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Good Day all

Havent posted much here but I thought I would throw out my latest design too see what you all think.

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It looks good, I like how your substrate is curvy =)
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I love the plant arrangement and the terracing, but I would flatten out the substrate, then cover it with a foreground plant. That's just my opinion, it already looks good the way it is. What's that plant in the foreground?

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Austin, that is lovely! I really like the rock terracing - those rocks and the way your arranged them are fantastic! And what is that plant at the back kind of right of center upstage of the open substrate? That open area is really nice - not empty, just open.

Really nice!

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The foreground is H cuba.

The rock you speak of is actually all cork. Im not sure which plant you are referring to GTA but on the right side is ALt reinicki (reds) and right in the middle of the open space is zesterfolia.

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The foreground is H cuba.

The rock you speak of is actually all cork. Im not sure which plant you are referring to GTA but on the right side is ALt reinicki (reds) and right in the middle of the open space is zesterfolia.
Cork??? I've never seen it used like that. Really really nice effect. Must be the Zesterfolia I am looking at, it is not the Alt. Reinicki. The photos/plant info I have been able to find on it show it as kind of a spindly looking plant. Yours is gorgeous! Austin! You're in TO! If you ever need to ditch some clippings, I'm yer man - er - woman!

Where did you get the cork if you don't mind me asking? And how do you - or do you pretreat it in any way? (The only cork I've ever seen was behind a bunch of push-pins...)

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Very stylin, Austin!

I too am interested in hearing more about the cork. It looks stunning. But doesn't it naturally float? Does it affect pH?
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Consider it yours GTA, I just did a Trim but should have some more in about a week or so.

The cork, I got at Super pet I think, then broke it apart into workable pieces. As fro treating I didnt let it soak just washed it, then attached it to slate pieces with silicone, so it wont float and as far as affecting the water I havent notcied any change.

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THANK YOU AUSTIN!!!

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I think you can get raw cork (not in the push pin sheets) at pet stores that also have reptiles and stuff. I really like the look of the terracing you did and may have to try that myself after I move! Nice work!!

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Here is the tank after another week of growth, looks like its time for a hack job on the tank.



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I... I love it.

The terracing is so nice and I was already a fan of cork. I want to do something like that. And you have Hemianthus callitrichoides *cry*! I am soo jealous.

What is that plant on the right in front of the Alternanthera? It couldn't possibly be sagittarius subulata, but it looks similar. Mine doesn't look nearly that amazing.

Aah~ So nice.
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cork is a common work material in vivariums, so it's not a surprise that it would be pretty water safe. That's a really cool idea of attaching it to slate!
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Looks very nice. Your Hemianthus Callitrichoides would fill in much faster if yiou broke each clump apart & replanted. But hey ... looks great as-is.

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