CleanChaeto - Live Chaetomorpha Algae

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1oz Clean Chaeto Chaetomorpha Algae

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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) 
  • 4oz 
  • 8oz  
  • 16oz 


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.

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Product Questions

Does this item ship to Canada?
Question by: Derek P. on Jun 13, 2023, 12:59 PM
Hey there,
Thank you for reaching out to us. No, it does not.

Please let me know if you need anything further and take care!
Answer by: Matt Lucero (BRS Staff) on Jun 16, 2023, 9:18 AM
can use the skimz algae reactors
Question by: SHRIVATHSA SHRIVATHSA on Sep 7, 2020, 1:03 AM
Hey there,
Thank you for reaching out to us! Yes, you can use Chaeto in the SKimz Algae Reactor.

Please let me know if you need anything further and take care!
Answer by: Matt Lucero on Sep 9, 2020, 11:23 AM
can this survive with out cocopods
Question by: SHRIVATHSA SHRIVATHSA on Sep 7, 2020, 1:00 AM
Hey there,
Thank you for reaching out to us! Yes, Chaeto Algae does not need Copepods to live.

Please let me know if you need anything further and take care!
Answer by: Matt Lucero on Sep 9, 2020, 11:22 AM