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Old 12-15-2013, 04:28 PM   #1
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Chaeto vs. caulerpa

Which do you think does a better job on getting rid of algae in the tank? Chaeto or caulerpa?
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:46 PM   #2
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I was given some Chaeto to put in my sump, but in conjunction with your question... Does Chaeto multply by itself? I was given a small ball of it. Does it need any special treatment other than the sump light?
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:59 PM   #3
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All it needs is light. It'll grow fast if you have a lot of nutrients in your water
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
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I vote cheato.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:23 PM   #5
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Caulerpa grows fastering more nutrients but chaeto has less risk to it
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The correct question is which gets rid of excessive nutrients better. In my experience calerpa does a much better job. Calerpa does have a few risk and works better in a sump or refuge.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:04 PM   #7
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What kind of risk does it have sorry to hijack here just never new there where risk thank you
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:13 PM   #8
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ive used caulerpa a few times, all my nitrates etc seem to stay at 0 with/without the microalgae and the caulerpa dies after about a week or 2 but ive used chaeto and had it for about a month or so and its still alive and well.

strongy recommend chaeto..... from my experiences
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:40 PM   #9
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I've had my caulapra ( sorry about the spelling of that ) for months and it didn't die yet in fact it is growing and spreading I am not arguing here I'm new to macros and still trying to learn here.i just put some cheato in my sump also both have been in there for about 3 months my cheato doesn't look like it grew at all but my caulp has grow and spread
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:49 PM   #10
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from my experience I only like chaeto because it doesnt die straight away if theres no nitrates etc to eat.
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