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Old 03-26-2009, 08:20 PM   #1 
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How do you keep plants from falling over in the tank?The one I have is kind of tall and I kind of have it leaning up against the side of the tank.I'd like to have it standing up straight because Jaden likes to sleep on the leaves.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:27 PM   #2 
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I have the same problem with one of mine but all of the others stand up on thier own and wave in the current. I dont know what causes it to happen though.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:36 PM   #3 
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They are a little better in the water but out of the wsater, they definitely fall over. lol
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:29 PM   #4 
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Yeah thats how Elvis' plant was. I got annoyed that it wouldnt stay up so i got him a new one that doesnt fall haha. Has to have a heavyish bottom to keep it down. Some plants (real cheap ones usually) dont have a very heavy base. Usually have to bury it in the gravel or stones. Didnt work for Elvis' plant though!
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:28 PM   #5 
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Mine has a very small base. I guess I'll get more stones to put around it and see if that helps. If not, I'll be looking for a new plant. He really likes this one, though. He may get mad if I take it away from him. lol
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:19 AM   #6 
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I just really bury mine in the gravel. Petsmart has good fake plants (haha that sounded like an oxymoron) that have heavy plastic bases that are kind of cup shaped to hold the gravel. I've gotten some there that I really liked and some at Walmart which were ok, but a little hard to keep standing. The last time I went to Petsmart they didn't have very many that looked "real" though.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:35 AM   #7 
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The one that I'm talking about came from Petsmart. lol I'll just have to look at some others next time I go, that have heavier bases. I'll get more rocks to bury the base better. Thanks for the ideas.
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:26 PM   #8 
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I use the plastic plants, just make sure that there is no sharp edges. You CAN find some plants with plastic plants with no problems. I usually just burry the cup thing in the gravel with a little more gravel than what is in the rest of the tank.
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:31 PM   #9 
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I may have to look for something that stays upright better. lol
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:36 PM   #10 
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Hehe..well i went and got somewhat cheap plants again..these ones are staying up..so i dunno! LOL
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