Gha and bubble algae in refugium

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Hi

I recently got my hands on some chaeto so picked up some lights with the intention of running macro algae in a refugium.

I was away for a bit and when I came back and inspected my sump the chaeto is pretty much gone and it's totally overgrown with gha and bubble algae.

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My DT is clean, no algae.

So my question is... Does this matter? If I allow it to grow and harvest it regularly it should still reminds nutrients right?
Are there any drawbacks or risks to this?

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The algae can find its way into your display over time. If you have a good group of hungry fish and inverts they might not let it grow in the DT
 
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