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Old 08-11-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Do I need light in sump if I keep my chaeto up top in my overflow?

Do I need light in sump if I keep my chaeto up top in my overflow?
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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Or should I put more down there?
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:07 PM   #3
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I wouldn't keep it in the overflow it could cause a block and a flood. Just keep it in a fuge underneath with a small cfl
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:50 PM   #4
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I have live rock in overflow so don't thk it can get sucked up but never thought of that may move it thx
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:15 AM   #5
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I have live rock in overflow so don't thk it can get sucked up but never thought of that may move it thx
Id put it in sump with 24 hour lighting
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:56 PM   #6
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Ok is one par 38 bulb enough
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:01 PM   #7
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Ok is one par 38 bulb enough
Yes it dont take much i have like 18w flouresent on mine im sure tho the more light faster itll grow
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:43 AM   #8
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I personally wouldnt do 24 hour lighting with chaeto. I'd do it with caulerpa, but not chaeto. The way I understand it, the chaeto only absorbs nutrients when the lights are off. Do 24 hour lighting with caulerpa to keep it from spawning asexually
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I personally wouldnt do 24 hour lighting with chaeto. I'd do it with caulerpa, but not chaeto. The way I understand it, the chaeto only absorbs nutrients when the lights are off. Do 24 hour lighting with caulerpa to keep it from spawning asexually
Thats backwards. most caulerpa will go sexual unless you use a 12 hour lighting schedule. When I ran cheato I had it under both 12 and 24 hour lighting. It did great under 24. It fizzled under 12.
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Thats backwards. most caulerpa will go sexual unless you use a 12 hour lighting schedule. When I ran cheato I had it under both 12 and 24 hour lighting. It did great under 24. It fizzled under 12.
Chaeto light 24/7 for five years now started with golfball piece that i had gottin free i harvested so much i couldv filled a garbage can by now i have heard of people doin fuge lights on when dt is off but mines 24/7 chaeto does not go assexual thats why its the choice macro for most aquariusts
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