How often to harvest Chaeto

Mikro

Premium Member
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?
 

mixed_reefer

In Memoriam
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.
 

Amoore311

New member
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.
 

Theexp

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