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    Mangrove

    for an added dimension, i placed a mangrove in my tank as well. i have heard that they are hard to keep, but i figured i may as well give it a try.
    Anyone every try one out?

    here's the link:
    http://liveaquaria.com/product/prod_...26&pCatId=1477
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    Cool mangrove

    just started one myself. I have it in the refugium but will put it in the sump possible with a bunch of live rock and see what happens. I want the roots to tangle down and help with any bubbles that might get thru.plus it looks cool! when I set up the new system I will have 2 parts to the refugium. 1 mangrove, 1 macro. Thanks to HARLEY from ACRYLIC CITY for the pod.

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    Johnny, looks like you have everything i get. you must have good taste (and i must be picking thins better).
    how long does it take for the roots to grab onto a rock? i have mine now pretty balance, but not very stable. hoping the roots will start to grab within about a week. unlikely?
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    Talking ALRHA

    on the good taste!!! I'm just floating it now in a piece of eggcrate and letting the roots grow out. I might be getting ready for a tank switch soon so I don't want to set it up just yet. You want something guarenteed to eat hair algea! get a bunch of RAINFORD GOBIES! They rock!

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    Rainford Gobies? never heard of them. cant really afford a bunch (biologically) i'm only in a 72 gal so far and i like variety. but perhaps one or two may not be a bad idea, i gotta look into those.
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    I've heard that its really hard to get the pods started, and that its best to get one that already has a couple leaves on it. I know a couple people that have ordered the pods and each time they died a while later.

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    found him.
    is this it?
    http://www.marinedepotlive.com/493734.html

    i didnt know of them as hair algae eaters. how many you think i can squeeze in? (according to them they can even breed).
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    and would they jump out of an uncovered tank? (because my tank is uncovered)
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    Cool

    Thats the Gobie. never goes near the top. no fish of mine even gives it a second look. They just eat all day picking at the hair algea. there not big so 2 or 3 in your tank wouldn't be a prob.

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    John,
    They actually eat the hair algae? Are you absolutely sure it's the algae they're eating and not the little critters that tend to gather inside the alagae as a refuge? There's not many things that willingly eat the hair algae.

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