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Old 05-09-2013, 08:10 PM   #16
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Updated pics at top of thread.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:22 PM   #17
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This is really nice. I have two planted hobs, but unfortunately no room to add something like this because the tank is too narrow. Very cool though. I'll definitely keep in in mind if I do one on a different tank.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:43 AM   #18
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Does the "wabi" sponge fit into the filter stack? OR rest on top? And if it just rests on top how doesnt it slide forward towards the top of the tank?
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:30 AM   #19
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Nice...what are your water parameters like, specifically hardness, alkanity, nitrates, temp and pH.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:42 AM   #20
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Everytime...I find this thread I get lost in it....This is so awesome one day I have to try this. It looks great!!!!
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:55 PM   #21
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Does the "wabi" sponge fit into the filter stack? OR rest on top? And if it just rests on top how doesnt it slide forward towards the top of the tank?
It fits under the little finger/thumb holes just like it was the top piece of media in the filter stack.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:59 PM   #22
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Nice...what are your water parameters like, specifically hardness, alkanity, nitrates, temp and pH.
Been pretty steady:
GH about 80 - 100 ppm (very soft water mineralized with fluval shrimp supplement. Stopped using Seachem Equilibrium on this little tank)
KH about 40 ppm or less
nitrates about 5 ppm (comes out of the tap that way)
temp 72 to 75. No heater, in an office building.
PH 6.5 to 6.8 (come out of the tap that way)
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That is really beautiful. I love it.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:04 PM   #24
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updates in first post
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:03 PM   #25
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That's amazing. Beautiful.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:12 PM   #26
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Nice! love planted HOBs!!
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:48 PM   #27
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That is awesome! What a great way to take what is otherwise an ugly piece of tank equipment, and make it into a really pretty tank feature.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:46 PM   #28
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Thanks everybody! Just building on the ideas of others
I have to trim the HOB plants more than the ones in the tank now, really been growing well. What ever kind of red-ish stem (ludwigia?) that is LOVES being emerged and is going nuts, so does the "clover vine" (hydrocotyle japan i think).

Every once in a while I stick my finger into the spillway part ot be sure water is still flowing through and over, cause i can't see it anymore
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:56 PM   #29
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Using a coarse sponge as the growing media at the top of the HOB is working and showing huge growth. Here is a small piece that shows the plants putting a root system down in the sponge with no problem:



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Old 07-27-2013, 06:56 AM   #30
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Neat idea! How do you make sure the filter doesn't overflow out the back?
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