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post #61 of 320 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 08:52 PM
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I wasn't brave enough to go topless

Glad I kept the lid too after watching Godzilla (my biggest armano) testing the defences where the bit of plastic canvas is.






Peace lilly, and Peperomia from Ikea and a bit of Tradescantia from my other tank. I'm growing out some flame moss to make my own moss falls.
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I wasn't brave enough to go topless

Glad I kept the lid too after watching Godzilla (my biggest armano) testing the defences where the bit of plastic canvas is.






Peace lilly, and Peperomia from Ikea and a bit of Tradescantia from my other tank. I'm growing out some flame moss to make my own moss falls.
Nice! I would grow more plants in the tank itself tho! Lol!


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Wondering if anyone else is doing this?


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I am just getting started. I have two HOBs in the works. Right now just mosses in. Will start other plants later.
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I ordered some Pothos and Tradescantia zebrina from eBay for my HOB. Can't wait until they arrive!
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Water-loving orchids

Fittonia in my filter, starting today, in a media basket with lava rock. We'll see if the window gives it enough light. Anything that can be grown as a riparium plant should grow in a HOB.

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Water-loving orchids

Fittonia in my filter, starting today, in a media basket with lava rock. We'll see if the window gives it enough light. Anything that can be grown as a riparium plant should grow in a HOB.
Thanks for the link! I will be looking into some flowers soon!


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Oh my... these look absolutely stunning.

Out of curiosity, if I pick up a plant that's been grown in dirt and just pop it in a filter, will I have to worry about the old "dirt roots" dying off while new ones grow? Or do they tend to adjust with few problems?
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Oh my... these look absolutely stunning.

Out of curiosity, if I pick up a plant that's been grown in dirt and just pop it in a filter, will I have to worry about the old "dirt roots" dying off while new ones grow? Or do they tend to adjust with few problems?
In the case of the zebrina you see in my filter, I just rinsed it up well and some leaves died, just keep an eye on it and remove decaying stuff in the beginning.


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I really want to do this, but even after reading through the forum a couple times I am still a little confused on where to put the plants in the HOB. I have a 5 gallon pillar shaped shrimp tank with live plants in it with a 30 Whisper HOB on the back with filter material and biomax ceramic. Where do I put the plants? What are some easy to find plants that wouldn't be too costly to work for this setup? I really want something that will cover up the top of the HOB as the cover will obviously be off...
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I really want to do this, but even after reading through the forum a couple times I am still a little confused on where to put the plants in the HOB. I have a 5 gallon pillar shaped shrimp tank with live plants in it with a 30 Whisper HOB on the back with filter material and biomax ceramic. Where do I put the plants? What are some easy to find plants that wouldn't be too costly to work for this setup? I really want something that will cover up the top of the HOB as the cover will obviously be off...
Use the filter pad to brace plants. The first pic is a 10gal and 2nd is a 5gal.

Anything from duckweed, dwarf water lettuce, arrowhead, pothos, zebrinas, jasminium, lobelia, herbs such as cilantro, cloves. The large zeolite or ceramic stuff is good to brace plants also
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Oh and don't forget high output lights for submerged plants also.

I recommend parabolic CFL spot lights otherwise.
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Use the filter pad to brace plants. The first pic is a 10gal and 2nd is a 5gal.

Anything from duckweed, dwarf water lettuce, arrowhead, pothos, zebrinas, jasminium, lobelia, herbs such as cilantro, cloves. The large zeolite or ceramic stuff is good to brace plants also
Wow! 0_• !
Awesome looking HOBs!
What is the flowering purple plant and the fern looking one in the same HOB?


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Wow! 0_• !
Awesome looking HOBs!
What is the flowering purple plant and the fern looking one in the same HOB?
I'm not sure but it smells sweet and I got it from a the pond's edge as a fairly high (~4ft) flowering stem. It currently is sprouting new buds.
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The fern one is jasminium polyanthum, I also added a madagascar jasmine stem though it's a bit wilted (it's getting too crowded for light), but I figure it's what enables them to flower.
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