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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2017, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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DIY full length Acrylic HOB filter as a riparium base

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I'm planning to make a clear acrylic HOB trellis/filter/planting base for a riparium setup. My tank is med-high tech and the current hob has a few hygrophilias and walmart soap cups with fern attached with suction cups. However, there is only so much i can plant in the tiny hob and the suction cup holders keep falling down and at one point killed an oto

What I'm planning to do is create a 24" long acrylic tray with hydroponic planting media and an cobalt ext inline pump to supply water to it. The water will fall out like a regular HOB across the length of the planter/filter. I will try and create some CAD mockups to showcase how this might look. I will share my progress as I go along.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2017, 11:16 PM
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You might have decent luck with some of the larger hang on tank breeder boxes or refugiums. Could save you some diy time assuming you find something you like.
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I was actually looking at breeder boxes but couldnt find anything with the dimensions I wanted. I'm looking to build something close to 5x2x24. I'm flexible with the dimensions as long as I can preserve the aspect ratios of the planter. Also I have something similar to the link you sent me, I have had not that great luck with those. They keep falling down with the level of water changing and even runs the risk of becoming dry if the level of water falls by a few inches. The packs do not ensure water circulation and leads to dead spots around the planters. Considering they are laser cut acrylic, the price is justified, but with 60$ (4packs) I can create the whole thing including the pump. I'll be doing a more thorough search for breeder box or refugiums.
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Literally had this same thought, I am interested in seeing what you come up with. Sub'd!
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I love this idea! I will say you need to be careful about the weight you are putting on the back pane of glass. You might want to consider supports under it if it adds to much weight

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I saw this at amazon, trickle filter. Looks better than a DIY
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