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Help me with tank design ideas! - February 17th 2019, 01:48 AM

So I bought myself a 5 gallon tank for two or three guppies I'm looking for some decorating ideas. I definitely want soothing but also something cool like neon, but I am not sure if neon would be soothing... I can either go to Walmart or Pet Supplies Plus to get the décor if that helps any. I am thinking of a light gravel like maybe a white or brown or a combination of the two with maybe some smooth rounded rocks scattered throughout. :3 I definitely want a castle and two or three plants. Oh, and a Disney character just in there randomly like "OMG help, I'm lost!" Ooooh, maybe with like a street direction sign?

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Re: Help me with tank design ideas! - February 17th 2019, 06:27 PM

Decorating tanks is a lot of fun! Some of my tanks are bare bottom but I have two that are the natural brown (from Walmart) and two that are black with a few neon colors (for glofish). I also have a ten gallon divided tank with mixes of blue and green, about three colors. It drives me crazy though because the blue gravel does not match the two red bettas that are in there.

I have neon tetras and another tank that has frogs in it and those are naturally decorated and I like the brown for that natural look. I need to work on my poor divided betta tank because the decorations/gravel combo has been bothering me for a while.

There are a lot of options for decorating. You could go with white, black, brown, or any neon colors but I suppose it will depend on what color your castle and plants are! You could get some accent stones from Walmart too, I bet they would really pop if you did those with some white gravel.

It might depend on what colors you like personally but my two glo tanks are in my room and they have lots of neon but the neon doesn't bother me in terms of not being soothing. I put the lights on for them for several hours during the day and the fish swimming themselves soothes me.

If you do get glo ornaments (doesn't happen much with the plants) I'd suggest washing them in lukewarm or cold water because over time with hot water washing the paint chips off. I had that happen the other day. The anemones are also really cool but those are very difficult to keep clean. Especially the white ones!

I'd love to see pictures when you decorate.


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Re: Help me with tank design ideas! - February 17th 2019, 09:27 PM

So far, I have light brown gravel and two green plants. Eventually I plan on buying one more colored plant, maybe a castle or sunken ship, and a Disney character.


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Re: Help me with tank design ideas! - February 17th 2019, 10:07 PM

That sounds awesome! Do you know what Disney character? My Walmart has all the SpongeBob decorations and I think it would be fun to get those decorations eventually.


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Re: Help me with tank design ideas! - February 17th 2019, 10:16 PM

I'm thinking if a pirate ship maybe someone from finding Nemo, or a castle maybe Ariel or Flounder. :3

EDIT: Upon some looking around, I found this guy on amazon!!!!


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