Chaeto and Caulerpa

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  1. Xereo

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    Chaeto and Caulerpa Needed Please..

    IF anyone can Share some .. i am even willing to pay.
    Please Cape Town Southern Suburbs
     
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    It should be for free. How can you charge another reefer for something that you should anyway harvest and throw away. You have to, else it will out compete itself and die back. In case of caulerpa it could crash.

    But you can pay with a beer or two.
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    +1
     
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    I wouldn't add cheto and cualerpa to the same system. The Cualerpa will outcompete the chaeto and cause it to die back. This happened to me.
     
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    Yip, Caulerpa will outcompete Cheato. And then if the nutrient levels drop, basically the Caulerpa outcompetes itself, then the full colony could crash. Happened in my shrimp tank. Although small pieces could survive, and regrow back very fast. Mine did that. Need to remove some this weekend.

    Cheato, is a lot slower. But it does not go sexual / crash. It is a lot more stable in my mind.

    My Cheato and Caulerpa are not on the same systems.
     
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    Well who is gunna post me some in water lol
     
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    Mine crashed, otherwise I would have!
     
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    @RiaanP post me some in a bottle with water :)
     
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    Crash?

    What happens to a tank when their is a Caulerpa crash, e.g. it gets toxic, water goes green?

    In a Nano system (130l) with a refugium , what would be the best, Caulerpa or Cheato? Is there more stable macro algae for a refugium?
     
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    OI! I have plenty of chaeto, harvest nearly every week, im in gordons bay so whnever u wana make a trip down here?
    Oh and it will be R500 for the chaeto........lol :p
     
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    If it's going to waste, and you don't mind giving it away, that's fine. Saying something should or should not be free is a funny moral judgement.
     
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    Caulerpa crash, it goes dead. All the cells burst open and is empty. And release its "eggs". That is what they mean when it goes sexual. (As I understood it).

    Best for smaller tank, Cheato will be a better option.

    Well, I got mine for free, long time ago from @Neil H. Been giving away, instead of throwing it in the dustbin ever since.
     
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    Hi Xereo, I can give you some cheato but I'm in Dbvl.

    I could drop it off some where so you can collect it, depending where you are. Let me know.


    Tim
     
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    gr8 to see Reefers helping each other out :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Tim_S .. Pm sent
     
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    Still No Reply From Tim...

    So is there anyone else this side of the world that can spare me some please?
     
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    Sorry Xereo, only saw the notification now. Will check messages and come back to you.
     
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    Chaeto 2

    Guys if any abundance happens to happen around yer cheato please gimme a shout. I have just fitted my sump with some 6500 k lighting and removed the live rock so that it can tumble. Also decided to rather go Chaeto rather than any other micro algae.

    Maybe a nice mangrove forest on the next tank :)
     
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    I have some to spare, Xereo. I work in Observatory. You can come pick up there if you like?
     
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    Happy days

    Really amazing guys on the forum, collecting tomorrow. Thank you Tim
     
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