Chaeto growth

Discussion in 'General Reef Discussion' started by portereef, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    Hey everyone! I am trying to figure out why my dang chaeto isn't growing! I have a it growth with the cheap regular household incandescent bulb on my 60 frag tank and on the 180 its has a zetlight E200 that is designed to grow the stuff! I have nitrates in the water and phosphates so I am not sure why it hasn't grown at all.....unless it is growing at a snails pass and I don't notice it growing. I only ask since my last setup grew chaeto like a weed and I was taking softball size chunks out every week.

    Let me know what you think and what you think I should try.
  2. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

  3. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    I hated just throwing the chaeto out. I always tried to ask people if anyone wanted any and I also would try to feed some of it to my tangs which enjoyed it as a snack. I just am not sure what the limiting factor is. My levels in my 180......which I finally measured for the first time the other week looked great. NO3-4ppm PO4-.13 cal-430 Alk- 7.6 pH-8.0+. Just not sure the light on the 180 is a refugium LED and I have it running from 8 PM to 10 or 11 am the next morning.

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