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Re: Environmental concerns
> in that position because of one or more introduced species!) They already
> have signs at all public boat launches in MA warning about the introduction
> of "noxious weeds" on boat propellors and asking boater to check their
> boats carefully. I'd LOVE to see it mandatory that every pet store post a
> similar warning about the disposal of aquatic plant material. I think THAT
> would have a much greater impact than trying to ban the sale of certain
Is it really that common for people to get rid of their aquarium plants
by throwing them into a lake or stream? I know that it's common
(unfortunately) with fish, but with plants, you can just throw any old/
excess plants in the trash. I can't imagine someone making a trip to
get rid of plants they no longer want.
> into the wild when they are tired of them. TALK to your schools, and make
> sure the KIDS understand that this shouldn't be done, and how it affects
> our environment. THE KIDS are the future of our hobby, and they also hold
> to hope of our environment's future in their hands.
Well, I did at least a little of my part! I don't know if anyone
remembers the school teacher who recently posted a message about setting
up a planted aquarium in her classroom. Well, I sent her a nice big box
of plants, including some Hygro. And I made sure to inform her about
"noxious weeds", and how important it was never to release non-native
animals and plants into the environment. And she passes that lesson
along to the kids.