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Old 10-24-2008, 04:23 PM   #1
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fake coral/anemones?

I was wondering if its safe to put fake corals/anemones in a tank. I know that the places that sell them say that their safe I just want to make sure that it is and that it wouldn't kill my fish.
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They're safe - just rinse them off good in purified water before you put them in your tank. They'll end up looking pretty grungy in a months time though.
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I agree with Kurt. You'll have to clean them off pretty regularly.
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They'll end up looking pretty grungy in a months time though.
I agree. They never stay looking nice.
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:31 PM   #5
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Wouldn't that depend on how clean your tank stays? I have to admit, with my blenny and coral beauty, I practically get no visible algae, though, perhaps on brightly coloured fake coral it might become more apparent.

There's a website, Artificial Coral Reef Aquarium Inserts for Saltwater Fish Aquarium, Artificial Coral Reef Aquarium Inserts for Marine Fish Tank, Freshwater Fish Artificial Coral Reef Inserts which has some VERY impressive ones.
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Why not whack some real ones in there? What fish do you have other than the Blenny (which I'm assuming is a Lawnmower) and the CB?
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Have a look at my lights.. they're too expensive where I live and the heat... well, then I'd have to buy a chiller. Plus, fake ones don't die and I wont need to maintain all the various specific levels.
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Chiller? Naw... you can keep plenty of nice coral with just PC (power compact) fluorescent lighting and that doesn't generate much heat at all. Even with VHO, you don't need a chiller. But you're right about the other stuff!

Regardless of how clean the tank stays, the snails won't keep the fake plastic stuff clean enough to really look nice - or even real, for that matter.
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Even with VHO, you don't need a chiller. But you're right about the other stuff!
I agree. Even with my VHO`s the water stays at a good 78 degrees.
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OK, well, they're still way too expensive in my area. Unfortunately...
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