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Fake aquarium plants made up of household items?

Discussion in 'D.I.Y' started by GoldGuy, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. GoldGuy

    GoldGuy Active Member

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    Any body know how to make safe aquarium plants out of anything would be just laying around?
     
  2. Fishheadz

    Fishheadz Well-Known Member

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    Not real sure what your question is, I think your asking if you can make fake plants out of anything?...No, some items are toxic, or generally not a good idea.
     
  3. GoldenMcNewbie

    GoldenMcNewbie Well-Known Member

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    It would be cheaper to buy real ones... I think there are plants that survive koi.
     
  4. mjfromga

    mjfromga Well-Known Member

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    But can they survive trolls?
     
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  5. GoldenMcNewbie

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    Do you think it's the same one?
     
  6. mjfromga

    mjfromga Well-Known Member

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    Fair chance. The other troll was from Ohio, too. In any case this member is just playing around and its a waste of time to engage them.
     
  7. GoldGuy

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    Trolls?
     
  8. GoldGuy

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    I am wondering how you could make fake non toxic good looking plants.
     
  9. GoldenMcNewbie

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    You get some money from the house and shred it then glue it together using krazyglue. It is a very shaggy mossball.
     
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  10. mjfromga

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    You could make silk plants if you know how to craft. You won't find the materials just "lying around", though so it'll be WAY harder and more costly than just buying fake plants like non troll fish keepers. But you can also take Golden McNewbies suggestion. It's almost as good of an idea as crafting silk plants! Good luck!
     
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  11. GoldenMcNewbie

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    Silk will deteriorate without special treatment and will be more costly as you said. Plastic plants just take up space.
     
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  12. Scifisarah

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    I put some brightly colored plastic dinosaurs in my daughter's tank once and it looked fun. :)
     
  13. GoldenMcNewbie

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    I used Legos as well.
     
  14. mjfromga

    mjfromga Well-Known Member

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    I think maybe these small plastic trolls might be cute in an aquarium. Don't you think? il_570xN.869041504_gts2.jpg
     
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  15. GoldGuy

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    you could cut off there hair and use it as a plant of some kind
     
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  16. joe

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    I would be concerned about the dyes used on the trolls hair
     
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  17. Faebinder

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    Water hyacinths and water lettuce are cheap off ebay. The koi and goldfish will love it and you will use up some of the nitrates.

    In another thread, you said you have a pond as well. You can toss them in the pond in the spring if you dont want them in the tank.
     
  18. mjfromga

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    I'd be more concerned about the troll itself, if you get what I mean.
     
  19. GoldenMcNewbie

    GoldenMcNewbie Well-Known Member

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    I have a great idea.
    >Obtain a small loan of a million dollars.
    >Drive to store.
    >Buy plants at store.
    >Profit?
    This is a very difficult task. I was not able to do it as a novice.
     
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  20. GoldGuy

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    I dont have a pond i said i could get him into a pond and i cant get real plants because I use leds
     

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