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Old 04-24-2012, 03:12 AM   #46
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:21 AM   #47
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This is a great pretty idea, well done
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:17 AM   #48
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Pejerrey: That tank is lush! Love the cascade effect.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:45 PM   #49
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lol u all are making me WANT to go get a HOB filter seein all these cool pics ^^
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:52 PM   #50
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I need to share pictures of all the work I've done since I first read this post.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:24 PM   #51
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Thanks! It's indeed a fun thing to do!
Kamikaze go get ur camera!
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:12 AM   #52
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This is such a neat idea!!! Just when I thought my tank couldn't get any more plants in it, I find a way to add some more to the top!!! thanks so much for the great idea!!
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:24 PM   #53
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Kamikaze go get ur camera!
Done! This is gonna be a BIG post

Keep in mind I just set all these plants up since this thread was started. Things are still under construction so to speak. All three of my tanks now have some form riparium/HOB type plant growth. I kinda went off the deep end

Not a HOB, but I'm using this in my acrylic tank where the top is part of the tank. Its just electronic packaging foam I sliced thin. then attached by fishing line to a wally world suction cup. Works well if you dont have or want planters to attach to.


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Trying to get java moss to take in the outflow ramp
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:11 PM   #54
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I started this thread because of the interest I see from other member 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!

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
Is that a feeding dish in the second pic?
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Nice!
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:28 AM   #56
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Is that a feeding dish in the second pic?
its a shoot glass! lol!
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:32 PM   #57
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its a shoot glass! lol!
....I'm not seeing it
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:18 PM   #58
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That's purty nice. I have Riccia growing on one filter. Looking to do the same with Star Moss if I can find some.
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Pejerrey: do your shrimp go walkies with that set up? Ive ordered a HOB for my shrimp tank. Will post it here when its done.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:59 PM   #60
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Pejerrey: do your shrimp go walkies with that set up? Ive ordered a HOB for my shrimp tank. Will post it here when its done.
Not that I'm aware of. Maybe if they were amanos. I have watched them get out a bit and then come back, but they remained covered in water.
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