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Old 01-31-2013, 11:29 PM   #1
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I ordered Cleaning Crew for my 125 reef tank. 60 snails, 10 Scarlet Crabs, some Limpets and Mangrows for my huge. Hate that weather. It was 64 on Tuesday. 48 hours later it is 5 degrees. Got my shipment today. 10 snails alive and 2 Limpets. Thats all. All Scarlets dead,50 Snails, 3 Limpets. I feel so bad. When I touched bags with water they were ice called!!!!! But my question is about Mangrows. They were shipped with no water. Never had them before. You think they still ok?. If yes, how do I put them in my fuge? Just stick into the sand? Can put them in display too, right? They look nice. Im worrying if they survive. Don't want to poison my tank. Here are the picks. Thanks.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:11 AM   #2
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Wow, sorry for your losses. That's awful.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:17 AM   #3
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Where did you order from and how long between delivery and opening the package?

I just ordered from liveaquaria and I will be home for the package - I just hope it is not too cold in this NYC weather we are having!
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I was home when they brought it. From Reef Cleaners. Like I said its 5 outside, with wind -15.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:39 AM   #5
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man that is super unfortunate -

Mangroves are super strong and are probably ok - they can be put in the sand of either the fuge or DT, but it is important to let them grow out of the water level inorder to get leaves.

When leaves begin to fall - make sure you remove from tank, or all of the mangrove benefit will be gone with decay.
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Thanks ,man.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:57 AM   #7
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Have the top of them out of the water at least two inches. You can wedge them between some rocks to get them higher they root on to the rocks.they usually bob up and down in the water.
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I would suspend the mangroves so they can sprout the roots they are known for!
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I ordered Cleaning Crew for my 125 reef tank. 60 snails, 10 Scarlet Crabs, some Limpets and Mangrows for my huge. Hate that weather. It was 64 on Tuesday. 48 hours later it is 5 degrees. Got my shipment today. 10 snails alive and 2 Limpets. Thats all. All Scarlets dead,50 Snails, 3 Limpets. I feel so bad. When I touched bags with water they were ice called!!!!! But my question is about Mangrows. They were shipped with no water. Never had them before. You think they still ok?. If yes, how do I put them in my fuge? Just stick into the sand? Can put them in display too, right? They look nice. Im worrying if they survive. Don't want to poison my tank. Here are the picks. Thanks.
Sorry that sucks.. no heating packs with shipment? Mangroves don't need to be in water as long as they were shipped with damp newspaper around them. They are plants and when placed in the dark they will go dormant.
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That's the shippers fault. they should have mailed them with a heat pack and a styro container.
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