Where to get clean chaeto?

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I just ordered a Pax Bellum algae reactor, and I needed to source some chaeto to start it off with. Unfortunately, Algae Barn doesn’t have any and hasn’t seemed to have any for a long time. Is there another good source for clean chaeto that you’d recommend? Thanks in advance.
 
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I have seen post in the past of ways to clean chaeto, perhaps you can try one of those methods. Here is a thread that has some ideas and suggestions.

 

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Sanitized & sterilized are different levels of treatment. Seaweed surfaces are a micro environment of quorum sensing bacteria that have a symbiotic relationship with macro algae.


[Seaweed-associated bacteria play a crucial role in morphogenesis and growth of seaweeds (macroalgae) in direct and/or indirect ways. Bacterial communities belonging to the phyla Proteobacteria and Firmicutes are generally the most abundant on seaweed surfaces. Associated bacterial communities produce plant growth-promoting substances, quorum sensing signalling molecules, bioactive compounds and other effective molecules that are responsible for normal morphology, development and growth of seaweeds. Also, bioactive molecules of associated bacteria determine the presence of other bacterial strains on seaweeds and protect the host from harmful entities present in the pelagic realm. The ecological functions of cross-domain signalling between seaweeds and bacteria have been reported as liberation of carpospores in the red seaweeds and settlement of zoospores in the green seaweeds. In the present review, the role of extracellular polymeric substances in growth and settlement of seaweeds spores is also highlighted. To elucidate the functional roles of associated bacteria and the molecular mechanisms underlying reported ecological phenomena in seaweeds requires a combined ecological, microbiological and biochemical approach.]
 

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Sanitized & sterilized are different levels of treatment. Seaweed surfaces are a micro environment of quorum sensing bacteria that have a symbiotic relationship with macro algae.


[Seaweed-associated bacteria play a crucial role in morphogenesis and growth of seaweeds (macroalgae) in direct and/or indirect ways. Bacterial communities belonging to the phyla Proteobacteria and Firmicutes are generally the most abundant on seaweed surfaces. Associated bacterial communities produce plant growth-promoting substances, quorum sensing signalling molecules, bioactive compounds and other effective molecules that are responsible for normal morphology, development and growth of seaweeds. Also, bioactive molecules of associated bacteria determine the presence of other bacterial strains on seaweeds and protect the host from harmful entities present in the pelagic realm. The ecological functions of cross-domain signalling between seaweeds and bacteria have been reported as liberation of carpospores in the red seaweeds and settlement of zoospores in the green seaweeds. In the present review, the role of extracellular polymeric substances in growth and settlement of seaweeds spores is also highlighted. To elucidate the functional roles of associated bacteria and the molecular mechanisms underlying reported ecological phenomena in seaweeds requires a combined ecological, microbiological and biochemical approach.]

I don't think he is looking to do anything but make sure his Chaeto is free of unwanted hitchhikers. ie pest stars, bristle worms, aiptasia.
 
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I have chaeto that has no pests ;)
 

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