Discussion in 'Algae' started by crustytheclown, Nov 3, 2010.
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could this cheato be used or should i throw it out?
It's a goner IMHO. How were you keeping it?
Light? Flow? Nitrate levels?
i was keeping it in my cpr 3gal pico in the overflow chamber above the return pump with a simple desk lamp with a curly fry 5000k bulb shining through the acrylic onto it with a reverse cycle to the display lights.
Doesn't look all the gone to me, but it's obviously not doing very well where you have it. Maybe not enought light. I think ur better with a 65k-10k bulb. Chateo will turn white/clear when it perishes but it's not too far away from that. Good Luck
It would be a hard comeback. I guess it could happen. There's a section of the sump that's shaded and the chaeto that goes there does turn that color, so I trim and throw it away. It served its purpose.
Hope it comes back. Better light may be the answer as suggested. 5000 k is a little low for what it likes.I've been thinking of upgrading my bulb as well... even though the one I have makes it grow alright.
I seem to get better growth with chateo using a cheap 15w flourescent 10k bulb. I think mine is an Ocean Sun bulb. I have it in a strip fixture that is commonly sold with aquariums.
Never heard it called that, but very fitting!
its fine... it should still live and be okay. maybe increase your light a little more
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