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[strike]Brackish Riparium Package[/strike]

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This combination plant package would be great for setting up a planted riparium brackish display. Here is an overview of what it includes:

  • black mangrove (Avicennia germinans)--young trees with riparium hanging planter
  • ciliata crypt (Cryptocoryne ciliata)--mature plant in riparium hanging planter
  • Java fern (Microsorum sp.)--rhizomes & riparium trellis raft

These three plants plus planting accessories for $30.00 shipped. I can put together just two or three of these with the material that I have, so reply soon if you are interested.

Plants shipped via USPS Priority Mail--total charge will include a few more dollars if weather condition necessitate a heat pack and/or insulated shipping box.

This material was all grown in (hard) freshwater, so the plants will require a transition period during which they can slowly adapt to higher salinities. They will look and grow their best in a moderate to large-sized (>50 gallons) tank. If you do not have a setup ready for them you can start transitioning them to brackish water in a smaller aquarium while preparing their permanent habitat.

~Here are more details on these plants.~


black mangrove (Avicennia germinans)



Although red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) is already a popular addition to saltwater and brackish aquariums, balck mangrove has apparently been used very little in this way. Black mangrove seems to be more hardy than red mangrove and it also tolerates pruning, which is important for controlling size and shape. Unlike red mangrove, black mangrove cannot tolerate full-strength seawater for long periods of time, but it grows well in freshwater and in brackish conditions.

This includes two young established plants in a riparium hanging planter.
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ciliata crypt (Cryptocoryne ciliata

This unusual plant would make a good background element for a brackish setup. The leaf petioles are quite long, so I could ot get a good picture of the whole plant, which is about 24" tall. Here is one of the attractive, leathery leaves.



Crypt ciliata can tolerate water of almost full-strength seawater salinity. Unlike most other crypts, it does not require very high hmidity air, so it is a good choice for an open-top display. The specimens that I have are well-established in hanging planters and producing new runners.



Ciliata produces wild, pumpkin-scented flowers, perhaps the most unusual of any common aquarium plant. Mine have bloomed several times.


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Java fern (Microsorum sp.)

Java fern is another familiar aquarium plant that can grow in brackish water. This offer includes two rhizomes that are about 2 inches in length and with several leaves each, as well as a trellis raft planter (not pictured). Here are a couple of the rhizomes.



These ferns have been emersed-grown, so they will not need transition periods to grow in the air, as aquarium-grown plants would require. Here is an established plant (of a different Java fern variety, with non-lobed leaves) growing on a trellis raft. It took about 5 months for this plant to grow to this size from a few small rhizome cuttings.


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Thanks for checking out this offer. Send a PM or respond into this thread if you have any questions.

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I did some more math in my head, and decided to lower price for this package. See above. I always throw extra stuff in the box too.

This is a good deal and a good opportunity to acquire unusual plants for a brackish setup.
 

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I am not offering this one for sale, but here's an idea for an easily-acquired plant that would be good to combine with these offerings in a brackish setup. If grown on a trellis raft Bacopa monnieri creates a quite pleasing floating lawn effect. Here are some recently planted stems just beginning to grow in this manner...



B. monnieri is another plant that is cited as growing in brackish conditions. I once saw it growing in dense floating mats in Florida near the ocean, although I did see whether the water was really brackish or not.
 

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this is a great opportunity for someone start a brackish riparium. just think... crushed coral substrate, puffers, rocks, and plants on the top. it would be cool!!!
 

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Puffers really would be cool. There are a few other fish possibilities that come to mind as especially appealing for a riparium setup.

Like I mentioned above, it wouldn't be difficult to keep these plants in a 10-gallon with light or other similar small setup while getting roomier accommodations ready for them.

I will discount total charge for two or more packages. It probably would be advisable to get 2-3 packages to plant a whole tank.
 

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I just sold two of these and I have one left. Act now if you would like to get this unusual plant package.
 

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