1. B

    New York NY: Chaeto Free (Bronx Yonkers Area pickup only)

    Got some Mostly Chaeto With Pods and other Macroalgae mix free for someone In need as I have started my fuge with donated Chaeto. Just Paying it forward to the next reefer. Pick up only. Not a lot but enough for a few reefers. I hate to throw things someone could use. PM me. Disclaimer: I...
  2. N

    Help with Chaeto in Fijicube 20 Sump

    Hello, I have a Fijicube 20 sump and have been using the refugium section for chaeto. This section measures 5.2" by 5.8" by 10" of water. I have been using this cheap grow light mounted to the sides of the refugium. It has been several months and the chaeto isn't really growing and the entire...
  3. Tristan

    Chaeto vs. Caulerpa. Which is more effective?

    So I’m sure a bunch of you have seen @Bulk Reef Supply ’s videos on chaeto in a refugium and their graphs of nitrate and phosphate over time. Does anyone have anything similar for caulerpa? Or, anecdotal evidence for caulerpa to compare against chaeto in terms of phosphate and nitrate réduction...
  4. TomSerious

    Eggs in Chaeto?

    Hello! I just bought some Chaeto from my LFS. Now I found 2 and some smaller see through things? (apart from a lot of other stuff that I could identify :rolleyes:) They sound very hard when dropped into the sink and they have one tiny hole in them. Could they be egg shells of some sort? Does...
  5. JSpen

    Michigan WTB pax bellum arid 18

    Looking for a pax bellum arid 18 chaeto reactor.
  6. T

    Pennsylvania Tunze 3181 Macro Algae Reactor, used for one month/excellent condition

    This is an excellent condition/lightly used (1 month) Tunze 3181. Good for harvesting macro algae (best is Chaeto) for nutrient export. I used it for 1 month. Decided I prefer having a refugium so I could have other critters in there too, but this works fine if you need to save space/don't...
  7. Justen

    Chaeto Reactor Pump

    What's a good pump speed for a chaeto reactor? I'm using the AquaMaxx Media Reactor Standard with a pump at max power which is 260GPH. My reactor is on the ground of my AIO so it runs through a 5ft tube down then another 5ft back up. Is a strong pump fine for chaeto to grow because I also don't...
  8. Kurtz

    Bag/Sock Micron Size to Catch Chaeto Pieces, but not Copepods

    I have a Waterbox 20 Nano running a Tunze Algae reactor. The return for my reactor feeds into the same chamber as my return pump. Loose bits of chaeto are flowing into the chamber and eventually cause my return pump to clog (even with a cover on the intake). I was thinking a simple solution...
  9. Davisfamily4

    New cycling of saltwater aquarium; chaeto brown

    I’ve recently began my cycle 3 weeks ago for my saltwater aquarium. It’s an 80 gallon display with LS and LR, 20 gallon Sump. I have my refugium first and the chaeto is starting to Brown just a bit. A week ago, I inserted pods but prior to that the chaeto was super green. Why is brown starting...
  10. 0utworld

    Deciding on a refugium light

    I'm running an IM nuvo 20 and thinking of growing chaeto in one of the back chambers. I've come across two similarly-priced fuge light that are small enough to fit: -Innovative Marine ChaetoMax 2-n-1 LED -Tunze EcoChic Waterproof Refugium LED 8831 The Tunze light is submergible, which would...
  11. Justen

    Hair Algae in 30g AIO Refugium

    I have a lot of hair algae in my chamber which I use as an refugium to grow chaeto. The chaeto grows very nicely but so as hair algae. It becomes very thick in less than a week everytime I clean it. My main display has little to no algae though. Just some on the glass. I run the light for my...
  12. El_Guapo13

    Changing out chaeto in refugium...should I try another type of microalgae?

