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Old 02-06-2013, 01:27 PM   #1
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Added FAKE decor in tank! lol


Right after adding my first live plant in an old aquarium years ago, I vowed I would always use "real" decor. No fake wood, ships, rocks, anything. You could always tell they were fake, and for me, just threw off the look. I always wanted to capture the look as if you were in a lake or something, and have it look like if you just put you head underwater and opened your eyes. The other week I was walking in a pet store with my son and in the reptile section, they had this crocodile skull (top half), and it looked good. Even some of the inner skull around the eyes was done to look real. So we bought it and put it in. I figure crocs die in the wild and their bones would sink. After about a week, it darkened (was bright at first) and looked killer. I had notice on the box it came in, they also made primate ones, again just the top half. So I got 2. I love the look!!!!! They too will darken in about a week.









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Old 02-06-2013, 01:30 PM   #2
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I guess if you were going for the whole baby skull in your fish tank look, you nailed it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:33 PM   #3
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I would be wondering what happen to your friends.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:42 PM   #4
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I considered hiding one among some branches/plants so you really had to look for it.

one looks good; adding those two human skulls now makes your tank look tacky.

at the very least you should consider getting a whole lot more, along with some human artifacts, and tossing some piranhas in there
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:30 PM   #5
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I guess if you were going for the whole baby skull in your fish tank look, you nailed it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:45 PM   #6
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I guess if you were going for the whole baby skull in your fish tank look, you nailed it.
Bahaaaghahahahaha

But, I find myself attracted to resin skulls as well. I have two skulls and Plankton from Spongebob Squarepants in my tanks.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:18 PM   #7
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I'm not one for skulls personally, but I do have a t-rex hidden in my blyxa and an old car covered in moss.

Its my tank and I have fun with it. I don't pretend that my tank is perfect, its not a biotope it has African fish, and south american plants, I'm not fooling anyone so why not say a little man crashed his car in my artificial lake about the same time the fish swam in
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:04 PM   #8
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IT is missing the Piranha.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:24 PM   #9
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I was secretly elated when the castles we had got shattered during the last move. Alas, the husband went out and bought a wrecked sub decoration last week and stuck it in "his" tank. At least we now have seperate tanks, so I don't have to tolerate that stuff in mine anymore.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:13 AM   #10
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Hehehe...To each their own!!

I finally got rid of my last decor cave...but I am still enjoying the look of the fake stump with those weird mushrooms growing out of it that I got from PetSmart. It adds just enough, I think!
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:21 AM   #11
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Lol I like the mix of fake and live in mine, you can see it I actually just posted a thread about it on here.

Granted, all my plants are bright fluorescent colors and glow in the dark but bright and colorful was the look I wanted to go for. My reef has colors naturally and I couldn't have a tank with just some wood and plants sitting near it it would just be too boring and I'd never notice. With the black sand and colorful fish everything pops.

Now like a castle? No... no way.

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Old 02-07-2013, 06:29 AM   #12
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it is missing the piranha.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:31 PM   #13
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I use fake stumps and things like that, but I cover them with plants so they look more natural.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:36 PM   #14
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Right now, we shall see how it looks after while. Both primate skulls are by moss, so hoping the overgrow onto them. The rainbow shark has already made one his home.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:43 PM   #15
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I don't mind decor in the tank besides fake plants. To me the skulls just seem to stand out to much. If you could make them not so bright or put moss or fissedens. It might make it not stand out so much.
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