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    Hello, Although my account on this website is quite old I am very new to posting. So I hope to find someone that maybe has attempted this before or could just give me some insight. I have had the wish of designing a system of connected tanks for awhile now trying to (as closely as possible)...
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    I'm wondering whether i can add mangroves to my fuge.. its lit by a ge 24watt energy saver 6500k.. do i need a sanded? package says it puts out 125 watts.. anyways I'm wondering how to care for the mangroves..its more for aesthetics.. acquiring the seeds and shoots is no problem as i can just go...
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    Was checking on my mangroves and saw a white slime growing on them. I did a google search and most posts have been un-answered. Maybe someone can help me? Fihs where are you!! pic attached
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    Just set up a 55g tank / 10g refug I found on craigslist for a steal, was at the beach and found what I had been told were mangrove seeds. I'm in day 1 of cycling and figured what the hell, any negatives to it? pics included
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    I have decided to discontinue carbon dosing after PraziPro has run its course and my skimmer is back on-line. Instead I am going to start skimming dry and put some marine fora back into my system. That said, I ordered about 30 mangroves! I have a 5.5 gallon tank to hold all of the mangroves in...
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    Hello I'm in Naples Florida and I harvested 70 mangrove seeds. They all have a small to large root system n them. I'm leaving tomorrow morning and want to bring them back with me to Connecticut. How to I package them? Can I bring them on the plane or do I have to FedEx? Are there any legal...
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    i have an ESU ultra sonic fogger in the left side of my brackish water vivarium. My question is can this harm my inhabitants? i have Indian Mudskippers & i know that they breathe actual oxygen. so can this dense saltwater fog affect their breathing?Sg is @ 1.023. it only comes on for 30 minutes...
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    Should a mangrove plant be planted in pots or stuck in sand bed? what way will they grow best?
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    Hello all, I have finally sucessfully drilled a 20 gal long that I am using as a display refugium. I broke many 10 gal tanks and a 55 gal but was finally sucessful drilling a 20 gal long. After breaking a bunch of 10 gal tanks, 8 dollar specials from the lfs, my wife said I was not going to buy...
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    Hello all, I have recently upgraded from a 55 to a 125. In the 55 I had a little clear rubbermaid tote probably a little less than 10 gal with a 3" sand Bed and 5 red mangroves with a ball of cheato. It worked well, lots of pods, mangroves are growing nicely. Since upgrading to the 125 I would...
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    I have a 50 gallon tank with a 20gallon refugium. My question is how many mangroves would be sufficient to keep my nitrates down. At the moment I have 3 along with some Chaeto and some Gracillia and Halmedia. The Chaeto is growing fast, the others not so much. I have had the mangroves for about...
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    well i got this free mangroves and i was wondering what are the requirements to make them grow?
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    I've set up a 20H refugium which will be the home for some macros, live rock and mangroves. I'm searching for detailed info on the topic but everyone has so many different opinions lol Will i still need a skimmer on the tank? How many mangroves do i need for an efficient filter? How many...
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    Can anyone give me an idea of how long it should take to see a drop in my nitrate with 15 red mangroves in my refugium. The roots are starting to grow at a pretty good clip (about 1/16" / day). I should have photos posted soon. The display tank is 55 Gal with about 40 Gal in the back to...
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    2 months agon I put 20 mangrove plants in the sump with the chaeto. The chaeto was fine growing like a weed. Over the last month and weeks I have noticed that is no longer growing but shrinking... I have a habit of making sure it isn't clumping and rotating it. Anyways what is left is healthy...
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    Curious... I am putting mangroves in my sump with the new chaeto. I ordered 20 with roots for $10. The sump is 40 gallons they will go in the middle in the DSB. Should I plant all 20 or is that overkill? What do you think?
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