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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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    Brad's ADA 60f Mangrove Tunnel

    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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    Brad's ADA 60f Mangrove Tunnel

    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.
  5. No lights on, just natural sunlight
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    Brad's ADA 60f Mangrove Tunnel

    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.)
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    Brad's ADA 60f Mangrove Tunnel

    amazing to watch these grow FW tank this morning
  8. FW tank is still going. Current view : water change and grass cutting.
  9. Morning sun hitting the tank. Tank is basically the same minus removal of most of the caulerpa prolifera and moved the LPS under the mangroves. Just need to clean up some drifting algae’s that cluttered up on the left sand side.
  10. I titled the light arm so now the light is on a bit of an angle and gives more room between the mangroves and the fixture.
  11. I think it was around September or October of 2016. Edit. Yea, I checked my November 2016 TOTM thread and the sump was off then.
  12. Don’t have a reason but feel like getting the sump going again