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Old 11/07/2007, 02:18 PM
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Turtle Grass

Does anyone have any experience with turtle grass in their tanks? I'd really like some, but my sand bed is only about 2-1/2 - 3" deep. I was looking at the Florida Pets website, and they are recommending at least 6" deep sand bed. I'd really appreciate your input, or any other similar grass that could go in this sand bed.

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Old 11/07/2007, 03:16 PM
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I tried 2 times with Turtle Grass and was not able to establish it. This was in a tank with over 6" of well-aged sand. Shoal grass or Star grass would be much easier, especially in shallower sand, IMO/IME.
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Old 11/09/2007, 08:28 PM
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I have turtle grass in my 30g reef with 2''-3'' sand bed and 192w pc lighting and it grow like crazy. My sand was colected from a local beach and is very granulated.
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Old 11/11/2007, 01:22 AM
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3D-reef is doing really well with Thallasia ( turtle grass ). http://archive.reefcentral.com/forum...readid=1095208

It is surviving in my tank and occasionally sending up new shoots. i wish I could know the secret. I have a 6 inch sand bed which was fairly well established before adding the grass, and experimented with dosing various things, but for now its just water changes and fish feeding.
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Old 11/16/2007, 08:29 PM
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dclaghorn,
I agree with FP,the sand should be at least 4-6" for turtle grass.You will want to be careful with the rhyzomes(roots) because they are very brittle.Use Your hand to loosen up the sand,kinda vibrate it back and forth.

I came across a good read today while looking up some info.Here
Another one hereURL=http://www.sms.si.edu/IRLSpec/Thalas_testud.htm]here[/URL]

20reefer,Glad to here Yours is doing so well!!How long have You had turtle grass?[
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Old 11/18/2007, 11:40 AM
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Old 12/05/2007, 05:16 PM
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After mostly dying back, my Thalassia are sprouting new leaves (one in the center of the pic...the others not visible).



The tank will be 3 months old next week.

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Old 12/05/2007, 06:24 PM
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Lancer99:
How deep is your sand bed?

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Old 12/06/2007, 06:19 PM
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Dave,

It's about 6" deep where the Thalassia are. It's all Aragamax, the bottom 2" or so mixed with mineral mud.

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