plastic plants

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Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:41 pm

are plastic plants safe to put in with my RES
or will they eat on them and hurt themselves?
dixieee
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Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:51 pm

they might try biting them but plastic plants are ok..i saw many people putting them in their setups
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Sat Dec 11, 2004 7:26 pm

I put plastic plants in my setup. My YBS don\'t seem to bother them. I\'m going to get a live plant though. Just to make my setup more real. (That\'s not really going to work since my plastic plants are glow-in-the-dark. Hee hee. Oh well!)
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Sun Dec 12, 2004 6:15 am

glow-in-the-dark? lol the little guy must be having nightmares:p
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Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:23 pm

my RES have some fake plants that float around on top of the water...they have never nibbled at them but they love to hide under them
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Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:17 am

I have floating plastic plants and they checked them out the first day or teo but now they ignore them...
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Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:46 pm

they will miss them if u remove them from there:)
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Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:13 pm

You gotta remember that with real plants, you have to have them securely anchored and burried for them to take root and grow (most of them anyway).

My turtle has obviously trained with a demolition team and decides he likes to set up his own tank. Any plants I place, he will uproot and move to where he wants. Usually he cocoons himself in them all. If your turtle uproots real plants, they might not grow that well for obvious reasons.

Plus, on another note- your turtle may get hungry sometime, now you see your real plant, now you don\'t....

Because of these reasons I like to put plastic plants in my tank. They are easy to clean and turtles cant use them as lunch.
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Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:02 am

hehe cool ur turtle has some interior design interests
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Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:00 pm

I got a plastic plant that is more like a bush and both of my guys sleep in it. They absolutely love it and are constantly hiding out in it and playing around.

Like I said, they like it so much they sleep in it.

It\'s actually made for reptiles and not a fish tank though, so .. it\'s a lot thicker plastic than most of the plants that you can buy for fish tanks. I\'d recommend it because turtles sometimes like to eat anything and everything.

Good luck!
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