This, actually, belongs to my my mum’s husband and it’s housed piranhas and goldfish for many years (though not at the same time) but, more recently it stopped being used until we won a fish at the Mop Fair (see my post on these here) and decided to make it more hospitable for him!
Just at the very right you can see Fishy the fishy, who was named by Ethan (if you couldn’t have guessed?!)
As you can see, though, the tank had a Lot of overgrown plans in it and the outside was covered in finger marks, yup, that’d be Ethan too.
The lovely people at Swell sent a lovely box of things for me to try out, to see what would work in our tank – As it was already established we had no chance of using all of it but I picked the two biggest rocks which were a large and a medium in these ‘Mini landscape rocks’*, and I used the largest piece of wood that we were sent, too, which is a medium piece of ‘Bog wood’* – I’ll show you some pictures of the pieces I didn’t use after I’ve made the big reveal…
Drum roll please…
But it was worth the ows and the exhaustion – I think it was an amazing transformation and the rocks and wood that we sent were much more attractive than those you’d just be able to pick up yourself – The medium bog wood would have cost £5.99, and the medium and large landscape rocks would have been £5.99 and £8.99 respectively so for around £20 you can make a really lovely habitat for your fish – I’m sure once we get one or two more it’ll look soo nice with them all swimming around (maybe one of them will even discover the little arch!)
As you can see, the three pieces that I didn’t use are all lovely, too, and they’d have cost around £10 to buy so definitely a bargain option – We’re hoping to get a small aquarium once we move, just for some goldfish, as I don’t think we want to cope with any higher maintenance pets any time soon, so these will look lovely in that (And, in all honesty, Swell will be the first place I look when it comes to getting something for our own place – The team is just lovely and I really like what they’ve sent)
If you wanted to take a look at what Swell offer then I’ve got a nice little 10% off code which you can use – It’ll work with your first order, and will only work once per person but could give you a nice saving if you want to revamp your aquarium! The code is – SWELL10 and there’s a minimum order spend of £25 – Hope this can be of help to some of you!
As well as all of these fantastic ornaments that they sent me to review, they also sent me a water testing kit which I will be trying out, and reviewing, in the next two or three weeks.