If you are looking for a different kind of biotope to build an aquarium around, but don’t want to grow actual mangroves, then check out the AquaTop Mangrove Root decoration that comes in a variety of heights.
The AquaTop versions vary in design, some go pretty straight and simple, others have more root spread. Moving away from plain rocks, adding a few you can instantly create a mini mangrove lagoon.
This could be a great way to build out a low-maintenance lagoon biotope to house some Bangaii cardinalfish or other fish that would appreciate this habitat. By adding some simple sea grasses, you can get the benefits of real plants but have the look of mangroves.
These life-like ornaments are made from a non-toxic polyresin that won’t discolor your aquarium water and range in size from 10.5 to 27 Inches high with artificial gravel at the base. The retail for anywhere from $10 to $60.