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post #256 of 320 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 10:03 AM
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Made it to page 14 ill come back and finish it.

This is a cool idea, but now i have to go find out with these bio bags/media bags are and learn plant names

Might go creep on the local pond too
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post #257 of 320 (permalink) Old 08-07-2013, 11:49 PM
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Hob planted update

Wisteria stem added, emersed growth has really taken off
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post #258 of 320 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 04:15 PM
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Well I'm late to the party with this one. had never heard of planting a HOB until yesterday. Got some clippings of ivy and ice plant from GM's house and stuck em in. The ice plant actually had some roots attached, so I'm hoping at least one of the 2 survives. Eitherway it looks nice for now. These plants may be a bit large for my 2.5 gal but it works for now.
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Here's an updated pic, weekly trimming needed at this point:





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REVAMP - Planted HOB spillway for AquaClear HOBs UPDATED AGAIN! (Cleaning)

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post #260 of 320 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 09:21 PM
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Is it even possible to clean your hob at this point if you needed to
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post #261 of 320 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 03:58 AM
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Awesome thread. I had fissidens splachnobryoides growing out of my filter and felt special. Nice to see others with it together.. A shame I didnt keep up with it.. Back in the game now.
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Is it even possible to clean your hob at this point if you needed to
I built it to be removable, We'll find out the next time I try! I'll take pictures
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My first attempt at planting my hob. I collected these from a local lake. It doesn't exactly have a clean look right now but I'm hoping to have some moss eventually grow up and out around the base of the sagittaria latifolia.
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And I was rewarded only a day later by a flower. Although I kind of cheated since there was a stalk already covered in flower buds when I collected it.
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Is it even possible to clean your hob at this point if you needed to

Thing worked out better than expected

Pics and what it looks like inside over here (on page 3)
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post #265 of 320 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 04:32 AM
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Seeds?

As I read back through this thread tonight I wonder about using seeds...

Using seeds would be a very inexpensive way to get some growth started; however, they may need to be started in wet paper towels in sandwich bags.

Which types would work?
Which types would look good?

Has anyone tried using seeds in their hob?
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these are really an amazing constructions shown, i love them a lot
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post #267 of 320 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 03:54 AM
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For the past several months I've been doing dozens of experiments on hob plant candidates. I've tested numerous common and exotic tropical species
Goldfish vine
Lipstick vine
Peace lily
Pothos
English ivy
Spider plant
Anthuriums
Hoya
Croton Petra
Ficus trees
Plectranthus 'Mona lavender'
Monsters Deliciosa

The goldfish vine did really well and it's pretty much flowered since day one. It doesn't need much light and all mine gets is leftover runoff from overhead t5's, nowhere near a window.

The lipstick vine was very finicky and it's grown foliage nicely but no flowers. It took forever to root.

The peace lily I've rooted 3 different times, all successful, all flowering non-stop.

The pothos has rooted itself in 2 different tanks and completely wiped out all of the floating plants in one of those two. It out competed duckweed and singlehandedly killed it all off.

The English Ivy hasn't done well at all, I've tried it in 2 different tanks, all the new growth dies off quickly but the old growth looks healthy.

The spider plant took a long time to root and half of the plants rotted to death before the remaining plants rooted. The 2 survivors have been dangling on death's door for weeks but now I'm seeing some good signs of life. I'll have to give the plant some more time to see what happens.

The anthuriums I actually just got last Saturday, they haven't done much yet but the plant looks healthy and it's still flowering so we'll see.

The Hoya rooted great but growth has been painfully slow. It's had a flower bud on it for a month now but it has yet to open. In 4 months it's grown 2 single leaves.

Croton Petra was an utter failure. I threw it out yesterday, it never managed to root and it rotted into a mess.

The ficus, burgundy rubber tree, not bonsai or anything, has grown nicely. It rooted in 2 weeks and it's doubled in size over the past month.

The plectranthus took 3 tries. The first two died. The third rooted and just budded with flowers. The trick is to use unrooted cuttings and root it in water only. Try not to get the leaves or stems wet until the plant gets its water roots. I rooted mine in a cup of water and then transplanted it into an hob.

The monsters rotted to mush. I used soil-rooted mature specimen but I've seen pictures of people online that have done it successfully.

Next I'm going to try schefflera, money tree, ferns, orchids, etc.
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No, no pictures. My phones camera is broken and i doubt anything would show up or upload anyway. The phones a dinosaur.

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post #270 of 320 (permalink) Old 11-23-2013, 03:43 AM
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I just took cuttings of christmas cactus and oncidium orchid. It'll be about 4-6 weeks b4 I'll know if they will grow rooted in water or not. Tomorrow I'm taking cuttings of mandevilla vine and maybe a wax begonia if I can sneek one without mom catching me.

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