Chaeto not growing? Dying?
Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:21 PM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:24 PM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:46 PM
Have you rotated the cheato at all, if its only getting light on one side then the other will die off. I turn mine every couple days to allow it all to get light.
Thanks! No I haven't done that but will do it from now on. It makes sense.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:44 PM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:54 PM
You might not have any extra nutrients? Could just mean your tank is running clean!
Forgive me I'm still a newbie in the saltwater world. Would this be a bad thing? I'm hoping I'm doing all the right things here.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:09 PM
Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:04 AM
Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:13 AM
Edited by convict2161, 01 March 2012 - 07:15 AM.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:31 AM
So right now I have 1 filter floss,2 purigen and then 3 chaeto. So would you reccomed switching the purigen and chaeto?
Not at all. If the purpose of your Chaeto is to keep nitrates at zero, you're likely achieving that and I wouldn't make a change. If your purpose is to grow the Chaeto, then removing the purigen would help achieve that, but also increase the possibility of nuisence algae growth.
If you have dead/dying Chaeto, you should clip out the bad parts and throw them away, then start rotating the clump every couple of days to even out the lighting. Chaeto likes to be free floating, tumbling and not constrained so that it can grow outward and not into a tight clump that light can't penetrate.
If you have other macro algae in the display tank, you likely don't even need the Chaeto - unless you have a huge bioload that you need to deal with.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:31 AM
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:06 PM
This is basically my first salt water tank can't really help you but you're not the only one.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:03 PM
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:35 AM
MY 55g SPS/LPS holding cell