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Old 10-20-2005, 10:02 PM   #1
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Trimming Chaetomorpha algae

I have a fuge in my system that consists of 3 30g containers; one is dedicated to lr, dsb, and chaeto. I started out with one softball size ball of chaeto; it is now touching all four sides of the container!

How much is too much? Will parts of it die if there is too much in the container? I do have a lot of pods/etc. that have seemingly come out of nowhere in the fuge that are taking refuge in the algae, or swimming around it.

How often do you trim down your algae?
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Old 10-21-2005, 12:33 AM   #2
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I trim mine when it starts to fill the container. I trimmed mine way back a few months to make room for some frags but it is growing back again
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Thanks - so I'll probably do the same and just trim it a bit...
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The stuff I got from Ellisz a while back is spreading like crazy. I'm almost ready to trim it back myself.
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Dont forget that that macro algea is sucking up some nitrates. Good for your tank
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Old 10-29-2005, 10:22 AM   #6
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I trimmed mine so it will at least be able to move around slightly in the fuge, I"m trying to trim the portions that aren't as dark green as the rest- lt green, or very rarely the pieces that have some brown on them. I hope this is a good approach..
Q: Occasionally I see sections that have small bubbles on them also green..are these new algae growths, or should I trim those out?
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