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Old 08/28/2018, 05:53 PM   #1
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Transplanting Mangroves tank to tank?

Hello everyone, I'm having to move houses in the next few weeks and will need to take my tank down. I'll have to build a new stand for my tank (maybe even upgrade to a different tank) but don't want to lose my mangroves thatve been growing for 2 years...does anyone have any advice to successfully transplant, or just be gentle and keep them in grow lights?

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Old 08/28/2018, 06:28 PM   #2
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You can wrap them up in wet news paper or just put them in a bucket with water for the move. There hardy plants.

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Old 09/14/2018, 10:04 PM   #3
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I might be late on this answer, but I had bad success with a few mangroves I tried to transplant once established. I had 5 that were in a 20 gallon tank that I moved to another 20 gallon. They had all rooted and sprouted leaves (forgive my ignorance in proper terminology), and only 3 of them survived after the re-plant. I would try to not disturb the root ball as much as possible, as I think that's how I did mine in (I tried to untangle some of the roots, as I had planted the 5 propagules quite closely when I first got them).


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Old 09/15/2018, 10:27 PM   #4
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I hear the salinity should be around the same from the tank u get it from or they can shock.

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Old 10/08/2018, 10:05 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, i was able to keep the mangroves alive for 3 weeks in a bucket (not disturbing the root ball), but i think the water started getting too high of salinity from evaporation...i transplanted them into the new tank finally (after theyd lost half of their leaves in the 3 weeks in the bucket) and am hoping that they might get healthier now that theyre back in a more stable environment.

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Old 10/08/2018, 10:08 AM   #6
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...Seeing if i can add an image of them in the new tank from this morning:

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