must I turn my Cheato over?

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by RiaanP, 29 Apr 2009.

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    RiaanP Moderator

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    My cheato ball used to grow a lot since January. Did split it at some point. But lately the top 1cm part is turning white. Underside is still dark green.

    Must I turn the ball over weekly? daily? whenever?

    My scrubber is in full swing, so I'm not sure that the stuff it used to live on, is now being depleted by the scrubber. My skimmer runs 10 hours a day (at night).
     
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    Hi Riaan - the "best" way (I believe) that chaeto SHOULD work, is in a "tumbling fashion". Mine does not "tumble" in my tank's sump, so I do indeed move it around and "turn it over" every now and again.... That the strands at the bottom can also get some more light :)
     
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    Not sure if there is any logic in this, but it works for me.

    I turn my Chaeto at least once a week, mainly to feed the Main tank.

    It grows insane and I haven't had any white spots. I do get the odd areas with coralline.

    I do have a scrubber, but in the chamber after my macro algae, so it gets food before the scrubber
     
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    The chaeto in my wife's tank tumble, but the chaeto in my sump does not :(- so I also turn mine now and then.
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I also turn mine now and again
     
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