Many people love to have a beautiful fish tank sitting on a cabinet with lovely pet fish inside, but adding aquarium decor adds just another level of interest to the look. Aquarium Decor comes in everything from neon plastic plants to natural driftwood, and which one you get really depends on your personal taste and what type of home you want to give the pet fish. These 5 popular Decor styles can give you some ideas about how to set up.
Natural Freshwater Aquarium Decor
Many people with pet fish prefer a more natural look to their fish tanks. They choose aquarium decor made out of authentic driftwood and stone and plant life plants in the sand or gravel substrate. There are also fake versions of these types of decor that are quite popular and very low maintenance.
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Saltwater Aquarium Decor
If you have a saltwater ocean take, the aquarium decor consists mostly of living rocks and organisms. If you are buying man-made items to put in the tank, be absolutely sure they are rated for saltwater use and are completely non-toxic to every fish and invertebrate you keep.
Fun and Whimsical Aquarium Decor
Aquarium gravel comes in any color from natural brown to hot pink and blue. If you prefer a wild and crazy decor style that looks nothing like a natural ecosystem, you can start with bright gravel and add any number of aquarium safe statues, figurines and bubbler devices. Some popular motifs for decor include sunken ships, deep-sea divers and tiny no fishing signs.