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drynne_ updated Red Mangrove
2015-02-18 16:33:30 -0800
Rhizophora mangle, known as the red mangrove, is distributed in estuarine ecosystems throughout the tropics. Its viviparous "seeds," in actuality called propagules, become fully mature plants before dropping off the parent tree. These are dispersed by water until eventually embedding in the shallows. Rhizophora mangle grows on aerial prop roots, which arch above the water level, giving stands of this tree the characteristic "mangrove" appearance. It is a valuable plant in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas coastal ecosystems. In its native habitat it is threatened by invasive species such as the Brazilian pepper tree, (Schinus terebinthifolius). The red mangrove itself is considered an invasive species in some locations, such as Hawaii, where it forms dense, monospecific thickets.[1] R. mangle thickets, however, provide nesting and hunting habitat for a diverse array of organisms, including fish, birds, and crocodiles. Roots can damage aquariums as they grow. Plant is sensitive to salinity changes. Can grow 3+ times faster in freshwater as saltwater...
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drynne_ posted on drynne_/3-3-gallon-planted-reef-tank
2014-01-25 08:49:34 -0800
3.3 Gallon Planted Reef Tank
 
  • aquarist_me
    aquarist_me
    2014-01-25 20:31:54 -0800

    Awesome shot

  • clay
    clay
    2014-01-27 08:22:39 -0800

    Nice picture, what is that plant you have in the background?

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drynne_ created aquarium 3.3 Gallon Planted Reef Tank
2014-01-25 08:44:05 -0800
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drynne_ created Red Mangrove on Red Mangrove
2013-06-19 13:20:23 -0700
Rhizophora mangle, known as the red mangrove, is distributed in estuarine ecosystems throughout the tropics. Its viviparous "seeds," in actuality called propagules, become fully mature plants before dropping off the parent tree. These are dispersed by water until eventually embedding in the shallows. Rhizophora mangle grows on aerial prop roots, which arch above the water level, giving stands of this tree the characteristic "mangrove" appearance. It is a valuable plant in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas coastal ecosystems. In its native habitat it is threatened by invasive species such as the Brazilian pepper tree, (Schinus terebinthifolius). The red mangrove itself is considered an invasive species in some locations, such as Hawaii, where it forms dense, monospecific thickets.[1] R. mangle thickets, however, provide nesting and hunting habitat for a diverse array of organisms, including fish, birds, and crocodiles. Roots can damage aquariums as they grow. Plant is sensitive to salinity changes. Can grow 3+ times faster in freshwater as saltwater...
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drynne_ created Red Grape Algae on Red Grape Algae
2013-06-19 13:19:00 -0700
Rare, but abundant when found, it appears as slightly different species worldwide. Botryocladia is an outstanding specimen that does very well in the marine aquarium. It features stiff, lightly calcified branches with bright red air bladders. It resembles a cluster of grapes and is sometimes referred to as red grape caulerpa, although it isn’t a species of caulerpa at all.
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drynne_ created Caulerpa on Caulerpa
2013-06-19 13:18:12 -0700
A distinctive dark-green, flat bladed algae that resembles turtle grass. The blade often proliferates to extend upward forming a new blade hence it's name. A hardy algae that once established grows very well in the aquarium. Prefers sandy bottoms and ledges in shallow turbulent water.
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drynne_ created Cactus Caulerpa on Cactus Caulerpa
2013-06-19 13:16:56 -0700
  • Scientific Name: Caulerpa cupressoides
  • Environment: salt
  • Difficulty: Easy
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drynne_ created Caulerpa Racemosa on Caulerpa Racemosa
2013-06-19 13:15:42 -0700
  • Scientific Name: Caulerpa Racemosa
  • Environment: salt
  • Difficulty: Easy