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Newbie here,
I am setting up my Tunze algae reactor and I see there are several different types of macro algae. Is it necessary to run chaeto in a reactor or can you use something like atomic broccoli or blue hypnea with it?
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you can use whatever you like for the most part, but chaeto is tried and true so if you can get some I'm not sure why you wouldn't. Most folks who use macro other than chaeto is for aesthetics. I have chaeto available for sale and can ship if you are interested.
 
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I’m all about performance first but if performance is equal then aesthetics is a goal. I plan on running this unit outside the sump cabinet.
 

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Newbie here,
I am setting up my Tunze algae reactor and I see there are several different types of macro algae. Is it necessary to run chaeto in a reactor or can you use something like atomic broccoli or blue hypnea with it?
Thanks in advance.
You will probably want to stay away from anything that has a "root" structure or is found attached to substrates. Although some caulerpas may work ok. I am not great on scientific names but maybe pom pom algae it seems to like being tumbled. If you want to get the other algaes set up a refugium it will be much easier and better for the algaes.
 

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