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Old 11-07-2009, 02:48 PM   #11 
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Petco sells that "lucky bamboo" as an aquatic plant lol... they die within a month or so after being fully submerged. Such a joke!
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:33 PM   #12 
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PetCo shoudl really step up and get some standards lol
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:15 PM   #13 
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Petco sells that "lucky bamboo" as an aquatic plant lol... they die within a month or so after being fully submerged. Such a joke!
Every pet store or fish store I have been in with lucky bamboo has told me not to fully submerge it.
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:15 PM   #14 
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Well thats good, they always have lucky bamboo in their plant tanks. I nearly bought some, Luckily Christina told me not to.
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:30 PM   #15 
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Yeah I was going to buy some when I didn't know much about plants. The one store asked me if I had a lid that completely closed the top of the tank and when I said yes they told me it'd die because of being fully submerged. I mean even Petsmart here has the lucky bamboo partially submerged - just enough to survive - I've never seen it fully submerged. They actually keep it in a separate plant area. But I do agree with what is said that it is ridiculous they try to sell plants that are not aquatic. My boyfriend and I had it happen also at a different fish store. This plant was actually in the plant tank, and it was selling like crazy the day we were there. I took it back ASAP and got a plant I knew was truly aquatic.
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:33 PM   #16 
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tubed plants

I contemplated buying a "tubed plant" tonight, when I got my Betta. There were several "plant care" items hanging near them, so I asked an employee, "Do you really need all this stuff to keep these live plants alive?" Obviously, not knowing what she was talking about, she said "At least some plant food, but they don't die for a long time. I just use the plastic ones over there."

Don't they give/require some sort of formal training for their employees? I usually see about three people walking around with shirts that say "DOG TRAINER" on the back. This store is in a strip mall, and is barely the size of a convenience store, yet they have three "DOG TRAINERS"!?

I hated the hours upon hours of computer training I had to go through during the first year of my job, but at least I know what I'm talking about now!
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:54 PM   #17 
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ya i started out with the "tube" plants too until i knew better. my petsmart always has them on sale halfoff too, because noones buying them. so maybe around here the consumers are getting more knowledgeable. but, the fern that i bought is actually still living and thriving after 6 months in an aquarium fully submerged. i also have 2 other plants that were tube plants and they are also doing well. but i do also use liquid fertilizer and have good lighting. but, im on the lookout for them dying or starting to melt, eventually im sure ill have to take them out. but so far so good, although id highly recommend buying the actual aquaria plants
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