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RandallW20 01-31-2009 11:10 PM

Best Artificial Plants?
Hello all, I'm new here and I've been browsing the board. I like it alot!!!! :-D

Anyhow, I have a question. What brands of artificial plants look the most lifelike in an aquarium? The ones I see at petsmart look pretty cheap, cheesy, and fake.
I dont want to buy any online unless I know they look good, and you cant tell that just from pictures.
So, can anyone offer some advice on which brands and where I can find them???
Thanks!!!! ;-)

aunt kymmie 01-31-2009 11:33 PM

Hi There! Welcome to the forum :-)

I'm told that silk plants look the most real but I don't have any myself. My local LFS does not have them so if I wanted them I'd have to go online. Someone here will be able to steer you to the correct websites. Glad you joined us!

onefish2fish 02-01-2009 02:20 AM

silk plants are def. the way to go. i actually ended up throwing out all of my plastic ones (granted they were 5-10+ years old) because they dry rotted and fell apart. silk plants are more expensive but def. more realistic and if you have a betta your going to need to use silk or live plants so it doesnt rip its fins. i ordered a pack of silk plants off of ebay but they sell them all over the place.

Tyyrlym 02-02-2009 10:01 AM

I like Tetra Water Wonders and the Azoo line of silk plants myself. Most of my plastic plants are ones I can't find in silk and put in the back of my aquarium where they're harder to see.

willow 02-02-2009 04:01 PM

hello and welcome.
i'm a fan of silk plants.i buy mine from the garden centres,as already said,
they can be a liitle more expensive,however they are worth it.

RandallW20 02-02-2009 04:58 PM

Awesome!!!! thanks guys!
So how well do silk plants hold up against chichlids?

Kim 02-02-2009 06:15 PM

The silk plants are pretty sturdy. I think they'd hold up just fine.

I get mine from They are generally cheaper and have better variety than any of my petstores.

Tyyrlym 02-03-2009 08:05 AM

Depends on the cichlid. Some will ignore them some will seem intent on destroying them. If you've got one of the plant haters you'd probably be better off not bothering or going with cheap plastic plants so when they get destroyed they're easier on the wallet to replace. An average plastic plant can run $2 to $5, an average silk can run from $5 to $15.

veganchick 02-03-2009 05:46 PM

if you had to get fake, go for topfin producs, they hold up really well, and are fairly cheap!

Aldrick Jose 02-28-2012 03:43 AM

Firstly hello to all..
I'm Alrick jose and i'm newbie here.. hope i enjoy the stay here in this community. Glad to find this community Silk plants are best for the aquarium but if you go for real than its best of all..

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