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Old 05-28-2013, 01:26 PM   #1 
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New plant packages at petco?

Just saw this at my local Petco store...Anyone else seen them? Seems to be dwarf hairgrass, moneywort, scarlet temple, and some others I forgot. They're also i believe fully aquatic unlike some other plants they have in tubes :D
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:20 PM   #2 
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Interesting! I'll have to look to see if mine are participating, so far though I'm pretty sure we're still doing the Tubes and the Packages like this, only they stand on the shelf.
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Our Petco and Petsmart has had them for awhile but they always look to be mostly mush. I've had no luck from anything out of a tube or package from there - they all melt and die almost instantly. I swear if I watched it for 24 hours i could literally see the plants screaming "I"M MELTING, I'M MELTING". Not sure if it's my water or the additives they put in the tubes and packages combined with real water but they seem to be a huge waste of money for me.
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Our Petco and Petsmart has had them for awhile but they always look to be mostly mush. I've had no luck from anything out of a tube or package from there - they all melt and die almost instantly. I swear if I watched it for 24 hours i could literally see the plants screaming "I"M MELTING, I'M MELTING". Not sure if it's my water or the additives they put in the tubes and packages combined with real water but they seem to be a huge waste of money for me.
Half of it is because the plants that are in the tubes are grown emerged, so when they are submerged it's quite a shock for them.
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Just saw this at my local Petco store...Anyone else seen them? Seems to be dwarf hairgrass, moneywort, scarlet temple, and some others I forgot. They're also i believe fully aquatic unlike some other plants they have in tubes :D
I've seen them but I never buy them because when I look closely I see fuzzy mold looking stuff growing on the roots.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:54 PM   #6 
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i have seen them bbut they look like mush all the time.
as for the tubes, the anubias and sword tails seem to grow well for me
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:02 PM   #7 
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I don't think Scarlet Temple is a true aquatic.
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On another forum, they warn those plants are treated with copper to rid them of snails. So be careful if you have shrimp. Also, as Lil says, they grow a lot of their plants emerged and submerging them kills them; or severely sets them back.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:46 PM   #9 
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ah I did not know that well anyways I though it was nice to post anyways if someone wanted to easily find dwarf hairgrass
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:52 PM   #10 
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I bought all of those packages from petco. The moneywort is doing amazing. The scarlett temple is mushing on me and I am about to give up on it and remove it from the tank. The dwarf grass is doing great too. I don't know what happened with the scarlett temple. I split the pack and planted it in 3 places. They all started out real good, I had all kinds of little shoots coming off of it and then it started to turn mushy. Two of the 3 plants are mushy and the third is doing ok but it does not seem to be thriving anymore. I will probably pull it from the tank and get more moneywort.
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