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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-25-2014, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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Freshwater mangroves

I bought these beauties and acclimated them slowly to freshwater. The process took roughly a month of doing PWC until salinity became 0.
Are there any mangrove owners here with any tips or tricks?
What do you(owners of mangroves) use with respect to ferts for these? Which brand of ferts do you use? How fast do they grow? Is there any way to cut and propagate when they get large?
I have 5feet of space for them to grow before they reach the suspended light.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 10:48 PM
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I had two a few year ago in some tanks on a balcony. They were solely natural light. I did not use any fertilizers or anything. I had one in a 10 gallon with 5 African dwarf frogs that was heavily planted. I actually had a UGH in that tank. The other was in a divided 10 gallon with 2 Bettas, one on each side. I never got them to grow large enough to get branches or anything, but a few leaves. They grow very slowly but eventually start to pick up speed, but they are far from ever being fast growing. Maybe it was the set up they were in, but that was how there were for me. I was surprised that hey actually fared the winter well being mostly unprotected, this was in Los Angeles however so not that cold. I had them for about 3 years before I moved and they had each about a handful of leaves and maybe had grown 6-8 inches in height in that whole time. Hope that helps.
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