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Unread 04/20/2017, 04:41 AM   #55
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Originally Posted by accordexi View Post
Is it worth putting in 2 or 3 of those for a 60 gallon ? I have an compartment in my sump that I can turn into a refugium.
Mangroves are not good exporters of nitrates or phosphates. They grow way too slow to be worth the effort if you are looking for that kind of help. Just find a good macro algae like Chaeto.

We find mangrove propagules on the beach and I regularly bring a few home and grow them out. But strictly because I can and they are free. They do next to nothing for the tank. I wouldn't pay a dollar per propagule to have them.

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