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Old 05-25-2005, 10:23 PM   #1
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Mangroves in a Refugium?

Anyone ever seen someone using Mangroves as part of their Refugium? I just saw it tonight and it shocked me. The guy said that Mangroves love Nitrates, so they're great in a refugium. LFS sells them for $10.00 a piece, but the guy bought 10 on Ebay for less than $20.00, and they look great. If anyone has any insight into this please post!
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Old 05-25-2005, 11:38 PM   #2
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well i have been waiting for my stupid LFS to get some for like half of year now.
They use to have so many of them and now, they just can't get a hand on it.Yes they are a bonus to the system, just let it grow roots, at the same time cut most of the leaf off so it will keep growing the root part which does absorb nitrate.
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Old 05-25-2005, 11:46 PM   #3
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I have had mine for several months. I paid $1.00 each on ebay from Hawaii. You will have to top them occasionally to keep them from growing straight up. They are awesome!
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I have one in my fuge, can't recommend them unless you have a green thumb. They are incredibly difficult to kill, but also pretty difficult to get to grow. Not only does it seem to grow even slower than an acropora, you have to do quite a bit of maintenance including washing the leaves with fresh RO/DI to keep salt off them. Anyhow, for 20 bucks and some TLC you should have success. Keep in mind that mangroves grow in SUPER nutrient rich lagoons in places like palau and unless you have some serious PO4 issues and plan to have them for a long time, you won't likely provide enough food for it to thrive. This is however just my experience with mangroves, and I don't claim to be an expert by any means. Check out WWM if you feel you need some more research. HTH and best of luck!

Looks great Araman! Wish mine would do that!
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Old 05-26-2005, 10:03 AM   #5
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Ha! I could get them for free. I live 6 miles away from the Indian River.
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Old 05-27-2005, 07:34 PM   #6
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Ha! Yes, but you could also get arrested for picking them, it is against the law in Florida to pick mangroves without a license! But you know if you are going to take the risk, grab me a couple more too.
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LOL...Everything here is against the law!
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I never knew that! Our neighborhood is so wierd that we had a law passed allowing us to trim and prevent our mangroves from reproducing. So i pick tens of thousands of seeds every season and always thought they were just about useless. So we toss them in the chipper and end up spreding mulch for the rest of the day. I have a small fuge, i guess i should plant them now? Anyone needs seeds, gimme a call lol
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I used to collect mangrove seeds before and even a year ago we grew them in our science class! There are so many laws here being made here every that its hard to keep up.
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I have been keeping a couple in my sump for almost a year now and they are doing just fine. I don't do any maintainance on them except put some of my top off water over the leaves once a week. Mine do a great job with the nitrates in my tank. This is only my opinion but if your thinking about it..... do it.
I got mine from haw off of ebay also for less than $18 for 10 of them.

spongeynip i will take some if the offer still stands.......didn't call cause I don't know number lol
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