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About brad908

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  1. Started some running some carbon to clean the tank up a little.
  2. This is what the tank looks like these days, just added water last night. Tank has been basically left untouched since my last post. Currently 100% freshwater but will work on getting it to saltwater. Around my last post the mangroves did look to have some type of disease (you can actually see the black dots in some pics) and I plucked basically all the leaves off, but growth has been going strong the last few months and they’re looking good. The micro sword grass has also grown nicely. This stuff is impossible to kill. Started off as a couple roots and now covers about 65% of the tank. This tank has been through freshwater, saltwater, no water changes, stagnant water, etc. Going to hang the light from the ceiling today.
  3. Hey everyone - will have an update in the next few days. My wife and I relocated from San Francisco to Salt Lake City on Wednesday and just getting settled in. This is going to be my main/only tank until we buy a house here.
  4. It’s sitting outside the garage at 721 galleon lane foster city, ca
  5. Free pickup in foster city. Needs to be tonight. Tank isn’t in the best cosmetic condition but never had any problems. Also comes with acrylic net top and metal halide fixture with 250w ballast and radium bulb. Must take stand frame with it all. We are moving to Salt Lake City and decided taking 5 rimless tanks is too many 🙂
  6. Thanks! I used to cut new growth on these to force outward branching versus vertical growth, but I haven’t done that for a while now on this tank. A lot of it is treating the mangroves like a bonsai treee and using wire to shape the branches. This is something I’m concerned with and probably should do something about soon. These mangroves were all planted in an 8” cube so their roots are contained to that tiny pot. I don’t know how they haven’t strangled each other out yet as it has been 3+ years in the 8” cube. Eventually I need to crack the cube open and replant these.
  7. No lights, morning sun. You can see the angle of the light fixture pretty clearly in this pic. Definitely has helped with the burning tips To give an idea on the size of the mangrove canopy right now : 14” wide when looking st the tank straight on. 17” wide when looking down the tank from the long end. 11” bottom leaf to top leaf. The tank is 18” wide, so at the widest two branches I almost have it completely covered. Now the 14” needs to become 48” lol. I’d love to move this back into its original 18” cube and have it cover the entire top.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Water is a little gross right now. Mangrove x micro sword (This microsword just started off as one little clipping back when the tank first started. Idk how it has survived, let alone spread.)