Originally Posted by skywhitney
Some of the bad things I've heard are:
It is like a whole other tank to take care of.
The algae can crash or go sexual and release all it's stored nutrients back into the aquarium along with spores.
a lot of negative remarks in regards to the DSBs.
The pros definitely outnumber the cons but I just wanted to get everyone's opinion(s) on this before I start setting stuff up.
I guess that's true if you choose caulerpa instead of chaeto, but even then, I don't think it would be another tank to take care of. When stressed ( if you don't trim it and it is packed into the tank), it will go sexual as a last resort to survive. That's when people have issues. Chaetomorpha can't go sexual and is really easy to trim, you just rip it off. If you have a filtersock before the fuge, detritus should be minimal, your not supposed to be spot feeding the fuge. And to the dsb
, unless your going big and doing the whole thing dsb
, don't do it IMO