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    Optimum conditions for Chaeto growth

    I'm intrested in hearing who has had some good success growing this type of algae and what they think are the secrets to their success, flow, lighting suppliments etc
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    Secrets??? There aren't any. It's a macro that simply grows fast and very easily. That's why it's used so much.

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    I don't know i've talked to alot of people that had a hard time keeping it alive, i figured there must be something lacking if it was dying off
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    Well, as long as it has light and there is water flowing through it, it should do fine. However, many people don't realize that macros "should" be acclimated just as anything else alive. I realized this myself only after reading the section on macros in Anthony Calfo & Bob Fenner's book. Perhaps some people's tanks are off in water parameters or the macro simply shipped badly?

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    Yah i think its the shipping that gets me, my mail man likes to leave boxes out in the -20 degree temp without ringing the doorbell..
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    I agree with Toutouche. I was told that macro algae should be drip acclimated because it doesn't tollerate changes in temp., pH and salinity well at all. Breaks down the cel structure if you just dump it in. Considering macro algae is a single celled organism that's pretty serious.
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    Yah i knew that much, hmmmmm i just don't know why it doesn't do well, i drip acclimate it like everything, does it need some flow or high flow ? For some reason i have red algae in my sump, but absoilutly none in my tank... it may be outcompeting it
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