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Old 02-22-2013, 01:23 PM   #1 
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questions about silk plants

could you use the plants they sell at michaels? They have a nice big variety or do they HAVE to be made for fish because i've noticed the ones MADE for fish have bad stuff in them as (metal)

Is there something i should look for? they have to be silk, is there anything else?
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The ones at the craft store are fine if they are silk. Make sure there is NO METAL in the stems (like they might do for shaping). Clean them very, very well. They are much cheaper than regular "made for fish" silk plants. You just have to weight them at the bottom or "plant" them in the gravel very well.
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awesome! Think i'll run to michaels, have something to return anyways!

Thanks for the Info!
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:43 PM   #4 
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awesome! Think i'll run to michaels, have something to return anyways!

Thanks for the Info!
Even silk plants offered by Top Fin for aquarium bleeds color at 78F, not sure of the craft store ones will bleed. But, yes, watch for metal inserts in the stem that will rust or if you are lucky have copper in it.
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Even silk plants offered by Top Fin for aquarium bleeds color at 78F, not sure of the craft store ones will bleed. But, yes, watch for metal inserts in the stem that will rust or if you are lucky have copper in it.
Think i'll buy one put it in some water for a couple days, see how it goes before i add it to fish tank. Thanks.
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