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Cork as a Background Material

by TFH Magazine on March 21, 2011 at 11:48 am

Cork bark provides a perfect medium for growing mosses and other plants. Photo by Bill Brissette.

In terms of decoration, most hobbyists tend to use plants, driftwood, live rock, coral, and even a range of plastic items, but Bill Brissette prefers to use something a little different—cork bark. Bill, who is fascinated with environments where land and water meet, has found that cork is the perfect medium for a paludarium because it is lightweight, non-toxic, water-resistant, and easy to work with. Mosses and other low-growing plants readily grow on a cork surface, giving the tank a natural look.

See one of  Bill’s first cork creations video below.

And to get tips and tricks to build a cork background for your tank, and to learn about the setup he is creating for red claw crabs check out the newest Adventures in Aquascaping project at

Posted in Uncategorized by TFH Magazine on March 21st, 2011 at 11:48 am.

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