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Brad's ADA 60f Mangrove Tunnel

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On 10/14/2017 at 8:37 AM, flatlandreefer said:

Looking good!

 

Thanks! Can't believe it is almost a year old already. 

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Same angle as 2nd pic above. Wednesday vs Saturday growth 

 

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From the left side

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Only just got back on NR a few weeks ago, so this was my first time seeing this tank. Great work as usual. Wish I could grow mangroves readily here, but they are just too expensive.

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Looking good Brad! Do you have any stocking plans for this one at all or just wanting to keep it focused on the mangroves? Some frogfish would be a really unique addition.

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14 hours ago, RollaJase said:

Looking good Brad! Do you have any stocking plans for this one at all or just wanting to keep it focused on the mangroves? Some frogfish would be a really unique addition.

 

Thanks. It would need to be something with very little maintenance because this tank doesn't really get much attention. 

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They have some really tight growth, would that be due to light quantity or  do you trim the top off after a new leaf is produced?

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9 hours ago, Boggers said:

They have some really tight growth, would that be due to light quantity or  do you trim the top off after a new leaf is produced?

 

Has to be the light. I haven’t trimmed them since after they grew their first sets of leaves. 

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On 11/19/2016 at 10:05 PM, brad908 said:

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One year

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Time is flying by omgomgomg 

 

Do you think there's enough in there to support some invertebrates? Some kind of shrimp might be interesting.

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 So simple,yet so pleasing !!! Always been a fan of your tanks. So how easy is this tank ?! I would love something like this,but on a pico level. 

 

 Are you able to start off with full salt water or is there a transitional period ?! 

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Another clean tank Brad!

 

I loved scrolling through this thread just watching them grow! It looks very clean, do you keep the closet door open, or have any issues with humidity in there?

Do you do water changes?

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There is the long play; then there is this tank. This concept/plan/execution is simply on another level from just about every other tank. I haven't been in this hobby long, but this is certainty one of the first truly planted saltwater tanks I've seen. Simply nuts. 

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On 1/15/2018 at 2:46 PM, yoshii said:

Another clean tank Brad!

 

I loved scrolling through this thread just watching them grow! It looks very clean, do you keep the closet door open, or have any issues with humidity in there?

Do you do water changes?

 

Thank you! I usually leave the door slightly cracked and open it up fully pretty often in the evenings and on weekends. No humidity issues. 

 

I do water changes but no real schedule to it. Once every few months. 

On 1/15/2018 at 5:18 PM, Cannedfish said:

There is the long play; then there is this tank. This concept/plan/execution is simply on another level from just about every other tank. I haven't been in this hobby long, but this is certainty one of the first truly planted saltwater tanks I've seen. Simply nuts. 

 

Appreciate it! 

 

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amazing to watch these grow  

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FW tank this morning

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Water is a little gross right now. 

 

Mangrove x micro sword 

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(This microsword just started off as one little clipping back when the tank first started. Idk how it has survived, let alone spread.)

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I've been a fan of your tanks ever since the planning days of your 'Natural Reef'. You never disappoint Brad.

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8 fresh 6500’s :) 

 

I’ve been buying the cheap ones on eBay, think it is like $40 for 8 bulbs. Everything seems to be growing great on both tanks. 

 

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I bet the mangroves will love having fresh bulbs! The really seem to be picking up speed already.

 

Have you given any thought to adding any invertebrates?

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On 1/15/2018 at 2:46 PM, yoshii said:

Another clean tank Brad!

 

I loved scrolling through this thread just watching them grow! It looks very clean, do you keep the closet door open, or have any issues with humidity in there?

Do you do water changes?

 

Update, I bought a thermometer/hygrometer a few days ago. 

 

The closet when closed stays at 45-50% humidity and temperature is 74-78*F

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B075RXJ7VK?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd

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