can use xenia in a sump?

jerl77

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can you use Xenia in a sump to replace mirco algae. give me some pro and cons of using Xenia in the sump. thanks for all your help jeremy:tongueani
 

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well first off is that you would probably need stronger lights to grow xenia than you would need for cheato. And I don't think xenia absorbs phosphates and nitrates. Also Xenia can actually spread to pest proportions.
 

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People have done this because of their pest like growth rate but I don't know, it seems to me that chaeto is just a better choice.
 

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xenia will absorb nitrates and phosphates, but wont do anything for fine particles becuase they dont have a functioning digestive cavity. But before you replace macroalgae with xenia, you have to take into consideration the growth rates of each
 

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