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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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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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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.
06-10-2015 12:01 AM
xev11 Attachment 483617

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
06-05-2015 11:19 PM
Mariostg
Added some moss to HOB outflow.

Might as well revive this thread a little. Made some minor changes to my HOB planter.
Added some moss that I spread on geotextile. Not sure what type of moss that is. I also threw in some moss from the pond. We shall see how that turns out.

06-05-2015 10:14 PM
Mariostg Geeze, I did not know until now about this HOB planter thread . I set one up, home made not so long ago. HOB planter from cheap paint holder
05-24-2015 10:34 PM
StellaStars Just made it through all 20 pages! Seriously considering adding an HOB to my 5g just to plant it. Or maybe find some kind of riparium planters to get the look for starters? Any resources on that front?
04-09-2015 04:07 PM
cichlidfan Saw a question about the name of an orchid in a previous pic. It is Calopogon tuberosus. It is a bog plant. I imagine that sort of plant would do well in the HOB planters.
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