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Old 09-10-2009, 02:23 PM   #1
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chaeto keep falling off?

I have a tennis ball size chaeto sitting in the corner of my refugium.
it has been like a 6days, and the chaeto keep falling apart...
like a little pieces flowing everywhere.
its still a ball shape but a lot of them fall apart and flow to my return section or free flowing in the refugium.
is that normal?
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I dont use cheato but use grape calerpa instead. Is the water flowing under the baffle or over to the next section?
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I dont use cheato but use grape calerpa instead. Is the water flowing under the baffle or over to the next section?
over to the next section?
I will add a net or something to prevent them get into the return section later.
but why r they keep falling apart ToT
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Put a sponge before the return section.
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r the part that fell off died??
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I wish I could help but I`ve never used cheato before.
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I wish I could help but I`ve never used cheato before.
thats cool, at least u told me to add a sponge XP
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Mine does this too... My Cheato ball is like 10times bigger then when I setup my fuge a few months ago. But little pieces always break away from the "nest". I usually have to remove them during water changes as they always end up stuck to my intake of my small HOB filter I have in the fuge. These peices are actually alive, nice and green.. they just seperated from the nest.

One day I will modify my fuge to contain the Cheato more. I have plans to redo my entire sump using eggcrate. I saw a vid somewhere that had an awesome setup
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Yeah, they are still alive. They just break away from the ball and free float.
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should I pick up all the flee float ones and make them a ball again LOL?
oh and talk about eggcrate, maybe i can make a chaeto corner for it haha
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