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Old 01/06/2008, 11:08 PM
Yum Cimil Yum Cimil is offline
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Question Mangroves lost leaves.

I have acquired two mangroves that had already sprouted, one had one leave and one didnít. They were broken off the trunk. The one with a leaf lost it, now itís bare also. The trunks look dried out and shriveled. The pod is still green. There are roots on the pods. What I want to find out from someone that has experience with mangroves is what if anything I should do to save these trees.

Iím keeping them in a refugium light with two 27 watt power compact florescent spot light fixtures, it has 1200 gph flowing through it with a 3" mud substrate. The water level is about 8" deep in the sump. Water temp is around 79 degrees.

Any help will be appreciated.
Old 01/07/2008, 05:05 AM
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keep em around because chances are they will recover. I have had them do that and come right back. I have some that are just floating sidways on top of the water and doing fine. Give em some more time
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