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Artificial Ornaments For Aquarium Tanks Decorations

Updated on May 7, 2014

Artificial Decorations For Aquariums

You can use artificial alternative decors for your aquarium. This means that instead of using real fish, plants and other living livestock, you can choose to use artificial ornaments that will look like the real ones. It takes less time to care for artificial decors in aquarium and moreover, you can use it to entertain kids.

You can change your mind later to get your aquarium the real plants and livestock, but then, you will have to consider the tropical freshwater fish, plants and how you will ensure a healthy environment for them. You can use this aquarium as an interior decorative effect, others may really want to spend time with nature inside their house, therefore they will spend a lot of time taking care of their aquarium tank.

Once you have put the tank together and see how it fits into your home environment, and provided you want it as a house decor, it will be time to visit aquarium retailer to inquire if they have any of the alternative aquarium ornaments or decor products for your aquarium. Of course, you can mix the alternatives with the real aquarium products.

Bear in mind that if you have real rocks in the aquarium, it will require you to scrub it regularly to prevent them from dirtying the tank water. Real fish will need a clean and safe drinking water in the aquarium, and fish that lived in an alkaline water environment may not survive in an acidic condition. These are some of the many alternatives to aquarium ornaments: Plastic or silky plants, rocks, wood, air and pumped fish, air air operated water creatures and many others.


Types Of Artificial Decorations For Aquarium

Air Operated Fish Ornaments

Artificial fish that operates when you pump air into it can move and look so much like a real fish in the aquarium. The air operated fish ornament do have parts that can release bubbles when you fill them with air.

Artificial Wood

Many people will not be able to know that you are using artificial wood in your aquarium as they look so real. One of the benefits of using artificial wood in the fish tank is that you can easily dust and clean them, and put them back into the tank.

Rock-Like Structures

You can get different sizes and shapes for artificial rocks that you can use in your aquarium. You can use the artificial rock in the aquarium to hide where there are tubes or heater connections. You should position it in such a way as to allow water to pass easily.

Artificial Logs

You can introduce an artificial log pieces that look like a real fallen logs in your aquarium tank. Let them lie vertically so that they may not fall over and break the tank glass.

Artificial Sunken Cities And Buildings

Use an artificial sunken cities with sunken buildings to create a great background picture that will draw the attention of kids.

Air Powered Diver

You can pump air into the artificial diver, so that when it is inside the aquarium water, it can create bubbles which will help to agitate the surface of the water and helps in the movement of gases from and to the aquarium.

Plastic Plants

There are many artificial tropical freshwater plants that you can introduce in the aquarium. Some of these plants come in plastic or silk materials and they look very realistic. It is easy to pull the artificial plants apart or bring them together. It is easy to position these plastic plants in the aquarium and the best part is that you can easily take them out and clean.

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How To Care For Aquarium Tank

This is just some of the ways that you can use to care and maintain your aquarium. It does not matter whether you own real livestock and plants in your aquarium or artificial ornaments, you will still need to care for it. These are some of the things you can do to maintain artificial ornaments in your aquarium:

  • You should service the filter motor every 6 to 12 months
  • Check each aquarium equipment to be sure that they are working properly, equipment such as lights, air pumps and others.
  • Clean your artificial plants and livestock every 14 days
  • To remove dirt from the aquarium glass, you should clean it every 7 to 14 days
  • If you have gravel in the tank, make sure you vacuum clean it every month
  • Every 6 to 12 months, you can check and replace the aquarium lighting tubes
  • You can make a partial water change every 7 to 14 days
  • Clean the cover glass tray every 7 to 14 days

Maintaining your aquarium will keep it in good condition and make your tank last for a long time.


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      Christabel Evans 4 years ago from England, UK

      FolliediVetro, thanks for commenting. Artificial aquarium ornaments should be for decoration purpose only, with that, it requires less maintenance.

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      Lily 4 years ago from Malta

      I have had an aquarium for many year (120 lt), it was full of real plants,I do prefer that anything is natural, but it needs a great work to do maintenance at the best.

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      Christabel Evans 4 years ago from England, UK

      @rajan jolly, artificial aquarium ornaments can be said to be an alternative to real aquarium, you can use this as home decor. Thank you for dropping in and commenting!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      bizwin, this is an interesting concept. I didn't know artificial fish were available. I have a small home aquarium in which I have real fish but artificial plants. You have given me some real good ideas to use.

      Thanks for sharing.