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post #31 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-16-2011, 12:58 AM
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Mangrove trees are pretty easy to grow in riparium culture. All they need is moderate-bright light and good root fertilization. They grow slow and steady.
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post #32 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-19-2011, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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I searched different websites about red platy fish, and some claim they are brackish fish and other said they are not, anyone kept them in brackish water? are they really brackish fish?
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Update:
The Bacopa plant didn't make it, everything else is fine. added molly and red platy fish, they are doing great and breeding.

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And the FTS:

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Very nice change. I'll bet you're way more pleased with it now than before. I felt liberated when I finally offed my last bit of liverock & put the salt in storage.

Great job
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Hey nice going! So you have added the salt already?

I suppose that doesn't surprise me that the B. monnieri didn't make it so well. It looks like now you have the leather fern, black mangrove and red mangrove in there. Are there any other species?
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Very nice change. I'll bet you're way more pleased with it now than before. I felt liberated when I finally offed my last bit of liverock & put the salt in storage.

Great job
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You are right although I just started a nano reef. you may want to get that salt out of storage and make one like this:

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Hey nice going! So you have added the salt already?

I suppose that doesn't surprise me that the B. monnieri didn't make it so well. It looks like now you have the leather fern, black mangrove and red mangrove in there. Are there any other species?
hey Devin, yes I used reef salt mix, and beside the above plants there is also white mangrove but it is slowly growing compared to red and black mangrove.
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I am glad to see the leather fern growing well in the brackish water. While looking on the internets I ran into conflicting evidence on whether or not they really grow in brackish conditions.

I was working on my mangrove setup just liast night. I hope to post pictures soon.
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I am glad to see the leather fern growing well in the brackish water. While looking on the internets I ran into conflicting evidence on whether or not they really grow in brackish conditions.

I was working on my mangrove setup just liast night. I hope to post pictures soon.
In my case the new leaves of that plant are much larger than the old one when i first had it. and it is growing fast, could be the brackish condition or lighting.
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Quick update:
my wife almost stepped on one of the redleg crabs, somehow the crab managed to get out of the tank and keeps walking in the living room, I covered the top with clear sheet and humidity went up, since then the mangroves took off in full speed, and the red mangrove roots started to get larger and heading toward the water.

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That's very interesting your leather fern is still growing happy in the brackish water. What is the salinity now? It looks like your Java moss is doing well too.

It looks like those black mangroves grew a lot too.

I really want to do a brackish setup all-enclosed like yours so that I can include mudskippers and/or archers. It would be cool to include a misting system too for automatic rinsing of salt from the leaves. I think that a 110 tall would be a good shape for that.
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That's very interesting your leather fern is still growing happy in the brackish water. What is the salinity now? It looks like your Java moss is doing well too.

It looks like those black mangroves grew a lot too.

I really want to do a brackish setup all-enclosed like yours so that I can include mudskippers and/or archers. It would be cool to include a misting system too for automatic rinsing of salt from the leaves. I think that a 110 tall would be a good shape for that.
the salinity is about 1.006 right now but I try not to keep it stable.
after puting the cover on the tank I don't have any more issues with salt on the leaves, the condensation took care of that.
I think the taller the tank the better for mangroves and archer fish, hope to see your set up soon.
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Man did that grow in! Nice job!

I've had the same thing happen with a hermit crab of mine: Only when it escaped, I lost it for about a week. It was still alive and happy when I found it. Amazingly.

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Are these plants still growing? Do you have any new updates?
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