Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
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 06-25-2010, 03:42 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
eric faatz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: buffalo,ny
Posts: 308
cheato and mangrove

does anybody know if these are good for saltwater tanks or lowering nitrates levels?
__________________

__________________
I have chosen this path in saltwater and what ever bumps may come i will not stray from my path.
eric faatz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 04:09 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
Jimbo7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 1,996
Yes, both are excellent for doing just that. They will require some supplemental lighting though if kept out of the DT, especially the mangrove.
__________________

__________________
Links to old builds:
12DX LED Build
Frag Tank (Fixed Link)
Dorm Pico Tank
Jimbo7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 05:18 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
I have done mangroves and IMO the nutrient transport through a couple well lets say 6 mangroves is to slow and really not worth the trouble. If you had it on a larger scale and in a seperate Fuge then it might work. You have to also watchout for the roots that can find the smallest of defects in your sealant and cause lots of problems. From what I have heard cheato is a really great macro algae as long as you harvest it on a regular bases.
__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2010, 07:33 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oxford,England
Posts: 1,384
chaeto is very good under a small light in a sump or works fantastic under a MH,just keep it trimmed
__________________
Old Chinese proverb:
Don't go to bed with ichy bum
wake up with smelly finger!!
David S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 10:48 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
eric faatz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: buffalo,ny
Posts: 308
will this help keeping my nitrates levels down,how much would i need for a 75gal fowlr tank.i have a20gal sump to.
__________________
I have chosen this path in saltwater and what ever bumps may come i will not stray from my path.
eric faatz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 10:59 AM   #6
Thanx but no.....


 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,333
The amount you need will level off. Those who have to trim it back constantly obviously have large amounts of nitrate/nutrients to be exported (only makes sense right? Needs it to grow.) I've had about a quart size bag in my sump for years for my 90 and even less than that in a newer established 90. Never trimmed. I consider it balanced nicely against the excess nutrients in my tank. You can generally get someone to mail you a qt size bag for $10-15. Look on RC and other reefer forums.
__________________
CaptainAhab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 01:08 PM   #7
AA Team Emeritus
 
Ziggy953's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Owings Mills, Maryland
Posts: 9,101
I agree with TC! I have grown Mangroves as well and they are interesting and neat to see but for nutrient export you would have to have a lot of them.

I have seen a system that had a separate container just for mangroves. I believe he had about 60 4-6' trees growing behind his tank. It was a neat addition to his living space and I would say all of them combined help to lower excess nutrients in the system.

Go with Chaeto!
Ziggy953 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 11:29 AM   #8
AA Team Emeritus
 
cmor1701d's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
Macro algae is the way to go. With mangorves not only do need a lot of them, but you need to remove the leaves as they fall to the water. If left in the water they will release all those nutrients right back into the water,
cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 02:58 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oxford,England
Posts: 1,384
I have chaetomorpha in my sump and trimming isn't done just because of over growing due to excess nutrients,In the case of Chaetomorpha, its only drawback, is the ability to fragment into short segments in place of a typical sexual event. Fragments of Chaetomorpha often break off the main colony and find their way into overflows and pumps, where they can clog the intakes and cause floods. To prevent this from occurring, trim Chaetomorpha frequently, routinely shake it free of any collected detritus, and expand or turn the mass of strands to allow all the cells access to light.I also trim it to give to other aquarist which would like some,so anyone want some if your near Oxford England
__________________
Old Chinese proverb:
Don't go to bed with ichy bum
wake up with smelly finger!!
David S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 02:04 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
kdogg85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 506
The chaeto is the way my friend. I have 2 fuges with it and the nitrates stay at zero. When I first put it in, it did grow like crazy, but after a couple months, both fuges have about a hacksaw sized slab in them and it still grows, but not as much as it did at first. I have 2 cf lights over each fuge and that seems to do the trick. And definitley turn over the mat or ball evry so often to help maintain equal growth.
__________________

__________________
kdogg85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eat

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
Cheato CaptainAhab Archive 0 12-12-2009 06:27 PM
cheato in a aquapod? nanonick4710 Nano Reefs 6 06-29-2008 06:49 AM
[Wanted] Cheato... hyewiz General Retailers 0 11-03-2005 12:04 PM
anyone have any cheato???? morgan24 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 05-04-2005 02:28 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:11 PM.


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