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Old 02-22-2011, 07:47 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Kind of urgent question!?

Can I use plastic flowers in my bettas tank? Like the ones you get from hobby stores and Walmart or Target?
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:54 PM   #2 
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um i would suggust no, because you dont know if they will leak anything into your fishies water
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:06 PM   #3 
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:07 PM   #4 
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Simile4me2night, do you just want to add colour to the tank of hiding places?
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:09 PM   #5 
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Simile4me2night, do you just want to add colour to the tank of hiding places?
Kind of both, I was going for a garden type theme, But I dont want to harm my betta :P
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:18 PM   #6 
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head to ur lps n have look at their plastic plants n live plants. u could always make a background to put behind ur tank :)
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:35 PM   #7 
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I haven't been on the forum in awhile, but I think you can use "silk" plants?

The ones made out fabric would be safe, I would think. Not sure about the chemical/dye leeching thing though, but most silk plants really don't look any different than the fish plants they sale at Walmart.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:07 PM   #8 
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You can use them as long as they don't have any metal in them, and if you soak them overnight to make sure no dyes leach out c:
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:23 PM   #9 
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What about those artificial flowers you get?
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:28 PM   #10 
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What about those artificial flowers you get?
I think that fabric ones are ok, but plastic might be too rough? Don't want torn fishy fins :)

Maycausedeath's soaking idea sounds like a good plan to me! :)
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