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03-26-2014 11:06 AM
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 10:51 AM
jbrady33 ^ What he said.
02-16-2014 08:41 PM
pejerrey
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Originally Posted by tolga View Post
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?

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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


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01-16-2014 04:24 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 07:03 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 11:04 AM
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 03:21 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 01:14 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 08:57 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 01:00 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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11-24-2013 03:22 AM
Melted Did anyone ever find out what orchids people have been using in the past posts?
Also, is it just a pot with holes where the water will be, then filled a bit, THEN the orchids roots, topped off with the rest of the media?
11-23-2013 10:46 PM
mr.bigglesworth I'm trying creeping jenny now too. I hear Jasmine sambac makes a fantastic houseplant. I also found lots of people have successfully water-rooted cuttings of the plant. I just placed an order for one today online. My African Gardenia houseplant has been doing great now for some time, I think I'll try a cutting of that in water too.

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11-23-2013 08:06 PM
mr.bigglesworth I just took wax begonia cuttings, mandevilla cuttings, and I stole a rooted brunnera macrophylla (don't tell mom). Their all in water, we'll see how they turn out. Grandma had a sickly african violet, I'm rooting that one in water too. Only problem with the violet is, you can't really practically use it in an hob filter. The leaves and stems will die if a single drop of water touches them. You can only submerge the roots, not the rhizome, not the leaves or the stems. If the rhizome touches water, it rots. If any leaf or stem touches immediately cut it off. But if the rhizome touches, the plants done for. I designed a pulley system just for the violet. It should work, assuming the violet isn't already too far gone.

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11-23-2013 04:17 AM
secuono I only have accidental moss, algae or floaters in mine. My 40 has no top, so I allow plants to grow up and out....
11-23-2013 03:43 AM
mr.bigglesworth I just took cuttings of christmas cactus and oncidium orchid. It'll be about 4-6 weeks b4 I'll know if they will grow rooted in water or not. Tomorrow I'm taking cuttings of mandevilla vine and maybe a wax begonia if I can sneek one without mom catching me.

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