How often to harvest Chaeto


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Is it best to let the Chaeto get fairly full before harvesting it or is it better to keep it down to say a baseball size?


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I harvest about half of a 5 gallon bucket every few weeks or so from a 100g system. I would let it grow to a good size and keep an eye on it, when you think its ready to be pruned, cut some out. I notice if i take too much chaeto out that i get some alge in the display tank till it regrows to a decent size.


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As it's growing it's sucking the most amount of nitrates and phosphates out of the water.

To keep it growing at a good pace you need to prune it.


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By pruning it you're actually taking the nutrients out of the water in the form of the chaeto