Using chelated iron


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Will using chelated iron to promote chaeto growth also contributed to the growth of hair algae?

Thanks, Fred


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Fertilizing with iron is challenging and can easily get out of control. If you do it be very conservative with the dose. Personally I would advise against it.


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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15482793#post15482793 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by BCreefmaker
JW, why do you want your cheato to grow more?

I have just put a small clump of chaeto in the fuge and would like to kick-start its growth.

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I'd suggest not trying to dose iron. It's a tough one and you have to have a test kit to keep an eye on the level so you don't overdose. Just give it time, chaeto grows like a weed. I have to trim mine weekly.

If you do decide to go ahead and dose, please read the above linked articles I provided.