“ Brand: Coopet / Type: Aquarium Ornaments „
Our fish live in a tank that makes them something of a pretty ornament for guests to look at. Because of this we like to keep our tank looking good with colourful live plants and a variety of ornaments too. One such ornament that we've been using since around Christmas time last year is this urn aquarium ornament. I was surprised to find this listed here but never the less, here it is and here is my review of using it in our BiOrb fish tank.
Pets At Home is our pet store of choice for fish products, ornaments, cat toys and other animal related products and we often visit Pets At Home just to stock up on new items for our cat to keep her stimulated as she is an indoor cat. This ornament was something of an impulse purchase when we were looking at getting our fish tank ready for use (e.g buying a chemical tester and other items). I believe we paid somewhere in the region of £4-£5 however I cannot find this online at present to check for sure. This was one of the cheaper ornaments that we purchased and we solely went for it because it looked nice, that's it!
This ornament is made from polyresin, as most fish tank ornaments appear to be made from, and it has a hole going through either side. This means that as well as being well designed for coping with being submerged in water all day it is also fantastic for fish as they can swim through it and they can also hide down in the bottom part of it too which is nice and dark, ideal for fish who want a dose when our lights are on. (I don't actually know if the light would actually stop them sleeping but they seem to sleep more when its off!).
We have small fish in our tank including gourami and danios. This makes this urn fantastic for them but there is a similar larger one available in Pets At Home too. We've got this at the bottom of our tank and it has nestled within the gravel nicely with a little effort in our part. This stands sturdy on the top of the gravel too but I always like to be safe and burrow things in slightly where I can. This is approximately 4 inches high and about the same, maybe a fraction less, wide. This is a fantastic size for our fish tank as it is generous enough for one or two fish to comfortably be in at the same time (which sometimes happens), but not so large that it is restrictive and prevents us from having other ornaments in our tank.
Our fish use this regularly and I often see them darting in and out. Also, recently I was doing my twice daily stock check to make sure no-one has died and I couldn't find one of the fish, then all of a sudden it swam out and since then I've paid more attention and noticed that they use it quite often to sleep in or just perhaps to relax in, who knows as its dark in there!
The design of this is ideal for use in a fish tank really as it looks a little bit knackered! There is an almost Aztec feel about this ornament with the swirling patterns repeated around it and the appearance of 'moss' looks good too. This definitely fits in well with our fish tank and it looks like it has been there for years. I like the 'used' appearance of this if you will because it means that when I damaged a little of the surface by removing some algae from it that it still blends in and looks good.
Our fish seem to really like it, more than other ornaments, and we tend to keep ornaments in our tank that we can see they are actively using now because we've got a fair few ornaments and a few fish and we want them to have something that is fun and stimulating just like we do with our cat. I think I'm remembering the price of this correctly as I'm normally good when it comes to remembering anything to do with numbers and so I do feel that this has been worth every penny. This has stood the test of time in our fish tank. It hasn't fallen over once yet and our fish appear to be using it often, perhaps this is a new thing but I've only been actively looking out for that recently. I will happily continue using this until a time where I change the design of our tank. There is nothing to fault about this hence my rating.
Another item I bought when I purchased my fish tank was the Coopet Small Urn Aquarium Ornament, I wanted something that was full enclosed for the smaller fish to hide in should they wish, the urn ornament was ideal and the perfect size for my tank.
The Coopet Urn ornament is basically an urn with bits broken off of it to give it a rustic look, as if it has been under water for years, it looks like something you would expect to find on a shipwreck. The Urn is say on a small stand which is designed to look like a seaweed/ moss covered rock, the Urn is sat on an angle on top. The Urn has a pattern engraved in it and is a dark stone colour, it has a hole in either side of it big enough for the fish to swim through aswell as a hole in the top (the lid) of the urn allowing the fish to have somewhere to rest/ hide away from the other fish.
The Urn is made from a non toxic plastic type material polyresin and is suitable for all fish tanks whether it be marine, tropical or even fresh water. Despite being made from plastic the ornament is heavy enough not to float when placed in a tank filled with water, however if you are worried about it floating or being knocked over by the fish you can surround the base of it with gravel inorder to keep it slightly more secure and in place, however personally ours is just stood in the gravel and so far we have had no problems with it whatsoever.
This particular ornament comes in 2 sizes, large and small, we bought the smaller one as we wanted it for our smaller fish so that they had somewhere to get, also we did not want it to look too intrusive in our tank, the smaller one was the perfect size and measured at height 10.5cm, width 9cm and depth 7cm, personally we felt the larger one would have been too big in our tank along side the other stuff we had bought, however it would be ideal for larger tanks or even in a smaller tank as the main focal point, it really depends on what look you are going for. For us it was just something extra to have.
So far the Urn has proved to be very durable, it has show no signs of wear and tear from being constantly in the water, and when handling it the polyresin does feel extremely strong, not that it has been dropped but the material feels strong enough to withstand the odd knock when washing/ cleaning it. So cheaper fish tank ornaments can feel a bit on the flimsy side however the polyresin that the urn is made from is reasonably thick, personally I think this is a fish tank ornament that will last for years.
Whilst we bought most of our fish tank equipment from our local fish and garden centre, we actually bought the Urn from our local Pet at Home which also has a fish section, it cost us £4.49 which personally I think is a fair price for such a good quality item. Whilst there probably was slightly cheaper options we could have gone for I do not mind paying out a little bit more if the item is going to last a long time as running a fish tank is nit exactly cheap.
