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Old 03-29-2013, 03:34 AM   #1
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I'm planning on turning an old 55 into a paludarium. I intend to have a drip bar that sends water over the background. I've seen projects that used eco web & epi web in order to have a continuous planting area for ferns, mosses, and orchids. Since i.like to support local businesses, I looked around. The closest thing i could find was Cocotek Mats, from a hydroponics store. Would this work in the application I'm taking about. My main concern is the rate of decomp.. I can't find anything that says how fast it breaks down. It says it is biodegradable, but are we talking 6 months, one year, 10 years? If anyone has used this product before and can shed some light on this topic, i would greatly appreciate it.


I'm thinking about going with the 1" thick mat instead of the 1/4" mat. If that makes any difference.

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Old 04-19-2013, 02:34 AM   #2
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Hey there, I was in the dart frog hobby around 2004-2008. I had at least 10 heavily misted tanks, some with small water features and then there was my 115g tank with waterfall, river, and pond. For all of these tanks I used a "flevopol" background, which I discuss in this old thread when I first started using it (pics are down, old).
http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/mem...-flevopol.html
My 115g has had it for almost 10y now, and I have seen no signs of decay or toxicity to any amphibians, reptiles, or fish I kept.

I'm on my phone so I can't post any pics of my tank, but I'll fish them out.

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Here's a recent before n after of a tank very similar to mine.
http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/mem...fter-year.html
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