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Old 07-30-2011, 07:15 PM   #1
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Check this article on mangroves

What are the benefits of growing mangroves Besides the exotic feeling, they are a great filter for the water, absorb the organic material, phosphates, nitrates etc. from the water. In a salt water tank, with the volume of 55 gal (about 200 liters), 8 mangroves with small roots were added to the habitat. Obviously the nitrates in the duration of the day were "eaten" almost completely. (William Horst from Eastern PA Reef Club's Newsletter articles ) A. Thiel has conducted a special research. Three aquariums with the volume of about 22 gal (about 80 liters) and three aquariums with mangroves. Each aquarium had aproximately 20lb ( somewhere around 10 kg) "live rocks". In each one of those aquariums sat an ordinary yellow tang. Every one of them had the same protein skimmer. Obviously magroves work very effectively in removing nitrates-phosphates, which are the main cause of the algae problems
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