Mangrove wood in combination with brakish water

Tain't fresh, and tain't marine! Talk about brackish setups.
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Mangrove wood in combination with brakish water

Post by Raytheman » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:24 pm

Does that work? Seems the water keeps turning yellow. Even after harsh scrubbing. Its in it for a few months already..

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Re: Mangrove wood in combination with brakish water

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:06 am

Is it dead wood? Live mangroves are fine--natural environment for BW. Dead wood may leech tannins.
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Re: Mangrove wood in combination with brakish water

Post by Raytheman » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:28 am

Yes, I am talking about the common dead wood. Bought it local store (hornbach) I am growing some liveplants but they arent big enough yet. I have 6 and ordered 25 more directly from Guadeloupe

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Re: Mangrove wood in combination with brakish water

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:12 am

Live plants will not do well in BW but you can read this: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14694
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Re: Mangrove wood in combination with brakish water

Post by Raytheman » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:49 am

Thnx for the link but the plants I'm growing are rhizophora mangle. And they do very well in brakish and even salt water. Also in fresh.

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Re: Mangrove wood in combination with brakish water

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:25 pm

That's great! Would love to see a pic of the finished tank.
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Re: Mangrove wood in combination with brakish water

Post by Raytheman » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:32 pm

They are too small now. The leaves must be above the water. Once I get them in my tank I'll make pictures

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Re: Mangrove wood in combination with brakish water

Post by Raytheman » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:09 am

They are starting to develop some leaves now :D
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