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Got Trees?

Discussion in 'Foods, Treats & Home Recipes.' started by Kali_Ma, Apr 26, 2005.

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  1. Kali_Ma

    Kali_Ma (Small Crab)

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    My live mangrove finally got here today! Hooray!

    I've installed them and here are the pix:

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    The freshwater basin

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    Closeup of the freshwater basin


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    The saltwater basin


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    Another view of the saltwater basin


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    This is my tank,
    And this is my daughter;
    Open the lids
    And see all the water!

    Sorry, couldn't resist a little doggerel.

    But this is my setup, a 120 gallon tank with heat light and two TropicAire terrarium misters, on 3-20 gallon iron tank stands holding two 10 gallon ISOs. And I still have a 2 foot square 40 gallon tank to spare, but if I set it up, I'm a dead woman!

    I'll definitely post some pix if there is massive carnage of the mangrove anytime soon.
     
  2. CJ

    CJ "First Molt In Progress"

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    [​IMG]Awww, Kerie, your daughter is just adorable!

    I want to be a hermie at YOUR house!!
    What a wonderful tank set-up! [​IMG]
    cj
     
  3. Felicity Loves Animals

    Felicity Loves Animals (Small Crab)

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    Yeah, compared to yours, mine has NOTHING!!!
     
  4. Kali_Ma

    Kali_Ma (Small Crab)

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    As far as mangrove goes, I highly recommend it for anyone who has big enough water basins.

    Two of the ten have been stripped of leaves, and I got pix of Arioch chowing on a third:

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    I found mine on eBay, and am well satisfied. So if anyone was waiting to see what my crabs thought to buy some, I say, "Go for it!"
     
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    happy_crabbies (Micro Crab)

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    What a beautiful straw you have there!! [​IMG]
    How are the plants holding up? I am thinking about what I can try putting in with my picky bunch.... [​IMG]
     
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    lbanimals Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Found this online as an interesting way to allow the mangrove trees to grow larger (before the crabs demolish them).

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    The pictures are off a website I found while googling and the tank is actually a setup for fiddler crabs. But by stacking another tank on top (upside down) it increases the humidity and allows for vertical growth.

    I am going to try that with my mangroves (which I bought off ebay...easy and FAST) before I put them in the crabitat. I have two ten gallon tanks for that setup, and will have a school or two of small tetras or white clouds. The waste should help fertilize the plants (in theory) and the plants should help filter the water.....and as they grow larger they can be moved into the crab water pool.

    Seems like an interesting project. I had an extra 10 gallon laying around that was my ISO for new crabs (no new crabs will be coming any time soon) and I got a second to place on top. It fits perfectly beneath my 40 gallon crabitat on the bottom of the stand.

    Of course, they could also be grown in just a bowl or bucket with water. But I have ferocious plant-eating felines that won't leave them alone. So the second tank on top will guard them and also help the plants grow accustomed to the humidity in the crabitat (which apparently is better for them than no humidity regardless).

    Will post the results once I see what happens.
     
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    Kali_Ma (Small Crab)

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    LOL! Of the ten I had only two are left with leaves. I've ordered another 14 which are sitting in a tub of water and gravel under a horticultural light and are doing great. I'm going to put one in each water dish at a time, and hopefully the others will grow large and I can eventually get two into the tank that will stay ahead of the crabs.
     
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    Felicity Loves Animals (Small Crab)

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    Hello![​IMG]

    Beautiful pics, I like your set-up!
     
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    BL00DYMARY "First Molt, A Success"

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    Kerie, can you post a link to the Ebay store where you got your mangroves?
     
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    Kali_Ma (Small Crab)

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    The guy I bought mine off of doesn't seem to have any up for offer today. There are some other people with mangroves, but I haven't ordered from them before.

    All I've done is go in and type "mangrove" in the search box. The guy I've used in the past is (member name) 721. If that helps.
     
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    ashleigh "First Molt In Progress"

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    what are the best plants to put in my tank?
     
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    ashleigh "First Molt In Progress"

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    what plants are the best to put in my tank?
     
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    Kali_Ma (Small Crab)

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    Mangrove, bromeliads, bamboo (but NOT lucky bamboo -- it's not bamboo, it's toxic; though some people do have it in their tanks and the crabs don't touch it), edible plant sprouts.

    Other plants can be found on vivarium sites, though you'd have to do a little research on what might be toxic to the crabs:

    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/4512/tplants.html
     
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    ashleigh "First Molt In Progress"

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    thanks
    Kali_Ma [​IMG]
     
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