Chaeto damaging tank?

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Hi everyone. So my chaeto has been growing very quickly, and every night I can see it producing a bunch of oxygen bubbles. I also added a flow pump to the chamber its in. However, when I went to harvest half of it, a huge cloudy mess went into the water when I stirred it up, and now my water is extremely cloudy. Any ideas as to what caused this in the chaeto? I am planning on doing a water change, should I shake out the rest of the chaeto? Please help my corals haven't been looking great lately and I think this is why.
 

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Sounds like you need better mechanical filtration before hand.

If its the chaeto itself falling apart, check nitrate, phosphate, and if those are fine, consider something like chaetogro or two little fishies iron.
 

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I agree, if all parameters are fine, perhaps the cheato is too effective and is then starving and falling apart, either cut back the cheato, the light schedule or add iron
Sounds like you need better mechanical filtration before hand.

If its the chaeto itself falling apart, check nitrate, phosphate, and if those are fine, consider something like chaetogro or two little fishies iron.
 
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