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Old 06-19-2015, 11:48 AM   #411
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Dies anyone know why my chaeto keeps dying. I have put two softball size pieces in the refugium and it keeps dying off.

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Old 06-19-2015, 11:58 AM   #412
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Doing a drip acclimate for the corals I brought home today. How do you remove polyps from a frag plug if the polyps are growing right on the plug? Is it possible?
If it is growing on the plug, I just use pliers and break off the post, glue the disc down and before long you won't even know it's there.

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Dies anyone know why my chaeto keeps dying. I have put two softball size pieces in the refugium and it keeps dying off.
1) not enough waste/nutrients in the water
2) not enough flow, it should be strong enough to cause it too tumble around.
3) lighting

other than that, I don't know. I have never had good success with chaeto. It will kind of survive in my tank, but never really grows and after a few months it is reduced to random strings here and there.
The ulva was growing great until my phosphate levels dropped below .25 and the caulerpa is growing like wildfire, so who knows.
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If it is growing on the plug, I just use pliers and break off the post, glue the disc down and before long you won't even know it's there.



1) not enough waste/nutrients in the water
2) not enough flow, it should be strong enough to cause it too tumble around.
3) lighting

other than that, I don't know. I have never had good success with chaeto. It will kind of survive in my tank, but never really grows and after a few months it is reduced to random strings here and there.
The ulva was growing great until my phosphate levels dropped below .25 and the caulerpa is growing like wildfire, so who knows.
The ZOA is growing on the plug and on the frag rack to.

Thanks PB. I will try putting more nutrients in the refugium. I ordered some of the caulerpa but its on back order so who knows when I will get it.

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Old 06-20-2015, 10:04 AM   #414
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The ZOA is growing on the plug and on the frag rack to.

Thanks PB. I will try putting more nutrients in the refugium. I ordered some of the caulerpa but its on back order so who knows when I will get it.

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I wouldn't add more nutrients to the system just to grow chaeto. How often are you feeding the fish and what is the chaeto moving any where it sits? Also what kind of light do you have over it?
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I wouldn't add more nutrients to the system just to grow chaeto. How often are you feeding the fish and what is the chaeto moving any where it sits? Also what kind of light do you have over it?
I had a finnex ray light on it. I thought that might have been a little strong so I changed it out to a marineland light. The chaeto just sits in the refugium, its not moving.

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OK here is the skimmate since the last time I cleaned it.


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I wouldn't add more nutrients to the system just to grow chaeto. How often are you feeding the fish and what is the chaeto moving any where it sits? Also what kind of light do you have over it?
Forgot to answer one of your one of your questions. I'm feeding the fish every day and the corals three times a week.

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I have a few sps corals. Should I start dosing now or wait until I put more in. I plan in getting a few more.

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My coral candid made an appearance long enough for me to take a picture.


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