When I first started in fishkeeping, I joined a forum that was heavily into natural plant set-ups, and quickly indoctrinated into their way of thinking. All synthetic fakery was actively discouraged. I grew to love an all-natural set-up, and still do, as evidenced in the way I set up my 200ltr during its own makeover, in which the only thing that really changed was the substrate - from black and white gravel, to sand (more "naturalness,"). But when my SIL (who loves my tanks) couldn't tell the difference between the 120ltr and the 200, I started questioning why I stuck so rigidly to the natural, planted tank set-ups that I have for so long. The 120ltr needs a massive makeover of its own. It looks uncared for. So, now that it's bigger sister is more or less finished, I've turned my attention to my more neglected, problem "child". This time, the sand substrate stays, but it's time to get creative. I'm building Atlantis - the lost city of. There'll still be plants and probably driftwood in the tank to give it sort of a more authentic, abandoned look, but hopefully it'll give the tank an identity of its own. Here's what I'm starting with; The first 2 ornaments arrived last week. The first was a ruined Roman column that was a bit more "ruined" than I anticipated; It went back to Amazon for a refund. The second was a set of jars and a barrel; It's a bit bigger than I expected; I'm keeping it for now. But if that's the size of the jars/barrel, I'd have to move Atlantis to the 200ltr . Luckily I saw some smaller, more appropriate sized jars in the local pet shop. I'll be going back tomorrow to grab some. Let's hope they're still there. In the meantime, the 3rd ornament, a replacement for the Roman column arrivedy yesterday and it's very much a case of 3rd time lucky; Not much of an overhaul yet, but then this wouldn't be a journal thread if it suddenly went from zero to Atlantis.