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Old 12-09-2004, 03:26 AM   #1
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Nutrient export

What species of caluerpa or other macroalgea are the best for nitrate and other nutrient export
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Old 12-09-2004, 08:15 AM   #2
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I don't know about the best, but i have "spaghetti" algae (chaetomorphea ?spelling? and my nitrates have been 0 since I've had my tank. I have mostly lr with some bioballs in my wet/dry.

It also doen't go sexual. So no worries there.

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Old 12-09-2004, 10:33 AM   #3
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Yeah I went with chaeto also. Oddly none of my LFS's knew what I as talking about, but a guy on another board sent me some for the cost of shipping.
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Do you have to trim it back to further remove the bad nutrients from the tank? I only ask because a lot of people are selling chaetomorpha on ebay, but I dont want to buy stuff that could possibly be filled with those bad nutrients. Any advice?
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Old 12-09-2004, 05:03 PM   #5
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but a guy on another board sent me some for the cost of shipping.
Got enough to send some my way
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I just bought some Chaeto from Ebay, I'll let you know how it is.
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Great! Post a quick review of what you get back to this thread.
How much Chaeto and much did it cost?
How is it being shipped?
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Unfortunately my guy dumped his SW setup for a FW planted tank, so he can't ship you any, and I don't have enough to share (I lack enough light to make chaeto grow like crazy).

As long as you get healthy chaeto, it's not gonna put bad stuff in your water. It doesn't go sexual like caulapra either.
I need to double the light on my fuge to get better chaeto growth...that's my current quandry.
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I'm not happy so far. I ordered it Sunday night and got an email that it shipped Wednesday priority mail. It supposed to be two days from his location to mine and it's Friday night and it hasn't come
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