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Old 01-03-2015, 10:40 PM   #1
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Silk plants unsafe for saltwater tank?

So, I just got a nice silk plant (Marina Naturals) and on the back it said it was safe for all freshwater tanks ... But I got it for my saltwater tank. Is there any reason that a silk plant would be UNSAFE for my tank?


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Nopers. It will work just fine in salt. Although the salt might break it down a little faster than it would in fresh water.
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Heard a ton of mixed opinions on plastic ones, forgive me if its a stupid question


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Anyone else have an opinion on the safety of silk plants in saltwater tanks?


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Should be safe. You simply don't see it much in saltwater because it can look odd or even tacky since most, if not all, are modeled after freshwater plants.


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Should be safe. You simply don't see it much in saltwater because it can look odd or even tacky since most, if not all, are modeled after freshwater plants.


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+1 it would be a waste of ink and space on the packaging for them to advertise to the salt water side of the hobby.... I've actually seen people get hostile over a discussion of using fresh water decor in a salt water tank...
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True. But they should be totally safe. It is things that could erode or fall apart you would want to avoid, like the colored gravel you see on freshwater.


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Yeah... heck my colored gravel lost its color in my freshwater tank! Never again. Incidentally, I have my receipt so I think I'm going to exchange the silk plant I got for something that looks more marine appropriate. Any preferred styles?
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Yeah, rock and sand for your bacteria to grow on. 1lbs per gallon.


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I meant style of silk plants (or fake plants) that would still look good in a marine tank.
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