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Start by removing the blue-green algae already in your tank. Take the artificial plants out, even the ones that look clean, along with your other decorations. Scrub them down with a toothbrush under hot running water, getting into all the nooks and crannies. (Don't use soap on anything that goes in your aquarium; even a trace can harm fish and plants.) If you see algae on your tank glass, remove with an algae scraper. You might be tempted to let algae eaters do the labor for you, but few eat blue-green algae and those that do are unlikely to be thorough enough to handle the job on their own. If you do want some critters to help control blue-green algae, Ameca splendens, otherwise known as the butterfly goodeid or butterfly splitfin, and some nerite snails are worth a shot.

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I got 3-4 medium & short fake plants with my first aquarium, a 10 gallon one. Returned the whole set up to upgrade to a 29 gallon for keeping more fish. I now use a combination of live plants & artificial ones in a ratio of 4:1
Some points like live plants not looking their best like the artificial ones are true for only certain species and also how you got them in the first place. I got 3 broad leafed plants from the local store and the rest online. These took a week to come, and the poor things are still recovering. My warm tropical fish are definitely loving the live plants.

Top Fin® Ludwigia Aquarium Plant | Artificial Plants | PetSmart

National Geographic™ Value Pack Aquarium Plant | Artificial Plants | PetSmart If you are new to goldfish plant care and housing goldfish, you may want to start off using artificial plants and flowers. A newbie fish caretaker needs to understand and learn how to maintain an aquarium successfully and how goldfish react to different disturbances before becoming a freshwater botanist.

Top Fin® Aquarium Plant | Artificial Plants | PetSmart

Blue-green algae can quickly icky up your aquarium once established. If they're growing on artificial plants, take a twofold approach to remedying the situation: manually remove algae to get ahead of the problem, but also correct the conditions that fuel growth, otherwise the stuff just keeps coming back.

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The problem is that 'aquarium safe' artificial plants are relatively expensive and a bit 'kitsch' compared with high quality artificial plants that are not labelled 'aquarium safe' so... what to do ?Your tank will seem much deeper so you get a much enhanced 3d effect of your aquarium and you get the benefit of the great looking artificial plants with none of the risk of contaminating the water with toxins and dyes, and rusting wires!Buy the much cheaper and more realistic high quality artificial plants from a good gift / craft store and place them against the back of the aquarium (on the outside of the back glass panel) and drape a dark background cloth (navy blue/ black etc) behind the artificial plants.. ( provided you are not using one of those scenic backgrounds!)Furthermore, he has accepted the given advice that non-aquarium artificial plants may not be safe and has instead stated his intention to use them as a background OUTSIDE the aquarium... so I'm not sure why people are acting as though he is still insisting on trying them inside.