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Trying to stir up some conversation on how much Chaeto does a reef tank need?

I think after the release of the BRS video and their experiment on how effective Cheato is, I would like to know how much do you really need?

Its a balance act, PO4 to low or to high you SPS losses coral or it can die out. So is it really effective to fill out a huge spot of your sump for Chaeto? Insert the new wave of Chaeto reactors, small compact areas that are able to grow Chaeto fast with out taking up a large space.

Would be like to see the science behind how much a reactor size of Chaeto can export nutrients compared to say a sump type setting. Would like to see the size tank you are running compared to how much Chaeto you have.
 

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So its it possible for a reactor to out produce a traditional chaeto sump, which is larger, because you have more light hitting the surface of the chaeto?

I also think the reactor lights produce more PAR because they are much closer to the light.

Would be a good test to see how much each would perform. Say could 1/2 cup of chaeto in a reactor produce better than say two cups from a traditional sump?
 
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