Low phosphates and Algae Growth in fuge?


New member
Will low phosphates inhibit the growth of Caulerpa and Chaeto in my newly set up fuge? I understand that Algae require both phosphates and some nitrates in order to thrive.


Old School Reefer
Your nitrates and phosphates might be low BECAUSE of the chaeto quickly absorbing them as soon as they are released as metabolites of your animals. As long as your chaeto is growing, you can be sure they're getting the nutrients they need.