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post #1 of 25 Old 03-02-2008, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Stupid petco plants

Petco sells Trichomanes Javanicum and Ophiopogon Japonica as aquarium plants. I bought the Javanicum today because I thought it was a java fern, and I couldnt remember the scientific name. Just a warning to all beginners out there steer clear of the petco plants.
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post #2 of 25 Old 03-03-2008, 01:07 AM
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post #3 of 25 Old 03-03-2008, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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It's a very nice package just a tad misleading
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post #4 of 25 Old 03-03-2008, 03:22 AM
They sell roses wrap like that at the gas station.
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post #5 of 25 Old 03-03-2008, 06:25 AM
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If it makes you feel better, you aren't the only one who bought those :)

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post #6 of 25 Old 03-03-2008, 08:18 AM
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If I were you, I wouldn't go there anymore.
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post #7 of 25 Old 03-03-2008, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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I actually like the petco near me, the tanks are clean and no dead fish that ive ever seen. hardly any snails too. I don't usually buy fish from there but they are the cheapest for food and testing kits. But I'm going to return this plant and have a discussion with the manager.
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post #8 of 25 Old 03-16-2008, 11:41 AM
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That's not the only way they sell misleading plants. I bought some mondo grass (I did not do my homework) that was in the tank with the rest of their aquarium plants so I assumed it was would be fine in an aquarium. Was told here at the forum that it will rot eventually.

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post #9 of 25 Old 03-16-2008, 01:16 PM
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Hey I got that too!!! I asked him what would be good small plants and he pointed me to that and one other then I found out they weren't even fully aquatic
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post #10 of 25 Old 03-24-2008, 01:07 PM
yea i hate those big chain stores PetSmarts plants arn't to much better i must say
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