Cheato needed in Durban

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  1. durleo

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    Hi Guys - I want to start growing Cheato in my DSB.

    I was think of using 3 x Energy Saving Daylight Bulbs

    Can the Cheato be used to feed my Tangs and will the addition of Cheato increase pod life in the DSB

    What are the differences between Cheato and Caurlerpa - i have heard people say Caurlerpa becomes a pest?

    I need some sponsers of Cheato in the Durban area - Im willing to collect. :whistling:
     
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  3. Hermanus

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    Ask @ north lands thy use Cheato and that is where I got Mayne
     
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    Cheato is more for nutrient export as well as caulerpa.

    Please say that caulerpa goes sexual and can spawn to your whole tank taking up all the oxygen. I dont see this happening.

    I have 2 types of caulerpa. The grape and some other one with leaves. Which ive seen people feed to their tangs.
     
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    Hi Durleo, if you're in PMB on a weekend I can help you out - got plenty!
    Some caulerpa species can infact release toxins back into the water if not maintained properly - chaeto is much safer. Give your tangs nori to eat.
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    Caulerpa got a root or runner, that get a hold fast onto the liverock. Once in the rock, you battle to remove it. Caulerpa grow like crazy. In some countries it is forbidden in fear that it can take over nearby reefs and sea shores.

    Cheato is loose, drifting type. No runners. Easy to remove if needed.
     
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    durleo Thread Starter

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    Thats Cool - thanks for the info guys - i think im gonna opt for the cheato :thumbup:
    Thanks for the offer tobes - if you have any lps frags then making a trip to PMB will be worth it;)
     
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    Durleo I'm coming to durbs next week on course from monday to thursday, i've got plenty chaeto for you - i'll be in the kloof area. If you're interested gimme a pm and i'll give directions and make a plan.
     
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    Stressed Eric can I also bug you for some pls?
     
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    No problemo gent's, you're welcome to as much as you want :)
     
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    thanks bro, will pm you shortly!
     
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    Mark, you can take from me also to give to the guys.
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    Hi Danimal - Can i pick some up from you when you get it ?
     
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    sure thing, I have PM'd Stressed Eric and will let you know as soon as I do what arrangements we make
     
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    hi Durleo, sorry I have taken a while to respond. Stressed Eric gave me a heck of a lot of chaeto, so whenever you want to get some drop me a pm and we can arrange.

    cool man
     
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