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Coconut Husks?


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Hey guys .... I can’t seem to find info on using Coco fiber/husk for a backing on my tank.

I know as a sub it’s not preferred but what about using the liners for a woodsy-like feel on the back of the tank?

I’m wondering if it’s too rough for the corns?


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As far as I'm aware, it's fine to use. The only thing is that it holds humidity better, which could be good or bad depending on your environment.
We’ve used coco mats for backing in several tanks for a couple of years now and really like them. One room gets a bit chilly overnight during the winter and the mats help insulate the tanks. Also, during shed, we always have the option of misting them lightly to help bring up the humidity if need be - though, for us, they tend to dry out by day’s end. They are also great in planted vivs. The only negative is that they can be difficult to anchor securely.