I got some chaeto to help battle my "zero phosphates and nitrates". I say zero, because they show up as zero on my tests, yet I have brown whispy algae that forms on the sides of the tank every few days as well as on some of the rocks.
I am currently running Clearmax in my Fluval 305. (Removes nitrates and phosphates via GFO
). The algae problem has improved big time! I recently added a small ball of chaeto to a little egg crate refuge that drops into the top of the tank (in the back). The output of my Fluval blows right into this chaeto basket. (160-185GPH). Sound good? There is a 100W CFL screw in bulb above this basket for light.
I was wondering if this chaeto could die due to lack of nutrients, and if it does, could it cause a crash in the tank? I added it because I dont want to keep buying Clearmax.