I decided yesterday to re do the setup. I purchased a larger pot and some new pea gravel along with a bag of larger stones. I placed the larger stones in a ring on the bottom and placed a hydor pico pump set at half speed in the middle. The pot came with a false bottom which I took out and drilled a bunch more holes in. Next I set the mangroves against the false bottom and filled in with the pea gravel. I set the pot on top of a bakers rack we had and am using a 60w grow bulb in a drafting light over the top.
Here is the set up as it sits now:
My questions are these:
Should I add plant food? I have read that supplementing iron and manganese is good for them.
Should I add some of the water change water from my tank? I have read that a diluted salt water can be good but that a sudden change can hurt them.
Is anyone else doing this with these plants?
Thanks for looking.