How to personalize your fish tankWhen you buy a goldfish tank, it probably comes with its own ornaments. If not, you can buy them from specialized stores. But what happens when you start to get tired of the same decorations and want to make you tank stand out? In this following article, we will give you a few ideas that will help you add a personal touch to your fish tank.
Not all decorations must be hand crafted; there are a lot of objects in your home that can be used to spice things up in your tank. Everything from plastic toys to figurines and ornaments are safe to be put in your tank, as long as they are clean and do not have any adhesives, detachable pieces or stickers. Also, make sure that they are big enough so your fish wont pick them up in their mouth and choke. You must be extra careful about that if you have a goldfish tank, they tend to eat everything.
Other objects, such as mugs pots or vases could also be cute additions to your tank. To be sure that they are safe enough for your fish, you can soak them in water for a couple of weeks and see what happens. If they dont change their color or texture, they are safe to be added.
Using natural decorations can be risky. You can add shells or corals but only if you clean them up very thoroughly in hot water. Metal ornaments and untreated wood are not recommended, because they will change the Ph of the water.