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    Quote Originally Posted by user_name View Post
    grrrrrr I can't wait! What species are you thinking about doing right now?
    Hey I got another quick picture here!

    This is another really great mangrove species that I plan to use in the tank, white mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa). I currently have it going in my 11-4G riparium setup but it is growing fast and getting too big for that tank. It has these great paddle-shaped rubbery leaves.

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    Here's another view of that same white mangrove. I wish I had more of them. I started out with quite a few of the little propagules about a year-and-a-half ago, but I gave them away/sold them all.



    This is a really cool plant. When I grow it in the brackish tank it will be important to remember to rinse the salt from the leaves every couple of days. Even growing in the freshwater setup it has salt accumulation on the leaves from the little bit of salt in our tapwater and the ferts that I add. You can see the salt as the little bit of glistening on the leaves.
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    i want to do a mangrove brackish tank so bad! my question is, how long would it take to get a small "cage" effect of the roots coming down into the substrate?? or is that not likely to happen in a tank?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karma954 View Post
    i want to do a mangrove brackish tank so bad! my question is, how long would it take to get a small "cage" effect of the roots coming down into the substrate?? or is that not likely to happen in a tank?
    You can do that with read mangrove (Rhizophor mangle) but black mangrove does not form stilt roots. You can also get that same kind of look more easily and much faster by arranging some nice manzanita driftwood branches in your tank.
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    cool, im gonna look into that
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    hydrophyte, apologies for the slight hijack, what would you suggest for the smaller brackish tank with lid, 2ft x 1ft. I wanted to get some mangroves but I've read they can get up to and above 20" tall. I like the look of sturdy big leaved plants but I need one that won't go as high as a foot, which I doubt I'll find. If I can't go with mangroves, what could I go with please?

    I tried Amazon Swords thinking they might be okay with the salt, apparently not, my local stockist doesn't sell any salt water plants so it'll have to be an eBay affair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by londonloco View Post

    Hey Lonnie I haven't heard from you in ages. How are your fish?
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    LOL hi D. Fish are all fine and thriving. I'm slowly going back to Cichlids (Tangy's) but am keeping all tanks planted. My water is perfect for cichlids, I really enjoy keeping them. Something new to "master", pool filter sand and plants. I do have some philodenron in the planter cups I bought from you in several tanks. I have previously kept one brackish tank...can't wait to see how this tank of yours evolves.



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    Yeah those Tanganyika cichlids really are amazing. I think one could have a lifetime of fun keeping those fish.

    I hope to get some more photo updates for this tank up soon.
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