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Fish Tank Decor From Ancient Egypt

I’ve done a number of posts already about fish tank decor from ancient civilizations long gone. And honestly there is still more. One of the most intriguing aquarium decorations around are those from lost cultures. These fish tank decorations bring out the little kid in us with mysterious ruined buildings and gorgeous sculptures that we have seen from archeological sites.

The most famous old world culture that everyone in this entire planet probably recognizes has got to be Ancient Egypt. The pharaoh and their towering structures are present in so many facets of our lives, from the movies we watch to holy books and even in the monsters that we enjoy dressing up as during Halloween.

In terms of fish tank decor, it has created some of the most gorgeous ornaments that will definitely create an awesome aquarium theme for you. Let’s look at the different components that you would need to pull off this cool design.

Ancient Egypt Fish Tank Decor Background

Aquarium backgrounds aren’t really that necessary. But having a suitable tank background will greatly enhance the look of your design. The key here is to select one that compliments the theme and does not make it look odd. The background you choose in this case largely depends on whether you are planning to create an outdoor scene with pyramids and other structures or an indoor scene with the sarcophagus and statues.

Desert and Atlantis Aquarium Background

If your design is an outdoor scene, you would best go for a desert scenery background like the one you see above.

Exo Terra Foam Aquarium Background

But if you want to have an indoor scene, I would go for a background of rocks. The background you see above this is a 3D rock background. They are a little more costly than the simple poster background but they would make the design really stand out.

Both images link to the Amazon online store where you can check out other variations of backgrounds.

Ancient Egypt Structures Fish Tank Decor

If you are going for the outdoor scene, then you would need buildings and structures. The Ancient Egypt Fish Tank Theme has several really cool recognizable ones. The first of course would be the pyramid. This is definitely a must for any Egyptian theme. After that, if you have space you could add on other notable structures such as the Sphinx and some Egyptian columns. The pictures above would give you an idea of the various types of fish tank decor buildings that you could get your hands on.

Indoor Type Fish Tank Decor

There aren’t that many indoor ornaments that you can select from. The most famous indoor Egyptian tank ornament would be the sarcophagus (I had so much trouble spelling this). If you’d like to incorporate this into your design, you can always couple it with the Egyptian columns. They would go so well together.

Here are the links to all the Egyptian Fish Tank Decor that I have showcased above:



Putting The Fish Tank Decor Together

Once you have select the components that you plan to use, it’s time to put them all together. You first need a suitable type of gravel. Depending on the type of fish that you have in your tank, it would be best to go for as fine a gravel as you can. Also the gravel needs to be a light earthy tone to mimic the desert sand.

If one of your fish tank decor is a bubbler, it would be best to place it in the middle of your tank. This will not only aerate the tank uniformly but will also make it look better.

You may have as many different items in your design but always remember the golden rule. The most important thing to your fish is swim space. Do not sacrifice swim space with too many tank ornaments.

This should give you a good idea on how to design your very own Ancient Egyptian Theme using easy to obtain fish tank decor.

About the author

Tim Timothy Kessler has spent over a decade of his life designing and creating aquarium themes using fish tank decorations for personal home aquariums as well as businesses. These days, he enjoys showing people how easy it is to create their own unique themes from simple fish tank decor. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter.

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