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Old 05-06-2012, 12:46 PM   #1 
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Hey there guys!
I'm making a list and was hoping to get some suggestions from you lovelies!
I'm trying to compile a list of some of the OTHER things you can put in your tanks besides high priced aquarium plants and rocks. Cheaper alternatives or even just more interesting ones so every time someone sees you're tank they don't go "Oh! I've got that rock!" Also hoping to get some betta toy ideas outta the deal! If you know, tell us where you can get these things too!

So, if anyone's got some ideas please share!! I'll keep updating the list as people post so you don't have to trudge through every answer to see what people said.

Here's what I've seen so far!

Betta Tank Decor Alternatives

Rock Alternatives
Short pieces of hamster tube (Pet Stores)
Small terracotta pots (Craft Stores)

Aquarium Plant Alternatives
None yet

Other Decor/Toys
Marbles (Dollar Stores/Thrift Stores) (Toy)
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:10 PM   #2 
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I dont remember where i saw it but some one had upside down solo cups with holes cut through them i thought it was clever idea if your on a budget (or running a betta rescue *wink*)
ive sorta combined my rock collection for variation just two pieces of petrified wood, small pice of amysthest, and a pretty chunk of layered rock. Just make sure to soak them in hot water for a while to make sure they will not break down or stain your water. I've had them in my tank for a month with no problem just do your reserch before putting it in your tank'
just remember when in doubt leave it out!

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Old 05-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #3 
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Thanks!! Solo cups is a great idea!! So basically any good, solid plastic should be safe in there?
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:46 PM   #4 
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Hmm... Well, I have heard mugs are good caves... but check out this!: http://www.etsy.com/shop/artforaquar...ef=seller_info
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:40 PM   #5 
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I'll have to try some of this until i get paid and can get my boy plants and stuff.

The stuff on that etsy shop is so awesome. But i just don't have that kind of money to throw around. xD I'll go with practical until I can spare the cash to get frivolous beautiful stuff. lulz.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:51 PM   #6 
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For plants I've heard that the silk flowers from the craft store can work if you soak them real good so that any extra dye leeches out. :)
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:17 PM   #7 
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Hmm... Well, I have heard mugs are good caves... but check out this!: http://www.etsy.com/shop/artforaquar...ef=seller_info
Very pretty, however I wouldn't buy it. Quartz and other crystals have sharp edges. I would be too afraid of fin damage.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:35 PM   #8 
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Ya I saw that on another thread and thought the same thing. Figured I would post it here though. I also thought they where really pricey.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:38 PM   #9 
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Ohhh but good for ideas!! Thank you for the link!!
I was wondering about the silk flowers! Saw they had some for sale at the pet store but didn't know how they differed from other silk flowers! It goes on the list!!

Unfortunately I can't seem to find where to edit the first post anymore. Anyone know? The "edit" button isn't down at the bottom like it used to be. :(
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You've usually got about 15 mins to edit a post. Otherwise a mod has to do it. ;)
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