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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #39

In a message dated 1/19/00 4:02:25 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

<< I have the good fortune of volunteering at the aquarium at the local 
 Recently, they have aquired a mangrove, and are planning on putting it in 
 their brackish tank. They have asked me to dig up some information on the 
 subject, and of course I am turning to the group in hopes to seek out 
 with experience.
 More importantly, we are looking to find out what this guy may need in terms 
 of substrate, nutrients and lighting. Any information at all would be most 
 You may either post here, or email me directly. Thanks so much.

    I have a mangrove I keep in a freshwater tank. It is a Black Mangrove but 
it grows well in freshwater along side two cypress trees. The aquarium is 
lighted by a 175 watt MH pendant and is planted in sand with a small layer of 
sandy clay under the sand. it was just an elongated seed when I received it. 
Now it is about 24" tall and I am planning on toping it out soon.