Mangroves

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chriscenter1
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Mangroves

Post by chriscenter1 » Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:55 pm

Hey neat i get to be the first one to post in this division! Anyway, does anybody know about the growth rate of baby mangrove seedlings? How fast do they grow?

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Post by cdawson » Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:13 pm

Mangroves are extremely slow growing, at 1" per year. The also need alot of lighting and don't do well without high light and sufficient humidity. Really they're best in a specialized setup or they do poorly. They're also poor at nutrient absorbtion. You need 1 per 5 gallons to really get the job done.

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Post by chriscenter1 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:54 pm

looks like I am in for quite a wait then! :D

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Post by Flusher » Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:39 pm

I've had my mangrove for about a week. The roots have already started to sprout noticeably, though the leaves have not.

I got it more to provide roots in the tank than to reduce nitrates, so the fish would have somewhere to hide. So far, so good...

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Post by dsotmdsotr » Thu Jun 09, 2005 1:56 am

where do you get a mangrove?

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Post by Flusher » Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:04 am

Try the toptropicals link above. I live outside the US, so it would have cost a lot to ship across the border. I got mine from a guy who ordered a bunch locally.

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Post by Tleilaxu » Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:06 pm

Nurseries in FLA may have them it is illeagle to collect them from the wild.
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