Originally Posted by Fishies_in_Philly
i do miss my saltwater tanks sometimes...then i look at my wallet and i'm over it.lol although i do miss my octopus. of course if i had known then what i know now, i would never had bought a blue ring without some precautions. funny how the hobby has changed every day with more and more knowledge gained.
sorry, i don't know anything about mangroves, but really would love to learn about them! they are a brackish plant, aren't they? let me know what info you find out.
oh...just realized, i never actually made the point i wanted to make....that it's good to see another "old head" on here.....lol
Well, my kids regularly remind me that I'm getting "as old as dirt", being an old head is a little refreshing, lol!
Thanks for the article Dave, I remembered running across it a while back. It would seem that success is dictated by whether I have red or black mangroves. As with any FW to SW or reverse acclimation a lot of patience would seem key. I'm gonna keep digging for info on folks that have actually done it. The article as most that I've come across is a little skimpy on details of the process.
My first planted tank sits on a stand that I built for a shallow SW tank, and the light sits pretty high. So there's plenty of growing room. I know it would have to move on eventually, but they do grow at an anemic pace, so I may be leaving that problem to future generations, lol!
I put a couple of pieces of mopani in there after boiling, soaking, boiling, soaking..........boiling...........soaking........ ...and the water is still way beyond just yellow-tinted. The back of the tank is difficult to see, actually. So I ordered some Purigen as it seems to work better than carbon from what I've read. If I tried to take a picture right now it would resemble a chocolate bar. I have a large panel perpendicular to the tanks rear edge that has slabs of cork attached to it that I'll be growing orchids onto over time. Hoping to get to the Philly Orchid show in a couple of weeks!