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Old 05-01-2011, 10:54 AM   #11
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I used to run a MH over mine to sell it back to the lfs,worked a treat,just make sure it has good flow and not too close to the light.Keep turning the chaeto over and trim it each month.
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it's not a flow issue either, because this system i am speaking of had the same flow before the power outage.
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I know that when chaeto dies it gives off an awful stench,there wouldn't be some sort of bacteria in the systems since the kill off would there??
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well, if it was a month or two down the line, we couldn't rule it out, but it's been a year of weekly water changes in my case. i'm going to grab a new batch since i put the 175 watt halide pendant over the refugium. that plus a 23 watt energy saver bulb that did fine up until the outage should be more than enough light.
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Maybe you just dont have enough nutrients for it to survive.
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This is kind of a side question. Will dead macro algae end up creating an ammonia spike if you leave it in the sump?
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I dont know about an ammonia spike but it will leach all the nutrients back into your system
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Maybe you just dont have enough nutrients for it to survive.
believe me when i tell you, there are PLENTY of nutrients in that tank!
so much so that when i do water changes the water coming out has a yellow tint to it.
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Can you put the chaeto in an area so it will tumble,as it needs good flow,otherwise maybe its time to go to halimeda or calaurpa!!
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Mr x... Just a shot outside the box on the cheato. We rose Gardeners have a problem sometimes growing roses in spots where we have lost a rose. We call it "rose sick soil". Sometimes it's a lack of nutrients (not likely the case in your aquarium) but sometimes it because the dying rose has left some sort of illness (bacterial or viral) in the soil when it died. The new roses wither and die for no apparent reason even when given the proper care, nutritution, etc. The soil in the area of the new rose needs to then be replaced. Is it possible that when your cheato died it left some sort of toxin or fouling in the substrate of the refugium that is causing the die off in the new specimens?
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