starting a Fish-Only-Mangrove tank
My reef tank contains a small patch of about 7 mangroves, and all of my fish love to be in the roots of them a lot, so I was thinking of starting a Fish-Only-Mangrove tank. I know it's not a natural habitat for most fish sold out there, but the ones I have in my reef seem to enjoy them better than the live rock caves in the reef. So, my question is, will the mangroves and sand with just a few smaller pieces of "decorative" live rock maintain the bacteria balance needed to support the tank?
10 Gallon FOWLR (and macro-algae)
20 Gallon Low-tech planted FW
30 Gallon Reef