Originally Posted by gleach
Noticed my chaeto is starting to turn white now? I turned off the sterilizer. I think it is killing whatever is feeding the chaeto cause the water above the chaeto has a green film almost like the steralizer is sucking the nutrients out of the chaeto is this normal? I am 98% sure it is the steralizer I just added it this is 3 days later?
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Its very very unlikely that it's the sterilizer. The chaeto feeds off of nitrogen, potassium, phosphate, and about a dozen micro nutrients. The uv
sterilizer has no effect on any of those.
sterilizer is right before my chaeto in my refugium and I'm pulling over a pound of macro algae off a month.