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Yesterday 08:15 AM
pejerrey You guys have created very awesome set ups from that simple idea!
Please keep posting!
08-26-2014 10:08 PM
AquaAurora The massive blob of plants on the left (not the palm) are all in my aqauclear 70 HOB including Pothos, Tradescantia zebrine (aka wandering jew), Creeping jenny, and Fittonia albivenis

The pothos and wandering jew hand down to the table the tank is set on.
08-26-2014 05:18 PM
jbrady33
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Originally Posted by pandacory View Post
Cool!
I dig your auto topoff bottle if that's what it is. Do fish ever swim up in there?


No fish up there, but shrimp and snails climb up to eat the algae that grows on the walls

How-to build thread:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=539593
08-19-2014 09:28 PM
pandacory Cool!
I dig your auto topoff bottle if that's what it is. Do fish ever swim up in there?
08-19-2014 04:16 PM
jbrady33 A slight redo of mine, here's the latest

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=303778



03-26-2014 12:06 PM
Sparklescale Absolutely awesome! I have a 37g drilled with a sump that has a large drainbox attached to the outside of the tank....might have to try a reverse version of the hob and see if I can get a garden growing on top of my tank, too. see pic of the drainbox...lots of room for plants in there, just the direction of the water will be reversed from what everyone here is doing.
02-17-2014 11:51 AM
jbrady33 ^ What he said.
02-16-2014 09:41 PM
pejerrey
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absolutely a wonderful idea! do you guys put any form of plant fertiler or liquid co2 into the tank? i havnt really noticed any fish in these setups? if you do have fish in these tanks, does this setup allow you to feed your fish more then usual, meaning instead of 1 frozen cube a day to say 2 a day as the plant would filter the excess nitrates out?

regards
tolga
Emersed plants take co2 from the atmosphere.

The nutrients that feed your plants in the water will feed the plants in the hob, thru their roots.

With any tank, don't overfeed


-To be everything, be nobody.
01-16-2014 05:24 PM
tolga absolutely a wonderful idea! do you guys put any form of plant fertiler or liquid co2 into the tank? i havnt really noticed any fish in these setups? if you do have fish in these tanks, does this setup allow you to feed your fish more then usual, meaning instead of 1 frozen cube a day to say 2 a day as the plant would filter the excess nitrates out?

regards
tolga
12-08-2013 08:03 PM
mr.bigglesworth I have some more updates. Fuschia cuttings have rooted, or I should say little nubs have popped up at each node. Brunnera macrophylla has water roots showing up everywhere. Lots haven't rooted yet so not much to update. My shipments were all grounded cuz of a cold snap here.

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12-03-2013 12:04 PM
jbrady33
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I think this has been asked before but I didn't see any responses, Has anyone tried using a Marina Hang-On Breeding Box or a finnex Refugium for this hob plant box... Seems they might do the trick quite nicely. I might try it. I will post my findings if I do.
that would work just fine, throw a little substrate in there and you have a nice shallow tank 'extention annex'
12-03-2013 04:21 AM
Melted
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Originally Posted by DizzyD View Post
I think this has been asked before but I didn't see any responses, Has anyone tried using a Marina Hang-On Breeding Box or a finnex Refugium for this hob plant box... Seems they might do the trick quite nicely. I might try it. I will post my findings if I do.
I have done it once, but i only kept spare floaters in there mostly. It was nice because it comes with a little gate that goes before the out flow. There was also parrot feather, pothos, and hornwort.

12-03-2013 02:14 AM
DizzyD I think this has been asked before but I didn't see any responses, Has anyone tried using a Marina Hang-On Breeding Box or a finnex Refugium for this hob plant box... Seems they might do the trick quite nicely. I might try it. I will post my findings if I do.
11-30-2013 09:57 PM
mr.bigglesworth I have many updates. Creeping jenny has been a huge success. Vigorous growth. Christmas cactus hasn't rooted yet but foliage is still firm and not mushy, too soon to tell. Wax begonia hasn't rooted yet but it's transforming; leaves are getting more waxy and new growth has water droplets at the tips. Both cuttings have produced new flowers since day one. Oncidium Orchid has rooted but they grow so slow I don't see new water growth yet. Mandevilla has been a success and is vigorously growing, one has produced flower buds indoors. But none have rooted yet. Elephant bush and jade both too soon to tell. African Violets failure; I don't see them going another week though they might still pull thru. Brunnera macrophylla has produced water roots and a leaf or two, it even flowered. I need more testing on this one, some strange things about the new leaves. Goldfish plants (I took even more cuttings) all rooted; one flowering. Lipstick vine cuttings (took more cuttings) rooted and flowering. This set of cuttings is growing more vigorously than the last. Yesterday I took fuschia cuttings, I hear many success stories of growing fuschia indoors and flowering nearly year round. I'm excited to see the results for this one. My african gardenia was too precious to take cuttings so i bought another, it has to ship first I won't know about this one for awhile. I ordered tropical hibiscus (Rosa sinensis; DON'T get any other species than this) when it arrives I'll take cuttings. I also ordered passionvine and plan to take cuttings of that too. I'm told they make great houseplants as long as you protect them against spider mites. The flowers are so pretty they have religious significance (or so I'm told). I don't suggest trying spider plants in water, its too much work and their are many more suitable plants. I also ordered philodendron pink princess (pink leaved philo-expensive!); I'll take cuttings of those too when they get here.

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11-25-2013 02:00 AM
mr.bigglesworth I'm also now trying jade, elephant bush, zebra plant alephandra, red chenille plant, panama rose, red shrimp plant, and wandering jew.

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