Product Type: Blue Ribbon fish accessories
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Our tank was ruined...! No, not really, it just had a ruin!
Blue Ribbon Column Ruins Aquarium Ornament
Member Name: katykicker
Blue Ribbon Column Ruins Aquarium Ornament
Advantages: Lightweight, durable, long lasting, lots of 3 for 2 offers, fish enjoyed it, looked good.
I love pets and in particular I absolutely love helping my husband with the decorations in our fish tank. When we first starting keeping fish we had a smaller fish tank and because of this we were limited to small ornaments and plants just to avoid overcrowding the tank.
One ornament that we used for around a year, on and off, was this column ruins ornament. We bought our ornament back in 2011 from Pets At Home for around £6.00 on a buy 3 for the price of 2 offer. We have stocked up on numerous ornaments over the past 18 months or so and recently I have been cleaning through our collection of ornaments and selling some on a local Facebook selling site to make way for a larger sunken ship that I have my eye on.
We picked this particular ornament because we have something of a ruin look going on at one point in our tank. We have also have a Spongebob theme running through it at one time and now we just have lots of large plants and bigger ornaments that we love without having a specific theme at any one time.
This ornament is made from polyresin, as are many of the ornaments that we have used, and stands at approximately 8cm high, 8cm wide and 4cm deep. This made it an ideal smaller ornament for our first ever tank and we have used this for several months on and off in our newer, much larger tank also. Polyresin allows ornaments to be very durable, as this one was for all the time that we used it, and it stops the ornaments being damaging to fish or polluting the water. This was very lightweight, at under 100 grams but it stood down at the bottom of the tank without falling over or moving at all unless knocked by myself or my husband.
This ruins ornament is in a T shape and there are six complete columns. The columns are spaced evenly apart enough and allowed my smaller fish to swim between them with ease if they chose too. Generally my fish preferred to just sleep right next to this in one of the corners perhaps to give them a little bit of shelter.
Obviously I really liked the look of this ornament when I picked it and we picked up 6 different ornaments, if I remember correctly, in one trip because there were lots of different themed ornaments that we really liked. The colours of this are rustic looking with beige, grey and other dull colours mixed in together. This makes the columns have a distressed looking and is really fitting with there being particularly damaged columns too. There are some damaged looking edges (that are not sharp at all) and there are even some cracks around the ruins to make them look more distressed and generally older than they would without them.
Overall I really enjoyed this ornament. I have just recently sold it making £4.00 back on it and after a good scrub it was almost as good as new. Obviously it is a little difficult to tell if much damage has occurred to this in the time that I was using it because I just gave it a scrub under warm running water and any green that had built up on it was scrubbed off easily enough with just a bit of elbow grease! The detail that was applied to this ornament was fantastic and this was one ornament I was reluctant to part with, however we had so many ornaments I had to cut back on some of the smaller ones to allow more room for the larger ones and also to cut back on how many things I was storing for the fish tank! While using this ornament I was really pleased with the quality of this and how well it added to my rustic theme - when I was doing this. Because this ornament is nice and small, by yet detailed, it looked great in my fish tank and I would definitely recommend it. This ornament gets 5/5 stars from me and it is worthy of every single one!
Summary: A fantastic fish tank ornament from Pets At Home.