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Old 11-30-2012, 04:50 PM   #11 
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I got my argintine sword from Petco. I bought Kyoto for an exiperiment. I put one in water with leaves above the water and rootin water. I put the other in peatmoss. the one in peatmoss seems better. Leaf wise there the same.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:50 PM   #12 
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you can also buy online. I've only gotten anubias from the tube and so far so good. But they feel different than "real" anubias..Maybe it is just me..who knows.

I buy my plants at http://www.plantedaquariumscentral.com/
They have awesome quality at a very good price. I like being able to trust the seller.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:51 PM   #13 
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I prefer to buy anuibus rooted onto lava rock.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:41 PM   #14 
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Do you really want Petco, that knows nothing about fish and planted tanks(dog and cat care isn't that difficult), to educate you on something? I can see if it is an aquarium store. It is a petshop, most employees aren't hobbyists and need money. At a store that specializes in aquariums, like the one by me (Neptune Aquatics), they are all hobbyists and I doubt you would even be able to work there if you weren't a hobbyist.

I always look and see what people say about something and what it needs. Would you go in and buy a dog with no knowledge expecting someone to tell you everything? You need to really do you're own research because they can also be biased.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:43 PM   #15 
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Our Petco is great and knowledible. Dogs and Cats are more difficult than you think.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:48 PM   #16 
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i just bought a bunch of snails from petco and the guy i spoke to in the store knew everything about them,i allready did research on here and other forums before i went into the store and the guy knew what he was talking about,he said he had many tanks himself for many years,sometimes your lucky u get good people other times u get kids doin part time work with no knowledge of anything but i find u can always tell when someone doesnt know what they are talkin about
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:55 PM   #17 
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There are knowlegible pet stores. I used to have an LFS I did not like them. They said plants were bad for fish tanks. They put cold water bottles in aquariums.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:36 PM   #18 
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i just bought a bunch of snails from petco and the guy i spoke to in the store knew everything about them,i allready did research on here and other forums before i went into the store and the guy knew what he was talking about,he said he had many tanks himself for many years,sometimes your lucky u get good people other times u get kids doin part time work with no knowledge of anything but i find u can always tell when someone doesnt know what they are talkin about
That is why you do research. If the person is telling you the right information and it isn't obvious then you can listen. I have had to correct employees saying cichlids were gouramis. Sometimes you get someone good, but one of my rules of fish keeping is "Don't take a petstore employee's advice" this can be broken because once in a while you have a legit hobbyist. Most of the time, you have someone that says a goldfish in a 1 gallon tank/bowl is fine.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:31 PM   #19 
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I have yet to find a petshop employee who knows a darn thing about fish or the more exotic pets like chinchillas. Even if they claim to be hobbiest, they still might be wrong. I had one girl at petco tell me the reason my bettas were not breeding was because I need to have the male in a tank with 3 females so he can choose which one to breed with . She said she was a fish breeder. No idea what fish she was breeding but it obviously was not bettas. I hope.

Anyways - the tube plants. Some are Aquatic and some aren't. The Anubias, Amazon sword and wysteria are all aquatic but most of them are not true aquatic plants at all.

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On the tube it says for aquariums and terriums.
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