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post #121 of 314 (permalink) Old 09-05-2012, 10:02 PM
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Just started planting - looking for more ideas on filling the HOB, I started a java moss falls, but think it still needs more. I'm also looking for suggestions on what to add to the main rock, it's currently got 2 anubias nanas that I hope can survive the transition to emersed.
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post #122 of 314 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 01:18 AM
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ADA 45-F is 18" x 9.5" x 6" It's an awesome tank, but pricey.
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bad picture of the tank but is all about showing the planted hob and the crazy zebrina!



A heavily planted shrimp tank is possible!
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Probably not the best plants but I saw this thread, realized I had 3 unused clear HOB filters and decided to give it a go with some stuff by the pond and some moss from the stream. Letting it clear up overnight in this cooler. Then its off to work in the 5 or 10 gal. Eventually will be filled with plants that are able to grow in water but I'm curious to see how these do

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Probably not the best plants but I saw this thread, realized I had 3 unused clear job filters and decided to give it a go with some stuff by the pond and some moss from the stream. Letting it clear up overnight in this cooler. Then its off to work in the 5 or 10 gal. Eventually will be filled with plants that are able to grow in water but I'm curious to see how these do


Is that an aquaclear? if so, how did you plant the plants? (hah, plant the plants) but still, im wondering how to get this to work out with an aquaclear

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post #126 of 314 (permalink) Old 09-10-2012, 11:27 PM
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Yep. It's an aquaclear 200 I got with a 30 gal tank that was unused. I have another that's a little larger and an aquaclear 100 too so if all goes well ill make one out of those too. There's an unlimited amount of moss in about 3 to 4 different varieties so it'll be cool to experiment with em to see how they do in water

I did my best to understand how everyone else did it but it seems like the general idea is that the plants just kind of sit in the filter side. I basically just tucked the plants w roots behind the filter sponge that sits on top so it holds them in place. I have a bag of biomedia a bundle of filter floss and that normal sponge filter sitting on top.

Rather than root the moss on a grid I picked pieces that were long enough to tuck between the front of the inside of the outflow. Basically plants are wedged behind and moss is wedged in front of the top sponge. We'll see how it pans out at work. Just snails in the tank its going into
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Yep. It's an aquaclear 200 I got with a 30 gal tank that was unused. I have another that's a little larger and an aquaclear 100 too so if all goes well ill make one out of those too. There's an unlimited amount of moss in about 3 to 4 different varieties so it'll be cool to experiment with em to see how they do in water

I did my best to understand how everyone else did it but it seems like the general idea is that the plants just kind of sit in the filter side. I basically just tucked the plants w roots behind the filter sponge that sits on top so it holds them in place. I have a bag of biomedia a bundle of filter floss and that normal sponge filter sitting on top.

Rather than root the moss on a grid I picked pieces that were long enough to tuck between the front of the inside of the outflow. Basically plants are wedged behind and moss is wedged in front of the top sponge. We'll see how it pans out at work. Just snails in the tank its going into
aahhh thanks so much! i have several aquaclear 30's and 40's and i really want to do this on my newest tank

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Yeah it works out ok. I just removed the charcoal bag and swapped for some filter media I had for a random filter
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cool :P ill need to find some schnazzy looking riparuim plants now!

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I'm building an Aquaponic system, hopefully it will be running by the weekend.

I bought a new media product called GrowStone made from recycled glass bottles a very green idea to say the least.



http://www.growstone.com/hydroponic-substrate/

I picked out the Pea to Cherry sized PCs as they would clog my drain pipe system. I'm going to try them in a HOB filter as they show great potential. The media is light as a feather and will float until is loads up with water. I broke one up and it's basically a sponge in structure.

If anyone would like to try some in an HOB PM. I should have enough for a few Sm USPS flat rate boxes and there will be a small charge.

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2 updates on my filter boxes, I swapped the old fast growers for some slower colors:


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I just clipped some pothos from my backyard and stuck it in my filter after reading this!
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Xenxes what plants do you have in those?

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