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Re: Wall of Moss
"I'd like to acheive a wall of moss growing up the back of the tank
and would like advice. I've heard of people using corkboard, but I'm
concerned about it leeching chemicals/organic matter into the water.
Has anyone used corkboard?"
I have used cork tiles for several years in a number of tanks. The cork I
used was originally packaged and sold for use as wall tiles - it is
untreated and had no backing. I attached it to the interior of the tank
using several daubs of silicone adhesive (the same stuff that holds the tank
together. The cork layer is about 3/8" thick and is a dark natural brown. It
did leach tannins into the water for a while but they are harmless and
easily removed via regular water changes.
You could also buy cork in bulk from a herp supplier. As long as it is
virgin cork bark it will be safe. Plants (moss, Anubias, Java Ferns) can be
pinned to the cork and will eventually attach itself.