Refugium Algae, Chaeto
Reef Tank Suitable, Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow intertidal areas, such as tidepools and backreef areas.
Aquarium Suitability: Often available in the trade. This loosely entangled, wire-like alga, commonly called 'Chaeto' is widely used in the trade for its filtering capabilities, i.e., to help lower nitrates and is usually used in the sump or refugium.
Notes: Used in aquaria as a method of filtering nutrients in the water. Very hardy and unlike Caulerpa will not go sexual. When used as filtration it can become home to pods and other small invertebrates. Fast grower. Chaetomorpha Algae, also known as Spaghetti Algae or Green Hair Algae, is an excellent macro algae for refugiums. Each cell grows end to end, creating long, stiff strands. It grows in filamentous clumps, resembling a ball of fishing line. Chaetomorpha is a fast growing, hardy algae that is normally grown in a refugium where it absorbs nitrate and phosphate out of the water as it grows. Additionally this algae is a great habitat for microfauna such as copepods and amphipods to reside and populate.
Chaetomorpha Algae removes both phosphates and nitrates from the water. To increase the amount of nutrients this algae exports, use moderate to high lighting and keep it in an area of high water flow.
You will receive one pint.