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What's The Best Way To Harvest Chaeto Algae?

Discussion in 'Filtration / ULNS' started by steve861uk, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. steve861uk

    steve861uk Registered

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    Mine has grown wider and thicker now and is ready to harvest, but how should I go about it?

    Do I cut it with scissors or just tear some off around the edges? Does it really matter?

    End of questions from a Chaeto virgin :)
     
  2. Realist

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    I don't use the magic green stuff but people I know who dod just rip handfuls of it out and it grows back just as quick.
     
  3. doug_amanda

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    As above, I don't use it anymore but when I did I just pulled about a third of it off and spread out what was left so it got more light.
     
  4. steve861uk

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    Did the deed last night and pulled out a few fist fulls :) Also changed my Rowa Phos and turned my water brown :eek:, need to find a better way to complete that messy task :rolleyes:
     
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    I fill my reactor a few times with rodi to flush the fine particles away and orange water. Gone back to phospate minus though after my rowa tumbled too much and turned the sump orange.

    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
     
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    Best way regards replacing rowa i find, is flush through as if your doing a waterchange through the rowa outlet! So youve done a waterchange and clean rowa!!!
     
  7. steve861uk

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    Thankfully the reactor does not need tending to on a weekly basis :rolleyes: So guess I will have to put up with the mess of ditching the old stuff and trying to spread the new stuff all over the kitchen sink/floor, then will flush it through with clean ro (by running the pump in a bucket) :confused:

    Hopefully I won't need to do this erroneous task for at least another few weeks o_O
     
  8. shazants

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    I do the same as above in regards to Cheato..... just pull hand fulls out until it is half the mass it was.....

    In regards to Rowa ... I quickly moved to Seachem Phosguard...... this is a beautiful white clean small ball substance that does the same thing!

    No more rinsing the brown powder!!! Can't see me ever going back!
     
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