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View Poll Results: What would you use if you couldn't use Live plants? and why?
Silk Plants 16 72.73%
Plastic Plants 3 13.64%
Both 3 13.64%
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:50 PM   #1 
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Silk Plants vs. Plastic Plants!!

Ok just wondering what everyone opinion is on silk and plastic plants IF you can't get real ones.

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Old 09-26-2010, 01:55 PM   #2 
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almost everyone agrees that silk plants are better than plastic. Plastic plants are stiffer and could snag a betta's fins.
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:56 PM   #3 
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I would get silk plants because they're softer than plastic ones, they seem more realstic, and they move in the water like real ones would. I do use some plastic plants,but I like silk better. Not all plastic plants are bad Alex09 some are really soft. It always better to test them with a panty hose anyway. If they rip the panty hose don't use them.

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Old 09-26-2010, 01:57 PM   #4 
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almost everyone agrees that silk plants are better than plastic. Plastic plants are stiffer and could snag a betta's fins.
ya that what i was thinking im currently trying to get all silk plants.
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:40 PM   #5 
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my betta cut his tail with plastic so i threw them out....
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:46 PM   #6 
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I have a couple of plastic plants in Neptune's tank only one of them did damage so i got rid of it. Cream's tank has all silk plants though I prefer them over plastic.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:24 PM   #7 
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mine has plastic... i dislike the look of silk ones (dont kill me!) But they are very smooth and have never snagged his tails :3
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:29 PM   #8 
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I have used both, but I prefer silk. Mainly, I prefer them because silk plants are generally safer for the fish, but also because they tend to look more realistic, as others have already pointed out.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:10 PM   #9 
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I use both the plastic ones I have are really soft I haven't had a problem with any of my plants snagging tails(knocks on wood) and I have used them for a couple years now.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:28 PM   #10 
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I use plastic. I've never used silk. I really like live ones the best though.
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