Will chaeto cause a problem

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Skyefisher, Mar 1, 2009.

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  1. Skyefisher

    Skyefisher Plankton

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    I am thinking of setting up a fuge in an attempt to get my nitrates down from 30ppm. from looking around many seem to put chaeto in and it seems to do the job. i was talking to my lfs and they said it was a bad thing because it has been found to strip the tank of magnesium and calcium. Now im really confused. Help
     
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  3. RHorton

    RHorton Pajama Cardinal

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    I have never heard that, chaeto feeds of nitrates and phosphates.
     
  4. Bunner

    Bunner Bubble Tip Anemone

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    i should hope algae doesnt need calcium! i have chaeto in my fuge but i just started... and im not monitoring my calcium
     
  5. LCP136

    LCP136 Sailfin Tang

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    Chaeto is used in fuges of many successful SPS reefs, which need PRISTINE water. I think it should be fine. Can't argue with results.