Chaeto getting some dark green-kinda slimy spots

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by daddio, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Our chaeto is growing like a weed, we are harvesting about a cantelope sized ball every 4 days. I am noticing that we are getting patches that are a little darker and a bit slimy. It is almost like algae is growing in the chaeto. Also there are a lot of bubbles on top of the chaeto. Should I be concerned?
  2. Edgar Sandoval

    Edgar Sandoval Supporting Member

    You need to ask @scuzy he is the chaeto expert

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  3. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    That's pretty common in my experience, it's another algae growing too. More nutrient export!

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  4. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Is it possible that it's a green cyano of some sort?
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  5. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Nothing to worry about. It's probably some gha. It feels more slimy compared to the chaeto. I would assume the bubbles are trapped o2 from gas exchange from photosynthesis. You can stir your chaeto every couple days and it should take care of both these issues. It will also disturb the pods growing in it and send them up to the dt.
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  6. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    You're just a textbook chaeto disturber arent you?
  7. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    You know it. :)

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