Chaeto not growing

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by Tim S, 18 Oct 2010.

  1. Tim S

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    My chaeto used to double in size in 1 to 2 weeks warranting a harvest evety 3 weeks or so. Lately it is not growing at all. What gives?
     
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    Could be your lights are getting old..when last did you change them?
     
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    Is it possible that u have very little nutrients in the tank?
    Or perhaps started carbon dosing or use of new bacteria?
     
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    not growing and still green is good sign
     
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    the light is a 50 watt downlighter. I have re-started carbon dosing and with nutrient levels all zero this could be result. But the cyano is still there!!! :(
     
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    The light is perfect for cheato maybe it's starved a little......
     
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    make ssure ur chaeto bush is not too dense so it gives space for more to grow, then basic maintenence, clean ur light tubes and globes from salt creep, it cuts light outpu by up to 70%! and try dosing iron
     
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    when i stopped dosing carbon, mine grows like hell
     
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    I had cyano, blacked the tank out for 3 days and it dissapeared (along with syphoning some out before the blackout)
     
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    Good plan, Think I'm gonna do this, been on honeymoon for 2 weeks and got back, obviously some over feeding happened and yippee lumo green slime! Black out here we come!
    Do you reckon Cyno inhibits Chaeto Growth???:whistling:
     
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    Im not sure, but the chaeto in my sump isnt growing the way it used to. I know the nutrients may also be lower, but i removed a lot of cyano out of the sump, so i reckon it has some effect on the chaeto. I HATE CYANO. Ever since the blackout ended my pin cushions havent opened - a week ago.
     
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