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Cheap Artificial Aquarium Plants

aquarium plants are pretty expensive, some cost about $10 for one, so i decided to make my own. and for about $10 you can have enough plants to decorate as many fish tanks as you want
 
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Step 1: Supplies

Picture of supplies
the main thing you need is any kind of fake plant i got mine from michaels but they sell them everywhere, just find one you like, the other things you need can pretty much be found around the house. you don't have to just use one plant i just did cus i didnt want to buy a lot of them but it would look better with a good variety 

Step 3: Making the anchor/base

cut out a base for the plant, about 1inch by 1 & 1/2 inches, make sure if the piece is curved make the bottom the side that's curving up

Step 4: Make hole in anchor/base

take your knife, heating it under the lighter helps but its not always necessary, and poke a hole in the middle of the base, make sure only the tip goes throw, if needed use a skewer or tooth pick to widen the whole,but make sure the hole is a little bit smaller then the plants stem for a snug fit
samalert2 years ago
very nice idea .........but must say almost all photos were out of focus.......and lastly too much froth on water implies water pollution it taking toll
2rainonme2 years ago

GENERAL WISKERS! Wow.....AMAZING! Yes, $10 bux a pop for a 4"artificial aquarium plant! MY SON IS GONNA BE VERY BUSY TODAY! You are INGENIUS! I entered contest also.....not on purpose, I made something for my daughter and the next day I found this "addictive" site! I'm voting for YOU. PS....I'm following you also! Ranie-K has potential good advice, however I'm sure that your "pollution level" in your tank is JUST FINE, or you would not have a tank existing!!!! PS.....Love the Hammer comment! MUCH RESPECT, Janet  <3

Ranie-K2 years ago
Plastic plants not specifically meant for aquariums may leak toxins into your tank. According to one of my aquarium books, soaking them in vinegar a few days supposedly gets rid of some or all toxins that would otherwise pollute your tank.
Good "Constructive" Information.  General Wiskers: You the "bomb" THX
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