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07-03-2014 07:01 PM
Rockhoe14er Here is an updated picture. It's been a long time since i've updated this thread
07-02-2014 10:48 PM
newbieplanter Very nice looken tank!
03-02-2012 10:15 PM
Rockhoe14er Yeah i know a few people that have just siliconed cork to some slate and that kept it right in the ground. It's a great material especially for mosses.
03-02-2012 07:32 AM
lochaber
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Originally Posted by xxbenjamminxx View Post
Only thing I have left to figure out is how to adhere this to an established tank.

I haven't tried this myself, so I'm not sure how well it would work, but 2 things come to mind right away.

First would be to try and use that epoxy-putty stuff they sometime use for corals (may be able to find a less expensive DIY substitute, but I'm not familiar enough with it to make any recommendations).

second (and more complex) would be to make an 'insert' by siliconing the cork to a piece of slate/glass/tile that would then sit against the glass of the tank. This would allow you to work with silicone and the cork in a dry environment, but you would have to make sure that the piece was adequately weighted to offset the cork's buoyancy. and it still wouldn't address the issue of attaching it to the main tank.
03-02-2012 03:15 AM
sketch804 Everything is looking great as it seems to always be! keep it up! damn that HC grew back in no time, you weren't kidding about how fast it grows for you!
03-02-2012 01:33 AM
Rockhoe14er Here are some updated photo's i've sold a lot of my rotala sunset and other plants so i need a lot more growth. I also included my newest plant erio kimberly.
02-20-2012 04:10 AM
Rockhoe14er
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Originally Posted by xxbenjamminxx View Post
I really like this. I am thinking about ordering some of the cork tubes listed on that herp site, then cutting them in half lengthwise and using them to cover up the intake tubes, heaters, etc.... in my tank. Im hoping it will give that trees in the background look while hiding the unsightly equipment at the same time. Only thing I have left to figure out is how to adhere this to an established tank.
I cut the logs in half. I'm not sure how you'll be able to add this to an established tank unless you attach it to some heavy rocks to weigh it down. I siliconed it do the tank.

Here is an updated picture. Everything looks great. No stunting and pretty much no algae except some some gsa on the glass and some older plant leaves.

I started dosing micro's every day with iron to see if that can help bring out the reds. I still want to make my rotala sunset even redder.
02-19-2012 10:11 PM
xxbenjamminxx I really like this. I am thinking about ordering some of the cork tubes listed on that herp site, then cutting them in half lengthwise and using them to cover up the intake tubes, heaters, etc.... in my tank. Im hoping it will give that trees in the background look while hiding the unsightly equipment at the same time. Only thing I have left to figure out is how to adhere this to an established tank.
02-19-2012 10:02 PM
plantbrain
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Originally Posted by JamesHoftiezer View Post
I kept my larger logs in the tanks for several years without visual disintegration. After a year or so they softened just a little but never lost shape.
I got about 10+ years out of most of the cork I used in the 1990's.
02-19-2012 09:59 PM
plantbrain Trim the weeds back and keep them trimmed, or add more CO2. If you effectively double the plant biomass, but keep the CO2 the same or just enough for the low biomass, then after the plants grow more....you will run at a deficit.
02-19-2012 09:18 PM
Rockhoe14er Thanks a lot Andrew I'll put up a new pic sometime soon.
02-19-2012 08:56 PM
sketch804 You should def.ly update with the new look of that tank with all the different plants you have going now! Its looking GREAT!
10-20-2011 09:54 AM
Li@m The cork looks awsome.

Speaking of cork, i do have some laying around behind the garage.. Hmmm
10-18-2011 03:17 AM
Rockhoe14er Here are some updated photo's. i do have a bit of stunting which i'm still trying to figure out. Let me know what you guys think and if you have any suggestions that would be great.
09-26-2011 10:06 PM
JamesHoftiezer
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Originally Posted by Wasserpest View Post
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.
I kept my larger logs in the tanks for several years without visual disintegration. After a year or so they softened just a little but never lost shape.
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