Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: bullhead city, arizona
DIY HOB filter temp hanger for tank change out
For those with Pothos HOB ammonia/nitrate filters where a the bare-root plant is fully established and would suffer shock if moved, the HOB can simply be hung using 2 larges nails in the wall stud and a piece of wire under the outflow rim to support the plant so that the tank can be removed for special cleaning or replaced.
In my case I have outgrown my 55 tall tank and will be using replace a smaller 20G sump tank beneath my 210 CL tank & frame to breed and house black molly feeders and a much larger sock filter or 2 7x16 socks using a Y-PVC outflow. I don't know how they do it but since Black Mollies have proven to me their ability to keep a sump tank spotless of debris (they eat) Im all for what really amounts to a second large all-glass (no gravel/sand ornaments) floor aquarium that is kept pristine by mollies. The only way I can account for it is that they eat and brake-down the debris to a point (liquify) that that my plants and DE-nutrifying mesquite bacteria are able to use it all up turning it into plant growth and nitrogen gas that leaves the tank. Anyway hanging a mature Photos HOB filter shown in the photos below.
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