Originally Posted by copperarabian
When I was a kid I had a 20g with blue gravel, colorful fake coral decoration, and fake plastic plants plus some glow in the dark plastic plants. I thought color was awesome haha. Now that I'm older I try very hard to simulate a natural environment for the fish's benefit and my own aesthetic taste. I've grown to despise anything fake looking in my tanks :D
I am the same way.. but 16. When I went to get fake plants for my quarantine tank I was so picky because I always use live plants and there would be like bright pink plants. I like to make the fish stand out, plus my eyes never grow tired of looking at a natural looking tank. Just looking at clown like gravel at the store hurts lol.
My advise to everyone, learn to grow live plants lol, all it takes is the right light and plants should do well.