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Can mangroves be submerged?

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I have a few mangroves growing in the sumpy and was wondering if i could bring them im the main tank to add a cool element. The only issue i have is that the mangroves will be fully submerged if they are in my display. Has anyone had experience with mangroves?
 

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The reds can grow underwater when smaller, but only to reach the surface and receive high light. To answer the question...it’s not ideal and if they didn’t grow fast enough to reach the surface they would likely die. Try some turtle grass under the water. It’s really cool stuff!

 
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The reds can grow underwater when smaller, but only to reach the surface and receive high light. To answer the question...it’s not ideal and if they didn’t grow fast enough to reach the surface they would likely die. Try some turtle grass under the water. It’s really cool stuff!


Where can i get turtle grass? Is it tough to keep alive?
 
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