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post #11 of 14 Old 08-23-2009, 03:59 PM
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That's a fake plant. You can use either live or fake. It's up to you.

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post #12 of 14 Old 11-14-2009, 12:22 PM
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I've bought the extra tall 3 foot plants at places like Petsmart. They provide a nice overhead coverage. Here's a pic of one in my 55 gallon.

OMG you got the death tree!!!! I hate that tree (the grey one) -- that tree has stuck so many fish in it they all died inside --

when i got my loach setup, I had 4 large clowns die, 4 angelicus loach die in there. it was horrible i'd get rid of anything that has small intertwining crevasses that has no outlet to it -- caves okay, but not that tree --

anyway, besides that I love your setup!

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post #13 of 14 Old 11-23-2009, 08:15 PM
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Could silk plants used for decorating be used? My house is full of them, and mom wouldn't notice if some leaves went missing....
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post #14 of 14 Old 11-24-2009, 10:40 AM
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Could silk plants used for decorating be used? My house is full of them, and mom wouldn't notice if some leaves went missing....
Risk is that they might break down under water and leech toxic chemicals. Silk plants made for aquaria are (or should be) safe.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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