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December 2018 - Coral Cheer!

As the skies fill with snow and the oceans grow cold, the world is overtaken with glee for the holiday season. Warm corals with vibrant colors emanate a cheerful presence, celebrating in their own way down at the ocean’s floor. The temperature may have chilled, but spirits have grown warmer, ready and hopeful for whatever gifts the New Year may bring.

Themed Aquarium of the Month December 2018 - Coral Cheer!

This aquascape is a saltwater concept that makes heavy use of artificial corals to bring a warm, hot-cocoa-like holiday atmosphere to your aquarium. This aquascape can thus be paired with freshwater, bringing a brilliant & colorful reef atmosphere to your freshwater aquarium. Because everything is inert (substrate, rocks, corals), there are no buffering agents - meaning any fish (fresh or salt) can thrive in this environment. The rock formations are designed to provide optimal space for fish to swim through - or hide in, if they so please. The artificial corals have been carefully placed to obey the rule of thirds. The peak occurs at the second third from the left, creating an aesthetically pleasing effect

  • Themed Aquarium of the Month December2018 - Coral Cheer!
  • Themed Aquarium of the Month December2018 - Coral Cheer!
  • Themed Aquarium of the Month December2018 - Coral Cheer!

Corals with protusions are used to break and soften the harsh feeling of escalation, creating a better distribution of surface areas for a smoother peak. These decorations are best affixed with epoxy putty, which creates a stable bond out of a safe, neutral substance with a neutral color. The corals used in this month’s theme are all inspired by SPS (Small Polyp Stony) and LPS (Large Polyp Stony) corals. These sorts of corals are typically harder to keep - but with artificial replicas, there’s no difficulty!



Products Used to Create this Theme

 

  • Estes Nature Blends Gravel - Walnut - 5 lb
    • Designed for freshwater tanks
    • Safe and non-toxic
    • Environmentally friendly
    • Anchors down plants
    • Walnut color

    Regular Price: USD 3.99

    Sale Price USD 2.99

    Regular Price: USD 3.99

    Sale Price USD 2.99

  • Underwater Treasures Glowing Coral - Red
    • The only coral to blend in perfect with other corals yet stand out
    • This creates an exciting atmosphere for you and your aquatic life
    • These glow beautifully in the darkness as your fish roam the night
    • Glows under actinic light & is safe for fresh or saltwater set-ups

    Regular Price: USD 8.99

    Sale Price USD 5.99

    Regular Price: USD 8.99

    Sale Price USD 5.99

  • Underwater Treasures Glowing Coral - Green
    • The only coral to blend in perfect with other corals yet stand out
    • This creates an exciting atmosphere for you and your aquatic life
    • These glow beautifully in the darkness as your fish roam the night
    • Glows under actinic light & is safe for fresh or saltwater set-ups

    Regular Price: USD 8.99

    Sale Price USD 5.99

    Regular Price: USD 8.99

    Sale Price USD 5.99

  • Big Al's Ornament
    • Incredibly realistic decoration enhances your aquarium!
    • Hand-crafted and painted using the highest quality materials
    • Non-toxic - safe for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

    Regular Price: USD 4.99

    Sale Price USD 3.49

    Regular Price: USD 4.99

    Sale Price USD 3.49

  • Underwater Treasures Bubble Polyp - Small - Green
    Underwater Treasures brings you this wonderful line of coral replicas to compliment your custom aquatic environment. These incredibly realistic decorations are hand crafted and painted using only the highest quality materials.

    Regular Price: USD 6.99

    Sale Price USD 3.99

    Regular Price: USD 6.99

    Sale Price USD 3.99

  • Underwater Treasures Duncan Coral - Fire Red
    • Incredibly detailed decoration enhances your aquarium
    • Makes a great stress-free retreat for smaller fish!
    • Expertly hand crafted and painted
    • Made using only the highest quality materials
    • Non-toxic - safe for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

    Regular Price: USD 13.99

    Sale Price USD 8.99

    Regular Price: USD 13.99

    Sale Price USD 8.99

  • Underwater Treasures Fire Red Gorgonian Coral
    • Incredibly detailed decoration enhances your aquarium
    • Makes a great stress-free retreat for smaller fish!
    • Expertly hand crafted and painted
    • Made using only the highest quality materials
    • Non-toxic - safe for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

    Regular Price: USD 29.99

    Sale Price USD 19.99

    Regular Price: USD 29.99

    Sale Price USD 19.99

  • Underwater Treasures Toadstool Coral - Envy
    • Incredibly detailed decoration enhances your aquarium
    • Makes a great stress-free retreat for smaller fish!
    • Expertly hand crafted and painted
    • Made using only the highest quality materials
    • Non-toxic - safe for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

    Regular Price: USD 26.99

    Sale Price USD 19.99

    Regular Price: USD 26.99

    Sale Price USD 19.99

  • Underwater Treasures Polyped Coral - Red
    • Incredibly detailed decoration enhances your aquarium
    • Makes a great stress-free retreat for smaller fish!
    • Expertly hand crafted and painted
    • Made using only the highest quality materials
    • Non-toxic - safe for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

