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Old 12-05-2011, 04:23 PM   #1 
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Homemade Silk plants

So I'm attempting to make some homemade silk plants, using silk plants from my local craft store, along with some rocks. I don't find many different silk plants out there, so I've took it upon myself to try and create my own.

What I was wondering was, what sort of glue would I be able to use that would work well? And hopefully not kill my fish with toxins?
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:45 PM   #2 
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I did the same thing. Bought a bunch of silk craft plants and rocks from the dollar tree and used the aquarium sealant I used to divide the tank to make them. Just make sure you get the wire out from the plastic coating. It rips straight down the middle and when you put the leaves back on, there's no difference. I used broad leaved plants and my boys love them. <3
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:26 AM   #3 
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Just make sure on the stems of them there is no wires showing- I have used and do my own that way sometimes, so I try to remove the wiring if possible.. if not I seal up the ends with the sealant.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:53 PM   #4 
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I used aquarium sealant too, it worked fine.


Id recommend soaking the plants you get for a bit too, to make sure the dyes they use wont leech into the water, had a really pretty one that turned the water bright pink before x.x
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:30 PM   #5 
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Soaking or boiling them before you put them together is a good idea. I put some in Merlin's tank and he loved them but they made some sort of slime that gunked up my filter and water really bad. It was in his smaller tank so I don't know if something in it just irritated Merlin and he made mass amounts of slime coat or what. :/
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