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coco mat
#1
Hello, Can anyone please tell me if they have had experience with this good or bad as a background? Thanks.
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#2
i assume you are talking about the ones used to line planters. i used some in a toad tank which was drier than pdf tanks and it held for a few years. if it stays wet and has any heavy plants on it i think it would loosen and come off with time. recently i'm using cork bark and some tree fern panels which i got before realizing that they are not a renewable resource. my next plan is to try cocoS fiber panels which are made for this application out of renewable coco fiber.
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#3
I'm using one of those liners now on a ten gallon. I've had it up for a year. it's been pretty dry so far, but i just added a waterfall but the water doesn;t soak it. Ive hadn't had any problems thus far. the plants are light. Ficus and philodendron and such. I'm not crazy about it as far as looks, but it;s cheap and easy. I thought I 'd try it. I usually use cork bark.
Good luck Matt
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#4
Thanks for the replys guys
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#5
I dont like it very much matt. I used it in some of my begginner vivs, and was glad to move on. I prefer Cork over everything but Tree fern fiber, and coco panels are starting to catch my eye. I dont think i would ever use a whole background out of either but maybe just a few pieces in the GS.
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#6
AceKing Wrote:I dont like it very much matt. I used it in some of my begginner vivs, and was glad to move on. I prefer Cork over everything but Tree fern fiber, and coco panels are starting to catch my eye. I dont think i would ever use a whole background out of either but maybe just a few pieces in the GS.

Jace,

Have you ever tried osmunda? I don't even know if you can buy it anymore, but I inherited a 2x2x4' block of it. I've been sawing off slabs for mounting orchids, but I might try it in a viv.

I'd suspect it would work similarly to tree fern (they are approximately the same thing), but the texture is much softer for osmunda.
Why yes, I do have orchids you could grow in a vivarium... *grin*

http://littlefrogfarm.com (orchids!)
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#7
No i havent but im going to check some out.
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