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post #16 of 60 (permalink) Old 03-04-2011, 09:55 PM
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very cool. i was actually thinking of trying a cork/moss island. thanks for the inspiration.
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Looks great. You should grow some Fissidens on the piece on the left.


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that's actually what i'm trying to do right now.
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Ever get the fissidens in the tank?

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yeah i do. It's now located on the cork in the center of the tank on the ground. I'm using push pins to hold it there but so far it's not attaching too well to the cork.
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Awesome looking tank, definitely digging the creative use of the cork.
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Thanks i should put an updated picture because i have a ton of moss you gave me in the tank now.
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Hey Rock...could I contract you to create a LEDGE like the one you have that I could use large magnets to secure to the glass?

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i was wanting cover the whole of the rear of my 4' aquarium with cork,but it was gonna be too expensive.I was wondering if there is another ,cheaper, way achieving a similar effect? anyone?
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Hey Rock...could I contract you to create a LEDGE like the one you have that I could use large magnets to secure to the glass?

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Yeah just let me know i can help you do that. However, if i might make a suggestion i would use suction cups instead.
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i was wanting cover the whole of the rear of my 4' aquarium with cork,but it was gonna be too expensive.I was wondering if there is another ,cheaper, way achieving a similar effect? anyone?
Cork comes from Spain. I'm surprised you don't have a cheaper way of obtaining it. I would look around the cork wasn't too expensive but the shipping was a lot.
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Yeah just let me know i can help you do that. However, if i might make a suggestion i would use suction cups instead.
Tell me how much the cost would be + shipping...I don't have the time to build it right now.

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Looks nice, but keep in mind that cork does disintegrate (slowly) under water, and eventually the adhesion will fail and they will float to the surface. It will also add some organics to the water, initially no problem if you keep up with water changes. After a while... you will find out.

That's the main reason why we don't see that many tanks with cork inside.
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i know a couple of people that have had cork in the tank for 2 years and it's still holding strong. I'm sure it won't last forever but by the time it fails i'll probably be sick of it and want to do something new.
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For the last 2 weeks or so I have been making DIY CO2 setups out of old wine bottles we have around the house. 2 of the bottles were from 1994 and they had natural cork in them. Well when I took the corkscrew to them both of the corks disintegrated. Not sure how or why but they did.


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