Black or Red mangroves

Raven1645

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I want to put mangroves in my refugium, and most mangrove keepers have red mangroves.
I can't find those though, but I have found black mangroves.

Are they just as good in improving water quality as the red ones?
 

mil hse

just frag it
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post this in the plant section...they ll help you out. but they should do just fine
 

adbf

New member
ebay type mangroves and there is a guy from hawaii and florida that sells them cheap all sizes
 

Raven1645

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Thanks guys.
Might post this in plant section but I think I have enough answers.
As for buying them from ebay:
I live in Europe so I can't buy anything from the US.
If I type mangrove on ebay I get fake roots to put in a freshwater aquarium :/
 

psykokid

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tunze gets the black mangroves they sell from their US distributor, Roger. He makes a trip down to the gulf every now and then and picks up a bunch of propagules. Black mangroves tend to grow out more of a bushy form versus the tall sticks that red mangroves tend to.
 

Raven1645

New member
tunze gets the black mangroves they sell from their US distributor, Roger. He makes a trip down to the gulf every now and then and picks up a bunch of propagules. Black mangroves tend to grow out more of a bushy form versus the tall sticks that red mangroves tend to.

I can't get any seeds from the US because I live in Europe.
But that they get more bushy than reds would mean tey have more surface to filter and breath with right, so that's a good thing?
 
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