Saltwater tumbleweed: what is your experience with Chaeto?

What is your experience with Chaeto?

  • I currently am growing Cheato

    Votes: 195 51.0%
  • I have successfully grown Cheato in the past

    Votes: 63 16.5%
  • I have grown Cheato in the past with limited success

    Votes: 54 14.1%
  • Other

    Votes: 70 18.3%

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BostonFishGuy

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Ive had good luck with chaeto growth but grew so fast I could not give it away fast enough and I wanted use of the space in sump it was in, so I pulled it all and went with an algae scrubber which i still utilize
How much does an algae scrubber for a 90 gallon cost? I need an overflow mine broke anyone selling one?
 

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How much does an algae scrubber for a 90 gallon cost? I need an overflow mine broke anyone selling one?
Check marketplace section
Scrubbers can range from $150-$500
Smaller unit should work for a 90g
 

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chaeto here

pax bellum Arid N18

bi weekly harvest on a 75. i usually leave a baseball size portion after harvesting and give the rest to my LFS
pax bellum.jpg
 

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I like above used a hang on the back setup. The unit was made by Finex, and is not available any more. I discovered growing it was best with little light, and flow. I ended up transferring it to my sump on my larger tank. It ended up growing rapidly but made a huge mess because of my ignorance about it. the container was full of slime ( I don't know what ) It almost wiped out my mushrooms. Not a big fan now
 

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I like above used a hang on the back setup. The unit was made by Finex, and is not available any more. I discovered growing it was best with little light, and flow. I ended up transferring it to my sump on my larger tank. It ended up growing rapidly but made a huge mess because of my ignorance about it. the container was full of slime ( I don't know what ) It almost wiped out my mushrooms. Not a big fan now
key is to harvest it frequently to avoid burnout and die off closest to the LEDs as it becomes denser. when it starts dying off it will slime up closer to the fixture & release nutrients back into the system. Been there, done that LOL
 

My tank was framed! Do you have a rimmed or rimless aquarium?

  • My tank has a frame/rim.

    Votes: 127 36.2%
  • My tank is rimless.

    Votes: 137 39.0%
  • I have both rimmed and rimless tanks.

    Votes: 79 22.5%
  • Other.

    Votes: 8 2.3%
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