I am sorry....I misunderstood your first question. First, LFS stands for long fiber sphagnum moss. Second, the brand of foam that most people use is called Great Stuff and is made by DOW...get it at home depot or lowes. OK, about mounting plants to cork, lots of people have there own methods. Jeremy made a comment about the lighting, saying that everyones' different input was confusiong him...that is because there is no one way to do things...everyone has his/her own method that works...same for ff culturing, backgrounds, water features, lighting, etc.jharless said:Jeremy, what brand of foam did you use? i was shy about using expanding foam because i didn't know which brands were toxic.
re: mounting to cork, i was thinking about mounting the plants to a small piece of cork, then mounting that to the cork background. good plan?
also, what does "LFS" mean? i'm kinda new to this.
local nurseries and home depot. The best plants are found online in my opinion. My favorite places for plants are cloud jungle epiphytes, peace of the tropics, T&C terrariums, and custom ecos. All have great prices and excellent customer service.Jeremy said:your method sounds really good, im going to try that. were do you get plants besides the internet, iv tried going to home depot but there bromelaids are huge there like 9 - 15 inches long...
I like the idea of the green paperclip...may give it a shot. about oxidation though....the wire is galvanized so oxidation is minimized. Plus, I usually remove it after about a month so any threat is removed.steve klotko said:Hey all. I am new to the post. Referred by Ben and Rob from Brooklyn. Here is an idea that I use. I use a green paper-clip (plastic coated) and open it up. I push that into the cork and the green keeps it looking nicer less noticeable, I am also a little worried that the oxidation of the wire with all the humidity could cause damage to the plants. :wink:
Use a nail to make a small hole (or a drill, whatever) and wedge the plant in with toothpicks. They disentegrate after a few months, which is about the same time that they take to root to the wall. works great with all my orchids, cant imagine broms would be any different