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Nice looking plants, but very hard to grow

http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.u...t.php?sid=4189

Try growing these plants. Still, one of the nicest looking plastic plant tanks I've seen ever. Now for some plastic fish to go along with it.




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Almost looks real. I bet a closer shot of the tank would give that real look away though.
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a slight patina of algae will make it look pretty nice though, still, not a bad sub for a fake plastic tank.

You could mix some in and do a little phot edit and enter it in the ADA or the AGA contest and fool the judges for sure.

I threaten to do this years ago
Karen Randall got mad at me.




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If they made the plants with BBA on it, it would look more authentic. Extra light will take care of that.
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I like it. Plastic plants are fun to aquascape with, and a great choice for fish that uproot or destroy real ones. The only way to make a nice crayfish tank that isn't hardscape-only is to use plastic.

The trick is finding good-looking ones. Pet stores aren't any help, you have to go to craft stores and repurpose their plastic plants.

EDIT: Also, nice plastic plants are the perfect gateway drug to full-on aquascaping. Learn the layout techniques, then add the real thing. I wish I'd done that when I started.
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Sydeco (the plastic plants he is using) is a French company. Does anyone know if they are sold in the US? The fact the plants are weighted is awesome.
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they would be good to practice scaping!

i had to do a double take


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