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Old 05-18-2006, 12:07 AM   #1
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cork bark background

do u guys have anything against using cork bark that would normally be used in terrariums, as a background for the aquarium?...it doesnt matter to me if it tints the water or lowers the ph because the tank is gonna be south american themed
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Old 05-18-2006, 12:36 AM   #2
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I've had this link in my favorites for a while now:
http://www.corkstore.com/compass/ser...nctionid=login

I think you need to look under "Wall & Ceiling Coverings". Take a look at the insulation wall tiles. That may be what you're looking for...
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:08 AM   #3
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thanx for the link but actually i looking at actuall tree bark that is used for terrariums...i seen it labled as cork bark....
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that sounds really interesting. I didn't turn anything up with google, but I'd love to see pics if you do it.
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oh yeah.........I never thought of using that when I was putting together my tank.

I did however make a lizard terrarium a few years back and I used alot of that stuff.

It would definately make a cool background.

I wish I could give ya some info on what it might do to the water though.

I'll have a look around...

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Tom Barr says its ok..........so it must be.
WOw...............I should have done this.......it looks amazing.
http://plantgeek.net/article_viewer.php?id=13
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That's where I found out about the Cork Store website...pretty cool stuff.
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wow - thats awesome think im gonna have to do that on my "next" tank
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wow - thats awesome think im gonna have to do that on my "next" tank
Funny how there is ALWAYS a "next" tank huh.
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wow - thats awesome think im gonna have to do that on my "next" tank
Funny how there is ALWAYS a "next" tank huh.
lol Ive already got plans for 2 more tanks and a new plan for my 20 once I upgrade it... just dont have the floor space nor spare cash to put my plans in motion... but when I do upgrade my planted tank, cork will definitly be used - maybe not on the entire background, but most of it.
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