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Re: cork

>Well, I know little about silicone, and found it all very confusing when
>shopping for it. What I ended up doing to attach corkBARK was using Dows
>Aquarium silicone to be safe, which comes in a small toothpaste like
tube.>If you are like me, you may find using a calking gun to be a big pain
in the >butt. This little tube is much easier to handle, and if you are just
going >to attach a few peices thats all you really need anyway.  You can see
>details of my project at http://www.aquabotanic.com/chronology.htm I need
to >update the status of the tank, its now a thriving rainbow fish tank, and
the >plants have grown out considerably.
Tom Wrote:
You asked about what to put in the front in the 55. Dwarf Hairgrass would be
nice. Good rockwork on the design BTW. I think that hairgrass is one of the
nicest foreground plants due to it's long term maintenance compared to other
foreground plants. It is easier to deal with than Gloss, Riccia, most stem
plants IMO. That wide edged garden trowel that Amano uses is perfect for
cutting "sod" squares from dense mats. Admittedly, I use a 59 cent plastic
paint scraper for the job.
 I am glad to see a surge of cork usage. This is great and a super creative
outlet for North American design.<<

Well, since those pics I took out the sword and replaced it with a Mother C.
wendtii bronze and another one at the bottom center, leaving about a 3" wide
foreground in front of the mother cryp, the dwarf sag on its left, and the
tenellus on its right. I guess I will have to go to one of your club
meetings Tom to get your dwarf hairgrass, because I dont have a source for
it! I am really pleased with how the rockwork and corkbark turned out,
thanks. Now, if you dont mind a personal question here on the list, one of
the plants you gave me you said was difficult to grow. One of your plants
looks like the Lagarosiphon major, as pictured in Oriental Aquariums
catalog. Is this the difficult plant you gave me? Its grown about six inches
in that tank!

Robert Paul H
Specials: Echinodorus roseafolia, riccia rocks
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