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Old 08-07-2010, 06:28 PM   #11
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Got the other side started today here is a little video. Let me know what you think. I still have to cover the eggcrate with sand and silicone. there are 25 mangroves hanging behind the rock

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I'm not a salt person so I'm not sure... what do the mangroves do?

Also, is there a reason you only did the top part and not all the way to the bottom? Plan to add more rock?

Looks great!
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Mangroves help pull unwated nutrients out of the water.

The reason I didn't go all the way down was because I didn't want to disturb my live rock. That can cause big problems in SW.

Well the Silicon will no stick to the eggcrate like I wanted it too, and the sand does not stick to the silicon very good either, so I have to figure out something else. Might just wait it out and let the coraline algae take over it!
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That is good to know about mangroves. Is this an option for something other than a skimmer?

I can understand not wanting to disturb the live rock. I couldn't tell from the photos it was up against the back.

They may not look good, but zip ties may be able to help hold things on.
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To update this thread the background is doing well. I actually have Macros and a few corals are starting to pup up. Still not having much luck with Purple Coraline Algae though
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