can i put chaeto algae in display tank ?

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  1. minajaguar

    minajaguar Spaghetti Worm

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    can i put chaeto algae in display tank ?
    because i have no sump and wanna reduce my nitrate this way ...
    what do u think ???
     
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  3. FatBastad

    FatBastad Zoanthid

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    You CAN, BUT that's not too ideal way to do it...

    Double your water changes schedule instead until you get proper nitrate levels.

    Then,
    Then look at getting something like the CPR AquaFuge hang on refugium for your Chaeto.
     
  4. minajaguar

    minajaguar Spaghetti Worm

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    can i put it in a plastic stuff hanged from inside .....???
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    You have to ball it up so it does not float around the tank and secure it behind the rock work or put it in a container.

    It must have good flow and adequate lighting or else it will grow algae and die off.
     
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    FatBastad Zoanthid

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    yes, as long as it gets enough light
     
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    You can but it will probably tumble around
     
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  9. minajaguar

    minajaguar Spaghetti Worm

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    I got a small plastic bucket make many openings in it for water flow and will fix it in the corner of the tank .. then put in it chaeto ... will i need to cut them when it grow more out side the bucket ????
     
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    clarkkey594 Aiptasia Anemone

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    What lighting do you have on your tank? If it is 10k or 14k the Chaeto will have trouble growing.
     
  11. minajaguar

    minajaguar Spaghetti Worm

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    two florescent tube lights
     
  12. ska d

    ska d Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I've tried this in hopes of lowering nitrates. And it failed. The cheato grew a bit but nitrates remained the same. I have a feeling you'll need much more than a hand full placed in a media bag. Which is exactly what I have in my tank. But not for nitrate, just for a little pod sanctuary of sorts. So far this has worked. There are tons of pods, the dragonette is happy and is constantly hovering around the little bag I have stuffed in the back corner. Someone posted more water changes. +1 to that. I've also had good luck with carbon dosing. But I don't know what long term effects result from that.