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Old 12-23-2011, 09:31 AM   #1
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Is 65w too much for Chaeto Growth?

I have had minimal success growing out my chaeto and wonder if I'm using too strong a light. I see many setups with just a single bulb light and less wattage. I'm using a Coralife aqualight unit at 65w
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In my limited experience with my fuge, I would say yes it is. I have less then half that and the stuff I'd growing like a weed.

Are you sure it's your lighting? My cheato was shrinking up for the longest time until a put a koralia nano to increase the flow in the fuge. When I did that, the stuff came alive and literally filled the fuge in no time.

What kind of flow do you have? Is it pretty still?
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My research told me low flow so I have very little.
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My research told me low flow so I have very little.
FYI....I have heard that cheato grows in both high and low flow. In my personal experience, a medium to high flow had a MUCH better growth rate then low.

If you stuff isn't doing that hot with low flow, give it a try. What do ya have to lose?

Lastly...i personally think you have too much wattage as well. What spectrum are you using? I use a 6,500K plant bulb.
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