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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Acquired a lovely Tillandsia and...

Hi there!

I usually post in the drowned plants area of the forum...Yesterday, I received a beautiful windfall (literally!) Tillandsia, and some resurrection fern.

I am interested in mounting them on wood, behind and above my aquarium.

The resurrection fern came with some very spongy bark attached...Was actually growing on a cypress tree, not an oak.

I am pretty comfortable that the Tilly can be mounted on whatever wood I want...But down here, I ONLY see these ferns on oak or cypress trees. Does it matter what kind of natural wood they are mounted on? I know not to mount them on PT wood because of the copper.

Any hints would be most welcome. Pics below:




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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 06:54 PM
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Hi there!

I usually post in the drowned plants area of the forum...Yesterday, I received a beautiful windfall (literally!) Tillandsia, and some resurrection fern.

I am interested in mounting them on wood, behind and above my aquarium.

The resurrection fern came with some very spongy bark attached...Was actually growing on a cypress tree, not an oak.

I am pretty comfortable that the Tilly can be mounted on whatever wood I want...But down here, I ONLY see these ferns on oak or cypress trees. Does it matter what kind of natural wood they are mounted on? I know not to mount them on PT wood because of the copper.

Any hints would be most welcome.

Resurrection fern grows on oak trees in areas where I reside. Oak is probably a very good choice as a mounting option (hardwood that is eay to come by). I was pleasantly pleased with your mention of pressure treated wood. Have known a few people to lose many plants in their greenhouses from copper leaching out of pressure treated lumber, over the course of time. You are on the right track about mounting tillies. Because pine trees grow all around me, I use pine bark slabs for a lot of my tillandsia mounts. Works out well for my applications.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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Ahh! Pine bark slabs are a great idea...That way, I can mount it, and mount the bark flat to the wall. Thanks!

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