View Full Version : Mangrove suggestions

03-16-2014, 05:17 PM
I picked up some mangroves late Feb. and added them into my sump. The first night I ran them under some supper bright LED's but then thought better of that idea. The second night I switched it out for a CFL for 4 hours and increased the light by an hour every other night. The first week they looked like they shrivelled up a bit. But things seem to be looking up. Here's a pic the night I got them:

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x353/daplatapus/2014-02-25155718_zps45c0b441.jpg (http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/daplatapus/media/2014-02-25155718_zps45c0b441.jpg.html)

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x353/daplatapus/2014-02-25155748_zpsd646ee22.jpg (http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/daplatapus/media/2014-02-25155748_zpsd646ee22.jpg.html)

and how they look this morning:

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x353/daplatapus/2014-03-16085625_zpse7b0288e.jpg (http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/daplatapus/media/2014-03-16085625_zpse7b0288e.jpg.html)

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x353/daplatapus/2014-03-16085617_zpsdd2196d0.jpg (http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/daplatapus/media/2014-03-16085617_zpsdd2196d0.jpg.html)

Absolutely nothing going on up top, but they're definitely growing underneath. I've been spraying the tops with R/O water every day or so to keep the salt off them. Any other suggestions?

03-16-2014, 05:33 PM
as long as the roots are growing your okay.
leafs can take up to 3 months to grow.

03-16-2014, 07:07 PM
Mist them with fresh water. I think the more the better.

03-17-2014, 03:09 PM
Great, thanks guys.

03-19-2014, 06:49 AM
correct: mist with RODI ;)

They do take forever to grow. I've had mine for about 6 months and they have all grown about an inch each. Some open, some don't. I have the same light as you as well.

They are fun, though!

03-19-2014, 07:35 AM
Watch your mag levels with the mangroves