- CleanChaeto - Live Chaetomorpha Algae - AlgaeBarn
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AlgaeBarn's CleanChaeto Algae is aquacultured in a controlled environment allowing them to treat and quarantine it, reducing any risk of unwanted parasites or hitchhikers within the algae. Chaetomorpha algae is a green macroalgae that under the right conditions can grow pretty rapidly, and will consume nitrates and phosphates as it grows reducing the available amount of nutrients for unwanted algae to grow. The tangled spaghetti-like cluster of algae makes a perfect home for small beneficial benthic creatures like copepods, isopods, and amphipods. Many reefers utilize a refugium setting to grow the algae within the sump which makes harvesting and managing the growth a breeze. The other huge benefit growing CleanChaeto can be used for is to help moderate your aquarium's pH levels by utilizing a reverse photo-period from your display tank. Using Chaeto as a natural method of nitrate and phosphate control has been a proven method of managing your tank's nutrients without having to use any chemicals.
Five Sizes Available:
- 1oz (approx golf ball size)
- 2oz (approx softball size)
How To Add CleanChaeto to your Aquarium
Adding macroalgae is pretty easy and we highly suggest quarantining or at a minimum rinsing the algae with fresh saltwater before it is added to your tank. It will grow best in a dedicated refugium that has a moderate flow with a proper horticulture spectrum light like the Kessil H-series LED fixtures. We suggest starting with an 8-hour per day photoperiod, and adjusting the amount of light it receives as needed to maintain a rich green color and good growth.
CleanChaeto Algae Maintenance
Really the only maintenance you will need to do with this algae is to harvest it when your refugium becomes full or in some cases starts to become too efficient at consuming nutrients. Every saltwater aquarium will be different, so it is very difficult to give a time frame, however, most reefers will harvest small amounts regularly instead of one large harvesting session sparingly. Harvesting small amounts regularly will produce a more stable growth and nutrient uptake rate.
PLEASE NOTE: AlgaeBarn goes to great lengths to treat, quarantine and remove any unwanted parasites, hitchhikers, and other organisms from their macroalgae. However, they do not guarantee that it is completely and totally free of anything unwanted. This is because sometimes spores, eggs, etc. can remain viable but not visible, despite the strict quarantine procedure. As a result, we always recommend that you properly quarantine anything new that you are adding to your tank.
AlgaeBarn's Alive on Arrival (AOA) Guarantee!
AlgaeBarn takes all the worry out of buying live copepods and phytoplankton online by going above and beyond to take care of their customers.
That’s why they guarantee every order we ship will be 100% Alive On Arrival or they will replace it free of charge. They will even cover the shipping on the replacement.
When your order arrives, be sure and inspect the contents to ensure everything is looking alive and well before you add them to your tank or put them in the fridge. AlgaeBarn gives 12 hours after delivery to make sure you are completely satisfied. If for any reason you decide something isn’t quite right, simply snap a photo of the unopened item(s) you would like replaced. Be sure to get the expiration date on the back label in the photo. After that, visit www.algaebarn.com/claims and submit the form. They will review the photo and have a replacement out for you faster than a six-line wrasse at feeding time. Once your replacement order is processed, AlgaeBarn will send you a brand new tracking number automatically.
So start giving your tank the love it deserves and order with confidence knowing that AlgaeBarn has your back.
Poor product it’s not clean buyer beware,poor customer service By Jeff on 4/16/2020Jeff wouldn't recommend this product to a friendFirst off there customer service is non existent seems like there people can’t read, or at least don’t bother to read emails. The products ARE NOT CLEAN how they can keep saying that is beyond me. Do yourself a favor and buy from someone else. Why BRS continues to have them on there website is a mystery. Very unprofessional company, will never do business with them again.
Great product By Graham on 4/13/2020Graham would recommend this product to a friendThis is going to be a long review. Before I bought this I was very hesitant about buying it because of the price and my LFS did not approve of them. When I went to buy chaeto from them and they didn't have any because of cobid, so I went right to algebarn I ordered a softball size of chaeto and some phytoplankton. They both arrived in the same box with a heating pad witch I didn't really understand because you refrigerate the phyto, I took the cheto out and put it in the sump where TONS of little pieces of algae came off of it maybe it was just stressed because it just shipped from CO to MA. But a few hours after I put it in my sump and it expanded to the size of 2 softballs. I am very happy with my purchase, the cheto looked 100% clean to me but it was very brittle and had some white spots on it.
Hardly Clean Cheato By David on 2/20/2020David wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI would hardly call this chaeto "clean". Came with a fair bit of dead material and with a bunch of clumps of fuzzy hair algae growing in it as well. Disappointing based on the description and price.
shipped quickly looks to be clean By david on 2/14/2020david would recommend this product to a friendgood product and it shipped quickly. a bit pricey but avoid critters
Not really clean had aptasia By Joe on 1/21/2020Joe wouldn't recommend this product to a friendGot this chaeto for my new build. Nothing but pods and chaeto added to the tank. Found aptasia. Contacted algaebarn and was told they do their best to monitor and keep pests out. SHOULD BE CALLED CHAETO! Not clean because it certainly isn’t clean.