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Are Cork sheets safe for aquascaping?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by pepetj, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. pepetj

    pepetj Lifetime Members
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    Oct 8, 2008
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    Hi you all:

    Yesterday I read for the first time (following a link provided in this site) about using cork sheets in the background and even lateral walls to sustain plants. I have access to industrial grade cork sheets (the ones sold for workshops) as well as ones for home decor; are these safe for aquarium use or the type used in aquascaping is any different? Does it need to be cured? How do you keep it in place? Is it possible to add one to a tank that's already in use?

    These may be stupid questions but I have no experience using cork sheets with tanks (inside I mean) unless for placing 1/2" or 3/4" thick ones below some tanks (outside use).

    Santo Domingo
  2. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    Jan 23, 2005
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    Yep, they are safe.
    I use the darker low grade 1/2" thick panels.

    Some use the light color wine cork grade.......
    Too light in color for my taste

    Tom Barr

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