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Old 01-04-2013, 09:21 PM   #181
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anyone know if purple waffle would work? seen it sold as an aquatic plant, others claim not aquatic. seems like the grow the roots in bodies of water
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:31 AM   #182
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anyone know if purple waffle would work? seen it sold as an aquatic plant, others claim not aquatic. seems like the grow the roots in bodies of water
Please try it and post the results.

I may have to make a list of the plants used in this thread so far and add it to the first post.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:10 PM   #183
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Here is the start of mine! Click image for larger version

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It's not much right now but it's a start!
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:38 PM   #184
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I'm very jealous of all these well planted HOBs
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:10 PM   #185
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All of these beautiful tanks have really inspired me

I have a rimless 30 gallon that I want to set up again and really heavily plant it. I love the look of the planted HOB. I think I will do this and make it a shrimp tank. I am not sure when I will be able to get this set up, though. My cat eats plants and I am worried she will destroy anything I set up. Hopefully in the not too distant future!
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:17 PM   #186
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i dont have a really good camera, or one at all really.. but in my aquaclear 50, i have 2 sponges, and java moss on top. its really thick, like a 1 inch pad that covers the same area as the sponges. right now i have biomax hanging in a net in the water. Gonna have to do something about that soon lol.

oh and i have an LED light shining on my HOB.

ps. before i had pothos, which is actually a house plant, but with the roots/stem submerged it grows great
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:15 PM   #187
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Here's mine that is just getting started. The ricca mat actually started as a fissidens mat on black plastic craft mesh (the square hole stuff). a couple of little broken ricca fragments that hitchhiked from somewhere got in there, and just a few weeks later you can see the result Not going to fight it, just roll with it.

Bought some black sponge sheet (the coarse stuff for a Marineland canister, can't believe I paid $9 for a piece of foam, but I was too impatient to find an alternative, and the Fluval foam I had is white), cut to fit and shoved under the finger handles on the media basket. I'm hoping that this way I can keep my foam/bio/carbon/purigen media basket full with the planted part on top. Can always stop using carbon and use the space for more foam if the roots get crazy I guess.

Snipped the leading edge into a slot and put a few small Anubias rhizomes in the slot. They should send out anchoring roots into the foam and grow like they are emerged.

The leaves on top are some brand new African Violet clippings, should also grow roots into the sponge. Hoping the sponge will provide a growing medium that stays wet while providing a surface above the waterline so the crown of the plant won't rot. We'll see! If it works I'll have a flowering planted HOB!

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Old 01-11-2013, 08:42 PM   #188
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When I started this thread, I didn't imagine that it will get such a good reception. I'm glad to see that people like the idea, which wasn't new to all but I feel that this thread made it a bit more inspirational to other TPT members.

I really appreciate the input and sharing your experiences and pictures. I will soon update the first post to make it a bit more informational.

Thanks guys!
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:50 PM   #189
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2 updates on my filter boxes, I swapped the old fast growers for some slower colors:

What's the reddish plants?
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:36 AM   #190
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Seems that you have to pm that question.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:54 PM   #191
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Seems that you have to pm that question.
And then come back here and let us know
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what lights are you using on both your tanks?
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:46 PM   #193
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Here are a few recent shots of my 20L!



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Old 04-01-2013, 06:30 PM   #194
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Wow! So beautiful.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:01 AM   #195
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what lights are you using on both your tanks?
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