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Old 06-06-2009, 08:11 PM   #1
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Plants for SW sump?

I plan on having a section in my sump for some plants to aid in filtration. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions as to what plants would be good for this application. Thanks in advance.
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Some of the things I hear mostly is Cheato,and Caulerpa. These are actually a form of macro algae. You will see people using mango trees as well.
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I use grape calerpa but it needs to be pruned often and I run my fuge lights 24/7 to minimize it going sexual and turning the water white. I think cheato is more safer but IMO is not as good as a nutrient exporter as Calerpa.
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I haven't tried mangoes, yet. I Cheato and Caulerpa, the Cheato is loosing the battle.
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Wouldn't it be cool if we could grow mangos? A very observant person pointed out that I should have said Mangrove trees!
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I was going to say... Mangos wont grown in salt water!
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Lol @ Mango trees. Ok so I could go with Mangroves or Cheato as a safer bet. Thanks guys.
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Caulerpa is what most sump users in my area are using. Mangroves are a little more needy. (IMHO) - In my honest opinion
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I haven't tried mangoes, yet. I Cheato and Caulerpa, the Cheato is loosing the battle.
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