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post #166 of 312 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 03:48 PM
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I have an aqueon 10 hob right now I have some taiwan moss tyed to a piece of filter sponge in the outflow spout. Is there a better way to do this. How could I add something else any recomendatio. Do you tank out the carbon filte with a planted hob. I would love some directions on how to possibly do this
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Has anyone used these instead of plant baskets?

http://www.amazon.com/Marina-Hang-On...s=fish+breeder

I have been thinking about trying it along with planting my HOBs.
I have one I might plant and use.

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I have an aqueon 10 hob right now I have some taiwan moss tyed to a piece of filter sponge in the outflow spout. Is there a better way to do this. How could I add something else any recomendatio. Do you tank out the carbon filte with a planted hob. I would love some directions on how to possibly do this
Don't fret the carbon, I've read it's as effective for nitro reducing bacteria but with current and time be worn to sediment. Just try out simple plants such as spider, dieffenbachia, pothos and peace llies. Wedge them between filter pad and outflow, stuff biofilter sponge to fill spaces if you like
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Don't fret the carbon, I've read it's as effective for nitro reducing bacteria but with current and time be worn to sediment. Just try out simple plants such as spider, dieffenbachia, pothos and peace llies. Wedge them between filter pad and outflow, stuff biofilter sponge to fill spaces if you like
thanks Right now all we have is some Taiwan moss so I tied to a piece of filter sponge on the out flow thing so the water runs down it into the tank. But we might like to add some other things.We might like to add some other plants Its my kids home school project might be neat for them to learn how the plants keep the water healthy.
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post #170 of 312 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 01:39 AM
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brilliant idea! Will start to plant my hob after figuring what should be on it. This whole thing really blows my mind, thanks!
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post #171 of 312 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 01:28 PM
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I had a vision where I wanted some weeping moss to cascade from my AC30 down to a rack below the output. I cut a piece of screen and super glued the moss in place.
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This thread needs more pictures! I'd post mine but its all growing down towards the aquarium light which makes it look very sad. I'll post once my new light arrives and everything grows upwards again.
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Random idea, anyone here tried growing carnivorous plants out of their HOB? I feel like venus flytraps and pitcher plants could be ideal, plus functional since they would consume little bugs that might otherwise be attracted to the plants.

I have seen pitcher plants in the bogs around here, could you use one of those...I am planning a riperaium and will use local plants for mine, just need to find a nice clean bog around here, and a freshwater lake to find some good plants.
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post #174 of 312 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 03:06 PM
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I would love to see dwarf HC growing on your HOB, is that possible?
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I would love to see dwarf HC growing on your HOB, is that possible?
I had mine in peat moss resting on zeolite chips near outflow. Clay pebbles or gravel will probably be better as peat moss breaks down and gets washed into tank.
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I had mine in peat moss resting on zeolite chips near outflow. Clay pebbles or gravel will probably be better as peat moss breaks down and gets washed into tank.
wow that is really nice! i wish i had all of the tanks on the forum!!!!!

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I have seen pitcher plants in the bogs around here, could you use one of those...I am planning a riperaium and will use local plants for mine, just need to find a nice clean bog around here, and a freshwater lake to find some good plants.
Only issue I could see though is that carnivorous plants tend to prefer nutrient poor conditions, but then again, it might work.

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subscribed. This is really neat.

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post #180 of 312 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 07:51 PM
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I'm going to give this a try on my 20L! I've got a small Fluval U series filter in it now, I will be adding a small penguin 150ghp HOB that I've got laying around. I was thinking about using lava rock as a media, a sponge with moss on top of the media and plants stuck down into the moss. I haven't decided between moss and riccia to cascade down the outflow. I am having to raise my light off the top of the aquarium, but thats not too much of an issue. I've been reading about planted HOB filters for a while now and I'm excited to give it a try!! I've got a ton of terrestrial plants I care for and a lot of aquatic too, so I'm excited to mix these two hobbies!!
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