Overall I have been very impressed with the Urn ornament, it was reasonably priced, durable, it looks good in the tank and the fish love it, even the slightly larger fish try to get inside it, however the smaller urn is only suitable for smaller fish, if you have all larger fish in your tank it is probably best to go for the larger version of this product. The urn has been a great success in providing our fish with somewhere to hide and something to swim in and out of, they really do seem to love it.
We've got a massive 5 foot fish tank and I'm always buying bits and pieces for it, this Urn from Coppet was the last thing I brought. It was from Pets At Home and cost about £5, the urn is only about 11cm tall so it's not all that big but I still think a fiver is about the right price for it.
It's made of polyresin and looks EXACTLY the same as the one in the photo Dooyoo have got up. I know it looks a bit dull but once it's in the water with all the fish swimming round it it looks wicked. There's a large urn available as well that I'm thinking about going back to buy because the one will look cool arranged next to this one.
The urn feels like stone even though it's not and it stands up nice in the gravel at the bottom of the tank because it's heavier than it looks. The hole that goes through the urn is a good thing because the smaller fish in the tank love swimming though it and one of our baby Angel Fish even sits in it to hide when she's getting picked on by another Angel Fish!
The fish that loves it the most though are the Mollies, they kind of play tig through the hole and round the urn and I've also noticed that some of the tiny fish we've got who usually hide in among the plants have started coming out a bit more since this went into the tank. They swim round the shadowy parts of the urn towards the bottom and that stops them having to be out in the open, it's weird because they've never been like that with any of the other ornaments we've added to the tank.
This ornament hasn't needed cleaning since we've had it, looking at it though I reckon it would be easy enough. We clean our tank out regular so no mess or grime gets to stick to the urn, but when I do come to clean it I think hot water and a scrubber will be all that's needed.
Recommended.... only a fiver and this urn brightens the tank up brill and also gives my fish a place to play hide and seek.
I am not very much of a people person, I love animals and my pets are hugely important to me. I prefer the little cute fluffy pets, but my other half is a keen fish-keeper, and used to breed them as well. Since we moved in together he's introduced me to keeping fish as pets and I now have my very own fish tank! As well as this we also have a larger tank which has more space and is his project for keeping tropical fish. There is a Pets at Home store within only a 10 minute walk of my house, so this is usually our first choice for pet products. The fish are the main feature of this tank, but it needed a little something extra so we bought a few simple decorations. This Urn aquarium ornament can be bought from the Pets at Home stores, or online at www.petsathome.com at the price of £4.49.
Pets at Home say: "The Small Urn Aquarium Ornament turns your tank into an underwater treasure trove.
The urn is not only makes an attractive ornament but hole design provides an interesting environment for your fish.
Your fish will love swimming through the urn or hiding in its shadowy hollow.
Made from a durable polyresin, this ornament is suitable for freshwater, tropical and marine fish tanks."
This aquarium set up is a traditional rectangular tank, which has been set up to create the correct environment for keeping tropical fish. We have a mix of fix including cherry barbs, flying fox, angel fish, black tetras and a catfish. The base of the tank is covered in a layer of gravel which some of the smaller fish like to nose around in. This decoration is rested on the surface of the gravel at the forefront of the tank. The Small Urn decoration is actually a reasonable size, measuring in at H 10.5 x W 9 x D 7 cm. The Urn is designed to have an aged, almost ruined look and is tilted at a diagonal angel due to it's base platform. The urn itself is hollow and there is a hole in the side which can allow smaller fish to swim through if they like. I haven't ever seen any of ours use it in this way though!
The ornament is made from a polyresin material and is suitably hardwearing for use within a tropical tank. Unfortunately, it accidentally got dropped on our kitchen floor when we were cleaning it up prior to putting it in the tank. To my surprise part of the edge shattered and broke clean off. We didn't want this to pose a hazard to any of the fish, and so filed down the newly exposed sharp edge to make it safe again. I was a bit disappointed that it had broken before we even got it in the tank, but now I can honestly say it's not that noticeable and if anything it just adds to the old and damaged look that it already had.
There is an authentic looking aged effect applied to the detailing on the outside of the urn, which is marked with swirly patterns. The bottom of the ornament has fake weeds growing up over the base of it which adds to the feeling that it has just been left there and has worn away and become part of the scenery. It is fairly light weight considering the size, and weighs in at 97g. It has mostly stayed in place apart from when the catfish starts to pay attention to it. Most of the other fish use it to duck behind as cover, or just swim around it, but the catfish likes to lay over on top of it. The catfish is almost as big as the decoration, so when he is resting on it the weight can cause the decoration to shift and fall over, especially if he moves off quickly. The gravel does not really provide enough stability to keep it in place when it is being moved about in this way.
I would recommend this decoration as it looks lovely and is a simple way to build up a feature and create a scene within your fish tank. I think this looks great with my tropical fish, but it would also suit freshwater or marine tank set-ups as well. It would be great in a smaller tank where it would have more impact, or with smaller fish that might enjoy swimming through the gaps in the ornament. Another interesting use that I am thinking of doing in my tank, is combining it with an air stone to make it more of a feature. You simply attach an air stone to the pump, and then position it inside the base of the ornament with something to hold it down in place. This can work with any ornament that has gaps in for fish to swim through, as the gaps will also allow the bubbles to rise out which really draws your attention and can turn even a basic decoration into something grand and impressive.