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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.
04-03-2015 03:05 PM
Originally Posted by pejerrey View Post
Yeah, this thread its pretty old! Thanks!
I realize this thread is old but I had a question. I've read different threads and just wanted to clarify one thing. In the media basket what order do you layer everything?

Sponge,Media beads, bag gravel, sponge? I even read the how to thread and in the pictures it looks like a bag of carbon under the top sponge

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03-01-2015 08:24 AM
pejerrey Yeah, this thread its pretty old! Thanks!
03-01-2015 01:53 AM
venymae Wow what a fascinating thread! Just read the whole thing. I have a small HOB that was accidentally colonized with java/christmas moss from when I trimmed the tank. Will post a picture soon as it looks super awesome now.
11-24-2014 06:10 PM
AquaAurora Sadly my HOB is currently not planted, all the plants moved over to the 55g with a canister filter and were stuffed in riparium baskets and floating rafts... but I love riparium setups so much I'll probably try several new plants on my 20g and pack the aquaclear70 top full of plants again once it warms up and I can find some things.
11-24-2014 05:29 PM
Izzy- Whoaa, that looks so cool!
11-23-2014 07:15 AM
pejerrey You guys have created very awesome set ups from that simple idea!
Please keep posting!
08-26-2014 09:08 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 04:18 PM
Originally Posted by pandacory View Post
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:
08-19-2014 08:28 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 03:16 PM
jbrady33 A slight redo of mine, here's the latest

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
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?

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.
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