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03-13-2016 07:34 PM
theatermusic87 Thought I'd share mine with everyone.

Tank: 5 gallon rimless
Filter: Deep Blue Professional Biomaxx 10
Light: Finnex Fugeray Clip-on and 15 watt CFL 3200k
Plants: Baby's Tears, Hygro Compact, AR, Pennywort, (Hidden from view Bronze Crypt and Rotala of some sort)


Tank: 3 gallon rimless
Filter: Deep Blue Professional Biomaxx 10
Light: Finnex Fugeray Clip-on
Plants: Anubias Hastifolia, Baby Tears, Peace Lily
03-10-2016 09:51 PM
nainruva Hello all, I'm a beguiner in freshwater aquarism and want to start my planted tank, I buyed the aqua duo 20 filter for a nano setup that I have at the office, and want to build a nano cube (planted of course) for my betta at home. I notice that here recomends many plants for the planted hob, I don´t really know where can I find this kind of plants in Chih, but I'm going to try, hope to update soon with a fully planted hob!!

Bests
12-10-2015 12:34 AM
Wilderman204 This is the thread that really introduced me to plants in aquariums. After reading it got me looking more into planted tanks, and I discovered "natural"planted tanks(using dirt substrates). I had quit keeping fish and aquariums, and left the hobby behind. Kind of ironic that it was because I was becoming more interested in plants and gardening instead. Now I'm putting dirt in aquariums, starting a new fish room and planning a pond for my yard. And, I've gotten all excited about fish again, researching all the cool aquarium communities I could assemble. AHHH!
Thank you so much everyone!

This AquaClear 50 has Brazilian pennywort,mondo grass, philodendron cordatum, Cryptocoryne( parva,cilata, and pygmae). The crypts acclimated to emersed growth and that was about it they haven't grown at all in 4 months in the filter( maybe because you can't even see them under the Pennywort lol). They need a rich substrate or lots of ferts in the water collum.
Pennywort actually grew fast enough to make every other plant in the tank show defficencies and I had to dose iron and potassium in my dirted tank. There were no visible deficiencies till the Pennywort had gotten huge. After a massive trim everything else started to rebound.
Philodendron cordatum seems to be exactly like pothos but grows slower. Pennywort will add great cover as it grows out of the filter and spreads across the surface.
I moved most of the aquatic plants in tank to a new setup, and drained it half way. I pulled out the filter media(sponge of top of sacks of bio media) and the roots had grown through and tied it all together. So I dropped the mass of media with plants on it in the tank Waba Kusi style. everything is still growing

I also got the Pennywort to bloom for 4 months straight. Seemed to be triggered by adding more light towards the UV end of the spectrum. (6400k, and 440nm LED's)
08-04-2015 10:29 PM
Mariostg Forgot about this thread. I was not going to post anything as I thought "nothing has changed". But looking at older pictures, my Peace lily is catching up. So here are few shots.

"HOB" small water fall.


The paint cup HOB. Not much going on here. The moss I brought in from my pond disappeared. The java moss is doing nothing.


And the tank itself. Obviously, high tannin water
08-04-2015 04:57 PM
AquaAurora Previous posters need to come back and post update shots, tell what has and has not worked out over the months/years on their HOBs!


The plant mass continues to grow!



Helxine soleirolii is just going nuts on there!
My one regret is I slapped the riccia on top of cut pieces of foam instead of using one flat piece.. I need to take out and clean the filter media but that will make a mess of the riccia :/
06-15-2015 01:50 AM
Sereya Thanks for the advice, I won't use them in the filter then. I made canvas baskets for them with suction cups since I couldn't find any grid type shower caddy's.

For the filter, dragon tongues and baby tears is what I would love to do, but how much light would they need? I need an option that won't require any additional lights and my light can't be raised. My tank is across my front room from a large 8' window so while not directly in front of the window it does get some sunlight.

Any suggestions?
06-14-2015 10:49 PM
AquaAurora
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Originally Posted by Sereya View Post
I went to Lowes and bought two very pretty peace lily plants, could someone enlighten a complete noobie on how to prepare the plants to either be planted here in the hob or in a hanging basket on the back?
I've washed the plant and cut most of the roots off already, it only has a small root ball left. Do I need to cut the rest of the roots off or is it ready to go in like this?
I thoroughly rinse roots and put it in planter baskets/plastic shower caddies. The peace lilies from Home Depots may be the larger species.. Did you see the 3' tall ones? It can turn into that. I wouldn't really advise planting it in the HOB as the roots can get very long and make it difficult to remove or seperate toe foam media, if they get long enough it can clog the impeller.
06-14-2015 09:26 PM
Mariostg
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Originally Posted by Sereya View Post
I went to Lowes and bought two very pretty peace lily plants, could someone enlighten a complete noobie on how to prepare the plants to either be planted here in the hob or in a hanging basket on the back?
I've washed the plant and cut most of the roots off already, it only has a small root ball left. Do I need to cut the rest of the roots off or is it ready to go in like this?
From the little bit of experience I have with peace lilies so far, is that they seem to be very easy to accomodate. You can pretty much put in a small planter partially submerged and it will grow.
06-14-2015 07:30 PM
Sereya I went to Lowes and bought two very pretty peace lily plants, could someone enlighten a complete noobie on how to prepare the plants to either be planted here in the hob or in a hanging basket on the back?
I've washed the plant and cut most of the roots off already, it only has a small root ball left. Do I need to cut the rest of the roots off or is it ready to go in like this?
06-11-2015 10:32 PM
Mariostg
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Originally Posted by johnson18 View Post
My HOB on the 20L died not long ago. Any suggestions on a new one? Haven't really been worried about it as there are three large sponge filters back behind the driftwood. The plants in the HOB are finally starting to suffer though...
What about just connecting a small submersible pump? That's what I did with my HOB paint holder.
06-11-2015 08:28 PM
johnson18 My HOB on the 20L died not long ago. Any suggestions on a new one? Haven't really been worried about it as there are three large sponge filters back behind the driftwood. The plants in the HOB are finally starting to suffer though...
06-10-2015 01:54 AM
AquaAurora
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Originally Posted by Mariostg View Post
Good thing you clarify because I was gonna say you lie there is no HOB there
That's the whole point of the big plant mass ^.~ forget the filter is even there. You can see a little plastic in second photo for the media tray holder (finger grab holes to pull it out).
06-10-2015 12:53 AM
Mariostg
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Originally Posted by AquaAurora View Post
Thats an aquaclear 70 under that blob of green goodness!
Good thing you clarify because I was gonna say you lie there is no HOB there
06-10-2015 12:44 AM
AquaAurora Been a while since I posted here, riparium and planted HOB have been through several revamps..most recent shots (today/past week)



Thats an aquaclear 70 under that blob of green goodness!
06-10-2015 12:34 AM
Mariostg
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Originally Posted by xev11 View Post
I have riccia growing on my outflow filter pad. The flow is pretty slow and it clogs regularly so I need to do delicate rinses. Riccia got trapped and started growing and I noticed I don't have bit floating on the water which is convenient
Hey that looks very nice. Hope my moss will do that too.
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