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[APD] the non-aquatic plant issue
This drives me nuts too. It's so dishonest. Most of the time when people
tell me all their plants are dying and can't grow plants it's because
they are non-aquatic plants. We just need to keep everyone complaining
and calling them out. If they got enough bad publicity out of it they
would change their ways pretty darn fast I bet. It's too bad we can't
get one of the major national news outlets to pick up an article. I
wonder if someone wrote something descent and sent it in to the AP if we
could get some coverage.
REDRAGON40 posted, in part:
> . . . I am dismayed by the number of non-aquatic plants that are being
> sold to unsuspecting newbies as aquarium plants. And I don't mean just
> plants, like Mondo grass, I mean stuff like Sanderiana, which is sold
> because it is so tough it doesn't rot right away . . .
I am too. From time to time I mention this to the clerks in the fish
departments, but they have no control over what is sent to them.
But I am also dismayed that people go into those stores and buy stuff that
they don't know anything about. Do a little research? Too much work?
It is worse when there are animals involved, like the soon-to-die tinfoil
barbs in a 10 gallon tank.
If people who buy inappropriate merchandise from those stores were smart and
didn't buy it, it would soon disappear from the market.
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