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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-18-2013, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Black Mangrove Riparium Kit

Black Mangrove Riparium Kit

This is an offer for a black mangrove (Avicennia germinans) riparium kit to include a sprouting mangrove propagule with riparium planter and substrate.

Black mangrove is a great plant! You can grow it as a riparium plant in your freshwater, brackisch or marine reef tank. As a true estuary plant it is an especially nice addition to brackish setups. Here is a picture of my 65-gallon brackish riparium setup with black mangrove and other mangrove plant species.



Red mangrove is widely-available as propagules, but black mangrove can be a more desirable plant. Pruning is difficult for red mangrove and can often result in death of the plant, but black mangrove can tolerate light pruning.

Here are two different combinations that I can make available shipped with USPS Priority postage:
  • ONE black mangrove propagule with ONE riparium planter & ONE portion planter gravel $14 $12.50
  • TWO black mangrove propagules with TWO riparium planters & TWO portions planter gravel $25 $21
I recommend planting two propagules in each planter.

This picture show propagules beginning to sprout in a planter.



Just let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers,

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-19-2013, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Another cool thing about this plant is that it grows pneumaophores. These vertical root structures are similar to cypress knees, but more slender, and thought to help with O2 uptake in oxygen-poor estuary mud.

Here are some pneumatophores growing right out of the riparium planter...



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Do you still have any of those kits available.
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Do you still have any of those kits available.
Yes I do and they are price-reduced at $12.50 for the single kit shipped and $21 for the double kit shipped.

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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-08-2013, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Still plenty of these little black mangrove seedlings here.

Please note the reduced prices for the single and double kits.
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This is a really cool kit, thanks for bringing it to the forum. One of these days when it's time to rescape the tank I'll be sure to add one. They're very cheap too - surprised people aren't jumping on this offer.
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This is a really cool kit, thanks for bringing it to the forum. One of these days when it's time to rescape the tank I'll be sure to add one. They're very cheap too - surprised people aren't jumping on this offer.
Hey thanks!

Yep, it's a real good price for what it includes. Black mangrove is a cool plant and pretty easy to grow.
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Hydrophyte you were right about the cypress knees. They're used for better gas exchange. Either way. If you have these next week I will definitely take some.
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Hydrophyte you were right about the cypress knees. They're used for better gas exchange. Either way. If you have these next week I will definitely take some.
I still have plenty of the sprouting mangrove seedlings here. Just send me a note.
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Thanks again for your interest in these folks!

I hope to also have white mangrove again this fall. White mangrove is also a real nice plant and pretty easy to grow.
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Got my mangrove in today they look awesome thank you very much sir.
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Got my mangrove in today they look awesome thank you very much sir.
Hey I'm glad you liked them!

I have quite a few more seedlings + kits available here.

Black mangrove is a great plant!
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Now how far down should I have planted them in the pebbles and how deep should I put the kit in the water? I know they came with instructions but I just want to make sure.
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Now how far down should I have planted them in the pebbles and how deep should I put the kit in the water? I know they came with instructions but I just want to make sure.
Be sure to read the instruction sheet. Do you have any pictures? The propagules should be planted at roughly the same level they were rooted in the rock wool plug. The riparium planters are usually positioned with the top rim just a little bit above the water level.
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Ok cool ill just have to bring it up a little I have the rim even with the water level and ill take a pic and post a link to it.
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