I thought I'd try real plants in my shrimp tank (Well, it's suppose to be my shrimp tank. The grand daughter wanted one of my bettas for her birthday and I found a white male baby that I thought might grow out to look like mine.) I pulled all my fake plants except for one that is trying to hide the filter. I'm not real excited or hopeful. I don't use ferts or CO2 so I'll just see what happens. I have the plastic ones ready to go back in.