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Old 04-08-2006, 02:00 PM
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When you have your cork bark panals, do you just embed them into the handi foam or do most people put them on with the silicon?
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I silicon all my cork bark and fern panels in place. After letting it crue for 2 days then I fill in with handi foam.
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So do you silicon the panals to the glass then fill the handifoam around it?
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I hope Gary1218 doesn't mind my borrowing his pictures, but the method he depicts is perfect IMO.

First, he fills in a piece of cork with foam:


Then, he trims it flush:


Finally, he silicones the now flat piece to the back:


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I have done both and each has worked well for me. I guess it just depends on what your plans are the the specific tank.
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I lay a small layer of foam all over the glass first. Within 1 minute of it being layed down, I place the cork bark on it. After that dries for at least 4 hrs, I then fill in the cork spaces underneath and fill in the foam anywhere else around it.
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I secure mine the same way that Frogtofall described, but all methods will work with good results. I dont like to waste silicone gluing these down since i already use so much coating visible parts of glass that will have foam applied to it and gluing the coco fiber down. The cost on tubes of silicon starts to add up fast!
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I put mine where I want them and then fill behind it with dirt. I don't do the GS backgrounds like most so this method works best for me.



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