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I am wondering what everybody here has choosed as a centerpiece for their aquarium and the reason behind it.
So here is mine and the reason is because i saw it at the LPS for around $50 something (the 2 pieces,the one in the middle and the one in the corner) and then found it on craigslist for $15
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I am still adding decorations to the tank that soon is gonna become a sorority tank.
 

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My centerpiece is a roock bridge in the center. If not on his hammock, Guppy likes to rest inside or on top of the bridge. I wanted a zen-like feel to my tank with natural plants and river rocks, but I also wanted to give Guppy a place where he felt secure to hide when startled. When I found this at the local pet store it seemed like the perfect little place for my little buddy to hang out and it provided that natural look I was going for.

 

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lol I dont have centerpieces. I just have stuff. Although i'm planning on making a centerpiece for the 20 gal.
 

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My centerpiece is a roock bridge in the center. If not on his hammock, Guppy likes to rest inside or on top of the bridge. I wanted a zen-like feel to my tank with natural plants and river rocks, but I also wanted to give Guppy a place where he felt secure to hide when startled. When I found this at the local pet store it seemed like the perfect little place for my little buddy to hang out and it provided that natural look I was going for.

Really nice centerpiece! It males your tank look cool and the black gravel is nice too.
 

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Thanks! :)
 

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That piece of driftwood is amazing! I've been looking for something like that for quite a while now but i Haven't been able to find anything i like, everything i see on the stores are small and really expensive pieces.
 

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I agree! I am still on the hunt for a beautiful drift wood piece D: For now, I have this rock bridge I have had for ages. It is a cave, and has about an inche and a half burried under sand, when it isnt buirried it is a complet ring, with the bottom connected .
 

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It's amazing how great your tank looks!
THanks :D At first, I had the hornwort stuck into the sand, and the top of the tank was more bare, but then it all started floating so it fills in the gaps, I love it. still stayed in the background yet makes the tank look so full. I have hornwort, mystery red plant ( that is growing in green) vals, wisteria and java fern. oh and Young Niel the moss ball.

Hopfully the plants all thrive, though I may need to change my lightbulb.
 

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Very cool, all of them, I went for the Kollercraft, cylindrical for the lack of space I have in my house, and this one caught my eye, I love a colorful tank, (LED color-changin-lighting) and I have Red, and Blue plants that help hide "Sammy" well, when he's in his red silk leaf, if it wasn't for the tail, I wouldnt see him ~~ then I got the Spngebob hidaway.. my daughter's request, and he uses if now and again, it depends on what he wants to do..lol..and the rocks and gravel, make it look like the ocean..turq/blue:);-)
 

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Very cool, all of them, I went for the Kollercraft, cylindrical for the lack of space I have in my house, and this one caught my eye, I love a colorful tank, (LED color-changin-lighting) and I have Red, and Blue plants that help hide "Sammy" well, when he's in his red silk leaf, if it wasn't for the tail, I wouldnt see him ~~ then I got the Spngebob hidaway.. my daughter's request, and he uses if now and again, it depends on what he wants to do..lol..and the rocks and gravel, make it look like the ocean..turq/blue:);-)
Do you have a pick, I'd love to see :D
 

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ummm...second hand store xD 5 dollars for the bag. SUPER cleaned with boiling water and vinegar <3 haven't had a problem since! It used to be in my 20, and right now in a spawn tank... it makes it's way around :lol: if I could, I'd get small natural colored gravel, and have a sunken ship theme.
 

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NICE! I think i am gonna take a look at a second hand store to see if i find something nice too.:-D
 

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For driftwood...check out aquabid...discusdaves out of Florida...he's got some awesome pieces...each auction has a pic of the driftwood on this measured board that shows you real well how big the piece is in all dimensions. He's real nice to work with, too. I just bought 2 of his pieces, tied moss and java fern to it, right now its in My 20g overcrowded mollies tank but might move it to 29g or brand new 40g...
My favorite centerpieces will always be natural driftwood, river rock, lava rock...
I did buy this really big resin cast hollow tree stump that makes an awesome centerpiece and my foot long pleco loves hiding in it! At one point, he was curled up in it w/6 bronze cories and 4 mollies...wish I had taken video/pic of it :).
I also have a sunken pirate ship that makes the rounds, too.
 

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i went to check discusdavesout but he currently has no auctions but i will keep on checking, thanks!
Do you have pictures of your centerpiece?
 

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I am in the middle of a major remodel due to my trio of blue (1 gold female) 3 dot gouramis deciding to successfully spawn in their 29g community tank (which then became fry tank) and then their new (to us) 25g temp community tank. Then my 2 yr old daughter to a 5inch steel flashlight and used it like a baseball bat and CRACK, 6 inch barely held together webbing of shattered glass on front pane of 25g tank! So everyone was quickly distributed throughout remaining 16 tanks, largest of which is 29g gourami fry tank and a 20g mollies tank....
Crazy, huh!
But, I now have a 40g long tank which I am about to put up, another Natural Planted Tank(NPT).
 
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