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Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by goldminnow, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. goldminnow

    goldminnow New Member

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    Has anyone used plastic plants in an "aquascape"?

    I know its most probably an outrageous question on such a forum. Its just i seen one in an old practical fishkeeping magazine and it got me thinking...its the only one ive seen.
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Goldminnow

    I have seen plastic plants in a Goldfish tanks but they are far from an Aquascape.

    Keith:):)
     
  3. goldminnow

    goldminnow New Member

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    Hi keith.

    The one i seen was this one
     

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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    I have never seen any thing like that looks like a lot of money in all those plants.

    Many of the older type once they had Algae on them it often meant throw out.

    Keith:):)
     
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    goldminnow New Member

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    Im sure the cost of plants was over £200. I will check for sure later.

    Soppose they can be taken out and scrubbed, depending on substrate.

    Looks fantastic though.
     
  6. MarcelM

    MarcelM Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Look at banggood.com.. :) They got loads of plastic plants, i must say some even look realy nice. But never seen 'm for real.. Also they got treasure chests.. :rolleyes:.. (y)
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    There is one thing artificial plants will never do that is be useful for your water and fish.

    Keith:):)
     
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    moss_maniac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    If I had a lot of those plants, I would try them together with rocks/wood behind the tank (between tank and wall) - to give the scape more perspektive...
     
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    That is an excellent idea,I have never seen artificial plants used that way.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Yes, this is my semi-planted tank with around 60% plastic plants.

    Ripped out most of my real plants some time ago, had issues growing some plants without CO2. Replaced them with plastic plants but keen to return to real plants.
     

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    Fake plants in an aquascape? Outrageous!

    -John N.
     
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    MarcelM Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Indeed, if than make at least a Lego Iwagumi.. :rolleyes:
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes all that and more but the LFS always have a big supply someone must be buying them?

    Keith:):)
     
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    sushant Aspiring Aquascaper

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    You can use them with hard scape to get an idea on how the final scape would look after maturing.

    Sent from my PadFone using Tapatalk
     
  16. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes that could be done but cost factor better of to buy a few extra live plants.

    Keith:):)
     

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