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Old 07-14-2014, 09:28 PM   #61
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I would buy a preformed "spoons" I tried making my own and they didn't turn out very well lol
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:09 PM   #62
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Likewise. This would be a great item to sell, I would buy one for sure
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Old 07-31-2014, 02:34 AM   #63
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In your thread of this tank, you showed the H Japan had completely taken over. Is it growing in the riccia in the spillway? Or is it growing in SS mesh. Also, has it pretty much killed everything else off by blocking it out?
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:17 AM   #64
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This is so neat! I have a couple HOB this would work on, I especially want to try it with my Azoo Palm/Mignon 60 ones because I keep them in cubes in prominent spots in my house, like my diningroom table.

So what type of meshing is this that you're using? I've always been leery of using metal in my tanks.
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Old 07-31-2014, 02:52 PM   #65
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In your thread of this tank, you showed the H Japan had completely taken over. Is it growing in the riccia in the spillway? Or is it growing in SS mesh. Also, has it pretty much killed everything else off by blocking it out?
I think the old ricca & moss in the spoon is pretty dead, just some left in a few places on the edges. The H japan swamped everything else, except that ludwigia - just plain ol ludwigia but it grow tall and fast enough to peek out of the H japan, and it turns a nice red when grown emerged like this.

Mostly everything roots in the top sponge REAL well, and eventually got rooted into the SS mesh as well (the roots come down and through it on the underside, I trim them back)

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This is so neat! I have a couple HOB this would work on, I especially want to try it with my Azoo Palm/Mignon 60 ones because I keep them in cubes in prominent spots in my house, like my diningroom table.

So what type of meshing is this that you're using? I've always been leery of using metal in my tanks.
It was a piece of SS mesh with slightly larger than normal holes that (member) h4n on here happened to have on hand. I think he sells similar stuff regularly, and it is real marine Stainless, hasn't showed any sign of corroding like hardware store stuff.

I don;t think the hole size really mattered much either
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hook us up man! haha. Got a business opportunity to sell these!

I tried making one for both my AC30 and AC70....and failed terribly
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:32 AM   #67
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Wow, this looks excellent! You just convinced me to buy SS mesh for the first time.

Thanks for the great idea (and pictures).
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:49 AM   #68
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I have AC filters on all my tanks, I need to try this, it looks beautiful, thank you for sharing.

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Thank you.
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:52 AM   #69
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Where are you getting ss mesh at? I can only find heavy-duty ss, its sharp and hard to mold.
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Where are you getting ss mesh at? I can only find heavy-duty ss, its sharp and hard to mold.
right here on the board, I got mine from user h4n, I think it is what he uses to make shrimp guards. Check the for sale section, not expensive either
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August 18, 2014
Got tired of so much H.Japan, tried something new!

Experimenting with Dragon's Tongue (according to the tag from Lowe's it's Hemigraphis repanda - beats me). A terrestrial plant that is supposed to be ok in boggy conditions but not underwater. Going to plant it just on the top sponge, not in the 'spoon'. I wonder if dwarf baby tears would grow in the spoon?

Here we go!
Step one, grab the fist full of H.Japan from the top and rip out (very technical)
before:


After (with black top sponge removed):


Next, make a huge mess in a company bathroom sink rinsing ALL the soil from the roots (yes I cleaned it up before anyone saw and I didn't clog the sink, strained it all out)


"plant" the little plantlets in the sponge, poke a hole with a bamboo skewer and thread through


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Back on top! Now I just hope it grows and doesn't melt into mush.


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Old 08-19-2014, 03:22 AM   #72
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Very nice, hope it grows well for you, and damn I didn't realize your planted setups were at work and not at home, nice!!
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I like the look a lot. I hope it grows for you and doesn't turn to mush. If it does work out, I may ask you for some cuttings Good luck!
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Very nice, hope it grows well for you, and damn I didn't realize your planted setups were at work and not at home, nice!!
the little 3 gallon and a few bowls are at work, the 36 is home in our living room

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I like the look a lot. I hope it grows for you and doesn't turn to mush. If it does work out, I may ask you for some cuttings Good luck!
if you have a Lowes you can pick one up cheaper than postage, mine was $5, they had a smaller one for $2.50.

I think any place that sells ' little angels' brand might have them.
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so no chance on buying preformed one?


mine ended terribly, the moss got moldy and the sponge fell into the water
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