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03-12-2013 12:23 PM
FisheriesOmen
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Originally Posted by assasin6547 View Post
Interesting, are you going to add mangrove crabs?
I was but then I realized they are all brackish inverts which wouldn't be compatible with everything else in my tank.
03-11-2013 11:59 PM
assasin6547 Interesting, are you going to add mangrove crabs?
03-11-2013 09:27 PM
FisheriesOmen
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Originally Posted by DogFish View Post
hopefully they will pick-up the error with your zip code
ya, if not parents understand and we will just re-order without the special.
03-11-2013 10:11 AM
DogFish hopefully they will pick-up the error with your zip code
03-11-2013 04:55 AM
FisheriesOmen Just realized my order form address had Mi instead of Mn.... Crap.
03-11-2013 02:26 AM
Rob in Puyallup
Re: Planted Saltwater 20g

My new planted saltwater nano tank. It contains two Sexy Shrimp, a couple blue legged hermit crabs, (one of which recently hatched eggs) a small anemone and a couple snails.

Chaeto and a piece of faded Dragon's Breath macro algae act as greens.
03-11-2013 02:05 AM
FisheriesOmen Ok, so sadly all the mangroves ended up withering away for a reason still unknown to me.
BUT

Here is the layout for attempt #2, which will be a lot cleaner and nicer looking rather than a diatom filled [censored][censored][censored][censored] tank with a ball of chaeto and hap-hazard Mangroves all over the place.


I just ordered tonight a Refugium Starter Kit and some Caulerpa Prolifera from Reefs2Go to start this this again. There will also be a Bluestripe Pipefish pair in here once it is all established.

This will be a THOUSAND times better than the older version. Mangroves will get added later and will give me some time to figure out how to keep it alive
01-05-2013 07:31 AM
FisheriesOmen
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Originally Posted by Newman View Post
are you going to put in a powerhead as a means of circulation and that's it? i don't think it would work without any flow at all...
looks like a good start.
I remember seeing nice builds with mangroves on nanoreef forums but can't seem to find the threads anymore
I already have a small powerhead on the far left side but will probably add a better pump later on.
01-05-2013 04:08 AM
Rob in Puyallup I'm watching now!

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01-05-2013 02:40 AM
Newman are you going to put in a powerhead as a means of circulation and that's it? i don't think it would work without any flow at all...
looks like a good start.
I remember seeing nice builds with mangroves on nanoreef forums but can't seem to find the threads anymore
01-04-2013 11:13 PM
FisheriesOmen I have also taken out the canister filter as I'm starting to transition it to a fully natural system.
01-04-2013 11:12 PM
FisheriesOmen Sorry for the lack of updates.

But it continues!

The Mangroves were starting to look in pretty bad shape so I asked for help on my local reefing forums and I must've missed how much light baby mangroves actually need. So I quickly went to menards on New Years day and got me a fixture. I also did a large trimming of cheato (it took up over half the tank).

Also I have created a little "Mangrove Rack" to use to keep them straight till they have fully matured. Many of them have lost some roots when pushing them through the holes in the styrofoam.

I have also been recently intrigued in EG filtration and plan on incorporating that into my tank at a later date.


12-19-2012 01:02 AM
rainbuilder Any updates? This is a really cool thread
12-06-2012 11:30 PM
FisheriesOmen Mangroves are here!






Just laid them in there for now until I can get some styrofoam to make an "air root maker".
12-03-2012 03:02 PM
FisheriesOmen
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Originally Posted by eco View Post
I like what your doing with the mangroves. Living in hawaii I've always had saltwater tanks but only recently have I tried a planted brackish water Opae ula tank! So far so good!
Thanks,
I am getting really into natural biotopes now instead of the usual SPS cluster Fest that people normally do.


I have decided to go with Aratus pisonii and Scylla serrata and maybe Uca pugnax for live stock. Not sure if I'm going to go with any fish as most natural fish are brackish and not pure saltwater.
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