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Can multiple type, species of micro algae be kept together in the sump?
 
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You mean, macro algae, and they can, but, for instance caulerpa wages war against chaeto, etc. Most people recommend chaeto.

BTW, the same thing happens in micro-algae cultures - one species generally dominates until it's the only one remaining.
 
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You mean, macro algae, and they can, but, for instance caulerpa wages war against chaeto, etc. Most people recommend chaeto.

BTW, the same thing happens in micro-algae cultures - one species generally dominates until it's the only one remaining.
Sorry meant macro :whistling::whistling:
 

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Generally keep only one species of algae as they do wage a chemical warfare against each other and these chemicals end up in your system. Cheato is the one to go for as it is fairly non toxic to your water column.
 

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