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I don’t like a lot of the plastic/silk plants they have for aquariums. Would it be possible to use some of the silk plats they have say at a craft store? I am looking for some realistic looking grasses.
 

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Quite a lot of people use silk plants from the craft store, and I have never heard anybody reporting about ill effects to the fish. It appears that they are perfectly safe. However, opinions on whether they look realistic differ widely. Many people seem to think so, and love the things. Personally I'd rather put an old shoe in a tank than fake plants, but beauty is always in the eye of the beholder :D
 

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Im picky about plant. Dont want a lot. I need some tall grasses for the back of the tank to hide my filter
 

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i personally would just avoid anything made in china. (health standards r lower and certain dyes in the plants may harm fish. its a What if)
 

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I've always wanted to make 2 cement blocks with a shoe in each, then with fake (of course) leg bones rising out of the shoes to the top of the tank.
 

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Anthraxx8500 said:
i personally would just avoid anything made in china. (health standards r lower and certain dyes in the plants may harm fish. its a What if)
Health standards in China are probably lower than in the US, but that's true for a lot of countries. On the other hand, there are lots of countries where health standards are higher than in the US. At any rate, there is no rational reason to single out China.

As a side note, when I lived in Australia my dog needed certain meds, and I found I could order them cheaper online from the USA. My Australian vet cautioned me not to use foreign medications, because they had not been approved by the TGA (the Australian equivalent of the FDA), but seeing that the stuff had the same active ingredients as the meds he wanted to sell me, I used it anyhow, and to good effect. Years later I had moved to the US - with my dog! Being much older now, he needed different meds, and believe it or not, it so happened that I could order them cheaper online from Australia! When the vet here in Ohio cautioned me not to use foreign meds that didn't have FDA approval, I had a funny story to tell to him. :lol:
 
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