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Old 06-11-2013, 03:51 PM   #1
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So I've been looking into using this to lower my nitrates a little.

Can anyone tell me how it works?

Where I put it in my tank?

Do I have to do anything to it?
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:44 PM   #2
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As it grows it uses up nitrates in the water and when you trim it, you are removing the nitrates from the tank. Most people put it in a their sump or refugeum as its quick growth can be a nuisance in the display tank. All you have to do is give it light and sit back while it grows, trimming along the way. Most people choose to use a reverse light cycle as the display tank to help keep ph frpm dropping at night.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:49 PM   #3
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While we're on the topic...I've never used it, but was recently thinking of adding it. How much light does it need? I've got an acrylic tank with the built-in chambers in the back. I was thinking of throwing some in the first chamber and just getting a little LED for light. Would that work?
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:14 PM   #4
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That should be fine with the LEDs , in the sump a clip on light fixture with a 6500 k pigtail bulb. I run mine from7 am to 10 or. 11pm. Works great if you have the room in the sump put a couple of rocks and some mangrove seeds in between the rocks for more filtration. Pull a piece off when it's to large and give it to a fellow reefer!
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:31 PM   #5
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I've got a couple of questions.

I've got an all in one 30g tank. So I have 4 small chambers in the back of my tank.

Could I put it in one of my chambers?

How many hours of light per day does the chaeto need?

Will I need to attach it to something? Will it float or sink?
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:26 PM   #6
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As long as the chamber is not ripping current just because little piece can break off and clog up a impeller or such. I run about 14-16 hrs of light some go 24/7 at least 12 IMO.anddddd
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:27 PM   #7
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Floats and sink I seen both. As long as the current is not ripping it should stay put.
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Could I get an in tank refugium and put the cheato in there?
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:43 AM   #9
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Sure can!
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:52 AM   #10
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And what is the cheapest light I can get for it to grow?
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