Should I be worried ?

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by Warr7207, 18 Oct 2008.

  1. Warr7207

    Warr7207

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    This is my Chaeto, are all these worms going to effect it ?

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    Hi Warr - No - the worms will never affect your chaeto. If you are scared - remove a smallish piece of chaeto (say a ball of +-4/5cm, if you can) and let this then grow out....

    Chaeto get's it's nutrients from the water - it's only the light source that could slightly impacted by the worms - but you plants - it will grow PAST the worms at some stage....
     
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    As per Calfo, those feather worms are one of the best filters one can have - I wouldn't be concerned at all i'd be elated as I am because I have loads of them in my sump and behind my rockworks.;)
     
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    Nothing in my sump is safe from this worms.

    I have them growing everywhere. Even in some of the pumps and clear pipes. Also they have no problem growing on the grass.

    Wonder if so many worms indicate too many nutrients ?

    Also don't have many in the display tank, so not much transference between the two systems
     
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    well they would get shredded by the return pump wouldnt they? did you transfer yours or did they just pick up there? i want to move my massive colony from the DT to the Sump but i still want my rock in the DT?
     
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    Is your chaeto lying still Warr? I had mine in a ball slowly spinning in my sump and all that lived in it was pods. Are they tube worms?
     
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    Yeah, pretty much, as it is above my DSB.

    They are tube worms
     
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