Carey, I believe I posted earlier that after installing GFO
alongside my bio-pellet reactor that my cheato in the sump started disappearing. Just not enough nutrients to support it.
Between work obligations and back issues I was not performing regular maintenance (GFO
's etc.) and I started having algae issues to the point that I added cheato back to the sump and now it's growing quickly again.
I just did my semi-annual maintenance and replaced the GFO
, added new bio-pellets, did several PWC
's so I expect I will start to see the cheato start to disappear again in a few weeks.
You may want to take the same route. Leave it in place for now while you add your bio-pellet reactor and watch for changes.
You no longer have a decision to make. Hopefully the decision is made for you.