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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 04:28 PM
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This tank is pretty cool! I like the mangroves especially. Do they grow fast? I was considering some for a partially emmersed set up.

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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Chad, I'm a big fan of mangroves as well-they definitely get alot more attention from me than the rest of the plants. I plan on growing enough to run the length of the tank, and to be honest I'm not sure if they grow quickly or not-nothing really to compare them too. Not nearly as fast as Hygrophilia, but way faster than most Anubias!
I start the "fruits" in fluctuating brackish conditions for a few months to get the roots started nicely, as I've found straight freshwater from the start leaves the plant with small spiny roots, instead of the thicker dark red ones I desired. Eventually the little spines have started and the long red root growth slowed. I try and mist the leaves with water often as I had read this greatly induces growth of the leaves. These Mangroves are approx. 18 months old, and about 23" tall. Waiting for my friends brother to ship more to me from Hawaii. 30 or so should be enough!

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