Rhizophora sp.
Rhizophora sp.

Rhizophora sp.

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Rhizophora

Mangrove Care Guide

 

Do rinse the mangrove in RO/DI water before placing it into your tank.

 

Choosing a Suitable Spot

Mangroves cannot be fully submerged underwater. Ensure that 1/3 of the mangroves are above water for them to strive. Roots may be planted into substrates like sand, gravel or coral chips. It can also be suspended in the water column (Eg: overflow box) to absorb nitrates and phosphates.

 

Care 

Spray/clean the leaves in RO/DI every 3-4 days to prevent the build-up of salt, which could inhibit growth or even death. (In nature, rainfall washes away the salt). Therefore we are replicating them as close as we can in our aquarium.

 

Lights

Mangroves do not require extremely strong lighting, however, stronger lighting(more than 300par) can allow mangroves to strive.