Introduction: 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
Step 1: 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 2: Cutting Plant to Length
this is completely up to you, if you want a long one make it long, i made a lot with different sizes because i cluster them together so it would look more realistic in the tank. just make sure you keep a decent length of stem at the bottom without it you cant make the anchor
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
Step 5: Assembly
stick the stem through the base and have some sticking out, then take your lighter and melt the extra stem down till its close to the base, then take your finger and press it down to the base, this is a quick process so don't over do it with the lighter, the plastic dries really fast so just hold it still for a few seconds
Step 6: Results
you now have cheap easy to make plants for your aquarium
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