reptile cork bark as background

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Hello,

I have been exploring different backgrounnd material from prefab (some European stuff looks great) to DIY foam+concrete, etc. I have seen many posts about using cork as background.

My LFS has real cork bark sold in their reptile section, some pieces would be great to hide input/output tubes. Some even look like hollow tubes which would be perfect for this.

Figured I'd ask the aquascaping gurus! Would this type of material be suitable?

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just to follow up. after my earlier searching around i'd seen posts indicating cork will fall apart and rot as well as 'it works fine'. hence my question here.

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Both cork and wood will eventually rot under water. But, when I had pressed cork tiles as a background for several months it didn't seem to deteriorate. I didn't like it and got rid of it, but not because of deterioration.
 

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thanks, V, I think I will nix the cork. shame, some nice pieces.