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Old 09-23-2013, 06:57 PM   #46
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I'm working on a smaller version for my 10 gallon tank. So I don't really need anything on the SS mesh, I can just put my moss directly on it?

Thanks for the help.
Yep! Moss just needs something to hold onto - and the SS does that well. You should 'sew' it to the mesh with thread or thin fishing line so it does't slide off. Eventually it will attach.

A lot of the people selling moss grow it on SS mesh squares to make it easy to portion out and move around.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:40 PM   #47
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Wow this is such a lovely idea, great way to hide the hob a bit! If only I didn't keep/plan to keep fish with a tenancy to jump I'd try this, but having a hood over top the growth would defeat the purpose visually at least.
Thank you for sharing this with everyone
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:17 PM   #48
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absolutely a wonderful idea! do you guys put any form of plant fertilizer or liquid co2 into the tank? i havnt really noticed any fish in these setups? if you do have fish in these tanks, does this setup allow you to feed your fish more then usual, meaning instead of 1 frozen cube a day to say 2 a day as the plant would filter the excess nitrates out?

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Old 01-17-2014, 07:09 PM   #49
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recent pics for those interested. Still grows so fast I have to hack it back every few weeks



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Old 01-17-2014, 07:31 PM   #50
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You keep giving me ideas for my picotope. What's the plant in filter?
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:58 AM   #51
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how is the riccia staying together like that? the flow doesn't break it apart and make a mess?

looks awesome
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:47 PM   #52
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how is the riccia staying together like that? the flow doesn't break it apart and make a mess?

looks awesome
The spoon shape of the spillway keeps it together, and it grows together like a mat after a while. Seems to stick to and mat up if grown on a sponge too.
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The spoon shape of the spillway keeps it together, and it grows together like a mat after a while. Seems to stick to and mat up if grown on a sponge too.

I'll have to keep that in mind. I've always tied it down. But overtime it falls apart. It just grows fast and infests the tank. I've been keeping a small amount in a box since I love the color and need to find a way to keep it in check. Thanks!
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Any suggestions on things to just plant directly in a HOB filter? Right now I've got what I'm pretty sure is goosefoot and a little bit of pothos.
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:20 PM   #55
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Lot's of suggestions in this thread:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ht=planted+hob
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:41 PM   #56
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What a great idea. I have a ac110 that I haven't been using because it creates to many bubbles unless the water is at its maximum level.

So I made a spillway for it and used some extra java moss I had laying around.

I attached the moss to the top sponge with gel type super glue.

The moss on the screen was attached by sewing it on with 4lb test fishing line.


Now not only is my ac110 nice and quiet but I also have a little java moss farm on top of my tank!
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Here is another angle. I may add More plants but for now it's just moss
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:45 AM   #58
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Very cool idea.

Would an AC 20 or 30 be too big (powerful) for a 2.5g?
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Very cool idea.

Would an AC 20 or 30 be too big (powerful) for a 2.5g?
Putting a spillway like this and a foam pre-filter (the one made for the Fluval edge fits good and is real cheap - like a could of dollars) both restrics the flow and calms the output. Mine is an AC30 on a 3 gallon
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have you thought of selling preformed "spoons"?
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