Decorating tank questions

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  1. PB&J

    PB&J Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    ok well my tank is a FOWLR. i never had an urge (or bank account) to get in to corals. but with just live rock its kind of looking boring. now i say stuff like this for sale:
    Fake Aquarium Corals and Inverts

    do you thing something like those will sprouse up my tank, or are they considered tacky.

    what are my options?

    this is what my tank looks like now:
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  3. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    beauty is in the eye of the beholder PB&J

    some of them look OK to me , some of them look to artificial and I prefer a more natural look hence live corals

    but if you like them, then go for it IMHO

    Steve
  4. PB&J

    PB&J Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    i was looking for some anemones, nothing to crazy, i want to keep the natural look(flowing in the water current)
  5. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There are some good replicas out there. Just search the web to find ones that look good to you.
  6. charlie26

    charlie26 Flamingo Tongue

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    you could always just start out with ricordeas or xania. they're pretty inexpensive and they are fairly easy to care for. i had a fowlr tank for about a year, got a green ricordea on a whim and now have a few corals and that ric. just start slow. i think if you got into the corals they would make you love your aquarium even more.
  7. charlie26

    charlie26 Flamingo Tongue

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    props on the tank tho. it looks nice.
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  9. PB&J

    PB&J Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    thanks but i dont have the lighting to support any corals. im running 2 t8 bulbs
  10. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    In my 37 gallon FOWLR I have fake coral and they are really pretty. Just make sure to look around and buy nice quality ones (they can be quite expensive). I really like them! And if you like them, that's really all that matters!

    Here's a picture of mine (I also have fake plants in it!! :) )

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  11. PierceEye

    PierceEye Aiptasia Anemone

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    Umm no anemones with that lighting either...sorry to break that to you:(
  12. offensetaken

    offensetaken Montipora Digitata

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    I think he means FAKE nems! LOL :)