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Old 03-01-2010, 08:59 AM   #1 
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Silk plants?

Can you use the fake/silk plants that they sell at Wal-Mart as a tank plant?
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:02 AM   #2 
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The ones that I've seen at Walmart had sharp edges so I don't buy plants from them. Just make sure that you run your fingers over it to make sure that it's very soft and it won't cut your fishes fins.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:10 AM   #3 
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what BFC said if they are in any way sharp or hard they are not suitable. bare in mind that fins are way more sensitive than your finger even!
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:58 AM   #4 
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Do you mean the ones they sell for aquariums or the regular decorative ones they sell? The aquarium ones at WM I've seen have been perfectly safe.
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I'm talking about the regular decorative ones.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:26 PM   #6 
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Oh, than I have no idea. I was talking about the ones in the fish aisle. But, like I said, make sure you run your fingers over them to make sure it's soft. I would also dunk it in water and keep it there for an hour to make sure the color doesn't bleed.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:35 PM   #7 
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I've used/use these.. You have to make sure the dye doesn't come out (which means you have to soak them for at least 24 hours). Also try to use ones that have the least amount of wire in them as possible.
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Okay thank you 1fish2fish!
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:48 PM   #9 
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Yep! I have some silk plants from Michaels, as they're soooo much cheaper than aquarium plants. Just make sure there aren't thinks like sparkles or dye that leaks into the water. Remove the wires, too.
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