Originally Posted by Gregcoyote
I have had success with a chaeto ball in the main tank. I just make a small ball of it and tie it together with a thread. Put it on a lettuce clip towards the back. It grows fine and the added benefit is my tangs like to nibble on it.
Cool, thanks for your input! I had an idea... feel free to tell me no if it's a bad idea. <--I don't even think I need to say that (... mr_X! (o_O) HA!!) Can I just put Chaeto in my overflow box if i put a divider in there?? Like a secured thin sheet piece of bio sponge or something as a divider. It'll get plenty of water flow, it'll be separate from the tank, get light AND not get sucked up by the intake b/c the bio sponge will stop it??
So... I bought a sheet of filter sock as my store didn't have the size sock for my pipe to my sump & I don't have any (screw-type) threads to hold it on as they had plastic rings as the base. I just cut two sheets the size of the filter box above the bio balls & laid them in there doubled-up, they're 100 micron each. Also, took out most of the bio balls (I'll take the rest out in a few days depending on how testing goes) & moved some of my small piece-y pieces of live rock down there. I'll get some more live rock for the main tank. Totally forgot to ask about purchasing Chaeto at the store. My protein skimmer seems to be working well. My pH is coming up. YIPPEE!! Getting ready to do today's big water change. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP EVERYONE!! I appreciate it very much!