So I am going to be getting a new finny-friend soon (probably a month-ish) and will be setting up a 5 gallon tank for the first time. I am not sure what theme I would like but I am excited because this will be the first time that I can actually decorate with more than a few shiny stones and a hiding place for my fish.
PetSmart never seems to have nice decorations and Wal-mart's are worse. I haven't been to local stores because the only one I have been to is sleazy...and they have live crickets in an open bucket on the floor, with only a short waist-high wall to separate them from me and I have a severe phobia against those horrible things.
I like to buy things in person but am open to ordering things online too.
Now, as of a theme...I don't really have any ideas. There are things I do not like, though. I do not want an Asian themed tank, for that I feel they are too overdone. I do not want a medieval themed one either for the same reason, so no castles, knights, dragons, etc. I do like looking at dragon decorations but I do not want a dragon/dinosaur themed tank.
I like a kind of natural look or things like greek ruins. I will not have live plants or sand. I also have these clear plastic colored starfish/seashells that I love to use and some of those decorative clear glass stones. I am not sure if I want to use the stones or gravel for the tank.
I would like to get silk plants too but have a hard time finding good ones or any at all up here.
Any ideas? Pictures? Recommendations?