Tank Crashes With or With out Cheato?

Tank Crashes With or With out Cheato?

  • I have always used Cheato and have never crashed.

    Votes: 9 64.3%
  • I crashed a few times then started using Cheato

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Crashed with Cheato

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Don't use Cheato

    Votes: 5 35.7%

  • Total voters


New member
Will cheato as a Nitrate xport help to avoid tank crashes?
Please Tell us all about the good,bad,and the ugly of cheato
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New member
I personally think it is a good think, altho it sort of gave me a tank "crash" in the end. I got a bad flatworm problem due to not looking carefully at the chaeto before adding it to my 29 system. So i'm now in the process of taking that tank down.

anyways, before it, i had 20 nitrates always. I added a small clump to a AC 70 HOB filter. In about 2 weeks i had 0 nitrates, and i've never had nitrates since adding it.

Just make sure its clean when you get it!! :)

Tang Salad

Algae skeptic
I don't think you'll find any direct link between chaeto use and tanks crashing. There are simply too many other variables in the equation.

(It'd be like asking if people listen to Bach while driving and then trying to correlate that to the frequency of hit-and-runs on suburban streets in the autumn.)

FWIW, I have chaeto and haven't had a tank crash. Yet...