Bark Mosaic Background
This background method uses scrap cork bark bits. You can take pieces of cork bark and silicone them to the back of the tank, leaving 1/2″ to 3/4″ gaps between pieces. After the silicone is fully dried, you can stuff the gaps with some damp sphagnum moss. You can then attach some moss to it and it will spread over the background. Due to the drainable nature of this background, you can plant orchids, vines and even bromeliads on it.
Here is the same tank, planted and grew in a bit.
Here is another bark mosaic
Here is the same tank after it has grown in and established.
-Easy to layout
-keeps background lightweight
-Background looks alright from the exterior as well as the interior
-Silicone will have a cure time
– Cork Bark will eventually degrade
Have you ever created a cork bark mosaic background? How did it turn out? Stay tuned for Day 3 where we will cover Letter C.