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Re: Aluminum Plant


>From: "Terri Gianola" <terri at mhonline_net>
>Organization: MidHudson Online
>To: Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com (Aquatic Plants Digest)
>Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 22:57:49 +0000
>Subject: Re: Aluminum Plant - Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #336
>On 19 Jun 98, greg wrote:
>> At my LFS last night I noticed some aluminum plants for sale, remembering
>> the discussion here I became mildly curious.  Doesn't a LFS have some sort
>> of liability for selling a product that has no biological chance of
>> surviving in the medium?  There must be some legal remedy to discourage
>> this practice.  All states have bad faith commerce clauses.  Perhaps this
>> plant can survive and "our" experts are just not familiar with it, or more
>> likely the plant has been misidentified.
>It is unfortunate that there *isn't* some sort of liability involved, which I >imagine would vary depending upon which country and state/region you were >in anyway. 
>Pet stores in my area regularly sell terrestrial and bog/terrarium plants as 
>aquatic plants because their suppliers sell the plants to them as aquatic.  If 
>your LFS is not equipped with a trained aquatic plant professional <G>, then 
>they will undoubtedly be duped by the sales rep from their plant supplier.
>I highly doubt that there is any misidentification by the individual who first 
>brought up this topic, or any of the other aquatic plant experts on this list.  At 
>least not in this particular case.
>Terri Gianola, Catskill, New York, USA - terri at mhonline_net
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