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Old 08-08-2012, 11:24 PM   #11
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Yes they do use up mag. I do 25% changes weekly with reef crystals and 0 sps so I should be fine for awhile. If I twist them 1/4 rotation or 90 degrees every week then they wouldn't strangle eachother right??? And that would also stop them from breaking the glass. I'm correct right? I want to keep them for a long time so how many would you use ??? I would love to use all 44. I could move some into my 20 if the root system gets too large. What would you do?
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:27 PM   #12
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I'd suspend them and let them grow. It'll be slow going. If you want all of them, power to you for wanting the challenge. I'd def split them among the two tanks.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:32 PM   #13
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Ok I'll put them in a big chunk of styrofoam do I can see the roots and float them in the sump. Then I'll put a couple in the DT maybe and some in the 20. Would them being in such large numbers act as a good filter???
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:32 PM   #14
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Do you see any issues doing this???
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:36 PM   #15
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By no means am I an expert on this but it is my understanding that mangroves in your fuge for nitrates & phosphates is much less efficient as chaeto or caulepra. I keep one in my fuge just for s.... & giggles but I do know a guy with a very small frag farm business that had about a 150 gal sump/fuge running with about 15 mangroves in the fuge in a DSB. I will ask him next time I see him about it.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:40 PM   #16
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Yes your correct that Rey are not as efficient as caulerpa/chaeto. But I had issues with caulerpa flooding things so I'm staying away from things like that and I like mangroves a lot. That's why I got so many. Will having styrofoam in the sump be bad????
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And they'll be fine till tomorrow night right??? Out of water I mean. They still look perfect.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:53 PM   #18
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Would a CFL bulb work???
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:10 AM   #19
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My guess they will be fine until tomorrow. You could always pack them in wet towels. Also I use a LED bulb from Home Depot in my fuge and the mangrove seems to be fine
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Alright thanks. No packing them in towels as I will be putting them in luggage.
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