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Anyone else want to weigh in on this? In the mean time, I'm going to try and rig something up as a cascade screen for this filter. I will keep you all posted.
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Anyone else want to weigh in on this? In the mean time, I'm going to try and rig something up as a cascade screen for this filter. I will keep you all posted.
Can you post pics of your HOB?
Maybe that way we can help figure it out...


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I would love to show some picture; however I had a slight change of mind here...

I plan to complete 2 HOB filters. I am going to keep my Marineland HOB filter running while I get my Aqua Clear filter planted. Once the Aqua Clear is established, I will start on the Marineland.

>20L Aquarium with Marineland Penguin 150


>Close up


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But before I get the Marineland Penguin 150 HOB filter planted, I want to first plant my Aqua Clear filter. Here are some picture of that.

>Aqua Clear


>Aqua Clear Near Tank


>Aqua Clear Inside


Any tips explained here will benifit more than just myself but anyone else searching the web about planted HOB filters. Thanks you.
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How would a nephthytis do in an HOB?
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Wild caught baby tears in my son's betta hob. It's been 3 weeks since I placed it, so I assume is established.


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I would love to show some picture; however I had a slight change of mind here...

I plan to complete 2 HOB filters. I am going to keep my Marineland HOB filter running while I get my Aqua Clear filter planted. Once the Aqua Clear is established, I will start on the Marineland.

>20L Aquarium with Marineland Penguin 150


>Close up


>Inside



But before I get the Marineland Penguin 150 HOB filter planted, I want to first plant my Aqua Clear filter. Here are some picture of that.

>Aqua Clear


>Aqua Clear Near Tank


>Aqua Clear Inside


Any tips explained here will benifit more than just myself but anyone else searching the web about planted HOB filters. Thanks you.
I think the one with the bio wheel wont work unless you ditch the wheel.

Otherwise your plan sounds great!

I placed moss in top of the sponge in my AC and then the baby tears as I posted above.


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do you use carbon in your media box? or do you skip the carbon and add more bio media?
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In both HOBs I have there is fluval or eheim biomedia instead of the stuff (sponges or cartridges) that came with the hob. In top of the media there is a small square of sponge or pad (don't remember), in top of that moss and in top of the moss plants.
In one of the hob the moss goes all the way down to the substrate of the tank and the plants too.
When I clean the filter I just pull the plants and moss that is attached to that pad or sponge and fold back into the tank, go clean it, put it back in the tank and then unfold/ place the pad again in the same position, there is very little root growth into the media.


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That helps quite a bit. Thanks. Do you put your bio media in net bag? or just toss it in and fill it up?
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Another question comes to mind as I think about tacking this project.

How do you get the moss to grow all the way from the filter to the substrate? I am planning to use weeping moss in my cascade but I am wondering if I should sandwich the moss using Fiberglass screen...
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That helps quite a bit. Thanks. Do you put your bio media in net bag? or just toss it in and fill it up?
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do you use carbon in your media box? or do you skip the carbon and add more bio media?
The fluval media is loose because is big and there is a 100ml purigen bag in between the media and the planted pad/sponge in my cascade HOB.

The AC has a Baggie for the eheim media and the moss is in top of that I think... Then the baby tears. In the betta tank.

I don't use carbon really, sometimes.


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How do you get the moss to grow all the way from the filter to the substrate?
It just did. Healthy neglect I guess.
There is a bunch of rocks under the out flow (shrimp motel) and the moss started falling in top of that and attaching to the rocks, now is all the way down.

Do the fiber glass thing if you want, post the progress here. We are all in the process of learning.

Try all kinds of plants, some will do good and some won't. Try different methods, same thing. But for sure patience works best.


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Thank you. I will keep everyone updated. Stay tuned!
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How would a nephthytis work?
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How would a nephthytis work?
No idea, you should try it and post the results.


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