Fake plants from a craft store????

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Anyone ever use fake plants from a craft store? I heard u can as long as u use silk ones with plastic stems, clip off any plastic and dont get painted ones...Any one can shed light on this to see if I cant do this safely? I want to heavily plant my tank and I cant see my self spending billions on plants, or if I have to I will do it slowly...
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Nicki--Sue replied the topic: Re: Fake plants from a craft store????

I bought BIG silk plants from Wal-Mart and used those.. They work great. I took the tag off, and rinsed, then planted them in the tank. My Oscars (and they are destructive little shits) have yet to tear them out!
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PAUL replied the topic: Re: Fake plants from a craft store????

i normally have bare bottom tank but the wifey wants something
inside the tank so i toss out the base of our artificial center
table decor and embedded the plastic plants at the substrate


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Noddy replied the topic: Re:Fake plants from a craft store????

i bought big hanging plants at my local flower shop.
And indeed if they're not dyed, they can be used safely and are relatively cheap.

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mylutino replied the topic: Re: Fake plants from a craft store????

how should I weigh them down?
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Nicki--Sue replied the topic: Re: Fake plants from a craft store????

I have mine held down with LARGE rocks. On those fake plants there is usually a LONG stem, if you bend that into a "L" then stick the handle into the gravel, and place rocks on top they can't move then easily! Hope this helps!
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thanks, I will try that, if not I will have to get all 'thereifixedit.com' and be ghetto with a creative weight...
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PAUL replied the topic: Re: Fake plants from a craft store????

using hot glue gun is another option to stick the fake plants unto
rocks or any sinking weight, then embedded it with the substrate
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mylutino replied the topic: Re: Fake plants from a craft store????

so its non toxic, wasnt sure what type of glue was alright and wouldnt leach toxins..
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Nicki--Sue replied the topic: Re: Fake plants from a craft store????

Personally Hun, I would use a tube of 100% silicone to glue the plants. I know it is not toxic as it is what is used to seal the tank! :) You can find smaller tubes at your Local Hardware store relatively cheap.
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