    Regular Price: USD 14.99

    Sale Price USD 9.99

    Regular Price: USD 14.99

    Sale Price USD 9.99

  • Underwater Treasures Aussie Branch Coral - Red
    • Incredibly detailed decoration enhances your aquarium
    • Makes a great stress-free retreat for smaller fish!
    • Expertly hand crafted and painted
    • Made using only the highest quality materials
    • Non-toxic - safe for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

    Regular Price: USD 9.99

    Sale Price USD 6.99

    Regular Price: USD 9.99

    Sale Price USD 6.99

  • Underwater Treasures Branch Coral - Fire
    • Incredibly detailed decoration enhances your aquarium
    • Makes a great stress-free retreat for smaller fish!
    • Expertly hand crafted and painted
    • Made using only the highest quality materials
    • Non-toxic - safe for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

    Regular Price: USD 14.99

    Sale Price USD 9.99

    Regular Price: USD 14.99

    Sale Price USD 9.99

  • Underwater Treasures Green Tube Coral
    • Incredibly detailed decoration enhances your aquarium
    • Makes a great stress-free retreat for smaller fish!
    • Expertly hand crafted and painted
    • Made using only the highest quality materials
    • Non-toxic - safe for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

    Regular Price: USD 19.99

    Sale Price USD 12.99

    Regular Price: USD 19.99

    Sale Price USD 12.99

  • Estes Special Spectrastone Gravel - White - 25 lb
    • Designed for desktop tanks
    • Safe and non-toxic
    • Environmentally friendly
    • Anchors down plants
    • White color gravel

    Regular Price: USD 15.99

    Sale Price USD 10.99

    Regular Price: USD 15.99

    Sale Price USD 10.99

  • Underwater Treasures Reef Rock Cave
    These incredibly realistic decorations are hand crafted and painted using only the highest quality materials. Non-toxic, and safe for use in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. Enhance your aquarium with any of these exciting decorations!

    Regular Price: USD 10.99

    Sale Price USD 6.49

    Regular Price: USD 10.99

    Sale Price USD 6.49

  • Underwater Treasures Bubbling Sand/Amazon Reversible Background - 24" - Sold by the Foot
    • Conceals unsightly hoses and wiring behind your aquarium
    • Makes your aquascape and fish POP!
    • Sold by the foot and easy to cut for a custom fit

    Regular Price: USD 2.99

    Sale Price USD 0.99

    Regular Price: USD 2.99

    Sale Price USD 0.99

  • Underwater Treasures Honey Reef Rock
    • Incredibly detailed decoration enhances your aquarium
    • Makes a great stress-free retreat for smaller fish!
    • Expertly hand crafted and painted
    • Made using only the highest quality materials
    • Non-toxic - safe for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

    Regular Price: USD 64.99

    Sale Price USD 44.99

    Regular Price: USD 64.99

    Sale Price USD 44.99

  • Underwater Treasures Pacific Rose Coral - Small
    • Incredibly detailed decoration enhances your aquarium
    • Makes a great stress-free retreat for smaller fish!
    • Expertly hand crafted and painted
    • Made using only the highest quality materials
    • Non-toxic - safe for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

    Regular Price: USD 13.99

    Sale Price USD 9.99

    Regular Price: USD 13.99

    Sale Price USD 9.99

  • Underwater Treasures Reef Rock
    • Incredibly detailed decoration enhances your aquarium
    • Makes a great stress-free retreat for smaller fish!
    • Expertly hand crafted and painted
    • Made using only the highest quality materials
    • Non-toxic - safe for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

    Regular Price: USD 14.99

    Sale Price USD 9.99

    Regular Price: USD 14.99

    Sale Price USD 9.99

  • Underwater Treasures Reef Starfish Cave
    • Incredibly detailed decoration enhances your aquarium
    • Makes a great stress-free retreat for smaller fish!
    • Expertly hand crafted and painted
    • Made using only the highest quality materials
    • Non-toxic - safe for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

    Regular Price: USD 13.99

    Sale Price USD 8.99

    Regular Price: USD 13.99

    Sale Price USD 8.99

  • Underwater Treasures Reef Rock Structure
    • Incredibly detailed decoration enhances your aquarium
    • Makes a great stress-free retreat for smaller fish!
    • Expertly hand crafted and painted
    • Made using only the highest quality materials
    • Non-toxic - safe for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

    Regular Price: USD 77.99

    Sale Price USD 49.99

    Regular Price: USD 77.99

    Sale Price USD 49.99

  • Underwater Treasures Blood Red Acro
    • Incredibly detailed decoration enhances your aquarium
    • Makes a great stress-free retreat for smaller fish!
    • Expertly hand crafted and painted
    • Made using only the highest quality materials
    • Non-toxic - safe for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

    Regular Price: USD 14.99

    Sale Price USD 8.99

    Regular Price: USD 14.99

    Sale Price USD 8.99

  • Underwater Treasures Aussie Branch Coral - Green
    • Incredibly detailed decoration enhances your aquarium
    • Makes a great stress-free retreat for smaller fish!
    • Expertly hand crafted and painted
    • Made using only the highest quality materials
    • Non-toxic - safe for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

    Regular Price: USD 12.99

    Sale Price USD 7.99

    Regular Price: USD 12.99

    Sale Price USD 7.99