Yeah, I've read those reviews before about plastic plant smells, etc. I wonder if most of those ppl have ever smelled plastic, lol. I've bought cheap plants from petsmart, Amazon, petco and ebay. They're all inert and safe imo
. The only complaint I personally have about the cheap plants, is the glue sometimes quits binding the plant to the base and it'll float. But that could also be my fish doing that, it would amaze you what big cichlids can move, haha!