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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Mangroves   Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:35 pm

Do mangroves need to be planted in the substrate, or can they grow on LR?

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PostSubject: Re: Mangroves   Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:22 pm

I imagine they would grow fine in live rock. I work in a lab with a girl who studies mangroves and is growing some in damp sand. I can ask her if you want.
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PostSubject: Re: Mangroves   Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:32 pm

If I'm correct Eric had his in just water lol and they were alive.

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PostSubject: Re: Mangroves   Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:16 pm

^Nick is correct as usual! Smile

I took a sheet of styrofoam (inch thick?) and punched holes in it. The mangroves float and the roots grow longer and you get to see the roots.

I think the rule of thumb is that 2/3 thirds of the plant (from the base of the trunk up) needs to remain above water level at all time. Also, spray the mangroves with RO water at least twice a week to wash off the salt..
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PostSubject: Re: Mangroves   Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:41 pm

Awesome! Thanks guys! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Mangroves   Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:16 pm

They going to be in your macro tank? We need pics Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Mangroves   Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:13 pm

The are in my macro tank! I'll take some pics soon... Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Mangroves   Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:17 pm

I talked to that girl today. Assuming it's a Red Mangrove, she said it would probably do fine in Live Rock. She just told me to warn you they need LOTS of light and that depending on how well it thrives, some grow up to 3 feet/year. However, she does have a friend with one on their counter, and it's been about a foot tall for 2 years now. So it varies.
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PostSubject: Re: Mangroves   Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:36 pm

They look good so far. We'll see what happens. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Mangroves   Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:13 pm

3 feet a year in an aquarium is unheard of! Shocked

I think its due to us trying to keep our systems nutrient-free not nutrient-rich like the mangrove would prefer.
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PostSubject: Re: Mangroves   Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:14 pm

btw, i'm getting a pic craving here..
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PostSubject: Re: Mangroves   Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:24 pm

I'm planning on posting some pics in my showcase thread once I clean my aquarium and the new macros arrive. Be patient young one Wink

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