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Re: [APD] Re: Why do they sell terrestrial plants for in tank use?
Thank you JP, I might have taken the
>The problem here is ignorance, on the part of the dealer and the customer.<
as an insult but your right so instead of being a typical Lister and
freaking out I'm going to laugh as you are not making fun of me but giving a
reason, unless you are calling me ignorant than you will be hearing from my
lawyer Shyster & Shyster LTD.
No really , your right but in this case my wife bought them because she
liked the color , now , I'm happily married so I won't make the mistake of
telling her the quote as it's cold out this time of year and the doghouse
only has basic cable and no heat, (heat not the problem, but no premium
cable, what do you think I am a barbarian)
I am thinking about adding caladiums but with only the roots in water as
that's the habitat they come from.
I actually placed them terrestrials in some rooting hormone and put the
cuttings in a pot on the windowsill. Thanks ,mark
_The problem here is
> ignorance, on the part of the dealer and the customer.
----- Original Message -----
From: <jppurchase at rogers_com>
To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 1:10 PM
Subject: [APD] Re: Why do they sell terrestrial plants for in tank use?
> > 1. Why do they sell terrestrial plants for in tank use? (Mark & Peta)
> > Greetings , I would like to know what you all think about "regular"
> > plants like Hemigraphus colorata which is a terrestrial plant? They last
> > about a week before their leaves rot off. I know that several of you
> > some of these normally Terrestrial plants that do well but it's sort of
> > keeping the pet dog in the pool isn't it?
> The short answer to your question is "because people keep buying them".
> There are many plants which are strictly terresterial in growth habit,
> others which are purely aquatic. Then there are others which stradle the
> fence - growing both on land and in the water. Sometimes they come from
> places which are seasonally flooded and have evolved to be able to
> either condition. In many cases, the growth habit changes to match how
> water is available.
> But I believe you are really asking about those perennial sellers at bad
> stores and discount outlets which really aren't even semi-aquatic - they
> destined to drown and rot if placed in an aquarium. The problem here is
> ignorance, on the part of the dealer and the customer. There really is no
> excuse for the dealer - they ought to know better. If you are shopping in
> store trying to sell terresterial plants for use in an aquarium (as
> to a terrarium), ask the clerk/manager why they are selling something that
> is sure to die. If you don't get a good answer, take your business
> >From the hobbyist's point of view, there are more than enough good books
> websites available today which have detailed listings of aquatic plants
> which are suitable for aquariums, and if you aren't sure of a plant's
> you really ought to check first, before you buy. I've been at this a long
> time, but I still take a few books with me when I go visit my favourite
> stores, just in case they have something in stock that I haven't come
> Once dealers understand that their customers want true aquatics, they will
> hopefully stop carrying the non-aquatics, or at least label them as such.
> James Purchase
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