Keeping Chaeto in an algae reactor such as a Pax Bellum ARID is a great way to control nutrients and increase water clarity in a reef tank. It also balances pH by taking up excess CO2 and increases dissolved oxygen. To take advantage of these benefits it is very important to keep Chaeto alive and well. Here are some tips or best practices on how to optimize Chaeto growth and to prevent it from crashing.
Provide sufficient flow through the reactor with a strong enough pump. Record flow by timing how long it takes for the outflow to fill a known volume.
Don’t have the reactor draw water from a MORE