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Old 10-11-2005, 04:43 PM   #1
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I was thinking about adding one of the nice detailed ship wrecks to my reef tank. I wondered if anyone else had done anything like this and if they did could they post a pic of it. These ship wrecks run 60-100+ bucks in cost so I want to make sure it looks cool and not corny before I do it.
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Personally, I think it will look like a cheezy freshwater tank. However if you did have say.....a 150 gallon tank, you could probably fit something cool in there like a small porthole window or something like that. Might be kinda neat.
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Most people in SW go for a "natural" look. Personally I would say no. Spend the $100 on some nice live rock. The tank is yours and you will be the one looking at it so do what you think you will enjoy.
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Old 10-11-2005, 06:07 PM   #4
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Most people in SW go for a "natural" look. Personally I would say no. Spend the $100 on some nice live rock.

I agree. Granted, this is your tank to decorate as you like, I just think putting artifical decos in a reef tank is counter-productive in what you are trying to achieve. JMHO.
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I agree with Brenden. I have a FW background and when I first got into SW I was gonna do a FOWLR tank. I bought all kinds of decorations online...fake anemones, plants, etc but after seeing everyone's tanks on here and how gorgeous they were without any fake stuff, I got rid of it all and ordered Keys rock from Liverocks.com.....best thing I ever did. Just my .02
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Old -timer here. I've tried it all over the years. During my "fake decoration" period (in saltwater) I had no luck because whatever you put in there that's not natural, just gets covered in brown and gucky stuff. Anybody have luck with fake corals in a salt-water set- up? Not that I want to anymore.
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I have used coral rock and it has taken on some coraline algea and corals from my other live rock over the past year. Eventually the organisms will make anything you put into the tank "Live Rock".
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i have a bunch of fake to sell if anyone wants some i spent $500 on it when i first started out now its all in a box
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It`s not worth it.Like they say spend it on some live rock
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My lfs has some sunken ships and an anchor in like a 125 under low lighting so it looks pretty cool, but yeah Iagree with the lr thing.
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