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Free Free Healthy Chaeto?

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    Thanks again for loading is up with chaeto it seems to be doing fine. the dragons breath however is starting to turn white. i put it on top of my chaeto ball where it would be in the most flow and best light. could it be too much light? im using a 150w eqivilant 6500k cfl above my sump i had for growing starts for my garden.
     
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    Your welcome!

    Regarding the dragons breath, I know nothing about it. I believe that is more of a display algae then a sump algae, I don't think it provides a ton of nutrient export. The pieces I took I put in my display and it looks awesome. I think they require a ton of flow to be happy.
     
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    Just an FYI to any future people looking for cheato, I have two sources for harvesting cheato so if you need some more than likely I can provide it at the next meeting, just let me know. Make sure you bring a frag of something to trade, I like zoas.
     
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    Yes, the dragons breathe likes flow, and looks great in the display. Only problem is in a tank like mine, my tangs thought it was food !
     
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    I thought that might be a problem with my 3 tangs but they have not touched it. Just keep them fed and always give them nori.
     
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    I do, but they did not care ! Lol !
     
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    My dragons breath is looking like a bush!
     

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    Can I ask if anyone has any dragons breath avalible?I'm in lorain
     
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    I'm in youngstown, I can give you a piece that about 8" long. It will get you going.
     
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    Did you get this at the last meeting? was it just a small piece?
     
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    hey pola do you happen to have any more cheato you need to cut? i could use some
     
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    Just got the bag of cheato. It's tripled in size.
     

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    Nice, was that my cheato??
     
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    I do. I will bring some. Do you have a frag of something you can bring me to trade?


    Just an FYI for people who are growing cheato now, when harvesting the rule of thumb is to take no more than 25% of the total mass out of your ball of cheato. The best way to harvest it is cut off the top. Go from side to side instead of from top to bottom. It exposes way more new cheato to light than if you were to go from bottom to top. It promotes more growth. And what you dont wanna do is grab it and compact it. You want as much surface area as possible for the light to get to it.

    If your ball is small enough and you have enough flow in your sump the cheato might tumble on its own which is great because light it constantly getting to each side. If it doesnt, like mine, i use long tongs and rotate it once a day to promote more growth by allowing light to reach other areas.

    At the last meeting i took a TON out, enough to fill 2 one gallon bags up compacted. That has already grown back plus some in less then a month so if anyone else wants some let me know.
     
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    i don't have any frags of good stuff. Just getting my tank started back up but i do have alot of gsp if your interested in that
     
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    I'll take some GSP. I'm starting a nano tank and wait to use GSP as the substrate so it looks like the bottom is a field of grass.
     
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    cool i will bring it with me to the christmas party
     
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    Hey, I think I have a good frag of birds of paradise for you. I know I kinda have you a measly piece for the chaeto, but I have a good one now.


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    Perfect
     
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