View Full Version : Chaeto & Live Sand

07/07/2008, 01:25 AM
If anyone has some Chaeto / Live Sand they'd be willing to sell or give away, Let me know please. I got all of my stuff setup and need to stock my refugium. I am going TDY for 30 days at the end of the week, so before then would be great


07/07/2008, 11:13 PM
why don't you go out and collect some LS when it is low tide? Just find a pool way out and bring it in!

07/08/2008, 03:10 AM
already done it, I want to get some diversity by getting a little bit from already established tanks.

07/08/2008, 05:38 AM
All my Chaeto melted away. Brought up my nitrate level and a diatom blume. How do you keep your Chaeto alive?

I found a nice rock on the beach. How should I cure it? I have it sitting in a cooler box with ocean water and some small rocks I picked up it 6' of water right now. I'm scared to put it in my tank.

07/08/2008, 06:47 AM
I ran my rock in a barebottomed tank for a few weeks, running my big skimmer on it the whole time. put some powerheads in there too, as much flow as you can. Scrub the crap out of it with a hard plastic bristle brush often, and when the crap has settled to the bottom of the tank, siphon it out. when you're confident that there's hardly anymore crap coming off of the rock, give it another week then move it to your tank.

When i finally moved all my rock into my display, i had coralline algae growing on the sides and bottom of my rock tank.. it was almost a month.