Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Mid-Hudson Valley, New York
No. I have 3 links to purchase sites, but haven't taken the time to do any major changes to any of my tanks. Unlikely I will do anything like that before Christmas. Once we get locked into winter here I'll consider it. The gaps in my cork wall are pretty large right now, but mostly they're hidden behind the plants. To tell the truth, if I could find some suitable thin stone, I would use that before using anything else woody. I really don't want to go through the same thing with the tree fern root as with the cork bark, and I haven't yet seen a post from anyone who has stated that it works well specifically when completely submerged. Like cork bark, it is not recommended by sellers for use as a submersed background in an aquarium that I can see.
I've thought about visiting the AB forums and looking up James Hoftiezer to ask him how the cork in his award-winning aquarium was holding up.