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Old 05-16-2018, 04:07 AM
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Bronx cheato not growing

so i finally had my new set up running goin full triton tank has been running up about a month i put my kessil h380 refuge light with some cheato 2 weeks but for some reason my cheato is not growing and looks brown and stringy i have 5 fish in the tank no corals i have the kessil programmed for 12 midnight to 12 in the afternoon
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alk 8.5
mag 1420
salinity 126
ammonia 0
nitrate 0
phosphate 10
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:53 PM
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How high do you have the light posted? Is it at full intensity?
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:01 PM
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There’s no way to control the intensity it’s grow or bloom as far as height how high should it be
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:17 PM
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your tank is still to new and the cheato needs nutrients to grow
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:16 PM
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So wat should I do throw the cheato out n wait
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:29 PM
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post some pics
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:50 PM
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your tank is still to new and the cheato needs nutrients to grow


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Old 05-16-2018, 08:04 PM
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If it's too shallow it will burn the chaeto. You should probably have about 12" high if possible. And Maramotts is right. You don't have any nutrients for them to eat. Do you have any live rock in the system cooking?
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Old 05-17-2018, 04:52 AM
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No live rock at all started all dry rock just put corals in yesterday should I add some bacteria to help with nutrients

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Old 05-17-2018, 08:13 AM
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You need to introduce fish first. To get the cycling started. I think you're too early for corals.
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