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Old 02/02/2018, 10:27 PM   #501
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They look great! Nice work!


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Old 02/07/2018, 12:31 PM   #502
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Thanks Michael!

Here's one of my orange mangroves that I have in my tank. I really like its shape it's taken on. It has actually sprouted a prop root.



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Old 02/07/2018, 01:38 PM   #503
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Here's a little clearer shot of the roots. There's actually one older prop root in the substrate and a younger one that is dropping




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Old 02/08/2018, 03:00 PM   #504
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Bruguiera cylindrica




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Old 02/08/2018, 05:19 PM   #505
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Sam, all your trees look great! Any long term plans for them? Like maybe a big, new tank? I imagine you're very busy with school right now. But of course I'm curious!


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Old 02/09/2018, 08:30 AM   #506
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No long-term plans with them as of yet. I have considered getting a large tank and doing something interesting with them, but haven't really decided what direction I would want to go with it. I've considered a few things, like a mudskipper mangrove swamp or perhaps a mangrove to seagrass transition slope. But like you said, I'm pretty busy with grad school so that makes it difficult to put in the time to do something like that. Luckily the trees are still growing well and are healthy, and they are naturally slow growing so that gives me plenty of time to work with.


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Old 02/09/2018, 09:15 AM   #507
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Right on. Makes sense. Keep it simple and keep 'em growing, then when you have more time, they'll be ready to rock whatever you come up with. Plus they'll have more roots!


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