Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-29-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: new jersey
Posts: 74
dyeing chaeto

so i have had some chaeto in my sump for about 3 weeks and it just started to dye out is this normal or any reason why here are the parameters on my tank thank you
ph 8.2
amn 0
no-2 0
no-3 10ppm
cal 400
po-4.25ppm
sal 1.023
__________________

__________________
rambler67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 12:10 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gti_Leo's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto,Ontario
Posts: 3,021
how is the lighting in there?
__________________

__________________
Gti_Leo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 12:19 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
Tank2379's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chicago,IL
Posts: 2,890
Send a message via MSN to Tank2379 Send a message via Yahoo to Tank2379
Sometimes if your Nutrient levels are low they can die off... Try feeding more- Any compact lighting with 6500K would help grow cheato with no problem.
Tank2379 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 06:01 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oxford,England
Posts: 1,384
dye or die?,chaeto will go a lighter colour if the lighting is too strong or close,
__________________
Old Chinese proverb:
Don't go to bed with ichy bum
wake up with smelly finger!!
David S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 06:34 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
if you have detectable nitrate and phosphate, i don't think it's a lack of nutrients that killed it off.
i'm not sure about all of the parameters, but if you have detectable nitrIte, i wonder if this could be the problem.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 11:27 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: new jersey
Posts: 74
it is dieing really light in color and just withering away to nothing I have a 6500K light on it. on 12 hours off 12 hours the nitrIte are undetectable
__________________
rambler67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 09:14 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
that's the best spectrum lamp for macro algae IME, but i have seen folks use all sorts of lamps over their refugiums and the algae grew fine.
the same thing is happening to the tank i maintain at the local gym. after a power outage that killed most of the fish, the macros all died. that was last summer. since then, i've not been able to grow any algae in that refugium. it all withers away.
new fish are in the tank and nutrient levels are high. i also use the reverse lighting schedule, 12 on and 12 off.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 09:44 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: new jersey
Posts: 74
I only have a a wrasse and an eel in the tank right now need to get rid of then im can add all the other fish that i want. so it could be a lack of nutrient for it to grow.
__________________
rambler67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 09:57 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 366
I use to have trouble with mine when I first put the chaeto in then I switched to a stronger 23watt bulb and 24 hour lighting in the sump and it seems to have corrected it. Not sure if that is the issue but why not try it for a week or so to see if it works.

Steve
__________________
sdergar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 10:41 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
it's not the lack of nutrients. your test kits are supporting that.

it wouldn't be that algae needs 24 hour lighting. i'm going to try a halide over the refugium and see if that makes a difference.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
chaeto

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanted: Chaeto DA fisherman Archive 0 04-11-2011 08:41 PM
fish dyeing from disease. 0000 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 10 07-20-2010 12:00 PM
Am I dyeing my fish? acpart Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 11-25-2007 01:26 AM
Anyone Need any Chaeto? tmcpeek Archive 8 05-10-2005 11:42 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.