    So. Background first. I have been keeping aquariums for most of my life, well, I mean the first 8 or so years obviously my parents were the ones actually dealing with the upkeep, but you know what I mean. However, it has always been only freahwater aquariums. That all changed November 2018. A...
  13. Hardy_Reef

    Refugium Assistance

    I'm having some difficulties maintaining macroalgae growth in my refugium on a system that has been set up for over a year. I'm using the built in refugium section of a Red Sea Reefer 350 v3 with a Zetlight E200S light set on a reverse 14 hour photo-period at 100% intensity. The chaeto has been...
  14. bk_market

    Virginia Chaeto for Sale big portion

    At least 1/2 of gallon bag for sale. 25$ shipped priority. Clean healthy tank full of pods.
  15. KJones90s

    Kessil H350

    Is a H350 magenta a good light for growing Chaeto? Thinking about getting one for my refugium, found one for $115. Worth the investment?
  16. Saltyfox

    advice needed on nuvo sump refugium

    I need some ideas/advice on the best place to put a refugium in my nuvo lagoon 25’s sump section. If you have done it or know how you’re going to do it let me see/know please!!
  17. T

    Please Id?

    Hello all, I have what seems to be chaeto growing off my rocks? I have a small refugium inside my sump in the back of my fluval evo 13.5; I’ve had some chaeto trickle into the display when I have the pump off (for feeding). I try cleaning it up as much as possible but I’m wondering if this will...
  18. F

    Would like confirmation on Chaeto growth and water level

    Hi fellow reefers. I have a situation that I would like confirmation that my logic is correct. I have the Neptune ATK (with 2 sensors) in my return pump area of my sump. It’s configured to run once an hour. I have Chaeto in my sump. It’s grown using the Kessil H380 from 10pm to 10am PST...
  19. S

    Chaeto algae

    Hey guys, I’ve got the aqua top 29 gallon all in one. I want to start some sort of refugium, Is there a way to place chaeto in that small sump area, light it up,and have it stay healthy? Can it just roll around the tank? Any words of advice for more experienced saltwater keepers in greatly...
  20. zoa what

    Dead debris covering Chaeto

    my chaeto is not bright green. I dont have a traditional baffled sump where I can "tumble" the chateo. its more in a refugium section of a 100g rubbermaid sump with good flow flowing thru it. my chaeto is covered with brown dead debris (maybe dead algae?) seems like chaeto acts more like a...
  21. Less

    New York Chaeto for trade/free/donation

    have a 5 gallon pail full of chaeto to get rid of, has some pods. Would like to get a frag of anything, just no gsp :-) Pick up in White Plains NY 10603
  22. Lylelovett

    Feeding macro algae to fish?

    Hi all, My refugium grows chaeto like crazy. So I though maybe I'd dabble in growing some other macro in my sump to feed the fish in the DT. Bio load: 5 Chromis, 2 Clowns, 2 Banggai Cardinals, 1 Convict Tang, 2 Sand sifting stars, a crew of snails, 1 cleaner shrimp, and a handful of corals...
  23. Esquire805

    California Cheato mix with red macros

    Sump getting out of control need to seal atleast 7 bags. As shown there are pieces of red macros in the chaeto mostly red gracilaria, hayi and some others I have had caulerpa also so some might come with it. The size or portion is as shown bigger then a baseball or hand. Going for 18 shipped
  24. DanSavesTheDay

    Using a chaeto reactor with a lawnmower blenny who is picky eater?

    Hello fellows reefers I will be setting up my chaeto reactor on my 40 gallon this Friday. The reason is I am trying to lower phosphates without using chemicals. I do not overfeed and do a regular water change once a week and even after changing out around 70% moving home I still have some...
  25. MarineDepot

    How to Grow Chaeto Algae and Other Macroalgae Like a PRO

    How to Grow Chaeto Algae and Other Macroalgae Like a PRO| Lighting, Parameters, & Flow VIDEO: Optimal lighting, parameters, & flow for lush macroalgae growth!