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Old 03-14-2011, 12:32 PM   #1 
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Water Turned Pink!

Ugghh!! I decided to switch from live plants back to silk plants. I just couldn't get my water quality under control with the live plants. So I went out and got some nice looking silk plants, among them were 2 little hot pink/reddish ones. Of course I washed them well before I put them in my tank. Got up this morning and my water is pink! Aggravating....
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:53 PM   #2 
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thats to coloring comming of the plant. You probably know that but it could be toxic to your fish are they still in the tank???
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Took them out and doing a water change. NOT what I wanted to do this morning. Part of the aggravation....
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rinse them off again and put the plant in a bucket or something, it it turns the water pink, bring the bucket with the water to the store and you should be able to get your money back.
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Good idea - I hadn't thought about that. I hate that my only option where I live is Petco...
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My only option is petco, but its a brand new store and the guy who runs the fish department is great.
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:29 PM   #7 
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Were they plants made for a fish tank that made your tank water change colors? Gosh, if they were that's terrible!! I would definitely try to get my money back on them, they are supposed to be pet safe :/

Lol, you've made me nervous, I'll now be keeping a close eye on the red silk plants in my tank! XD
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:32 PM   #8 
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Yes, they were made for fish tanks. In fact, they were labeled Betta Plants! They are small and that's what I needed for the front of my tank. I got them from Petco, not my favorite choice but the next closest store is about 25 miles away. (I have 2 saltwater fish stores in town but not freshwater.) The salespeople in my Petco are terrible! When I was buying my plants, I overheard her trying to sell someone one of those small "Betta" tanks (about 1/2 gallon) and telling the people that Bettas don't need filters or heaters. Just get one of those and a fish and go. I ALMOST said something but my daughter was with me and said "Don't make a scene Mommy". LOL Yes, I tend to jump into conversations like that without invitation... After a thorough cleaning and 100% water change today, no more signs of pink. Hopefully they're done.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:40 PM   #9 
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That's awful!! I hope they don't leach anymore dye... :( I would soak them in some water for a few days or take them back. Lol, and I have to be careful not to say anything at Walmart, so I know how you feel :P
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I had a magenta plant (bought from the "betta shop" section at Petco) that didn't turn my water pink, but it did turn the sponge in my filter media pink. I wonder how toxic the dyes are...they are made for aquariums, but of course that doesn't necessarily mean they are safe.
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