Wow this is such a lovely idea, great way to hide the hob a bit! If only I didn't keep/plan to keep fish with a tenancy to jump I'd try this, but having a hood over top the growth would defeat the purpose visually at least.
Thank you for sharing this with everyone
absolutely a wonderful idea! do you guys put any form of plant fertilizer or liquid co2 into the tank? i havnt really noticed any fish in these setups? if you do have fish in these tanks, does this setup allow you to feed your fish more then usual, meaning instead of 1 frozen cube a day to say 2 a day as the plant would filter the excess nitrates out?
The spoon shape of the spillway keeps it together, and it grows together like a mat after a while. Seems to stick to and mat up if grown on a sponge too.
I'll have to keep that in mind. I've always tied it down. But overtime it falls apart. It just grows fast and infests the tank. I've been keeping a small amount in a box since I love the color and need to find a way to keep it in check. Thanks!
Any suggestions on things to just plant directly in a HOB filter? Right now I've got what I'm pretty sure is goosefoot and a little bit of pothos.
My adventures in keeping Indostomus crocodilus, the crocodile toothpick fish. AKA armored stickleback, paradox fish, and freshwater pipefish. Care is (to the best of my knowledge) exactly the same as Indostomus paradoxus.
Would an AC 20 or 30 be too big (powerful) for a 2.5g?
Putting a spillway like this and a foam pre-filter (the one made for the Fluval edge fits good and is real cheap - like a could of dollars) both restrics the flow and calms the output. Mine is an AC30 on a 3 gallon