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Post by HappyFish on Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:52 am

Hi! Smile

I still haven't opened the 29 gallon tank. Waiting for hubby to move some furniture around to make room for the tank...might take a couple of days.

While waiting I'm trying to figure out what theme to do. The original plan was to put the aquarium in my nursery but once realizing that my daughter's dresser wasn't up to the job (which is bigger and more beautiful than mine...lol) I had to find a new spot and get a stand. So my theme of "finding nemo" no longer interests me.

On ebay I'm eyeing a beautiful Titanic decor center piece but it is rather big. Would it take too much space from my fish and make them uncomfortable?

http://m.ebay.ca/itm/331472749180?nav=SEARCH
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Re: Titanic Decor Too Big??

Post by guppyguy on Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:26 am

Well it is 17 inches long decoration in a 30 inch long tank. So it is quite large and takes up more than half the tank in length. It really comes down to a matter of what you like. Will the fish be uncomfortable, not likely. But it might look to big for the size of the tank or wont leave much room for anything else you would like to place in the tank. But on the other hand down with the right layout might look great too.

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Re: Titanic Decor Too Big??

Post by HappyFish on Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:13 am

Thank you for your opinion! Smile

I think I'll find a smaller ship....I'm kinda leaning towards the abandoned sunken ship treasure layout.
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Re: Titanic Decor Too Big??

Post by guppyguy on Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:55 am

@HappyFish wrote:Thank you for your opinion!  Smile

I think I'll find a smaller ship....I'm kinda leaning towards the abandoned sunken ship treasure layout.

No problem and what ever makes you happy. That is what the hobby is all about. For our enjoyment.

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Re: Titanic Decor Too Big??

Post by Fishypastor on Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:23 am

Its too bad you couldn't try it out... you never really know how things look till you get it in there.
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Re: Titanic Decor Too Big??

Post by HappyFish on Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:32 am

Im tempted but knowing my luck it won't work out! Lol Smile
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Re: Titanic Decor Too Big??

Post by Biulu on Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:04 pm

are you planning on shopping online? Otherwise what you could do is to cut a piece of carton the size of the tank (only bottom part) and take it with you to the store.

You then play around with the ornaments they have trying it on the piece of carton to get a feel of how it would look in your tank.
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Re: Titanic Decor Too Big??

Post by Starfish on Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:24 pm

When I went to Big Al's for fancy driftwood, there was a tank on display the same size as mine (29g, same as yours). It was filled with gravel and decorations but no water. The staff took all the decorations out so that I could try all the different pieces of wood in there to see which worked best. That was a great help. Does the info give the dimensions of the ship. Maybe you could cut the piece of cardboard the same size as the ship and see how it fits in your tank.
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Re: Titanic Decor Too Big??

Post by HappyFish on Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:38 pm

That's an awesome idea!! I think I will do that! I have plenty of card boxes too! 

For shopping online I think I will just go to the store. It will make things much simpler.  Smile Although I really liked the Titanic!  Sad It's just too big though and instead of looking elegant with me it will probably look overcrowded.  I have no doubt someone else could pull it off. I'm curious as to how other people would arrange it with plants.
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Re: Titanic Decor Too Big??

Post by CAAIndie on Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:44 pm

@HappyFish wrote:That's an awesome idea!! I think I will do that! I have plenty of card boxes too! 

For shopping online I think I will just go to the store. It will make things much simpler.  Smile Although I really liked the Titanic!  Sad It's just too big though and instead of looking elegant with me it will probably look overcrowded.  I have no doubt someone else could pull it off. I'm curious as to how other people would arrange it with plants.
I hear you on decoration size. Once upon a time I had a 10 gallon tank. We got a Colosseum... it was cool. It was huge though.. and it took up 2/3 of the footprint of the tank. Safe to say we had to replace it pretty quick. We even had an incident where my clown pleco decided to go with his favourite decoration too. Razz Luckily we found her pretty quick. She still doesn't like me.

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Re: Titanic Decor Too Big??

Post by HappyFish on Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:33 pm

LOL! I'm glad your clown pleco was Ok!  Smile
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Re: Titanic Decor Too Big??

Post by Corvette70 on Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:14 am

Watch your loaches as well they love to hitch rides in drift would and ornaments. I also made the mistake of trying to pick one up with my hand big mistake that was very painful...lol.
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Re: Titanic Decor Too Big??

Post by HappyFish on Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:20 am

Wow I didn't realize clown loaches could hurt you!  I briefly read an article about them just now. Learning something everyday! Smile
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Re: Titanic Decor Too Big??

Post by Corvette70 on Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:32 am

Yes those spike in there face are incredibly sharp and power full, great for getting out of other fishes mouths hard on slow learning hobbyists hands....lol.
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