Keep in mind I just set all these plants up since this thread was started. Things are still under construction so to speak. All three of my tanks now have some form riparium/HOB type plant growth. I kinda went off the deep end
Not a HOB, but I'm using this in my acrylic tank where the top is part of the tank. Its just electronic packaging foam I sliced thin. then attached by fishing line to a wally world suction cup. Works well if you dont have or want planters to attach to.
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Trying to get java moss to take in the outflow ramp
I started this thread because of the interest I see from other member to start their own planted HOB.
The cascade 200 hob comes with an attachment that is perfect to be planted. Then the rest is adding media instead of their cartridges in the back. I'm sure you can make a lil mesh bag filled with soil and plant thru the mesh.
An hob resembles to me an hydroponic pot pot, it does get decent light too! Even in a low light tank!
Now, because of the plants you will evaporate more water than your HOB already does normally. I was Surprised by this and I was looking around for leaks! Lol!
The HOBs can be noisier with their lids on, this is why I did this. To my surprise again, the plants provide excellent sound dampening.
please share you pictures and experience here