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Old 05-30-2010, 12:32 PM   #1 
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Are they silk plants?

So I've been seeing a lot of you guys with like "silk plants" I'm going to call them. They look really cool so I was wondering, are they like the fake flowers/vines you would find at Michaels or some other craft store? I would appreciate it if someone would clear this up for me! Thanks
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:38 PM   #2 
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I'd only use silk plants specifically designed for aquariums. Plants from craft shops might have dyes that will leech into your aquarium water....I dont know this for certain but its somthing I'd be afraid of.
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:42 PM   #3 
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You can get the aquarium silk plants from walmart usually
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:51 PM   #4 
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I would try Wal-Mart ,PetSmart, a LPS or if you have a Petco they have nice plants!

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Old 05-30-2010, 01:56 PM   #5 
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Yes you can buy fake flowers from craft stores but make sure to keep them submerged in water for a couple days. If the color doesn't run, than it's fine. :)
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Old 05-30-2010, 02:34 PM   #6 
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I have some Ivy like plants that I got from the walmart home decor section. I just washed them really really well.
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:07 PM   #7 
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Be sure to avoid anything with wire in it, as the wire would rust over time. Basically, if you bend the stem and it stays in place, don't use it. (I've yet to find a silk plant, in the craft department, that doesn't have wire in it)

Another thing is they stain the water like CRAZY! My mom washes all the silk plants around the house, once a year, and the bathtub is green in no time. Honestly, I'd just stick with aquarium plants to be safe. :)
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:15 PM   #8 
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Thanks for the great advice guys, I think I'll stick with the regular plants though! :)
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