[wtd] MANGROVE Plants

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  1. Eugene P

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    Hi Guys,

    Anyone able to help me obtain some mangrove plants? I'll happily buy anything to offer! I've been searching myself senseless trying to find some!

    I have a small nano 60 Liter tank and live in table view Cape Town.

    Thanks guys

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    O goodness, didn't know THAT!

    I wanted them for nitrate control and not "rollem and smoke em" :)

    So I must not even try buying some? I guess doing that only encourages the illigal activity.
     
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    Well I saw this...hence maybe "mistaken"...bare in mind this statement was in 2010 and previous one in 2012...so it could now be a protected species..
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=15747

    They are not very good at nutrient export...unless you have a HUGE amount....
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=27659
     
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    If some one had some that were on permit and they could give you a plant would that not be legal as hen you could have wild breed plants?
    just a thought, if im wrong dont shoot me once i have my set up running i will start looking for a legal way to get some
     
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    Thanks Belinda,

    I read through the threads you suplied and the provided good info. I'm not getting them anymore. My quest for naturally getting rid of nitrates just gonna start all over again. Unfortunately no DSB for me, got a little TL450.
     
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    Ha Ha so do I...:(..the only option left for us is the Bio-Cubes...did you have a look at them...? I believe a "newer" version is coming out soon...:)
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=35134

    "Bomb Method"
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=35930
     
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    I like the BIO Cube Bomb ! Sounds like a GREAT idea. I read you got a little canister filter going there as well. Through endless late night googling and complaining wifey "Come to bed now, I'm cold DAMIT" haha I gathered that canister filters are APARENTLY 'nitrate factories'

    It put me off the idea immediatly, sad desicion though because to me, it ment:

    1. More water cap
    2. Because of noodles tank can take more bioload etc
    3. Can hone my DIY skills sum more by "someday soon be4 summer hits" drilling hole in canester to add ICE probe chiller.

    Since you running one, I'd much appreciate it if you can share your filter media setup concept with me that I can follow your lead.

    Thanks

    PS. I added 2x Magereta snails, Dancing shrimp, lit royal gramma today so nou my 'Dennis' (tuxido urchid) can have some friends.
     
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    Yes...I believe they are Nitrate Factories..:p..I've got LR rubble in my Canister Filter..at the bottom...then 2 layers of Seachem Matrix...
    http://www.seachem.com/Products/product_pages/Matrix.html
    and on the top I have Seachem Purigen...
    http://www.seachem.com/Products/product_pages/Purigen.html
    and Seachem PhosGuard...
    http://www.seachem.com/Products/product_pages/PhosGuard.html
    then the Filter Mat..

    I change the Filter mat weekly and rinse the sponges also.. and once a month I scrub and clean my Canister and replace the water..now and again, if I remember, I dose Bacteria after a Canister scrub..:)

    When the newer Bio-Cubes comes along I'll replace Matrix with them and maybe PhosGuard will be replaced with the Nitra Guards Phos Remover..

    In my Tank itself..I've also removed the ceramic rings and balls and replaced with LR rubble...

    PS: you might want to try you'r DIY skills on this upgrade...trust me the current standard stock is "beep beep beep"...
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=28799
     
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    Thanks for info. I'll get myself a 2nd hand canister end of month cus they are HEAVY overpriced here in Cape Town ! ! ! I think your filter media setup choices makes good sense and I'll try the same method.

    Whith that skimmer upgrade, Mine has 2 air inlets "customed by prev owner 'wesley'" that works like a charm for bubbles, but still scimmed wet A LOT. Will try that plastic mess upgrade and let you know. Wifey gonna have one flyswatter less ! :lol:

    I gathered ur situated there in Durbs, Since u guys have humidity problems, what did you do to keep temp down? I'm scared once summer hits, my critters not going to be to happy with me.
     
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    I pop one of these babies in my 1st chamber...250ml frozen RO containers...I have about 30 of them and rotate as needed...;)
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    ...if you can DIY...do LED's and you most likely won't have major temp swings in summer...
     
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    My DIY will resultr in drilling through fridge and runnig tubing across the livingroom to kitchen. Then wifey will be able to do laundry inside the house. Unfortunately she doesn't see it like that :biggrin:

    I'll start with those iced ro water and then later on I'm going to look into that ice probe chiller that you can drill into canister filter or tank.

    Thanks for all the help !
     
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