bags from petsmart.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:29 PM   #12
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They sell a few that are listed as aquatic but aren't.....the Peacock Fern being one of them. You just have to be careful and know the species you are buying.
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One of the Petsmart stores near me also has bagged plants which are very high quality. I've seen dwarf hairgrass, alternanthera rosaefolia, crypt parva, and some rare stuff as well in little bags hanging on the rack above the tube plants.
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The worst part of the whole thing is resisting the temptation of going to Petsmart and blowing all my money on new plants!
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:49 PM   #15
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The worst part of the whole thing is resisting the temptation of going to Petsmart and blowing all my money on new plants!

i literally cleaned them out one day was funny as hell cuz 2 ppl next to me wanted plants... it was on a friday they werent getting any more plants in till wed.
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