Discussion in 'Resources' started by Jeff Rehling, May 20, 2018.

  1. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

    When I got my ball of Chaeto is was green. I've had a proper light on it for about 12 hours nightly opposite my tank lighting, but some of it is dark brown. What's happening?
  2. JVU


    Pic is worth a thousand words :)

    If it’s growing well the part on top will die and turn brown or white as it gets pushed up sometimes, time to harvest.

    Or maybe another algae growing on it?
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  3. its dying if its brown. Harvest that out and keep the fresh green.

    what kind of light are you using for the chaeto? Too much light will fry it
  4. mmakay

    mmakay Guest

    Chaeto can also have trouble in tanks if there is too little iron. I had high nitrate and phosphate for a while and the chaeto was struggling until I started dosing iron. Now it grows like crazy.
  5. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

    when I had low flow in my 'fuge, mine died. when I had more flow, it flourished

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