I've been having problem with chaeto growing - somebody suggested Iron.
My chaeto stopped growing when I started using RO
water, so it makes sense that I'm removing too many beneficial minerals.
I'm not sure if this is related, but within 2 weeks of dosing iron (weekly, as per instructions on Kent product), I've had a coralline algae explosion. Could be a coincidence. I used to just have tiny spatterings of it - a haze almost - not ever turning into the circular growths you see in established tanks. Now suddenly both my tank and fuge are growing coralline, pink and green circles, in several places.
Still haven't noticed any change in my chaeto though.
I also dose purple-up and aragamilk, alternating each day, keeping Ca
around 450ppm, and iodine weekly (kent marine again). All of my softies are doing great, shrooms
have all tripled in size, gsp's encrusting more and more every day, etc.
180G build thread
180G All-glass with dual megaflows in a custom stand
AquaC EV-180 skimmer
250 pounds LR
160 pounds aragonite
Custom acrylic sump from GlassCages.com
2xPCX-40 return pumps
2x250MH 14K, 2x175MH 14K - PFO lighting, 2x65W PC
No-name 36W UV
Water General 125GPH RO/DI