Great Home for Copepods and Amphipods!
Chaeto algae (Chaetomorpha linum) is a hardy green algae commonly used in saltwater refugia & algae scrubbers. It specially suited to algae reactors, where large masses can be kept with minimal packing due to its rigid structure. It grows in long, curvy, sturdy strands that create a framework with ample inner space that provides shelter for a diversity of small, beneficial benthic creatures such as copepods, amphipods, isopods, etc. (it looks much like a green scouring pad!).
A fast grower when provided with bright full-spectrum lighting, this distinctive alga is valued by marine aquarists the world over for its ability to take up copious amounts of nutrients from the water column. When the grow space has nearly filled, you can very easily harvest and discard a few chunks to complete the process of nutrient export. Because of its tough structure, it may be used in the main tank with fewer concerns that it will be consumed by herbivores.
Just like our Clean Sea Lettuce or Pom Pom Macro, Clean Chaeto is an essential part of any healthy refugium set-up! If you’re looking for everything you need to get a new refugium up and running, check out our Ultimate Refugium Starter Pack!
Clean Chaeto Sizes:
- Golf Ball: Approx. 1/16 lb (29 grams)
- Tennis Ball: Approx. 1/8 lb (57 grams)
- Soft Ball: Approx. 1/4 lb (114 grams)
PLEASE NOTE: We go to great lengths to treat, quarantine and remove any unwanted parasites, hitchhikers, and other organisms from our macroalgae. However, we do not guarantee that this item is completely and totally free of anything unwanted. This is because sometimes spores, eggs, etc. can remain viable but not visible, despite our strict quarantine procedure. As a result, we always recommend that you properly quarantine anything new that you are adding to your tank.