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Old 02-04-2013, 11:25 PM   #21 
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I just took out the petsmart silk plant, and looked at the bottom part. It doesn't look rusty, contrary it looks like plastic. I also have one of those magnetic tank scrubbers and used it to see if the bottom of the decoration was attracted to it. It wasn't.

Correction: I felt a slight pull, so I guess there is metal :(


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Old 02-04-2013, 11:30 PM   #22 
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Right in the center is a small thin metal wire.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:01 PM   #23 
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Hmm...just wondering. If we bought a new one of these silk plants, and plugged the hole at the bottom with AQ silicone, would it prevent the wire from rusting?
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:08 AM   #24 
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Yes, I'm pretty sure that if you were careful about filling the hole without leaving any gaps, the sealant would make the base water-tight.
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Maybe for the 2 plants at the top, but I know one of the other one I bought had the metal going all the way up the stem and there were little mini gaps where you could see rust. D:
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:58 AM   #26 
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I had a couple of their silk plants, and a couple of the softer plastic ones for my boy. During my recent cleaning, I noticed what looked like a stain on the glass bottom of the tank. Realizing it wasn't just waste, or coming off easily. I pick up the plant and look at the base. It was RUSTING. Their bases contain some sort of metal. Beware!
this happened to me today. The bottom came off and started rusting. Is it harmful?
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:28 PM   #27 
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It is harmful; rust is toxic to fish.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:20 PM   #28 
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Thanks for the warning!
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:30 PM   #29 
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Agh! This is so frustrating. I'll have to replace all of my silk plants; they all have that same base.

Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:35 PM   #30 
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It is harmful; rust is toxic to fish.


oh god! How do i fix them? Silicone? My betta is fine...
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