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Old 04-02-2013, 01:02 AM   #196
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Here are a few recent shots of my 20L!



Very nice! Can you name the plants please?

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Old 04-02-2013, 02:29 AM   #197
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Very nice! Can you name the plants please?

Sure!

dwarf Cyperus
Laguncularia white mangrove
Ruellia 'Katie'
Pilea aluminum plant
Fittonia

Those are in the riparium planters, I also just added bacopa Salzmannii tonight!

The HOB has:
Tradescantia zebrina- wandering jew
Dracaena sanderiana? - lucky bamboo
Moss-I think it's xmas but it might be java...I don't remember
Riccia is on my outflow
I've got a few other random plants in the hob...
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:38 AM   #198
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Who is this question directed to?
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:07 PM   #199
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This is the one on the small betta cube:


I sold that tank in 180 bucks.



The 6gal shrimp tank has a light the same brand with a KARO 27w 10000k bulb. It's about 12-14".
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what was dimensions on the betta cube?

8x8x8"?
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what was dimensions on the betta cube?

8x8x8"?
Yes
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What is height of light from clip on to light source?
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:47 PM   #204
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What is height of light from clip on to light source?
It's adjustable. A few inches max.

I move it around depending on what I'm doing with the plants or the photoperiod length.
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It's adjustable. A few inches max.

I move it around depending on what I'm doing with the plants or the photoperiod length.
Does the rod bend? looks like metal...

or can the rod be lowered down the shaft?

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They're like 2 short old school tv antennae. Both articulated at the fixture and the base.
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Interesting, this is my next purchase TY.

Very clean look
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I've been inspired. I present the most ghetto planted hob filter on TPT.


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1. WHat brand light for the first tank? is that low tech setup?

2. What is dimension/gallons on first tank

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I started this thread because of the interest I see from other members to start their own planted HOB.

The cascade 200 hob comes with an attachment that is perfect to be planted. Then the rest is adding media instead of their cartridges in the back. I'm sure you can make a lil mesh bag filled with soil and plant thru the mesh.

An hob resembles to me an hydroponic pot pot, it does get decent light too! Even in a low light tank!

this is my other planted HOB with baby tears I collected from a lake, invasive species... its better for it to be in my hob rather than in that lake:


In both HOBs I have there is fluval or eheim biomedia instead of the stuff (sponges or cartridges) that came with the hob. In top of the media there is a small square of sponge or pad (don't remember), in top of that moss and in top of the moss plants.

In one of the hob the moss goes all the way down to the substrate of the tank and the plants too.

When I clean the filter I just pull the plants and moss that is attached to that pad or sponge and fold back into the tank, go clean it, put it back in the tank and then unfold/ place the pad again in the same position, there is very little root growth into the media.

Now, because of the plants you will evaporate more water than your HOB already does normally. I was Surprised by this and I was looking around for leaks! Lol!

The HOBs can be noisier with their lids on, this is why I did this. To my surprise again, the plants provide excellent sound dampening.

please share you pictures and experience here
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1. WHat brand light for the first tank? is that low tech setup?

2. What is dimension/gallons on first tank

thank you
5.5 gal, low light.
It's a 27w 10000kelvin Acharea light.
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