The first plant is a plastic glow in the dark plant. It doesn't seem to have any jagged edges and it passed the pantyhose test, but recently in another thread someone mentioned that a plant that looked very similar to this one (only difference I could see was color) ripped their betta's fins. So before I put my betta in with this decoration, I wanted to see if anyone had experience with plastic plants of this shape, and if you think they're ok or not? (Please ignore the puppy nose in the picture, he was very interested lol)
I'm pretty sure my tank finished cycling today (ammonia was at 0 or pretty close to it, nitrites were at 0, nitrates were somewhere between 10-20, probably around 15 or so--does that sound about right?) So I took everything out to do the big end-of-cycle water change and I noticed that one of my decorations had turned a very odd color.
It's the white/pink version of this: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=3079183
Well mine had turned a very sickly sort of dark greenish gray color. This is what mine looks like, though the camera made it look a bit better; it's actually even darker than the picture.
Is it safe to put this thing back in the tank? Is it leeching, or could it have been discolored by all of the ammonia I was adding when I cycled my tank? I'd still like to use it, but I definitely don't want it to hurt my fish!