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Old 08-23-2012, 02:57 PM   #1 
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Petsmart plants

so as some of you know I work at Petsmart, and for a long time they have only carried semi aquatic plants. I was really pleased to see that recently in the last month or so, they've started carrying fulling aquatic plants like Java Fern, Anacharis, and Water Wisteria. However, we have had a lot of customers complaining that although the plants are labelled "snail free," they have been coming down with snail infestations. Just a heads up in case anyone wants to get some plants at their local petsmart! I got a couple to see, and I haven't had any problems yet but I did wash mine thoroughly and bathe them in an hydrogen peroxide solution for about 10 minutes beforehand :)
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:03 PM   #2 
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I was planning to buy some... What about QTing it in tap water for 1-2 weeks? Oh, and does your Petsmart have a store called "Home Goods" near by? That's were I found plants and you're in MD. I really want some plants. :)
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:05 PM   #3 
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Snails and live plants go together like peanut butter and jelly. It's really hard to have one without the other. I look at my plants and pick off any snails I see before I add them to the tank. Any snails I didn't see get picked out of the tank later.

I've come to terms with the fact that as long as I have live plants I'm stuck with the stow aways. XD
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:34 PM   #4 
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I pick and toss them every time I see them and eventually they disappear from my tanks.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:57 PM   #5 
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At a petsmart close to me they recently got a snail infestation in their tank syetem. My store is still snail free lol
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:46 PM   #6 
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I was planning to buy some... What about QTing it in tap water for 1-2 weeks? Oh, and does your Petsmart have a store called "Home Goods" near by? That's were I found plants and you're in MD. I really want some plants. :)
Well one of the stores here does have a homegoods nearby, but unless you were out in Harford County I doubt it was near me!
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:12 PM   #7 
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I've quarantined my plants for a week, to watch out for snails and I heard they can carry diseases :/
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:23 PM   #8 
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Yeah, it's just because Petsmart had those snail free signs as well. The other Petsmart near me doesn't have plants so I go there.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:50 PM   #9 
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I don't see why they don't just set loose some loaches in their plant tanks. Those guys will suck up and kill every last snail.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:15 PM   #10 
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I never quarantine my plants, my tank is fine. I have even put pond snails in my tank before and I have no snails besides MTS, which stay in the substrate (They are good for the soil in the tank) and my 3 nerites that I have.

I make sure to almost never have lots of left over food and I think my ghost shrimp eat them lol, or the old ones did.
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