These silk plants feature intricate color variations that closely resemble real underwater vegetation. They undulate naturally with the current of the water - just like real plants - and provide excellent hiding places for your aquarium fish!
This special variety pack contains a selection of the most popular Ecoscaper plants, including:
Petco Purple Cluster Silk Aquarium Plant
There are two types of plants for an aquarium: live plants and artificial plants (which can be made of plastic, silk, or other textiles). They all have their pros and cons and depending on your available time, dedication, and kept, determining which is best for you can be quite difficult.
Petco Orange & Yellow Fall Willow Silk Aquarium Plant
Today's artificial aquarium plants are available in plastic and in silk, and their appearance rivals that of live plants. Artificials offer many benefits, such as being easy to remove and clean. They have no light preferences, do not affect the oxygen levels, and do not create waste or carry parasites. Furthermore, they won't die, outgrow your aquarium or become ugly from the abuse some creatures inevitably inflict upon living plants. However, as with all other aquarium furnishings and equipment, they do occasionally need to be cleaned to remain attractive.
Petco Willow Silk Green Aquarium Plant
Artificial aquarium plants are preferred over live plants by many fish enthusiast because they do not affect the oxygen level in the tank. In addition, these plants last long when compared to live plants and they do not tend to outgrow the aquarium. Like all other things in the aquarium, artificial plants also need to be cleaned once in a while so that they remain neat. Artificial plants are usually made of plastic or silk. The best thing to do when cleaning them is to use materials that are not too harsh.Silk aquarium plants are a wonderful solution to having full and vibrant plants all the time with minimum responsibility and maintenance. Not only do these silk aquarium plants provide realistic beauty but they convey realistic movement unlike plastic plants. Real plants differ from silk plants because they do not alter the chemistry of the water. They do not produce waste or debris that will pollute or cloud the water and they do not need to be trimmed or tended to. Overall silk plants provide a realistic alternative to aquarium gardening without the added work.Live plants are not quite as simple to clean as plastic or silk plants because they can be damaged or killed in the process. However, they are still cleaned in much the same way as artificial plants. Ordinary debris should simply be brushed or very gently rubbed off, while the plant remains in place in the aquarium. If there is a lot of algae overgrowth, the plant can be removed and scrubbed by hand. Often a gentle scrub will remove the algae. If it doesn't, can be bleached. That may sound extreme, but plants with extreme algae overgrowth will probably die anyway, so a short bleach can be worth an attempt, rather than toss the plant entirely.When it comes to fake aquarium plants there are two choices: silk and plastic. These are both great solutions to a planted aquarium with as little maintenance as possible. They both offer realistic decoration while offering practical shelter and refuge for fish. The difference between silk and plastic plants is that the silk plants provide natural movement much like real plants do Plastic plants do not provide the same natural movement but they are much more durable and sturdy. If you have disruptive fish such as cichlids you would want the more hearty plastic plants. If your fish are not so rambunctious the decision is yours to make depending upon what you prefer. A single aquarium can contain both textures of silk and plastic plants if that is your preference.