Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-29-2005, 12:12 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Texas USA
Posts: 323
Just got my 'shaving brushes'

This thigns are so cute, like little trees!! I buried them (the base) in the sand about 1/2 inch. They don't move--right? being plants and all... just wondering... I know they feed from the light. Does anybody own some of these that can give me more info about them? Thanks a bunch
__________________

__________________
gilraen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 04:47 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
An t-iasg's Avatar


 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Criders Corners, PA
Posts: 9,891
I like this plant a lot! It is cute. Do you have any pics?

I don't have any experience with this plant. Here are some links:
http://www.petsolutions.com/Shaving+...001671-C-.aspx
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...fm?pCatId=1478

It appears to feed from the water column, and it doesn't move, as far as I can tell.
__________________

__________________







An t-iasg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 05:31 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 7,224
Send a message via Yahoo to Hara
My experience with these was not positive. They started to shed and made a huge mess in the tank. I had them under VHO lighting and they were not happy. Also, they contaminate the tank quickly when they start to die off.

I hope your work out as it was an attractive plant.
__________________
Hara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 05:36 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Spring Hill, FL
Posts: 1,365
I see they require moderate lighting, would they do well say under NO lighting?
If so I may have to look into some of these, they are very attractive!
__________________
God grant me the serenity to accept the thing's I can not change, the courage to change the thing's I can and the wisdom to know the difference!

R.I.P Walena K. Cox
7/7/62 - 8/11/2002
Jermz79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 07:52 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 237
I have also kept shaving brushes and have had a negative experience. Within the first few weeks of placing them in the tank, they started multiplying like crazy. Every day it seemed like another stalk was growing from the substrate. However, after a month or so, they just kind of melted away and died. From what I understand, shaving brushes require water that is loaded with nutrients (phosphate and nitrate) in order to survive. As mentioned above, they also prefer less intense lighting that is lower in the spectrum than what most people use on reef tanks. (somewhere around 5500K). HTH
__________________
ZoozFishMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 08:51 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 251
Send a message via AIM to Kohan Bros.
I like many have had negative results from my shaving brushes, but i feel it was due to my salfin tang niping at them every day.

They are really cool. Hope that urs do well.
__________________
I love the Grateful dead
Kohan Bros. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 09:03 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Texas USA
Posts: 323
Thanks all for your reply, I'll keep my eye on them just in case they start to die. If they live out of nitrates then they are going to starve in my tank 'cause I have 0 nitrates... I'll let you all know how it goes. So far I have no pics, but the biggest one is about 5" tall and the smallest one about 3 1/2". Thanks again
__________________
gilraen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 09:18 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Texas USA
Posts: 323
Oh! how do I know they are dying? I'm thinking the brushes fall off? or turn white or black???
__________________
gilraen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 10:19 PM   #9
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 7,224
Send a message via Yahoo to Hara
the brushes start falling out
__________________
Hara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 11:50 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Texas USA
Posts: 323
Thanks Hara
__________________

__________________
gilraen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
shaving brush plant unda_da_sea Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 10-11-2006 10:46 PM
WTB: Shaving Brush Marc118 Archive 0 05-19-2006 01:49 PM
Shaving Brush plants FishFrik Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 05-14-2006 10:47 AM
Shaving Brush formanbob Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 02-09-2005 04:27 PM
Shaving Brush Algae fishfreek Saltwater Reef Aquaria 18 11-09-2002 10:24 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.