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Old 10-01-2006, 01:33 AM
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Chaeto looking Caulerpa?

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In my refugium, there is a few types of micro algae. One is Chaeto, and there is also a type of Caulerpa I got from a fellow MR member. It is thicker and deeper in green then the Chaeto I got. Anyone know anything about this algae?

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Old 10-01-2006, 02:30 AM
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Caulerpa grows very fast. They can actually out grow your chaeto which happened to me now their stick all over the LR =(. I also got a free bag of cheato from tiger lily, I have decided to only keeping chaeto in the new tank setup.
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Old 10-01-2006, 08:03 AM
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Old 10-01-2006, 10:45 AM
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Thanks for the link.

I don't see the Chaeto looking Caulerpa in there...

I will try to post a pic later.
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Old 10-02-2006, 01:43 AM
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Here are somne pics. The thinner is Chaeto right? What about the thicker ones?





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It all looks like chaetomorpha. However, in the last picture, the chaeto on the left looks malnourished of nutrients or light. It also has accumulated much more detritus, which would be a flow issue.
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Old 10-02-2006, 12:09 PM
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isn't there also 2 varities of cheato out there? One's thinner and stringier then the other if i remember correctly
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i agree it looks like chaetomorpha to me. If deanos is right and its not a different variety. disperse it more evenly in ur tank and blow it off with a turkey baster to remove excess detrius. within time it will all be healthy and dark green. could also be a different variety but both are chaetomorpha.

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isn't there also 2 varities of cheato out there? One's thinner and stringier then the other if i remember correctly
i have heard the same thing alvin.

lunner, like you, i have both types in my sump.
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Old 10-02-2006, 03:28 PM
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Thanks for the advice guys.

I feel enlighted
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