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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #709

<< From: "Bruce Hansen" <bhansen at ozemail_com.au>
 Subject: Fw: marginal plantings
 >In my show tanks I use styrofoam backdrops carved with an electric
 >soldering iron and then glued to the glass with silicone aquarium  
>cement. I include planting pockets at various depths in the design and  >the plants can grow into the tank as well as upwards. It is also a   >good substrate for Vesicularia, Java fern, Bolbitis etc >>

>The idea sounds great with one exception.  Most of the styrofoam I see >is white or light blue.  Is there a way to paint it like natural rocks >that is safe for aquarium use?


  You might be able to glue some gravel onto the outside of the
styrofoam.  I'm not sure how you could do this, but it would look better
than the white or blue.

Jason Miller
Sherwood Park, Alberta
(403) 464-9635